"Story maps align with our strategy and let us really show off. We take something that's very static and academic and turn it into something aesthetic and digestible."
As a research analyst in Georgia Power’s Community & Economic Development organization, Marion Phillips provides a wide variety of data used by everyone from business recruitment directors to communities. Her work includes responding to RFIs (requests for information), developing marketing publications that feature detailed industry reports and demographic information, and helping maintain the department's database at SelectGeorgia.com. Marion's research focuses heavily on industry statistics, demographics, and workforce, and supports projects as they move through their journey to choosing Georgia for their business. Her specialty, and one of her most important contributions to the work comes in the form of story maps, which are a more innovative way to share and view data.
Marion started her career at Georgia Power in 2014, previously working in software sales in Washington, DC. She also completed internships with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Partnership Gwinnett while in graduate school. Marion holds a bachelor's in Sociology from the University of Richmond and a master's in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech. At Tech, she was vice president of the Student Planning Association. Currently, she's a member of Georgia Economic Developer's Association (GEDA) and the Atlanta Economics Club.
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Marion lives in Midtown Atlanta. She loves the city and exploring the vibrant live music, theater, and restaurant scene Atlanta has to offer. Marion is halfway toward one of her big dreams- seeing all four of the Tennis Masters. So far, she's attended the U.S. Open and Wimbledon, and has her sights set on the Australian and French Opens for the near future.