Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority


 With Volkswagen's expansion, the hunt is on to lure more automotive suppliers to the region.

 Ringgold Recycling:  Shaw Industries Group is expanding its reclamation and recycling program in Catoosa County, creating 70 new jobs.  

 Lured by some of the most generous tax credits in the country, film producers boosted spending on motion picture and television shows in Georgia last year by more than 50% to a record high $1.4 billion.

The following information is provided by: Georgia Power, Moody's Analytics, U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Tech America, Fortune Magazine, GPA

 Georgia was rated as the best state in the country for doing business by CNBC on Tuesday.  

 Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday, June 23, that Shaw Industries Group Inc. will expand its reclamation and recycling program to include a new Evergreen facility in Ringgold, creating at least 70 new jobs and investing more than $17 million into the facility.

Audia International, Inc. to invest more than $50 million in a plastics manufacturing facility in the newly developed Walker County Business Park north of LaFayette on U.S. 27. 

 The Georgia Ports Authority will spend $86.5 million to add 24 cranes for moving cargo containers at the Port of Savannah.

 Top of Georgia recently had the honor of speaking with Pete McDonald, President of Georgia Northwestern Technical College regarding the new Catoosa County Campus, and he shared his excitement over the project.

 The Technical College System of Georgia has a kind of economic development guerilla unit built on fast-track training for hot industrial prospects looking to land in the state and wanting a training workforce ready to begin on its grand opening day.  They get what they want every time, says Rodger Brown, executive director marketing and strategic media for Georgia Quick Start (QS) a team of workforce training experst whose speed in getting industry prospects to sign on the dotted line and then get their job applicants through training and onto production line amazes their competitors in the chase to attract new business and industry.

Georgia has been involved in filmmaking from its earliest days, but the contemporary rush to make films here started with "Deliverance" (1972), based on a novel by Georgia author James Dickey.  Filmed in Tallulah Gorge near Clayton and on the Chattooga River, "Deliverance" launched a sport, a major tourism business and more.

 Dalton, Georgia based Shaw Industries is creating 200 new jobs in Ringgold, Georgia.

 Nissin Brake is investing $33 million to expand its plant in Rock Spring, Georgia.

 Georgia Ports Authority says its container terminal's size and scale is unmatched in the U.S.

 The Imperial Cup building north of LaFayette, GA is being revived another expanding business in LaFayette.

 Georgia notched a 10% surge in job creation in fiscal year 2013, with 389 companies investing $6 billion and creating 31,656 jobs.

 The state of Georgia is planning to build a $10 million facility in northwest Georgia to train workers for jobs at Volkswagen's Chattanooga manufacturing plant and its suppliers.

Cabela's Inc., which sells hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today plans to open a store in Fort Oglethorpe, serving the greater Chattanooga area.

 A Rock spring, Georgia factory that's already working around the clock to make car and golf cart parts is expanding again.

 The Pete Store, LLC, an exclusive dealer of Peterbilt trucks, announced it has completed over $700,000 in upgrades to its Ringgold location. 

 A North Georgia factory that's already working around the clock to make car and golf cart parts is expanding.

 Georgia was recognized by Site Selection magazine as the state with the best business climate, besting North Carolina which had claimed the title last year.  The magazine cited such economic development projects as carpet manufacturer Shaw Industries Group's plan to invest $85 million to build a facility in Northwest Georgia with an estimated 500 jobs.

 Georgia Economic Developers Association gave the Sumerville project, Mohawk Industries plant expansion, its annual "Deal of the Year" award in the small communities (50,000 and under) category.

 "There is a wealth of business incentives out there for Georgia businesses," says Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.  "If you look at the Southeast of the country in general, it is a growing part of the country.  The marketplace is moving in that direction, especially here in Georgia because we are a right to work state..  And we feel that we lead in the SE, which has allowed us to put the largest incentives on the table."

Area Development Magazine's recent Site Consultant Survey for 2013 has ranks Georgia among the top states for companies to do business.

 Georgia's prime location, infrastructure assets and industry network provide companies a head start for moving goods faster, better and cheaper, and keeping up with rapidly evolving supply chains.  Combining the state's logistics assets with its location in the heart of the fastest-growing U.S. population region - and access to more than 80% of the U.S. market within a two-day truck trip - creates a powerful location for companies to work from.

The Dade County Industrial Development Authority has launched their new website.

Fort Oglethorpe was the fastest growing city in the area during the 2000-2009 decade with a 42.2% change in population.


A 10-County Region of Northwest Georgia is projected to grow by almost 500,000 people in the next 40 years.

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