ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER                               July 2016

Another Flooring Company Relocating Headquarters to Dalton
W.H. Taylor is a company in transition. A maker of adhesives and coatings used in the flooring industry, Taylor was long a family-owned operation before its recent acquisition by Dominus Capital.

The company has  moved it's corporate headquarters from Fontana, CA to Dalton, GA.   While Taylor has a deep history and plenty of ties out West, being in Dalton puts Taylor in the heart of the floor covering universe, at a time when the company's new leadership seeks to springboard into an aggressive growth plan which includes future acquisitions and more ribbon cuttings.

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Dalton's Cost of Living 12.1 Below National Average
Among the 260 urban areas that participated in the first quarter 2016  Cost of Living Index , the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living ranged from   more than twice the national average in New York (Manhattan), NY to more than 20 percent below the national average in McAllen, TX.    

Dalton's composite index for first quarter 2016 was 87.9.  That's twelve percent below the national average. 

To see how Dalton scored in other areas like grocery, housing, healthcare, etc, click here.
Sustainable Corrugated to Host Job Fair in Dalton

Sustainable Corrugated will host a job fair for their Dalton facility on Friday, July 15th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Dalton Campus.

Sustainable Corrugated is recruiting for the following positions: Machine Operators, Machine Support Technicians, Forklift Operators, Clamp Truck Operators, and Maintenance Technicians.

Visit their website at to express your interest and submit your contact information.

The GDOL is assisting Sustainable Corrugated recruit workers for its new manufacturing facility .  It is anticipated the facility will employ up to 60 people.

To view the job details and/or apply to them you must have an Employ Georgia account and resume.  If you already have a resume it can be up loaded.

To find these positions, sign in or create an account and resume at, go to the "Job Search" tab and select the "Search Jobs" link at the top.  Enter the 9-digit Job ID for the position and select "Go."

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In This Issue
Flooring Company Relocates Headquarters to Dalton
Job Fair
Economic Indicators
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GA ranks #1 (3rd straight year) in US for fastest growth in number of women-owned firms 


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