Michael Hightower
SMDO Conference Host

A Message From Host

Welcome to our conference website! On behalf of The Collaborative Firm, I would like to personally invite you to join us at the 15th annual South Metro Development Outlook (SMDO) Conference, which 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.

Featured topics at this year’s conference include 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!

We look forward to greeting you at SMDO 2017 on Thursday, February 23rd at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) in College Park, Georgia.