GPPEA's hands-on approach includes learning best practices of cities across the U.S. and then presenting lessons learned for application to the local economy.
For more than 30 years, GPPEA has united public sector officials, private sector business executives, and higher education leaders to collaboratively accomplish three key categories of work:
- Research and strategic regional planning
- Project management of major economic advancement initiatives
- Best practices education and networking for local government economic developers
Visits have included Toronto, Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, Charlotte, Boston, Washington DC, New York City, Philadelphia, Vancouver BC, multiple Scandinavian cities, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit, Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Israel, and Austin, with the most recent in the spring of 2015 to Houston.
A spring 2017 trip to Japan is planned with a delegation representing 50 public and private-sector leaders. A fall 2017 trip to Brooklyn is also being planned. If you are interested in participating and would like more information, email Randy Miller, Chairman, GPI Best Practices program at Randy@ProduceRowLLC.com.
To be added to the Best Practices email list, please contact Linda Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org.