Welcome to GEDI

MIT CoLab’s Green Economic Development Initiative (GEDI) supports economic development organizations pursuing the triple bottom line priorities of environmental sustainability, social justice and economic opportunity. To realize this vision, GEDI conducts applied research; develops tools and resources for practitioners; disseminates knowledge; and partners with economic development organizations to design strategic planning initiatives intended to transform economic development practice.


Check out GEDI's Transforming Economic Development paper, which suggests how economic developers can reorient their goals and practice towards economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and social justice.