“If you are a resident in South Metro Atlanta, you are a stakeholder who should be a part of transforming the southern crescent’s economy for the future. This conference is for you.”
ATLANTA (PRWEB) February 17, 2023
The 21st Annual South Metro Development Outlook (SMDO23) Conference, to be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, from 7:00am-2:00pm, at the Georgia International Convention Center, is returning with a powerhouse line-up of elected officials, industry experts, and corporate executives from across the South Metro region.
SMDO23 presented by Amazon will feature critical discussions and cutting-edge strategies in economic development, planning, transportation, infrastructure, small businesses, and related issues facing Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, and South Fulton Counties, as well as the City of Atlanta. Additional key sponsors include ATL Airport CID, HNTB, and The Collaborative Firm.
Mayor Andre Dickens, City of Atlanta; Collie Greenwood, General Manager & CEO of MARTA; Balram “B” Bheodari, General Manager of Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport; Anna Roach, Executive Director of the Atlanta Regional Commission; and Veronica Maldonado-Torres, of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are among the notable speakers and panelists scheduled to attend.
“The caliber of leaders participating with this year’s SMDO23 is a testament to the tremendous developments and accomplishments on the Southside,” said Michael Hightower, founder of SMDO and managing partner of The Collaborative Firm. “If you are a resident in South Metro Atlanta, you are a stakeholder who should be a part of transforming the southern crescent’s economy for the future. This conference is for you.”
For more than two decades, The Collaborative Firm (TCF) the largest minority-owned planning firm in the Southeastern United States founded by Michael Hightower, has hosted SMDO to convene some of the Southern Region’s most reputable subject matter experts, civic leaders, and policy professionals to provide economic development forecasts, education, and innovative initiatives on a variety of topics.
Early-bird registration is $70 (ends February 20th), standard registration is $80 (ends March 3rd), and on-site registration is $90. For more conference details or to purchase tickets visit smdoconference.com.