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  • Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta November Update

    The image above is a November 19th aerial photo of The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta in Woodstock. Three of the buildings now have completed roofs, exterior insulation and finish, with interior finishings well underway.

    See below for a quick summary of the Outlet Mall Project (Source: CBL & Associates Properties…

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  • FactoryMation To Expand Canton Facility

    Russ Sanders, left, discusses FactoryMation’s plans for expansion at the Bluffs in Canton while Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) listens.

    A Canton-based business has signed onto build a new facility within the newly created opportunity zone.

    FactoryMation has signed a contract to construct a 62,500 square-foot facility that will…

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  • Distributor brings $3.2M facility to Cherokee County

    By: Staff Reports
    Cherokee Tribune

    CANTON — A company is expanding into a new $3.2 million headquarters facility at the Bluffs, creating as many as 38 new jobs, the Cherokee Office of Economic Development announced Friday.

    FactoryMation has signed a contract to build a new 62,500-square-foot headquarters and distribution…

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  • Georgia ranked third among the Top States for Doing Business

    By: Geraldine Gambale
    Area Development Magazine

    Georgia’s Leading Workforce Training Program Lands the State in Third Overall. Georgia ranked third among the Top States for Doing Business. Its consistent, high-level performance is the result of a pro-business government and diverse economy, including aerospace, agribusiness, IT, advanced manufacturing, and logistics…

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  • “Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking” at FREIGHT

    L-R: Authors – Cynthia Graubart & Nathalie Dupree, Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta Anchor – Paul Milliken, FREIGHT Owners – Neel Singupta & Robert Morneweck

    A celebration of the release of Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart’s new cookbook, “Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking,” took place last Friday morning…

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  • Award Winning Authors Showcase Cookbook and Downtown Woodstock Business

    A celebration of the release of Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart’s new cookbook, “Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking,” will take place from 7:45 to 9:30 am at FREIGHT Kitchen and Tap. Good Day Atlanta will film a segment this Friday live from downtown Woodstock. The event will highlight FREIGHT’s…

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  • Unemployment drops significantly

    By: Megan Thornton
    Cherokee Tribune

    CANTON — After seeing the slightest uptick the previous month, Cherokee County’s unemployment rate saw a significant drop in September.

    It’s good news for local leaders.

    According to data released Thursday by the Department of Labor, the September unadjusted employment rate for Cherokee is…

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  • Program helps crew bring zombie commercial to county

    By: Staff Reports
    Cherokee Tribune

    Cherokee County got its own invasion of the walking dead last weekend when a short film about zombies was shot in the rural Salacoa community north of Waleska.

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development made the announcement that Exit Left Media and TAPCO, a…

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  • Construction of $80M Woodstock outlet mall moves forward

    By: Marcus Howard
    Cherokee Tribune

    WOODSTOCK — Construction on an outlet mall in Woodstock that is expected to bring thousands of jobs and millions of dollars to the local economy is moving along steadily, according to the city.

    The first phase of the $80 million Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta…

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  • Mayor says new Walmart will boost Holly Springs economy

    By: Marcus Howard
    Cherokee Tribune

    HOLLY SPRINGS — A Walmart Supercenter store is coming to Holly Springs in 2014, city officials announced.

    The announcement was made over the weekend by the city of Holly Springs, which says construction will begin next spring at a 30-acre site on Holly Springs…

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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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