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  • ERB Industries Breaks Ground on New Facility

    From left, Pam Carnes, president of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce; Randy Gravley, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce; Donnie Henriques, mayor of Woodstock; Nathan Anderson from Nathan’s Construction; Sheila Eads, CEO; Chris Padgett, VP of manufacturing; William B. Erb, founder; Michael…

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  • Appreciating Cherokee’s Industries

    Pictured above L-R: Cherokee Office of Economic Development Vice Chairman – Steve Holcomb and Cherokee Office of Economic Development Chairman – Marshall Day

    Every April, the Cherokee Office of Economic Development, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, and event sponsor Georgia Power, work together to distribute tokens of appreciation to over…

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  • A Trip Down Memory Lane Leads to Cherokee County

    Thursday, March 07, 2013

    By Ellen Cutter, Market Street, Director of Research

    In 2004, I started my master’s program in city and regional planning at Georgia Tech. I had just moved from Oregon, where I served as an AmeriCorps volunteer after college. Besides having some…

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  • WINNER – The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta; Outlet mall to tap bustling I-575 corridor

    By Martin Sinderman
    Atlanta Business Chronicle

    WINNER – The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta

    A new outlet mall in a bustling north metro Atlanta suburb is enjoying leasing activity strong enough to convince its owners to open it sooner than originally planned — making the project the Retail Deal of…

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  • Commission chair hopes to keep ‘raising the bar’ in ’13

    By: Erin Dentmon
    Cherokee Tribune

    Elected officials, government staff and industry leaders in construction, engineering and other fields heard good things about the state of Cherokee County during a lunch meeting Wednesday at The Bluffs by the Council for Quality Growth.

    Cherokee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Buzz Ahrens…

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  • Economic growth, future focus at Chamber meeting

    By: Megan Thornton
    Cherokee Tribune

    CANTON — Economic development was the focus of Thursday’s Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce breakfast, including where the county stands and where it’s headed in the future.

    Marshall Day, chairman of the Development Authority of Cherokee County, provided an update on accomplishments in 2012…

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  • Universal Alloy Corporation featured in Statewide Publication

    Universal Alloy Corporation (Canton) was recently featured on the cover and within the Georgia Economic Developers Association 50th Anniversary Publication. This document was featured as an insert with the January 2013 issue of Georgia Trend Magazine.

    The Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) was founded in 1963, and since this…

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  • International Company To Locate Headquarters to Cherokee

    By: Kristal Dixon

    A global manufacturing company will soon establish its North American headquarters in Cherokee County.

    Continental Case will set up shop inside the county, bringing with it a $3.5 million investment and 70 new jobs.

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development late Friday announced the news.

    The company…

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  • Woodstock business expands, plans to add 75 to 100 jobs

    By Staff Reports
    Cherokee Tribune

    CANTON — The Cherokee Office of Economic Development announced Thursday that International Thermocast, based in Woodstock, has expanded into a 98,000-square-foot facility in the Canton-Cherokee Business and Industrial Park.

    The building is located on almost eight acres in the city limits of Canton. The…

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  • Horizon & CBL Announce Thirty New Stores + Accelerated Grand Opening Date for the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta

    Atlanta, GA Dec. 21, 2012. Horizon Group Properties, Inc. (OTC: HGPI.PK) and CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) today announced that the Grand Opening date of the new outlet center located in the North Atlanta suburb of Woodstock, GA. will be one month earlier than previously scheduled.…

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  • Woodstock Company To Expand Into Canton

    By: Kristal Dixon (Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch)

    A Woodstock-based company has closed on a deal to expand its footprint into Canton.

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development announced Thursday that International Thermocast has closed on a deal that would allow them to expand into a 98,000-square-foot building at 189 Etowah…

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  • Vanderlande Industries Comes To Cherokee

    Canton-Sixes Patch

    A company based in the Netherlands will move a sliver of its workforce into Cherokee County.

    Vanderlande Industries will move into a facility located within the Northpoint Industrial Park off Highway 92 near Interstate 75 in the extreme southwestern part of the county. The Cherokee Office of Economic…

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