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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER                    MARCH 2013
Boyd Property Preservation Adds Over 100 New Jobs

Boyd Property Preservation LLC, a locally owned property preservation company, recently announced the creation of 104 jobs in Whitfield County and 300 over the State of Georgia. The company is establishing its headquarters in Dalton and the jobs will consist of accounting, customer service, and information technology positions.

 

"Boyd Property Preservation's decision to expand its operations is terrific news for North Georgia's workforce and for the state", said Chris Cummiskey, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. "Most of the job creation in the state comes from our existing industry, so we and our partners, like those in Dalton-Whitfield County, work hard to make sure these companies know we appreciate them and that the can accomplish their business goals right here in Georgia."

 

The company maintains bank owned properties in the Southeast. This includes Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida. Boyd Property Preservation began the hiring process by interviewing job seekers during the Dalton Career Expo on December 5, 2012, hosted by the Georgia Department of Labor.

 


Last Chance to Register for Innovation Management Workshop
Improve your innovation strategy to increase your competitiveness
 
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Innovation is defined as commercializing a meaningfully unique idea that a customer will pay for. However, only 10% of companies choose to compete on innovation strategy. These same companies have a return on sales that is twice as high as those that compete primarily on low cost, quality or delivery metrics. Learn to develop new processes, services, or products that will contribute significantly to your profitability. Over the next 20 years, innovation management will be a key business growth strategy.

Through this five hour workshop you will:
  • Discover why Innovation Management is a "must-have" for business growth
  • Understand the types of innovation and why they are important
  • Be able to identify the warning signs that innovation is not driving your strategy
  • Learn to implement tools to create innovative ideas
  • Participate in exercises to begin your journey
  • Gain tips on implementing a sustainable innovation management system in your organization
Who Should Attend?
  • Key Decision Makers, CEO's, Senior Leadership, Business Development Leaders, Plant Managers, EDO leadership

Workshop Information
  • WHEN: 11 am - 3 pm, Tuesday, March 26
  • COST: $25 (lunch included)
  • WHERE: Dalton Utilities auditorium
  • SPONSORS: One Georgia Authority, Dalton Utilities, Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority
  • ORGANIZER: Georgia Tech Georgia's Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Register for this event online at www.eventbrite.com by Friday, March 22Contact David Apple with any questions at david.apple@innovate.gatech.edu.
Manufacturing Trends Luncheon on April 10
Luncheon to discuss changes and trends in manufacturing

A Manufacturing Trends Luncheon is scheduled for April 10 in Dalton. The program is presented by Garner A. Carrick.

Mr. Carrick is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at The Manufacturing Institute.  He leads the Institute's research activities including partnerships with internationally recognized consulting firms and production of a regular series of reports on the issues and challenges affecting the U.S. manufacturing sector.

 

Luncheon
  • WHEN: 12 pm, Wednesday, April 10
  • COST: $15 (lunch included)
  • WHERE: Dalton Golf & Country Club
  • SPONSORS: Dalton State School of Business, Southeast Industrial Development Association, North Georgia EMC, Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority
Register for this event online at www.daltonchamber.orgContact Larry Johnson with any questions at ljohnson@daltonstate.edu.

 

Tax Incentives for Manufacturers

 

The state of Georgia is playing an active role to ensure companies are investing in their current workforce. Georgia manufacturers can receive a tax credit of 50% of their direct training expenses, with up to $500 credit per full-time employee, per training program. In order to qualify, your training must meet the following:

  • Employees being trained must be employed by your company for at least 16 weeks.
  • The training must be technical training. Examples include training on new or revised systems; training on new or upgraded equipment; quality improvement training. 

The state currently allows manufacturers to go back 1 year to amend returns and claim credit. 

 

Here are some helpful links:

Republished from the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Connect Newsletter. Sign up for the monthly newsletter at http://gamep.org.
Contact:
100 S. Hamilton Street, Dalton, GA 30720
www.locationdalton.com  | 706.278.7373
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