10 Mar 2017
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.”
20 Jul 2016
Sr. Vice President with ECG’s Office of Economic & Community Development, Daryl Ingram talks about working with member cities across Georgia to grow communities in both jobs and development, and the importance of the collaborative approach.
13 Jun 2016
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
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.
03 Nov 2015
For the third year in a row, Georgia takes first place in Site Selection’s annual ranking of state business climates. Georgia’s access to global markets through air, sea, rail and highway networks makes the state desirable for companies.
Having a workforce of over 6 million and access to 90,000 graduates from 80 colleges, technical colleges and universities across the state, including nationally ranked Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University and the University of Georgia has led to being named CNBC’s best state for workforce as well. To read more follow this link.