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  • Economic leaders reveal plan to better Cherokee’s workforce

     

    With 78 percent of Cherokee residents traveling across county lines to work every day, economic leaders and business representatives have joined hands to offer a program that will “improve the workforce” and keep workers in the county.

    The Cherokee County Office of Economic Development revealed the highly anticipated Cherokee…

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  • Forget the commute! Work in Cherokee County

    There’s the church where he was baptized; it’s the one his father and grandfather attended as boys. The woods that filled with laughter as he camped with other young boy scouts. For Will Thacker, Cherokee County is the only home he’s ever known; his family has lived here for seven…

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  • Canton-Filmed Movie Tops Box Office

    Last March, the city of Canton was transformed into the era of the 1960’s space race for the movie “Hidden Figures,” and now the film is rocketing to the top of the box office.

    “Hidden Figures” tells the true story of Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson,…

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  • Entrepreneurship Can Transform a Community

    Building something from nothing takes guts. It is risky. It is bold. It is not for the faint-hearted.

    Being an entrepreneur is not always all it is cracked up to be. Very few people become a Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or an Elon Musk. Many fail, fail often, and often…

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  • Join the Cherokee Office of Economic Development Team

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) is the county’s sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, providing entrepreneurial support, aligning workforce education and training with in-demand jobs, promoting our county for film projects, as well…

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  • Yanmar America to open new facility in Cherokee

    ACWORTH — An international manufacturer has invested $20 million to develop a new facility in Acworth that will bring new jobs to Cherokee County.

    Yanmar America Corp., a global producer of advanced performance diesel engines, equipment and gas engine-based energy systems, will open a new training facility on more than…

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  • Yanmar America investing $20M in Cherokee County

    Yanmar America Corp., which makes advanced performance diesel engines, equipment and gas engine based energy systems, will invest $20 million in a new training and customer experience facility in Acworth, creating 25 jobs.

    “We are in the business of bringing quality jobs and investment… Read More »

  • YANMAR AMERICA CORPORATION WILL CREATE 25 NEW JOBS IN CHEROKEE COUNTY, INVEST $20M

    ATLANTA—November 1, 2016 —The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDED) today announced that YANMAR America Corporation, a manufacturer of advanced performance diesel engines, equipment and gas engine based energy systems, will open a new training and customer experience facility in Cherokee County, creating 25 jobs and investing $20 million into…

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  • YANMAR America Acquires Land for New Training and Customer Experience Facility

    YANMAR America, a global manufacturer of advanced performance Industrial and Marine Diesel Engines and Generators; Compact Construction, Agricultural and Utility Task Vehicle equipment and gas engine based Energy Systems, is excited to announce that it has invested $ 20 million and acquired 50-plus acres of land in Acworth, Georgia to…

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  • Economic Director Reports County Thriving

    Cherokee County Office of Economic Development President Misti Martin shared the latest on the economic success of Cherokee County at Tuesday’s Canton Rotary Club meeting.

    Cherokee is on track for more jobs, expansion of local industry and new businesses locating to the county, she said.

    About 77 percent of the…

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  • Cherokee Tops Georgia for Lowest Unemployment

    Cherokee County officials aren’t surprised that the county now has the lowest unemployment rate in the state.

    With the vast array of jobs and the county’s ongoing commitment to businesses here, the latest unemployment figures from the state Department of Labor add up to some good news.

    Cherokee tied for…

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  • Find a Career in Your Home Community

    Add it all up and it comes to 1,840 in less than 24 months. That’s the number of new jobs the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) has helped generate by attracting new and expanding industries throughout the county. But that’s only part of the equation.…

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