U. S. Congressman Recognizes Gainesville

City of Gainesville earns high marks for dedication to economic growth and stability
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives earlier today praising the progress of his hometown, the city of Gainesville, Georgia. Through the hard work of its citizens, local activists and leaders in the community, Gainesville has been rated the best performing small city in Georgia for 2012, and ranks in the top ten small cities in the U.S. for job growth. An excerpt of Collins’ speech is found below.
“I rise to congratulate my hometown, the city of Gainesville, Georgia for its leadership in creating and sustaining jobs despite the economic challenges facing our nation,” Collins said. “I’m proud that Gainesville continues to be a leader in economic development. Gainesville was ranked sixth in job growth nationwide from 2010 to 2011, and second in job growth from 2011 to 2012. From food and auto services to manufacturing and retail, more business are calling Gainesville home – which means more job opportunities for Georgians. I commend the leadership of Gainesville and Hall County for creating an environment where businesses can thrive, and I look forward to their continued success.”