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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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  • International Company Moving to Cherokee

    From staff reports
    Cherokee Tribune

    ACWORTH — Vanderlande Industries, an automated material handling systems and service company, is relocating some of its operations to Cherokee County from Fulton County, officials from the Cherokee Office of Economic Development announced at Tuesday’s meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners.


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  • Corporate park looks to open in spring

    By: Erin Dentmon
    Cherokee Tribune

    Construction on Cherokee 75 Corporate Park is moving along. The property is set to be available for businesses starting in the first quarter of 2013.

    The Development Authority of Cherokee County met Monday to discuss Cherokee 75 and next year’s plans for economic development.…

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  • Ridgewalk Interchange ‘A Long Time Coming’

    Holding the ribbon from left to right are: State Rep.-Elect Mandi Ballinger (R-Canton), Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques, former Woodstock Mayor and City Council Member Bill Long, Georgia Department of Transportation Board Member Brandon Beach, Woodstock City Council Woman Liz Baxter, State Rep. Charlice Byrd (R-Woodstock), Cherokee County Commission Chairman Buzz…

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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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