The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state’s sales and marketing arm and lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, developing new domestic and international markets, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a location for film, video, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.
SELECT GEORGIA BY GEORGIA POWER
The Community & Economic Development staff of Select Georgia is made up of statewide project managers that are responsible for facilitating the location, expansion, or start-up of businesses wishing to invest in Georgia. Projects are supported at the local level by regional project managers and engineers. The statewide project managers assist companies in identifying potential buildings or sites throughout the state. They provide total project management, utilizing Georgia Power’s vast array of services including engineering, market research, demographics, and custom mappings. The statewide project managers also serve as liaison with state agencies and the local communities.
GREATER NORTH FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The mission of the North Fulton Chamber is to be the catalyst for economic development, business growth, and quality of life in North Fulton.
The GNFCC is a proactive non-profit business advocacy and community development organization with three principal objectives: to promote and advance the economic, civic and social welfare of the people of the Greater North Fulton community, to encourage the retention and growth of existing businesses and to support all those activities believed to be beneficial to the community and area.
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
The Georgia Department of Labor provides a wide range of services to job seekers and employers. These include administration of Georgia’s unemployment insurance, employment service, provision of workforce information to the public and private sectors, and oversight of child labor issues.
The mission of the Georgia DOL is to work with public and private partners in building a workforce system that contributes to Georgia’s economic prosperity. They accomplish this by helping individuals attain their work goals and increase self-sufficiency through employment, training, and support services, as well as helping employers meet their business needs through employee recruitment and selection services, workforce information, and technical support.
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) was created to serve as an advocate for local governments. Today, DCA operates a host of state and federal grant programs; serves as the state’s lead agency in housing finance and development; promulgates building codes to be adopted by local governments; provides comprehensive planning, technical and research assistance to local governments; and serves as the lead agency for the state’s solid waste reduction efforts.
DCA Mission Statement: “Partnering with communities to help create a climate of success for Georgia’s families and businesses.”
COUNCIL FOR QUALITY GROWTH
The Council for Quality Growth is a not-for-profit trade association comprised of a diverse membership of developers, contractors, engineers, architects, planners, law firms and bankers–anyone with an interest in growth and development.
The Council works to ensure continued growth and economic success for generations to come by providing advocacy, information and education to its members. Committed to the mission of promoting balanced and responsible growth, the Council is proactively involved in the formulation of policy and legislation critical to the growth and development industry. We address, head-on, strategic economic planning, infrastructure needs and tough quality-of-life issues throughout the metro Atlanta region and state.
METRO ATLANTA CHAMBER
From recruiting businesses to tackling policy issues, MAC’s efforts in metro Atlanta are designed to promote prosperity and growth for local business.
They commit to tackling critical issues such as transportation, water, public health and education. From the arts to sports, MAC understands that a healthy business community is derived from a well-balanced community.
FULTON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
The mission of the Fulton County Economic Development Division is to enhance the economic viability and quality of life within Fulton County through the creation and preservation of businesses, as well as the promotion of jobs and economic opportunities within each community. The division provides a full suite of services and programs to facilitate doing business in Fulton County. These services include, but are not limited to, assisting project coordination, providing information about business investment opportunities and facilitating financing through a business loan program.
GEORGIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is proud to represent one of the top 10 states in the nation when comparing job and income growth, low business and living costs, overall livability and educational opportunities. Because of these benefits, more and more businesses large and small are choosing Georgia. Specifically, the state offers a pro-business atmosphere, one of the most educated and highly skilled workforces in the country, extensive tax and business incentives, quality education and a high quality of life.
GEORGIA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
The Georgia Restaurant Association serves as the voice of Georgia’s restaurants in advocacy, education and awareness. Through advocacy, the GRA builds and sustains positive public opinion and a favorable political environment on national, state and local levels. Through education, they provide opportunities for restaurants to connect and learn from each other, increase profitability and develop employees. Through awareness, they keep restaurants informed on key issues and resources while sharing positive messaging. The GRA focuses on areas that will determine the short and long term success of a restaurant.
GEORGIA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
With services such as consulting, education and research, the Georgia SBDC works to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by educating and supporting small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. These no-cost consulting services are offered in 17 SBDC offices throughout Georgia. Time and statistics have shown that established businesses receiving SBDC assistance excel in comparison to the average Georgia business.