About the Council

The Council for Quality Growth, a not-for-profit trade association, is the only organization that works every day to ensure the Metro Atlanta region’s regulatory environment supports quality growth and development. As the only advocacy organization that operates broadly across the growth and development industry, the Council for Quality Growth brings together and advocates for those who work at the intersection of public policy and private investment, including developers, contractors, engineers, architects, planners, law firms, and banks. We are often engaged by the public sector to advise on regulation that protects communities while continuing to encourage economic development.

What We Do

The Council’s work on behalf of its members has a direct and profitable impact on their bottom line. By providing advocacy, information, and education to its members, we address head-on strategic economic planning, infrastructure needs, and tough quality-of-life issues throughout the metro Atlanta region and state.


We work with hundreds of elected officials, administrators, and staff across metro Atlanta’s more than 80 local governments plus state agencies and legislative and executive leadership. We collaborate to ensure that planning, zoning, and other local, regional, and state regulatory policies promote thriving communities, strong infrastructure, and a prospering economy. We actively advocate and lobby in city council, county commission, regional commission, and state legislative and regulatory forums.


Research conducted by the Council’s policy team allows members to stay abreast of all issues affecting growth and development of the metro Atlanta region through exclusive access to the most comprehensive information about regulatory and policy issues in the region.


Council programs and events address important issues related to the development community and the region. In addition, they provide networking opportunities with elected and appointed officials and within the development community. The Council also partners with several metro counties to host State of the County addresses, further strengthening the link to local government officials.