The Council’s work on behalf of its members has a direct and profitable impact on their bottom line.
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.
The Council operates within a
10-county area of metro Atlanta, working with 95 local governments serving more than 4.5 million residents.
The Council also extends its reach to the broader 20-county metro region, comprised of 142 local governments representing nearly 6 million residents.
The Council remains a member-focused organization that is only as strong as those we have seated at the table. Any industry stakeholder that wants to be part of shaping how these important matters are addressed will benefit from membership in the Council. We need your perspective, your expertise, your opinions, and your circles of influence.
The Council delivers our mission through the platforms of Advocacy, Information, and Education.
We work with hundreds of elected officials – city councils, county and regional commissions, administrators, and staff across local governments, state agencies, and legislative and executive leadership. We collaborate and actively advocate to ensure that planning, zoning, and other regulatory policies promote thriving communities, strong infrastructure,and a prospering economy. Explore our advocacy achievements and monitor legislation changes through our legislative bill tracker.
Research conducted by the Council’s policy team and our Quality Growth Institute allows members to stay abreast of all issues affecting growth and development of the metro Atlanta region. Task forces focus on pressing issues, while the Council holds nine regular Advisory Committees monthly to ensure we are intimately engaged around the region.
Council programs and events, as well as educational opportunities through the Quality Growth Institute and the Emerging Leaders Initiative, address important issues related to the development community and the region. In addition, the Council partners with a number of metro counties, chambers, MARTA and the Atlanta BeltLine to host the State of the County and Agency series, further strengthening the link to local government officials and public partners.
The Council's robust representation of the growth and development industry in 2019 through a focus on Affordable Housing, Transit & Transportation and Water & Sewer Infrastructure, combined with policy initiatives that improve the regulatory environment make this organization a priority investment for anyone committed to our region’s future.
2019 Council Chair
Executive Director, Perimeter CIDs
The Council works every day to help ensure housing options of all types are attainable. This organization is an invaluable asset to our region’s economic success.
Regional President, Empire Communities
Through 40 years of commercial real estate development in metro Atlanta—and beyond—one organization has both protected our interests and worked for a more livable, sustainable, economically vibrant region. Our membership in the Council for Quality Growth is simply invaluable to Robinson Weeks Partners.
CEO, Robinson Weeks Partners
The Council for Quality Growth has been an outstanding advocate for the alignment of economic development and land use resources throughout the Atlanta metropolitan region. This tireless advocacy has served as an invaluable platform for C.E.R.M. to receive and offer insight on the very topics that have supported the sustainability and continued growth of not only our organization, but our clients and partners.
Founder & Managing Director, Corporate Environmental Risk Management (CERM)
As metro Atlanta continues to define and build for its future, the Council for Quality Growth has been instrumental in promoting policies that connect and enhance all of our communities –suburban and urban alike –while preserving the individual characteristics that make them each unique and desirable places to live and work.
Managing Director & Development Partner, Pope & Land Enterprises