10 Mar 2017

Public Power showcased in Area Development Magazine

A great article recently featured public power and its role in economic development, and the power of partnerships. The article interviews Daryl Ingram, ECG’s Sr. Vice-President of External Affairs & Economic Development as well as leaders in Austin, Texas; Sacramento, California; Greenville, North Carolina; Independence Missouri;  Anderson, Indiana and Orlando, Florida. Ingram says, “Quality of life attracts new residents, and that, in turn, attracts new employers. If you’ve got the right kind of people, companies are going to find you.”

Kudos to Newnan Utilities named 1 of 6 innovative workforce development collaborations as a partner in the GA Consortium for Advanced Technical Training to foster local industry apprenticeships.

A footnote from us: The winning deals of our members in fiscal years 2014, 2015, and 2016 garnered:
1,628 jobs
$215,100,000 in investments.
ECG members consistently demonstrate the value of local control, local focus.

Read the story here.