ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER                                       September 2015

Have you read the latest issue of Georgia Trend Magazine featuring Whitfield County? 

Dalton and Whitfield County
earned the title "Carpet Capital
of the World" decades ago by nurturing an industry that eventually covered the globe. Its success provided jobs and security for thousands of workers.

These days locals are expressing a new sense of optimism and the feeling that the bad old days are mostly behind them.

Click HERE to view the full article.. 
News at Dalton State College

Margaret Venable has been named the new president of Dalton State College by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.  She is the college's first female president. 

Venable has served as interim president since January, and assumed the permanent post based on the recommendation of Chancellor Hank Huckaby, according to a news release.  

To read the entire article click HERE
Burger King Franchises Gives to GNTC Athletics Foundation
The Burger King restaurants in Dalton, Georgia are making Georgia Northwestern Technical College a priority. For the second straight year, franchisees Middleton & Middleton, Incorporated have donated $1,000 to GNTC Athletics and the GNTC Foundation.
"Sponsorships like this really help us get the things our student-athletes need," said Georgia Northwestern Technical College's Athletic Director David Stephenson.                

To read the entire article click HERE.
Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market to Hire 95 Workers
Walmart has begun hiring the first of up to 95 associates to staff the Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this fall on Walnut Avenue in Dalton, Ga.  According to store manager Allan Rittenhouse, the store will be hiring both full- and part-time associates.
Walmart will offer a job to any eligible U.S. veteran honorably discharged from active duty since the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment launched on Memorial Day 2013. 

To read the full story, click HERE
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Georgia Trend Magazine
News at DSC
Burger King Franchises
Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market
Economic Indicators
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