Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority


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.

 The Paradise Garden Foundation, located in Summerville, Georgia,  will host a curated exhitit of selected pieces from the State Art Collection March 7 - April 18, 2014.

 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."

 For six weeks (March 4-April 17) in the spring of 2014 art lovers from all over the region will be able to see works by some of Georgia's most celebrated artists.

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.

A Volkswagen and General Motors supplier plans to open a new plant in Northwest Georgia, hiring up to 50 employees, officials said Monday.

GE Appliances has officially dedicated a massive, multi-million dollar expansion to its manufacturing operations at the Roper Corp. plant in LaFayette, GA.

 Mohawk Industries which operates two plants in Chattooga County, is a Fortune 500 company again ranking one of 16 Georgia companies to rank in the Fortune 500.  

Georgia Trend's annual region-by-region look at Georgia's economy finds positive signs from all corners of the state.

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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