Economy Update – January 2017

Economy Update – January 2017

2016 Year in Review: Goals, Successes and Indicators

Economy Update – November 2016

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 specialize...

Economy Update – October 2016

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 through a...

Economy Update – August 2016

Economy Update – August 2016

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) featured Fayette County in this month’s edition of their magazine, HUB.  TAG has been seeking opportunities to identify high-tech companies on the south side of the Metro Atlanta region as well as grow the high-tech sector.  The programs identified in the Fayette Visioning Economy plan pertaining to start-up...

Economy Update June 2016

Economy Update June 2016

The Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) has rolled out its new marketing plan.  The plan follows basic Marketing 101 focusing on three of the four marketing Ps:  product, price and promotion. Product, in the world of economic development, means available buildings, usually 25,000 sq. ft. or larger, or available property that could accommodate buildings...

Economy Update May 2016

Economy Update May 2016

The Economy Committee, in partnership with Clayton State, has completed a small business survey.  They survey was targeted to small businesses not affiliated with a franchise or branch business model.  Thirty-two surveys were completed. For those businesses completing the survey, the average number of full-time employees was 9.5 with two part-time employees and...