ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER                               February 2017

Dalton's 2016 Cost of Living
The Cost of Living Index measures regional differences in the cost of consumer goods and services, excluding taxes and non-consumer expenditures, for professional and managerial households in the top income quintile. It is based on more than 50,000 prices covering 60 different items for which prices are collected quarterly by chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and university applied economic centers in each participating urban area.

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Bethel Finds Home in Whitfield Courthouse
Judges for the Conasauga Superior Court and Whitfield County Probate Court and Magistrate Court have had offices in the Whitfield County courthouse for years and now a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals has an office there as well.

"It's a place where I can have an internet connection and can work," said Judge Charlie Bethel, a Dalton native.

The Court of Appeals meets in Atlanta, and that's where Bethel's main office and his staff are. But he works part of each week in Dalton.

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Thank You, Mr. Lyle For Your Service to the JDA Board
Lamar Lyle was presented with a service award to commemorate his years serving on the Dalton Whitfield County Joint Development Authority Board of Directors. Mr. Lyle joined the board in 2012 and served as Vice-Chairman from 2014 through 2016.
During his tenure on the board, the DWJDA was able to announce over 3,700 jobs and $938 million in capital investment to be created through projects in Dalton.

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