Grow Greater Dalton

 

GROW GREATER DALTON 2.0 INVESTMENT

 

CHAIR: David Gregg, Alliance National Bank

 

The Greater Dalton Chamber’s Grow Greater Dalton 2.0 initiative is an economic development campaign aimed at strengthening the economy in Greater Dalton. It is focused on creating jobs, increasing capital investment and providing a prepared workforce for the Greater Dalton area.

In the past four years, business leaders in Dalton & Whitfield Co. have added over 1,000 new jobs, seen over $200 million in new capital invested and built an excellent economic development program. This economic development program has positioned our community for significant job growth and continued economic vitality in the years to come.

This program and its benefits came because of the financial support of private businesses in partnership with our city and county governments and The Archway Partnership.

Building on the success of this first phase, Grow Greater Dalton 2.0 will focus on two overriding strategic goals:

• Strategic Goal One: Recruit another 1,000 new primary jobs and realize $250 million in new capital investment.

• Strategic Goal Two: Provide an educated and skilled employee base for businesses and industry, as well as, opportunities for our citizens to reengage and receive training in high demand jobs with competitive salaries/benefits through an innovative approach to workforce development.

Read more about this exciting program to strengthen the local economy.

The goal of Grow Greater Dalton 2.0 is to raise $3.2 million to accomplish these objectives. To become a Grow Greater Dalton 2.0 investor, please contact Summer Nix at 706-712-0953.

News Releases:

Grow Greater Dalton Announces Chair (Feb. 14, 2013)
Grow Greater Dalton Investors Provided with Update (Dec. 19, 2012)

Elyse Cochran-Davis Op-Ed (Dec. 16, 2012)
Job Creation Initiative Endorsed by Boards (Nov. 12, 2012)
Grow Greater Dalton 2.0 Plans Underway after Positive Feasibility Study (Nov. 5, 2012)

Downloads:

Current Investors
Grow Greater Dalton 1.0 (2009-2012) Score Card

2012 GGD Return on Investment
GGD December Investors Council Presentation (PDF)
GGD December Investors Council Presentation (web)
How Dalton/Whitfield Co. Gained a Competitive Edge in Economic Development