"I’ve been in my research position for nearly 18 years – and every day is different because every research need is different. This job challenges me to be creative and think about how our work makes a difference in communities all over the state."
Tracey Ussery heads up one of the most important aspects of economic development-- the Research team. Tracey supports the other researchers while providing data and analytics support to statewide economic development projects and the department's 10 regional community managers. She develops targeted industry publications, GIS maps, demographics, and presentation support for groups visiting the Georgia Experience Center. Tracey joined the Georgia Power team in 1999, previously having worked as a junior consultant with Jacobs Engineering. Tracey also has expertise in database design and industry analysis, as well as finding meaningful and creative ways to present data.
Along with less than 25 people in North America, Tracey is a Certified Community Researcher (CCR), a designation given by ACCRA/C2ER. She has a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Georgia, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Atlanta Economics Club. She is also a member of the Georgia Economic Developer's Association (GEDA), and is the chair of the Community & Economic Development's Great Place to Work committee.
Tracey lives in Woodstock with her husband and two children. She enjoys photography and learning more about history.