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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31 Dec 2016

Georgia named fourth year in a row, Top Business Climate from Site Selection Magazine.

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

4th Quarter, 2016

In this issue, Georgia’s newest Commissioner of Economic Development details the win, “In economic development, we are successful only as a team.  Not only is this ranking a testament to Governor Nathan Deal’s leadership, but it is because of the commitment from our economic development partners like ECG, our elected officials, communities and Georgia citizens.  The four-year designation is indicative of the high-level of professionalism and know-how we see in local economic developers.  We are extremely grateful for that partnership.”

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30 Sep 2016

Planning for future growth and fostering private investment.

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

3rd Quarter, 2016

In this issue, Newnan Mayor Keith Brady discusses its new comprehensive plan, “One priority that surfaced throughout the process was a desire for the final plan to encourage private investment. We want to minimize municipal red-tape whenever it impedes a business friendly environment. Enhancing existing infrastructure is critical to furthering that business-friendly environment and quality of life. New parking solutions and possible high-speed rail are envisioned.”

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30 Jun 2016

Finding new energy to engage your community.

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

2nd Quarter, 2016

In this issue, Pretoria Farms, LLC is bringing an 18,000 square foot microbrewery facility in downtown Albany, GA and along with it a great deal of excitement for a city eager to revitalize its city core. This project will put downtown Albany among a growing list of cities such as Athens, Columbus, Macon, and Savannah, who have embraced the growing trend of locating microbreweries as anchors for their downtown.    “This project has the opportunity to transform our downtown; other restaurants and retail will likely follow,” explains Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard.

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