Alan Durham serves as a Project Manager with Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI²) in the Center for Economic Development Research (CEDR). Prior to joining CEDR, Alan worked as an Economic Development Director with city and county governments to accomplish economic development and community redevelopment goals. He conducts fiscal impact analyses, has a successful track record negotiating incentives with Fortune 500 companies and has extensive experience with tax increment financing to encourage quality redevelopment.
As the Economic Development Director for Gwinnett County, Alan authored the County’s Tax Allocation District Policies and Guidelines and created five new tax allocation districts to encourage redevelopment within the county’s Community Improvement Districts. He also established the first Office of Economic Development for the City of West Palm Beach, Florida and authored the city’s economic development plan. As the President/CEO of the Fayette County Development Authority, he created the county’s tax incentive policy based on a corporation’s average salary, capital investment and number of new jobs created. Alan holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation Planning from the University of Georgia.
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