The Institute for Leadership Advancement (ILA) was established in 2001 to develop a new class of values-based leaders that serve their communities and organizations. To accomplish this goal, ILA instills leadership capabilities, layered on top of the student’s academic major, that promote self-development, effective communication, team work, innovation, and adaptability in a changing, global environment. ILA courses are academically based but also focus on developing leadership skills beyond the classroom, through service-learning initiatives. Our certificate programs aim to develop leaders who are well trained and embrace ILA’s core values of responsibility, stewardship, excellence, integrity, and purpose.
ILA facilitates two undergraduate leadership certificate programs:
- The Leadership Fellows for students in any UGA major.
- The Leonard Leadership Scholars Program for Terry College majors.
Completion of either program earns a Certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership.
Created to convey economic expertise to Georgia businesses and entrepreneurs, the Simon S. Selig, Jr. Center for Economic Growth is primarily responsible for conducting research on economic, demographic, and social issues related to Georgia’s current and future growth. Dedicated in December 1990, the Selig Center improves upon its predecessor, the Division of Research, which was established in the late 1940s.
Through its range of projects — major economic impact studies, economic forecasts, publications, information services, and data products — the center’s efforts help to guide business decisions and public policy directions. In doing so, the Selig Center has become the Terry College of Business’s most visible public service unit.
Georgia Economic Outlook
The Economic Outlook series annually draws several thousand influential business and governmental leaders around the state. Directed by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, this popular series has become the most comprehensive and detailed look at the future economy in Georgia.
The Selig Center produces three annual economic reports available for purchase.
Research, Contracts, and Grants
Widely known for our applied economic and market research, the Selig Center also conducts special studies upon a client’s request. For example, we have produced economic impact studies for the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Georgia Ports Authority. However, we are available to do special analyses for private sector businesses, too. We will work with you to define research objectives and will prepare a proposal for the work to be conducted. These commissioned studies are handled on a fee-for-service basis.
Historical Housing Data
We have monthly housing permit statistics dating back to 2000. In some cases the data dates as far back as 1985. Review all of this information online, for free.
Easy Stats gives you quick and easy access to selected statistics collected by the U.S. Census Bureau through the American Community Survey. With the American Community Survey, detailed demographic and economic statistics are available every year for the nation's communities and their people.