August 2018
Did You Know?
"Georgia ranks #9 in US for Overall Best State Economies"
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HealthOne Alliance and Alliant Health Plans Moving Headquarters to Downtown Dalton 
Congratulations to Alliant and all of those involved in making this come to fruition.  We will soon welcome a new Corporate HQ to Downtown Dalton that will greatly benefit the downtown businesses and overall downtown economy. 

Click  here to learn more.
First Quarter Cost of Living Index Results 
Want to know how Dalton compares to other cities across the nation?  Visit our website to view the results of the First Quarter Cost of Living Index (COLI) for 2018. 
Believe Greater Dalton Six Month Update
It's been an incredible first six months since the launch of the Believe Greater Dalton strategic plan.  Check out the highlight video and be a part of the positive momentum in our great community!

Visit their website to keep up with the progress being made. 
There's An App For That!
There's a new online way for you to report road issues or request service from Dalton's Public Works Department and Code Enforcement!  Just use the "SeeClickFix" on your smartphone or a web browser!

The City of Dalton has partnered with the SeeClickFix service to launch an online platform to quickly and easily report problems and also check for updates on the status of the issue until it's resolved. 

Click here to learn more. 
Take Advantage of these FREE Opportunities...
Provided by SCORE
How to Start Your Business
Tuesday, August 28th
at 10:00 AM EST

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provide you with an overview of the skills and tools needed when deciding to start a business.
Free of Charge For more information or to register click HERE.
Business Plans for Millenials  
Thursday, September 13th
at 5:00 PM EST

A Workshop to show the Millenial Generation how to open their own Business!
Free of Charge For more information or to register click HERE.
Finances & Funding 
Saturday, September 22nd
at 10:00 AM EST

A Workshop to help New and Existing Businesses locate Financial Resources
Free of Charge For more information or to register click HERE.
Classes in Your Area...
Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center through UGA.
The SBDC will be holding multiple classes in our area:

August       30:  Doing Business With UGA- Procurement (Athens, GA)
September 06: Approved- Understanding Loan Expectations (Atlanta, GA)
September 14: QuickBooks (Atlanta, GA)
September 18: Strategic Planning For A Well Oiled Business (Atlanta, GA)
S eptember 18: Ready, Aim, Fire! Social Media Class (Dalton, GA)
S eptember 20: SBDC GrowSmart (Atlanta, GA)

Click HERE to learn more!
Finance and Marketing Assistance Put Tour Operator on the Path to Rapid Growth  
By: Georgia SBDC
SBDC Corner
"The SBDC has given me great insight on creating this business, how to prepare for a major loan and how to grow," says Christina. "They played an important role assisting me in focusing more on what I needed to do and how to figure out what would be most profitable."

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