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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31 Dec 2014

Attracting foreign direct investment can be an integral part of your economic development strategy.

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

4th Quarter, 2014

In this issue, ECG’s Lonnie Smallwood explains, “In the past two years, 70 percent of projects we have worked within Georgia have been international.  With 11 outposts around the world and the governor-led trade missions, our state economic developers do an expansive recruiting job.  Opportunities for ECG cities are indeed without borders.”

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30 Sep 2014

We have a lot to be proud of in the Peach State.

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

3rd Quarter, 2014

In this issue, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal says, “We have a lot be proud of in the Peach State.  Georgia boasts a top-ranked workforce, widely-recognized logistics infrastructure and pro-business environment.  Because of this success, we’ve been named the No. 1 state for business by CNBC and Site Selection magazine.  This ranking is a testament to the commitment and support from our economic development partners such as ECG, our elected officials, communities and the citizens of Georgia.”

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