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Economic Development Week 2023

Economic Development Week (May 8-12, 2023), created in 2016 by International Economic Development Council (IEDC), during which communities across North America will celebrate and recognize the contributions made by professional economic developers to create more economically vibrant and livable communities.

Decide DeKalb will be celebrating DeKalb businesses all week long during Economic Development Week and will host a range of events.

Special Proclamation Event

Thanks to all of our partners who joined us April 25th for a special proclamation recognizing the positive impact of economic development in DeKalb County!

Donuts With Dorian

Donuts with Dorian is a special media event with Dorian DeBarr, President of Decide DeKalb, in which he will discuss current economic development efforts.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Time: 10:00-11:30 A.M.
Gresham Recreation Center
3113 Gresham Road
Atlanta, GA 30316

Press can RSVP Here

Business Resources 101

Decide DeKalb and the Better Business Bureau are teaming up to bring this special event focused on funding and educational resources available to support your business growth.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Time: 4:00-6:00 P.M.
Stonecrest Public Library
3123 Klondike Road
Lithonia, GA 30038


Business of Entertainment

DeKalb Entertainment Commission will host a special panel discussion with industry insiders who will discuss opportunities for small businesses that would like to be a location for filming or a service provider in DeKalb’s booming film industry.

Thursday, May 11, 2023
Time: 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30306