20 Mar 2024

The Essential Role of Shovel-Ready Sites in Economic Development

In the realm of economic development, the term “shovel-ready” signifies more than just prepared land. It represents a beacon of growth, efficiency, and opportunity. Shovel-ready sites, with their pre-developed infrastructure, offer a unique blend of advantages that make them invaluable for rapid economic expansion and competitiveness.

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19 Mar 2024

Spring Retail Roundtable Discussion

At our Office of Economic & Community Development, we have a deep understanding of the market dynamics and trends shaping the commercial development landscape. Our expertise lies in our ability to bring together key stakeholders and foster connections for success. This spring, we are excited to host a retail roundtable, as we believe in the power of discussions to foster community growth and development.

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01 Mar 2024

Funding Opportunities | March 2024

Welcome to March! Our Office of Economic & Community Development at ECG has gathered grants and funding opportunities to assist communities in obtaining essential resources for advancing current industries and attracting new businesses. Our compiled list of funding options tailored to your specific requirements features opportunities this month from the Georgia Department of Transportation and Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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23 Feb 2024

Implementing Your Community Vision

You did it! You herded the cats, successfully crafted a vision for your community, and developed an implementation plan. Now what?

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19 Feb 2024

Workforce Solutions & Access To Opportunity

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

  • Workforce Initiatives that Benefit Communities LaGrange and Thomasville, operating along the same continuum, are bridging school-to-work with initiatives that will benefit their communities’ workforce with access to opportunities for meaningful work and successful living, for decades to come.
  • Housing Through A New LensOneGeorgia Authority provided flexible funding for developing housing and related infrastructure in rural parts of the state. The City of Albany received an infrastructure grant for 29 single-family homes on six acres of land, and the Douglas Coffee County Authority received an infrastructure grant to facilitate the construction of 65 homes.
  • Deals of the YearBainbridge leadership awarded Small Community Deal of the Year for its Anovion Technologies project that will create more than 400 jobs and over $800 million in investment in Decatur County.

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