ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER                               January 2016

Dalton's Carpets Greet Lawmakers at Capitol

Every year Dalton-Whitfield rolls out a Georgia-themed rug that is given to state leaders, all 236 lawmakers and staffers. 

Read more about how Dalton is redecorating offices around the state one rug at a time, click HERE
Economic Outlook Breakfast

Dalton's Economic Outlook Breakfast 2016 will feature Jeffrey M. Humphreys, director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business and Sephen Kuzniak, researchers at the Terry College's Selig Center for Economic Growth.  

Date: Tuesday, February 9th
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Dalton Golf & Country Club

You must RSVP for this event.  Click HERE to purchase your ticket today. 
Manufacturing Growth -- Tools for a Stronger Business


January 27, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Acworth, GA
Cost: $15

By attending, you will learn techniques to help you: 
  • Eliminate problems related to quality, production times, and excess waste
  • Simplify training a large workforce, including inexperienced or temporary workers
  • Increase employee engagement and improve workplace culture
  • Standardize work processes to encourage company-wide improvements

Series brought to you by: 
Georgia Tech's Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Chattahoochee Technical College, Cobb Chamber, Cherokee Office of Economic Development

For more information or to register, click HERE.

Manufacturing Growth -- Tools for a Stronger Business

Manage Better, Grow Faster!

Whether in business for two years or twenty years, many small business owners are so busy working IN the business, they neglect working ON it. If your business is ready for growth, SBDC GrowSmart gives you the tools and strategies to reach your goals. 
This program gets results! In full or half day weekly sessions, learn to analyze and manage your business like a seasoned CEO.
  • 35 hours of class time covering all areas of business operation
  • Evaluate your business, competition, and target markets
  • Hands-on, interactive program promotes sharing of best practices
  • Expert speakers add insights to the topic of the day
  • Step-by-step development of your company's strategies for growth
Combined with long term one-on-one consulting with SBDC professionals, learn to apply course principles and build a business for today's challenging times. SBDC GrowSmart is a dynamic program for owners and senior managers of growing businesses. The program is designed for leaders of companies with:
  • At least two years of successful operation
  • Annual revenues of $300,000 or more
  • The opportunity and desire to grow
Location: Dalton, GA
Discount Codes: "growsmart" $400 off
"gschamber" $100 off for chamber members

For more information about the program, click HERE.
Dalton's Public Library Reopens After "Face lift"
The newly renovated library is getting good reviews from its' patrons

To read the entire article, click here
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Made possible by Grow Greater Dalton 2.0 Investors

In This Issue
Dalton Day
Economic Update Breakfast
Tools for a Stronger Business
Library gets a face lift
Economic Indicators
Did You Know?

GA ranks #11 (up form #16) for best state for business for costs relating to labor, energy and taxes, labot supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects & quality of life.

Quick Links
Grow Greater Dalton 2.0 Investors
Angela Moss Gordy
Barrett Properties
Bartley, Thomas
Blackman, Bill & Linda
Brown Industries
Bryman's Plaza
City of Dalton
Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty
Community & Southern Bank
Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia
Dalton Box
Dorsett Industries
Engineered Floors
Fox Systems, Inc.
Georgia Power Company
h2b creative
Hamilton Health Care System
Hawkins, Dr. Jim
Hoenig, Elichai
Hubbs, Bob
J+J Flooring Group
Laughter & Jones Financial Management
Lyle Industries
Marketing Alliance Group
McCamy, Phillips, 
Tuggle & Fordham, LLP
Minor, Bell & Neal
Morehouse Group
North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation
Oakwood Cafe
Shaw Industries
Suggs, Melanie
Watkins Jr., Jerry
Weaver, Bill
Whitfield County
Winter & Scoggins
100 S. Hamilton Street
Dalton, GA 30720