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  • Tax incentives fuel filmmakers’ interest

    By Lee Thomas
    Guest Columnist for AJC

    Last week, the Georgia Department of Economic Development released the state film office’s fiscal year 2012 economic impact numbers for the film industry — $3.1 billion. The state is currently hosting 32 film and television shows, from home improvement shows to scripted…

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  • Northside Hospital-Cherokee breaks ground on new facility

    By Marcus Howard
    Cherokee Tribune

    WOODSTOCK — Northside Hospital-Cherokee’s new 100,817-square-foot, four-story medical office building on Towne Lake Parkway at Interstate 575 in Woodstock broke ground Thursday morning with promises of becoming an asset to the surrounding community.

    Billy Hayes, CEO of Northside Hospital-Cherokee, said the Northside-Cherokee Towne Lake…

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  • CCSD’s SAT Average is Highest In Georgia

    The Cherokee County School District had the highest SAT district average in the state for the 2011-12 school year.

    Cherokee’s SAT district average of 1,587 ranked first in top 10 districts across the state, narrowly surpassing Fulton County’s average score of 1,580. Other metro Atlanta districts in the top 10…

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  • The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta Still on Track

    The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta recently released an aerial shot of the site. Buildings A & B have a completed roof deck, and Building D’s is underway. The project is still on track to open in August 2013. Stay tuned for more information and pictures.

    See below for a quick…

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  • Ground broken on long-awaited Cherokee 75 Corporate Park

    By Kristal Dixon
    Cherokee Tribune

    ACWORTH — A long-awaited business park that is expected to bring jobs and opportunity to Cherokee County broke ground on Tuesday.

    Business and community leaders gathered in the rain to attend the groundbreaking of Cherokee 75 Corporate Park in southwest Cherokee. The Cherokee Office…

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  • Northside Plans to Expand

    By Kristal Dixon
    Cherokee Tribune

    WOODSTOCK — Northside Hospital-Cherokee continues to expand its footprint in Cherokee County.

    The hospital on Monday formally announced it will partner with Duke Realty to build a four-story medical office building just west of Interstate 575 on Towne Lake Parkway.

    The 100,000-square-foot facility will…

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  • Local Resident Gives Back On Reality Show

    From staff reports
    Cherokee Tribune & Marietta Daily Journal

    CANTON — One of Cherokee County’s rising entrepreneurs recently appeared on a reality television show, which showcases successful business owners giving back to the community.

    Sean Belnick, CEO and founder of Bizchair.com, appeared on ABC’s Secret Millionaire, the show that…

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  • Outlet Mall Construction is Underway

    The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta project is on track to open August 2013. Site activities are well underway in Woodstock off Ridgewalk Parkway. The first building pad was poured last week, and another is expected to be poured next week.

    See below for a quick summary of the Outlet…

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  • New Interchange 92 percent complete: Sixes Road bridge project on target, five companies submit qualifications for Northwest Corridor Project

    By: Janet Pelletier
    The Cherokee Ledger-News

    A new interchange in Woodstock along Interstate 575 is now 92 percent complete, according to a Georgia Department of Transportation spokesman, and progress also is moving on schedule for the Sixes Road bridge widening in Holly Springs.

    “The contractor has finished paving the…

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  • Cherokee Economic Partner Luncheon

    From: Cherokee Office of Economic Development

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) and sponsor Georgia Power welcomed Cherokee economic partners to a luncheon Monday, July 23rd at the Georgia Resource Center. Representatives from AGL Resources, Georgia Department of Economic Development, GEDA, Georgia EMC, Georgia Power, Electric Cities of…

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  • Metro Atlanta Economic Briefing Newsletter

    Metro Atlanta Chamber recently released their mid-year Economic Briefing newsletter. The newsletter contained several statistics about Atlanta’s job activity and why businesses should look here when relocating or expanding. KPMG conducted studies in 2012 which showed Atlanta as the “Lowest Cost of Doing Business” U.S. Metro Area by scoring a…

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  • Georgia Online Export Directory – Bringing a New World to You

    Please take a moment to look at the new online Georgia Export Directory. The Directory is a great – and free – opportunity for Georgia companies and export service providers to increase their visibility in the global marketplace, and presents a no-cost to low-cost global marketing tool.

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