Georgetown Economic Development Symposium
To showcase Georgetown’s development and expound on future plans and initiatives, the Economic Development Department hosts an annual symposium each fall. Local and regional business owners, real estate professionals and community leaders are all in attendance. We invite a nationally recognized expert to present on a timely, economic development-related topic. Past events have highlighted the impact of the presidential election on the economy, how changing retail-customer behaviors ripple through the economy and workforce trends. In addition to the keynote speaker, city leaders review the previous year’s important announcements and events and provide a sneak peek of those to come.
Previous Symposium Presentations
2021: Update From City Leadership & The Economic Outlook for Investors and Business Decision-makers
Hear from city leadership and Dr. Mark Dotzour, real estate economist who served for 18 years as Chief Economist of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University in College Station. Dr. Dotzour presented on the economic outlook for investors and business decision-makers.
2019: Georgetown, Texas: State of the CRE Market
Hear from Ms. Revathi Greenwood, Americas Head of Research for Cushman and Wakefield. Ms. Greenwood presented a vision for Commercial Real Estate in 2020.
2018: Workforce Trends
Keynote speaker, Dan Schawbel, partner and research director at Future Workplace, discusses emerging workforce trends and economic changes you can expect to see in the near future.
2017: Retail Ripple
Keynote speaker, Tom McGee, President and CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), shared his insights about the state of the retail industry and its ripple effect on the economy.
2016: Election Economy
Keynote speaker, Dr. Christine Chmura, spoke to a sold-out crowd of over 160 elected officials, commercial brokers, and other business leaders from the central Texas area.