ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER                               May 2016

Governor Deal in Dalton 
Governor Nathan Deal was in Dalton to sign a copy of Georgia's $23.7 billion budget.  Deal says in the next 18 months we'll see a lot more projects like the Rocky Face exit.  The new budget kicks in on July 1st.

Read the full release HERE
Commerce Secretary Visits Dalton  
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker visited Dalton last week and praised Dalton's efforts to get young people excited about manufacturing!

Pritzker said she was excited to see students at the Career Academy with such a passion for manufacturing.

"They are leaving those programs with jobs, good jobs with the potential for advancement and the opportunity to further their education."

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Becoming A Destination
Director of Tourism Brett Huske presented a symbolic check for $1.623 million to city and county officials representing the combined hotel/motel taxes generated in the city and county in 2015.

That marked an 8.8% increase in tax collections over 2014 and the sixth year in a row that Dalton and Whitfield County have set a new record for total tax collections.
And while some of that revenue was generated by people staying in motels and hotels while traveling to other destinations, some of it was undoubtedly generated by people coming to Dalton.

To read more click here.
Roman Open- Charity Golf Tournament Looks To Raise $100,000
Year in and year out, certain things don't really change at the Roman Open, they just get better.
The end result is always a fulfillment of the original intent of the charitable golf tournament - giving back.

Local businesses donated 220 door prizes, ranging from $25 to $300 in value.   But the real winners are the local charities, which will benefit from the dispersal of monies raised by the tournament later this year .

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Camp DEM Deadline Extended!
Reservations are still being accepted for the Design, Engineering and Manufacturing Camp, 

Camp DEM will be held at the Northwest Georgia College and career Academy, 2300 Maddox Chapel Road, Dalton, GA. 

The dates are June 6-10, 2016. New campers will come June 6-9 and returning campers June 7-10. The camp day begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 pm.  There is no charge for the camp and all supplies, food and snacks are included. 
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In This Issue
Governor Deal in Dalton
Commerce Secretary
Becoming A Destination
Roman Open
Camp DEM
Economic Indicators
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