03 Mar 2016

Great things happening in Albany, Georgia

Working together, the City of Albany and Dougherty County in southwest Georgia are bringing new life and opportunities to their downtown. Thanks to a private-public partnership dedicated to redeveloping downtown by playing up the area’s premier natural resource-the Flint River, the Albany Downtown Riverfront Master Plan was designed to pack the center of the community with diverse activities and destinations that benefit residents and visitors alike.

Learn more about Albany or take a look at their community video here

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31 Dec 2015

Georgia’s inviting pro-business environment spurs economic growth.

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

4th Quarter, 2015

In this issue, Chris Carr, Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner delves into his personal commitment of creating jobs, “We’ve built this pro-business environment, low tax rates, low regulatory burden, great logistics and higher education.  Our tax reform to remove the sales tax from energy use in the manufacturing arena, for example, was a huge boost to our manufacturing sector.”

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30 Sep 2015

Without a doubt, economic development is the single most important activity for our Georgia cities.

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

3rd Quarter, 2015

In this issue, MEAG Power’s CEO Bob Johnston explains the importance of electricity in economic development, “It is always hard to measure which strategy in the ED Toolbox will attract new business.  What works with one prospect may not work for the next and often the sales cycle for locating a business is lengthy and circuitous. But I do know a comprehensive economic development initiative, which always includes reliable, competitively priced power, is something each Georgia electric city must aggressively do.”

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30 Jun 2015

Georgia Department of Community Affairs supports Georgia communities.

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

2nd Quarter, 2015

In this issue, Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Camila Knowles provides insight into DCA initiatives, “One is the creation of our Community Services Division to return our regional service delivery strategy to having one main point of contact.  Secondly, I am passionate about rural Georgia and ways we can make sure that, as an agency, we are addressing the needs in our rural communities.  Finally, with our 65 different programs, we are making sure to leverage resources across all programs.”

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30 Mar 2015

Georgia is creating schools for the 21st century workforce.

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

1st Quarter, 2015

In this issue, Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle explains, “Our College and Career Academy (CCA) Network has been a major step toward reaching his goal of creating a 21st century workforce in Georgia. There are currently over 34 CCAs with 11 operating in ECG communities. Career Academies represent not simply a new educational opportunity for students – they represent an entirely new approach to educating our students.”

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