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Industry Talks: COED shares Existing Industry Survey Results

Infrastructure, qualified workforce, opportunity zones, low taxes, proximity to Atlanta; these are all reasons why industries choose to make Cherokee their home. Why do industries choose to stay and expand in Cherokee? The results from the Cherokee Office of Economic Development’s (COED) biennial Existing Industry survey answer that question and paint a picture of success. […]

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Georgia Ranked No. 4 For Small Business Environment

In Georgia, we grow things. Peaches, poultry, peanuts, pecans, cotton, blueberries and pines rank among some of Georgia’s most well-known homegrown products. And small business growth is not only taking root, but is growing like kudzu. Thumbtack.com’s Small Business Sentiment Survey recently ranked Georgia as having the fourth best environment in the nation for small […]

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School Partners With Business To Increase Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Cherokee High School and a local business have partnered for a statewide initiative to increase work-based learning opportunities for students. Sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development, the Teachers in Industry project’s goal is to give teachers on-site experience with employers where their students might be placed for […]

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Millennials remake market

There are now 83.1 million Millennials, those born between 1982 and 2000, in the United States, surpassing the 75.4 million Baby Boomers, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates released June 25.   Data shows Millennials also are more diverse than previous generations, with minority races or ethnic groups composing 44.2 percent of their numbers. […]

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Georgia’s film and television industry economic impact reaches $6 billion in fiscal 2015

Superheroes and superheroines had a big economic impact in the Peach State in fiscal 2015. Georgia-filmed movies and television productions generated more than $6 billion in economic impact during the year, Gov. Nathan Deal announced July 9. During the year, 248 productions shot in Georgia and they spent $1.7 billion in the state. Chris Carr, commissioner of […]

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Commuting Cherokee: Do you leave the county to work?

It is common knowledge that Metro Atlanta residents commute. It is evident on the morning traffic report and evening news, people leaving the communities in which they live to earn a living. Did you know that 78% of Cherokee County residents leave the county to work? This staggering number is one that the Cherokee Office […]

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Georgia “Digs” Awards

Area Development Magazine, a leading executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation, recently announced the winners of the Gold Shovel Awards. This award recognizes individual states for overall economic development effectiveness. We’re excited to share that Georgia was recognized with a Gold Shovel Award this year. How Did Georgia Win? By calculating the number of […]

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From Hollywood to Y’allywood-Help Bring film projects to Cherokee

CANTON, June 17, 2015 – Staged plane crashes, prop phone booths, 1950’s cars, not to mention Michael Keaton and Tom Cruise, these are all examples of the excitement that the film industry brought when they chose Cherokee to film this spring. Our county has been a hot spot for Hollywood in 2015 and the community […]

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COED seeks input for strategic planning

The Cherokee Office of Economic Development is setting its sights on the future, and it needs input from local business leaders and others to put together a strategic plan for the next five years. “The new community-wide economic development strategic blueprint will help to enhance the county’s competitiveness to attract new jobs and investment, as […]

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Hydro-Chem unveils new hydrogen plant

HOLLY SPRINGS, Ga. – Hydro-Chem is launching mass production of hydrogen-generating plants based on steam methane reforming technology. The company, a division of Munich-based Linde Engineering North America, announced in May that it has tested and proven the reliability and suitability of the Hydroprime plants in various applications as a competitive and reliable local production […]

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