Site Selection Magazine Ranks Georgia No. 1 Business Climate in the National for the Second Consecutive Year


Georgia, for the second consecutive year, has been ranked the No. 1 state in the nation for business by Site Selection magazine, one of the nation's top economic development trade publications. The magazine releases its annual rankings each November. Fifty percent of the annual business climate rankings are determined by a survey of corporate site selectors. The other 50 percent is based on an index of seven criteria: performance in Site Selection's annual Competitiveness ranking; total New Plant Database compliant facilities in 2013; total new facilities in 2013 per capita; total 2014 new projects year to date; total 2014 projects year to date per capita; state tax burdens on mature firms and on new firms according to the Tax Foundation and KPMG Location Matters analysis.


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ED Team works the FABTech Expo with State of Georgia Project Managers. 

FABTECH 2014 Brings Top Manufacturing Leaders from Around the Globe to Atlanta

The Dalton-Whitfield Economic Development Team assisted the Georgia Department of Economic Development Project Mangers in the Georgia Booth at the 2014 FABTech Expo held in Atlanta. 

FABTech is is the largest annual metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event in North America. More than 30,800 attendees from over 70 countries attend this year's show.  During the 3-day expo, attendees visited 1,477 exhibitors to see live equipment demonstrations- including hundred of new technologies- and compare products side-by-side.  The exhibits cover more than 550,000 net square feet.  


To learn more about FABTech, click HERE.


The Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority, recognized T.J. Kaikobad as the 2014 Small Business Person of the Year during the Chamber Annual Banquet. Kaikobad is the owner of the Dalton Depot & Trackside Tavern


"The Chamber was proud to honor T.J. Kaikobad this year. His leadership, support of other local businesses and philanthropic efforts make him a worthy recipient of the 2014 Small Business Person of the Year Award," said Robert Smalley, Chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors.


 To read the full story, visit the Joint Development Authority website

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