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adidas to open production facility in Cherokee County, create 160 jobs

Deal: adidas to open production facility in Cherokee County, create 160 jobs August 10, 2016 Gov. Nathan Deal and economic development partners today celebrated the news that adidas will open a new footwear production site in Cherokee County, creating approximately 160 new jobs. To read more about this new adidas operation in Georgia, read the […]

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The Right Job Can Change Your Life

The Right Job Can Change Your Life The Right Job (view article as seen in ENJOY Cherokee – Summer 2016) It was a game-changer for Matt Ringer. Not the sort of thing that usually comes from an off-the-cuff remark, but that’s exactly how he landed a new job just minutes from his home. A while back, […]

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LAT Apparel cuts ribbon in Ball Ground

LAT Apparel, previously known as LAT Sportswear, celebrated the ribbon-cutting of the company’s new enormous multi-use building in Ball Ground on Thursday alongside hundreds of its employees, staff and associates. Formerly known as LAT Sportswear, LAT has called Cherokee County and Ball Ground home for over 35 years. All branches of the company will now […]

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Cherokee Economic Developer recognized nationally

  Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) President, Misti Martin has been named among North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. This list is created annually by Consultant Connect and recognizes economic developers and site consultants for “excellent innovation and success in building the communities they serve.” “This annual list recognizing North America’s Top 50 Economic […]

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Cherokee bests national average for innovation

For the second consecutive year, Cherokee County has been identified as having an Innovation Economy. Cherokee is one of the five Georgia counties to have bested the national average on the Innovation Index, according to a report released by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Oconee counties were the other four […]

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Cherokee high schools rank nationally

U.S. News and World Report has named two Cherokee County high schools as among the best nationally. Etowah High School and Sequoyah High School earned silver medals under the magazine’s ranking methodology for “Best High Schools in America.” Sequoyah ranked 1,950 in the U.S., and Etowah was 2,169. The news organization bases its rankings on […]

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CCSD Among The Best For Technology Use

The Cherokee County School District for the 11th time has been named one of the top 10 large school systems nationwide for its effective use of technology in education. The honor is a result of the annual Digital School Districts Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association. The survey […]

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State Workforce Team Launches Scholarship and Grant Program to Strengthen Skilled Trade Workforce

The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce division announced today the launch of a grant and scholarship program designed to strengthen Georgia’s skilled-trade workforce through it’s Go Build Georgia program. Go Build Georgia (GBG) and the Go Build Georgia Foundation have partnered with the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Division (CTAE) of the Georgia Department […]

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Teasley Teachers Awarded Microsoft Innovative Educator Certification

Teasley Middle School recently celebrated becoming the nation’s first middle school to have all its teachers achieve Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) certified. The program requires 16 hours of training for teachers on Microsoft’s suite of computer-based resources, including productivity, lesson planning and research-based programs. A staff of 110 Teasley teachers explored Office 365 and how […]

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Opportunity Comes Full Circle-Cherokee Career Expo

There is something to be said about working in your home community. The sense of ownership that comes with living, working and enjoying the quality of life your town or county provides is empowering. As a job search begins, many people don’t know how to find work locally. They don’t realize that the positions they […]

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