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IDA and JDA Continue Promoting Industry in North Georgia

By Lydia Berglar
News Editor

During its April 17 meeting, the Industrial Development Authority took a moment to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for Trenton Pressing’s expansion, two recent ribbon cuttings in Trenton, and overall development in Northwest Georgia.

Executive Director Evan Stone noted that County Executive Ted Rumley recently touched base with him, wanting to know how the authority is doing. Stone was happy to report to Rumley that the authority has been active and busy.

The authority then reviewed photos from the Trenton Pressing groundbreaking ceremony, which the IDA can include on its website and promotional materials that showcase Dade County as a place for industry.

Business matters were short and to the point. The authority approved establishing two certificates of deposit (one at Bank of Dade and one at Citizens Bank & Trust), as proposed by Stone at the previous meeting. They later entered executive session to discuss land acquisition that would allow the authority to encourage further industrial development.

As explained in last month’s meeting, the Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority has been involved with two events: an Atlanta event on April 19 where they presented available sites in northwest Georgia to interested parties, and the upcoming Regional Economic Development Summit on April 24.

JDA President and CEO Jeff Mullis said, “The more people rowing the boat in the same direction, the faster we get there.”

Speaking of the entire region, Mullis concluded, “In every county that we’re a part of, everybody’s got projects.”

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