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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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Tom Cruise “brought Ball Ground to life”

  Ball Ground is home to around 1,900 residents, and many of them seemingly have a new best friend. Actor Tom Cruise has been filming scenes for his new movie, “Mena,” in the quaint Cherokee County town about an hour north of Atlanta. While the project brought traffic and crowds and temporarily caused the closing of a […]

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Hollywood takes Cherokee by Storm

Social media websites have kept Cherokee County residents informed about a slew of topics, ranging from the latest crime trends to which neighborhood dog has gone missing. These residents are also utilizing social media, Facebook specifically, to post photos, trade information and encounters they have with Hollywood actors who are in the county filming movies. […]

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Universal Alloy Corporation Purchases Land For Expansion

Canton, GA (May 21, 2015) Expansion, success and growth, all words that encompass Universal Alloy Corporation (UAC). This year has been a banner year for UAC, whose headquarters is in Canton, having been named Boeing’s Supplier of the Year and having secured a 10 year contract with the American multinational corporation. UAC now announces the […]

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COED seeks resident Input for Opportunity Cherokee plan

Canton, GA (May 19, 2015) Do you wish you had a say in what your community looks like? Have you always wanted to work locally but the opportunities in your job field are not available in Cherokee?  What businesses do you think would benefit the local economy? The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) has […]

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County Schools named among Nation’s Best

Two Cherokee County schools were ranked among the “Best High Schools in America” in a list published by U.S. News and World Report this week. River Ridge and Sequoyah high schools both earned places on the list, released Tuesday, which is compiled based on several factors, including Advanced Placement exam results and performance by disadvantaged […]

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Northside Hospital-Cherokee Offers the Very Latest Robotic Surgery Technology

A recognized leader in robotic surgery, Northside Hospital is pleased to announce that it has enhanced its Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Program with the addition of the very latest Xi™ model of da Vinci® Surgical System at Northside Hospital-Cherokee.  The newest iteration of the robotic system is already being utilized for general surgery, colorectal and […]

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