June 2018

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Dalton Welcomes Hanwha Q Cells!
Hanwha Q CELLS, a leader in  the global solar industry,  to  invest at least $130 million in our community and hire over 500  employees.  Full employment for the company will add at least $16 million to the local economy per year.

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Dalton's Unemployment Statistics are in for April 
In Dalton, the April unemployment rate fell sharply and jobs continued to climb. 
Dalton added 200 jobs in April, pushing its total to 67,700. That was an increase of 400 over last April. Just three metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) grew by 1,000 jobs or more in April.

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DEM Camp Investing in Talent Pipeline

The eighth annual Design, Engineering and Manufacturing Camp was held at the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy, June 4-8, 2018. This year was the largest Camp DEM with 146 total students participating. Students from eight different school systems attended the camp. During Camp DEM, campers participated in:
  • Electronics
  • Carpet design
  • Laser integrated design
  • Rapid prototyping a race car
  • Career exploration
  • Measurement activities
  • Industrial robotics
  • Sphero robotics
  • Building a hovercraft
  • Designing and fabricating a rocket
  • Catapult building
  • Building KNEX solar power cars
  • Industry tours
  • Team building activities
Visit The Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for more photos and information.
Whitfield County Schools Striving to Improve Literacy  
Whitfield County Schools, an Innovation Fund implementation grantee, received national recognition for its birth to age eight literacy initiatives, including Recipes for Success, Learning Academies, and Book Blasts.

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Board of Directors

  Kevin Harris, Chairman
Bill Davies, Vice Chair
Frank Robertson, Secretary
David Jolly
Bob Kinard
Sara "Skeeter" Pierce
David Renz     
100 S. Hamilton Street
Dalton, GA 30720