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Economic agency plans 2015 push for southwest Cherokee

The head of the Cherokee County Office of Economic Development said multiple initiatives are underway to make the county’s southwestern edge a more robust work center in 2015. The area around Ga. 92 And Interstate 75, has historically been “kind of forgotten,” said Misti Martin. It will see improved DOT signage along I-75 at the […]

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CCSD Students get an introduction to the basics of computer science

Students at schools throughout the Cherokee County School District participated in the Hour of Code earlier in December, receiving an introduction into the basics of computer science and learning about a possible career choice. Students could choose from game-based activities such as Angry Birds or one featuring Anna and Elsa from the movie “Frozen,” or […]

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BOC approves impact fee waiver for corporate park building

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed at its Dec. 16 meeting to waive $17,289 in impact fees for a manufacturer eyeing the Cherokee 75 Corporate Park. Rooker is looking to construct a 30,000-square-foot building on 4.2 acres to accommodate MSK Covertech, a manufacturer of packaging and industrial automation equipment. “The Impact Fees Appeal […]

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Cherokee supports business park expansion

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners is throwing its weight behind expansion of a local business park. Commissioners voted to loan the Cherokee County Office of Economic Development $1.5 million to buy almost 29 acres of land in the Cherokee 75 Corporate Park. County officials said they will be paid back when the COED group […]

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CCSD Students Continue to Top the State

Cherokee County School District students continue to surpass their classmates statewide on the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT), with 99% of students passing it on their first attempt. Students in the 11th grade must pass the two-hour test in order to show mastery of essential writing skills and earn a regular education diploma. This […]

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Shopping local drives sales tax revenue

The Cherokee Office of Economic Development asks residents to remember to spend money where they live during the holiday shopping season. The office strives to draw more businesses into the county, including retail. When residents shop locally, the sales tax generates returns and benefits the people living in Cherokee. “Many residents are unaware that when […]

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Cherokee County Board of Commissioners waives $175K in fees for new Rooker building

A large, speculative manufacturing facility is coming to Cherokee County. Commissioners agreed at their meeting last week to waive $175,288 in impact fees for Rooker to construct a 304,000-square-foot industrial building at Cherokee 75 Corporate Park. “The Cherokee Office of Economic Development has been working to recruit speculative building developers to the community. Almost 90 percent […]

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Inside look at Inalfa’s New Manufacturing Facility

Inalfa Roof Systems is a leading supplier of sunroofs and open roofing systems for automotive manufacturers such as Hyundai Kia, Ford, General Motors, Volvo, Chrysler Group and BMW Group. In June 2013, the state of Georgia and Inalfa announced the construction of a new manufacturing plant in Cherokee County, Georgia. The plant would represent a […]

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US: Inalfa Roof Systems opens largest assembly facility in Georgia

Inalfa Roof Systems has opened its largest assembly facility in Georgia, US. The supplier said in 2010 and 2011 as the North American market rebounded, it needed to address growing demand in South-East US. Planning started for a new facility in 2012. In 2013, the Rooker group worked with Inalfa, Cherokee County representatives and other suppliers […]

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GA Ranked #1 State in the U.S. to do Business

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Georgia, for the second consecutive year, has been ranked the No. 1 state in the nation for business by Site Selection magazine, one of the nation’s top economic development trade publications. “Making Georgia the best state in the nation to do business was a strategic goal I set on […]

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