27 Apr 2018
This year’s ED Summit provided many opportunities for our attendees to hear from leading experts, meet colleagues and build lasting relationships. This was our 15th Economic Development Summit and one of the best. We appreciate our sponsors, our attendees and our staff working together each year to continue to bring valuable information to our membership. We look forward to next year and continued growth throughout our member communities and the state of Georgia.
09 Feb 2018
“Economic growth benefits every citizen and every industry sector,” said 2018 Georgia Quail Hunt Chairman Daryl Ingram, senior vice president of Electric Cities of Georgia. “That is the objective of this event, which brings together public and private business leaders from around the state and country to showcase our great state. We hope to leave them with a strong impression of why Georgia is the No. 1 state in which to do business.”
31 Oct 2017
Georgia is named the No. 1 state for business for the fifth consecutive year by Site Selection Magazine. Governor Nathan Deal is the only governor to have headed a state’s executive branch for five consecutive wins. The ranking is a blend of subjective and objective measures – 50 percent is based on a survey of corporate site selectors who indicate their top states, and 50 percent is based on an index of largely Conway Projects Database measures of where facilities are actually being sited (see the methodology).
10 Oct 2017
Bringing in business is a top priority for every state. New corporate locations and expansions create jobs and expand and diversify the tax base. Even though most would agree we have largely recovered from the Great Recession, the memories of that brutal downturn are still painfully sharp and linger — and still impact decision-making by corporate leadership. Today companies pay more attention to how states held on to and supported business during the Great Recession; in turn, states are more motivated to do all they can to attract, diversify, and support new business and stand out from competing states.
06 Jul 2017
Through the unique partnership of Electric Cities of Georgia , the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia and the Municipal Gas Authority along with the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and Hometown Connections (a subsidiary of American Public Power Association) we bring to Georgia’s Energy Cities a new economic development and strategic planning concept to promote sustainable growth.