15 Aug 2013

Dollar General comes to Thomaston

ECG’s Economic & Community Development team is proud to announce a Retail project locate. A few weeks ago, the grand opening for the newest Dollar General retail-grocery store was held in Thomaston, GA. The store is over 15,000 square feet, will employ 15 people and have a $2,000,000 investment. (more…)


27 Mar 2013

2013 ECG Annual Meeting & Economic Development Forum

The Annual Meeting & Economic Development Forum offers the ECG Communities an opportunity to discuss, and learn from experts, on economic development strategies and tactics. Attendees will also hear proven success stories from state and community leaders.

The objective of the Forum is to offer specific, realistic and obtainable solutions to your economic development challenges.

Our theme this year is A Proactive Approach in a Reactive Economy.


15 Mar 2013

Walmart Opens in Camilla

ECG’s Economic & Community Development Team is proud to announce a new Walmart opened earlier this year adjacent to the existing store in the City of Camilla. The new store will be roughly twice the size of the existing store and will hire 60 additional employees.

“The Walmart project is a great example of how a community and retailer can work together to the benefit of both parties,” said Jason Fritz, ECG Retail Business Development. (more…)


12 Feb 2013

Norton Packaging to Open Georgia Manufacturing Operation in Monticello

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced today that Norton Packaging, Inc. is creating 90 new jobs and investing $12 million in a new manufacturing operation in Jasper County. Norton Packaging, which broke ground today for its new facility, specializes in containers that hold a wide variety of products, and will manufacture plastic injection molded rigid shipping containers at the Monticello facility. (more…)


06 Nov 2012

Dollar General Market Finds a Home in Fort Valley

ECG’s Economic & Community Development Team is proud to announce a Retail project locate. In early November, Fort Valley celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony to welcome a new Dollar General Market to their downtown. The store will be about 20,700 square feet and employ around 40 people. (more…)