May 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!
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International Consulate VIP Tour Visits Dalton
Thank you  Georgia Department of Economic Development  for allowing us to host the International Consulate VIP Tour recently in our community.

We appreciate  Hanwha Q CELLS  USA and  IVC US  for accommodating us for industry tours. We could not do this without the support of our community partners and small businesses! 
Georgia's Tourism Industry Breaks Economic Impact Record
Georgia Tourism, a division of The Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced that the state’s tourism industry generated a record-breaking $66.2 billion in business sales impact in 2018, up 4.7 percent, according to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics.
Georgia’s total tourism demand is 46 percent higher than its pre-recession level in 2008. In 2018, travel and tourism generated more than $3.4 billion in tax revenue in Georgia.

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Transportation Plan Survey
Whitfield County is currently updating the long range transportation plan. The plan identifies transportation projects needed in the Greater Dalton Area (Whitfield County, Dalton, Varnell, Tunnel Hill, Cohutta, and Murray County) for the next 25 years.

They are in the early stage of development, and are asking for input from those who live and/or work in the area. The participants can express what they think the area needs, and place markers on an interactive map to identify problem areas (i.e. safety concerns, congested areas, pedestrian/bicycle needs, etc.). 

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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    
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