Fulton County Creates Economic Development Division | Print |

Division Expected to Help Attract, Retain and Grow Jobs Throughout Fulton County

On Wednesday, December 7, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to establish the Fulton County Division of Economic Development. The resolution, sponsored by  Chairman John Eaves, Commissioners Joan Garner and Liz Hausmann includes the development of an administrative structure and proposes an initial annual operating budget of $750,000 for FY2012. The Division will be responsible for coordinating all services and activities associated with Fulton County policy and economic development initiatives.

“Today, we put Fulton County in a far better position to create jobs and grow our economy,” said Chairman Eaves. “By bringing together the business community, the cities of Fulton, our educational institutions, the State of Georgia with the Development Authority and the new Fulton County Division of Economic Development, we will serve our citizens by attracting, retaining and expanding businesses in our county which brings new jobs.”

“We need to tell the Fulton County story,” said Commissioner Hausmann. “We are the premier county in the state and need to showcase our assets to the world. Our primary goal is quality job creation.”

“While we treasure the presence of major employers here in Fulton County, the introduction of this new bill will allow us to continue our commitment to expanding businesses and creating job opportunities, given the challenging economic climate,” said Commissioner Garner.