Responsible economic development is economic growth that keeps our air, soil, and water clean, our people safe, and our natural resources abundant.
As coastal Georgia’s economy has grown, priority has not been equally shared between the conservation of our natural resources and economic development. This imbalance is evident when looking back at the public and private investments made in environmental management practices that protect the health, safety, and opportunity of current and future generations.
Generally, development fills a public or a private need. The baseline research focused on the choices made within the industrial and government sectors of our communities.