Chamber Releases Economic Development Report

Chamber Releases Economic Development Report
$203 Million in Capital Investment and Over 1,600 Jobs
 
Gainesville, GA – April 12, 2013:  The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce released its 2013 Economic Development Report at the Gainesville-Hall County Economic Development Council meeting today.  In 2012-2013, 24 new and expanded businesses created 1,660 jobs, retained 1,530 existing jobs and generated $203 million in capital investment for Gainesville-Hall County. Global firms expanding their North American business include Atlanta Biologicals, KIK Custom Products, Procare Rx, Bitzer, Yazaki, Elringklinger, Kubota, Atex, IMS Gear, Zebra Technologies and Lupold.
 
The report includes annual highlights on Business, Retail, Housing, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Tourism, Population, Redevelopment, VISON 2030 and HALLmark.
 
“Business growth is driving recent job creation and lower unemployment in Gainesville-Hall County,” said Tim Evans, Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. “The Gainesville-Hall County Metro Area has been leading the nation in job creation, yet many of our neighboring counties have persistent unemployment well above the national average.  People in our region are still seeking jobs and new skills to get a better job.  The Greater Hall Chamber’s recent job fair drew 1,150 job seekers from throughout Northeast Georgia.  This community has an important role as an employment center for the region.”
 
Get the complete Economic Development Report online at greaterhallchamber.com or drop by the Greater Hall Chamber office, 230 E.E. Butler Parkway in Downtown Gainesville. 770-532-6206.
 
www.greaterhallchamber.com