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Education Update – January 2017

2016 Year in Review: Goals, Successes and Indicators

Community Update – November 2016

Community Lessons Learned from the Strategic Leadership Visit By Mike Stachura, Fayette Visioning Community Chair I was honored to participate in the Fayette Chamber’s Strategic Leadership visit in late October to Greenville, Rock Hill and Fort Mill all in South Carolina and Sugar Hill, Georgia. One of the biggest impacts I saw in these communities…
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Place Update – November 2016

Place Lessons Learned from the Strategic Leadership Visit By Vickie Butler, Fayette Visioning Place Chair On October 23, I, along with 45 other community leaders, boarded a bus headed to Greenville, Rock Hill and Fort Mill all in South Carolina and Sugar Hill, Georgia.  The Fayette Strategic Leadership Visit was underway. All of these communities…
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Education Update – November 2016

Hoshizaki Hosts Fayette Teachers for National Manufacturing Day By Paige Muh, Community Development Director, Fayette Chamber of Commerce On the morning of October 27, Hoshizaki America hosted engineering and business teachers from Fayette County’s middle and high schools to tour their facility and learn about modern manufacturing.  The educators discovered that Hoshizaki’s clean, safe, organized…
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Economy Update – November 2016

Developer’s Day in Fayette County Attracting business relocations and expansions to your community is tough work. With more than 15,000 communities in the U.S. alone vying for about 1,500 to 2,000 projects a year, the competition is fierce.  The industry is also driven more and more by site selection consultants. These companies are firms that…
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Fayette Visioning Summit – December 9

Fayette Visioning’s Second Annual Summit will be held on December 9 from 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Come celebrate Fayette’s community superheroes who work to build Fayette County as the premiere place to be.  Learn what projects are on the horizon including inspired ideas from the recent Strategic Leadership Visit to Greenville, Rock Hill and Fort…
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Community Update – October 2016

Exercising the right to vote is one of the most important activities any U.S. citizen can do and an informed voter is critical to the election process. There is no lack of information about the presidential candidates but the down-ballot races, particularly at the local level, may require more work to gather information on the…
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Place Update – October 2016

The development process is an interesting, often messy, mesh of citizen input, comprehensive planning and market forces. The public provides input on what kind of development they’d like to see and it is not uncommon that some want no development whatsoever. The planners try to determine what growth is best to sustain community vitality within…
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Education Update – October 2016

Eighth-grade teams in Flat Rock Middle School’s Business Education & Computer Science Connections class participated in the school’s inaugural Shark Tank project.  This entrepreneurship project, inspired by the hit ABC show Shark Tank, required student groups to bring to life a product idea with a simple marketing plan, messaging and when appropriate, a product sample…
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Economy Update – October 2016

Aviation took the first place prize of $20,000 in the inaugural Metro Export Challenge, which will go towards expanding their brand into new markets such as China and Ireland. The 2016 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge is a JPMorgan Chase-powered grant program created to help businesses begin or expand their exporting programs.  The grants were awarded…
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