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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31 Dec 2015

Georgia’s inviting pro-business environment spurs economic growth.

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

4th Quarter, 2015

In this issue, Chris Carr, Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner delves into his personal commitment of creating jobs, “We’ve built this pro-business environment, low tax rates, low regulatory burden, great logistics and higher education.  Our tax reform to remove the sales tax from energy use in the manufacturing arena, for example, was a huge boost to our manufacturing sector.”

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30 Sep 2015

Without a doubt, economic development is the single most important activity for our Georgia cities.

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

3rd Quarter, 2015

In this issue, MEAG Power’s CEO Bob Johnston explains the importance of electricity in economic development, “It is always hard to measure which strategy in the ED Toolbox will attract new business.  What works with one prospect may not work for the next and often the sales cycle for locating a business is lengthy and circuitous. But I do know a comprehensive economic development initiative, which always includes reliable, competitively priced power, is something each Georgia electric city must aggressively do.”

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30 Jun 2015

Georgia Department of Community Affairs supports Georgia communities.

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

2nd Quarter, 2015

In this issue, Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Camila Knowles provides insight into DCA initiatives, “One is the creation of our Community Services Division to return our regional service delivery strategy to having one main point of contact.  Secondly, I am passionate about rural Georgia and ways we can make sure that, as an agency, we are addressing the needs in our rural communities.  Finally, with our 65 different programs, we are making sure to leverage resources across all programs.”

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30 Mar 2015

Georgia is creating schools for the 21st century workforce.

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

1st Quarter, 2015

In this issue, Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle explains, “Our College and Career Academy (CCA) Network has been a major step toward reaching his goal of creating a 21st century workforce in Georgia. There are currently over 34 CCAs with 11 operating in ECG communities. Career Academies represent not simply a new educational opportunity for students – they represent an entirely new approach to educating our students.”

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