ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER                               September 2016

GEDA Conference in Savannah, GA
September 21-23 the Georgia Economic Developers Association held its 2016 Annual Conference in Savannah, GA.  GEDA is the leading professional association dedicated to enhancing Georgia's economic vitality.

Thanks Commissioner Chris Carr for opening one of the GEDA conference sessions and sharing such wonderful news about our great state of Georgia!
Georgia Named Top State For Business For Third Consecutive Year
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the third consecutive year by Area Development, a leading corporate site selection and relocation magazine.

In addition to being named the top state for business, Georgia is ranked No. 1 for cooperative and responsive state government as well as workforce development programs. Georgia ranks second for its competitive labor environment, regulatory environment and speed of permitting.

To read more about the article click here.
Meet Anna Kate Sisson, JDA Intern
"I have been an intern with the Dalton-Whitfield Joint Development Authority for almost a year and a half now, and I would not trade my time spent here for anything in the world.  This experience has opened countless doors by allowing me to meet and become familiar with Dalton's leaders and most influential people while also giving me the opportunity to form friendships that will last a lifetime."

Click here to read more of Anna Kate's article in this month's Chamberlink.
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In This Issue
GEDA Conference
GA Named Top State For Business
JDA Intern
Economic Indicators
Did You Know?

GA ranks #11 (up from #16) for best state for business for costs relating to labor, energy and taxes, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects & quality of life


(Forbes, 10/15)
Quick Links
Grow Greater Dalton 2.0 Investors
Angela Moss Gordy
Barrett Properties
Bartley, Thomas
Blackman, Bill & Linda
Brown Industries
Bryman's Plaza
City of Dalton
Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty
Community & Southern Bank
Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia
Dalton Box
Dorsett Industries
Engineered Floors
Fox Systems, Inc.
Georgia Power Company
h2b creative
Hamilton Health Care System
Hawkins, Dr. Jim
Hoenig, Elichai
Hubbs, Bob
J+J Flooring Group
Laughter & Jones Financial Management
Lyle Industries
Marketing Alliance Grou p
McCamy, Phillips, 
Tuggle & Fordham, LLP
Minor, Bell & Neal
Morehouse Group
North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation
Oakwood Cafe
Shaw Industries
Suggs, Melanie
Watkins Jr., Jerry
Weaver, Bill
Whitfield County
Winter & Scoggins
100 S. Hamilton Street
Dalton, GA 30720