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Release Date: 02.11.2019 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: 17th Annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference

17th Annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Georgia International Convention Center

South Metro Development Outlook (SMDO) Conference, the largest economic development conference hosted in the South Metro Atlanta region, highlights continued economic growth in the southern region and collaboration between government, elected officials, chambers of commerce, and private sector partners. Industry experts and thought leaders will discuss the growth, impact, and positive changing perspectives of Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, and South Fulton counties as well as the City of Atlanta.

Now in its 17th year, the conference explores transformative development projects including The Gateway Center @ College Park Arena and MARTA’s transit oriented developments and updates on new economic development activity in the region. Additionally, it will examine the impact of Small Businesses on South Metro’s development and spark thought-provoking dialogue on Smart Cities, Workforce Development, and Transit.  This year’s sponsors include Georgia Power, Title Sponsor and Aerotropolis Atlanta and Aerotropolis Atlanta CIDs, Presenting Sponsors.

Partial list of speakers include: Steven Koonin, Atlanta Hawks; Cassius Butts, Capital Fortitude Business Advisors; Debra Lam, Georgia Institute of Technology; Christine Primmer, Georgia Power; Jeff Parker, MARTA; Denise Quarles, Siemens; Christopher Tomlinson, State Road and Tollway Authority; Raeha Kim, Millennial Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Victoria Seals, Atlanta Technical College; 600 Participants

Since 2003, SMDO has convened South Atlanta’s most reputable experts and illustrious government and business leaders as well as introduced and highlighted some of the most prominent economic development initiatives. “The south metro area of Atlanta continues to grow and be a great location for economic development. I am excited to have the SMDO conference highlight many of the key projects and companies that continue to flourish here on the south side,” said Michael Hightower, Founder of SMDO and Managing Partner of The Collaborative Firm.

Admission is $75 and $85 for onsite registration. Registration and more conference details can be found at

Contact Info

Contact Name: Rochelle B. Dennis

Company: The Collaborative Firm, LLC

Phone: (404) 684-7031