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  • Entrepreneurship Stories, Special Edition: Black-Owned Business Month, featuring Shalakay Gibbs

    Entrepreneurship is a community sport.

    Entrepreneurs from every race, creed, industry, and background need the help and support of our entire
    community. Our team at the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) works day and night to
    support businesses from kids to CEOs and industries to startups.


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  • COED Announces Partnership with Start It Up Georgia

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) today announced its partnership with Atlanta Tech Village’s (ATV) newest program – Start It Up Georgia. The initiative is a free, 12-week virtual program open to everyone who wants to launch a business. Launching on August 10, Start It Up

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  • Cherokee Office of Economic Development Unveils Be Pro Be Proud Georgia

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) today announced the launch of Be Pro Be Proud Georgia – an initiative to bring a new generation of pride, progress, and professionals to Cherokee, metro Atlanta, and Georgia’s skilled workforce. To ensure proper social distancing as outlined by the Governor’s Executive Order…

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  • The Perfect Summer Staycation – Shop/Buy Local

    More than any other time, the summer months bring renewed expectations for relaxing dips in the pool, freshly squeezed lemonade, and family road trips. But times have changed. While we’re still enjoying many of these things – we’re now doing them six feet apart.

    If quarantine has caused you to…

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  • Business as Unusual – MIT VMS Sister Programs Collaborate for Entrepreneurship Across State Lines

    Woodstock, GA (July 1, 2020)

    The North Atlanta Venture Mentoring Service (NAV) is celebrating the oneyear anniversary of its launch on July 1, 2019. NAV, an MIT VMS-trained model of team-based mentorship for entrepreneurs and startups, is powered by Fresh Start Cherokee – the

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  • NXTCOMM Announces Opening of New Antenna Production Facility

    NXT Communications Corporation (NXTCOMM), a new wireless connectivity company in metro Atlanta, announced today that it has opened a new 10,000-square-foot production facility that will produce the first cost-efficient, commercially viable electronically steered antenna to meet worldwide demand for affordable broadband connectivity on the move.

    Situated in Cherokee County,…

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  • Relaunch of OECHSLER Motion, Inc.

    OECHSLER Motion, Inc., formerly operating the adidas SpeedFactory near Atlanta, Georgia, will relaunch its facility as a center of competence for additive manufacturing in support of the North American market.

    OECHSLER Motion, Inc. is a company of OECHSLER group, which has established itself as a leading producer of industrial and…

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  • COED Launches Downloadable Cherokee By Choice Coloring Book

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) has launched a downloadable Cherokee By Choice (CBC) Coloring Book for kids and adults to explore some of Cherokee’s most iconic locations.

    The CBC Coloring Book was created as part of the Cherokee By Choice initiative – a public-private partnership and branding campaign…

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  • COED Launches Online Business Reopening Tool

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED), with the support of Cherokee’s cities, has launched a free online tool promoting Cherokee businesses and health care facilities that are open for business on

    Powered by GIS Planning Zoom Business, this interactive platform enables businesses to create fully customizable business…

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  • COVID-19 Business Resources

    We know this period of time with the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is difficult for all of us.  Please let us know how the Cherokee Office of Economic Development can be of assistance during this time. We are continually monitoring the evolving situation and will provide regular updates on COVID-19’s…

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  • Entrepreneurship Stories, Part 14: Stories of How Entrepreneurs in Cherokee County, GA are Adapting to COVID-19

    Story 14: The Woodstock Flower Company

    The Woodstock Flower Company is a husband and wife duo who operate a photo + film business based in…

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  • Story 12: Nature’s Corner Market, Jill Rowland

    Nature’s Corner Market is a local family-owned-and-operated natural foods market providing you and your family with the best quality natural foods, only organic produce, local grass-fed beef, quality nutritional supplements, skincare, an organic juice/smoothie bar, and cafe. Their commitment is to support organic farming, local producers, source non-GMO

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