26 Apr 2017

Georgia’s winning streak with automotive suppliers continues.

Georgia has effectively used its centralized location among Southeastern automotive OEMs to recruit a wide-array of small to mid-sized part suppliers.  From BMW to the east, Volkswagen to the north, and Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, and Kia to the west, these European and Asian suppliers represent a significant amount of the new manufacturing base being built in our state.



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.”


13 Jun 2016

Mill Graves named 2016-17 ICSC P3 Alliance, Public Sector Chair

This is a great YouTube video about the Public-Private Sector Alliance (P3) program and how communities can proactively get involved with ICSC and market themselves effectively. If interested in more information about ICSC or participation in the P3 program please visit icsc.org or reach out to Mill at ECG.

Along with 35,000 retail real estate industry professionals, ECG traveled to Las Vegas in May to attend the ICSC ReCon – the country’s largest deal making retail conference. ICSC is the platform for industry stakeholders – retailers, brokers, developers, the public sector, and tech vendors – to network deals, cultivate professional development, and advocate the current retail trends and consumer preferences shaping development. (more…)


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