ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER                               July 2017

2017 Small Business Person of the Year Nomination
Do you know a small business person that should be recognized for outstanding service? 

Nominees must: 
  1. Be a member of the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce
  2. Be associated with a for-profit company that employs 50 or fewer full-time employees
  3. Be an individual who owns and operates or who bears principal responsibility for operating a small business
Engineered Floors Launches Websites & Expands
Engineered Floors is creating new websites and expanding its Dalton plant.

"It was important for us to improve not only the aesthetics of our sites, but also th e functionality and the consumer experience," explained James Lesslie, executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Click here to read more.
First Quarter Cost of Living Index

Dalton's first quarter  COLI is 11.4% less than the US average.

The Cost of Living Index measures regional differences in the cost of consumer goods and services. 

here  to see how Dalton compares to other cities in the US.
Georgia Quick Start- Ga Depart. of Economic Development
Georgia is the ideal partner for developing and delivering a strategic workforce. Ranked No. 1 in the Nation, Georgia Quick Start delivers comprehensive workforce solutions free of charge to qualified new and expanding life science companies.

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Whit. County Sheriff's Office Dedicates New Training Facility 
"Years from now, area law enforcement officers will still be reaping the benefits of the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office's new Training Center and Firing Range that was dedicated during a June 14 ceremony" said Sheriff Scott Chitwood.

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School Systems Summer Nutrition Program Feed Thousands
The program started on June 5 and will continue until July 21 Monday through Friday with the exception of the Fourth of July.

County sites include church buildings, community centers, playgrounds, apartment complexes, parks and other areas where children gather in the summer. A complete listing is available at   under District Events-District News, then the link for "Free Meals - Summer Feeding Launches June 5."

Read the entire article here.
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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