About SMDO

South Metro Development Outlook (SMDO) is the brainchild of Michael Hightower who is the Managing Partner at The Collaborative Firm, cheap a land use planning, ampoule program management and real estate development company located in East Point, Georgia.

SMDO serves as a platform to convene elected officials and industry professionals with a common interest in examining and discussing relevant growth-related issues in the southern crescent. It highlights the following seven South Metro counties and the southern part of Atlanta: Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, Spalding and South Fulton.

Each year, South Metro Development Outlook features highly acclaimed industry experts and government officials providing invaluable information on topics of interest.

Featured topics for this year’s conference included the 2017 Economic Forecast and Development Update; South Metro's New Leadership; Updates from South Metro's Community Improvement Districts (CIDs), South Metro's Thriving Logistics Industry, Looking Ahead at the Airport City at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, News from the Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance; Transportation in South Metro; and more!