September 2019
Economic Development Newsletter
Dear Subscriber,

Thank you for viewing the latest edition of the Dalton-Whitfield Economic Development Newsletter. We hope this helps you locate the resources you need to develop and strengthen your small business. Please do not hesitate reaching out to us should you need anything!
Last Chance to Submit Your Small Business Person of the Year Nominations
We are now taking nominations for the small business person of the year. The nomination deadline is next Monday, September 23rd and the criteria and form can be found HERE . The award winner will be announced at the annual banquet on November 12th.
Dalton-Whitfield Spotlight in Georgia Trend
"Manufacturing is who we are and what we do. We make things here in Dalton. Lens wipes and silicone scrubbers, rugs and clay pigeons, frisbee golf discs, solar panels and non-permanent Lego glue, it's all made in Dalton."

Check out September's edition of Georgia Trend here !

Dalton State Adds Engineering Technology Degree
A Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Technology has been approved at Dalton State! This degree will give students the skills needed to fill many industry jobs, strengthening our local workforce.

Read more about this addition here .
Georgia Northwestern Technical College Offering Training Courses
GNTC  offers short-term, focused training for professional or personal growth through the Office of Continuing Education.

Upcoming Offerings:

1.First Aid, CPR, AED:
This course is offered September 30 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at GNTC Whitfield-Murray Campus. The deadline for registration is September 25.

2.Contractor License Renewal Courses:
GNTC will offer three and six-hour classes for GEORGIA CONTRACTORS to satisfy the continuing education requirement for renewal of current Georgia licenses. These courses will be offered at GNTC’s Floyd County Campus (September 16 – 17) and Walker County Campus (September 23 – 24).

3.HVAC, Plumbing, & Electrical Contractor License Renewal Courses: four-hour classes for HVAC, PLUMBING, & ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS to satisfy the continuing education requirement for renewal of current Georgia licenses. These courses will be offered at GNTC’s Floyd County Campus (September 26, October 3, October 10), Walker County Campus (October 17, September 26, October 24), and Whitfield Murray Campus (October 24).

Registration Contact:
For more information, visit their website or contact the Office of Continuing Education. Mardi Jackson | | 706-295-6958
Dalton State Contributes More Than $135 Million to Local Economy
“Dalton State remains a significant contributor to our regional economic vitality,” said Dr. Margaret Venable, president. “We create jobs directly and indirectly through the employment of our own faculty and staff as well through the goods and services purchased from local businesses by the college itself, by our employees and our students and other visitors to the college. More importantly, we provide a pipeline of qualified, educated graduates to supply regional workforce needs.”

Click here to learn more.
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Kevin Harris, Chairman
Bill Davies, Vice Chair
Frank Robertson, Secretary
David Jolly
Bob Kinard
Sara "Skeeter" Pierce
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