01 Feb 2019

ECG Communities uniquely leverage utility enterprises to grow

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

4th Quarter, 2018

This newsletter regularly regales community innovation and economic start-ups in some of Georgia’s best cities. We announce growing corporations ready to beef-up and 100-year old industries set to up- cycle. ECG cities excel in creating opportunity for business, workforce and creative placemaking.

These winning communities come from a small cohort of Georgia’s more than 500 cities. Our 52 cities uniquely leverage utility enterprises to grow their communities.

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15 Jul 2018

Placemaking and Work in the New Economy

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

2nd Quarter, 2018

Jason Broadwater, consultant, author, and industry expert suggests there is a paradigm shift underway in how communities practice successful economic development.  With innumberable nuances in this new way of thinking, among the most critical is a fresh view of the interplay between workers, workplace and placemaking.

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05 Feb 2018

A Journey of Redevelopment in Acworth, GA

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

4th Quarter, 2017

The Romance of public parks, plaza, downtown living, places for recreation, entertainment and great dining – a truly livable, walkable city – is a redevelopment love story coming to life in the city of Acworth.  “This is a journey that our community is on.  It is already 15 years in the making,” explains Mayor Tommy Allegood.

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21 Nov 2017

Minimizing Risks for Industrial Prospects

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

3rd Quarter, 2017

The economic development playing field is more competitive than ever. New corporate locations and expansions create jobs and expand and diversify the tax base. City councils, development authorities and utility leaders are finding ways to problem solve and eliminate risk for the prospect whom they hope will become a long-term partner. “The antidote to risk is alignment and readiness,” explains Janet Ady of Ady Advantage.

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24 Jul 2017

What can you do to attract Foreign Direct Investment?

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

2nd Quarter, 2017

While Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is drawn to the American economy for its open markets and investment friendly climates, Georgia communities who want to attract those investors must reduce the risks for prospects and offer an alternative to some of their “at-home” issues of   rising energy costs and wage rates, speed-to-market issues, and stiff regulatory environments.
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