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Economic Development

Growing in Georgia: Economic Development Success

The Gainesville-Hall County Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is among the top 50 fastest growing metros in the U.S. Total population is just under 200,000 with a daytime population in Gainesville, the county seat, exceeding 100,000 people.

Business and industry make long-term investments in Gainesville-Hall County because of its stability, skilled workforce, visionary leadership and quality of life.  We are home to 47 Fortune 500 firms, more than 300 manufacturing and processing concerns, and 45 international companies representing 18 countries.From 2012 to 2015, 97 new and expanded industry locations generated nearly 5,000 new jobs, retained over 850 jobs and invested more than $805 million in fixed capital.

Manufacturing remains strong here and many allied industries such as automotive suppliers, plastics, consumer goods, food processing and life sciences locate in Gainesville-Hall County to manufacture and distribute products around the world.

The Future of Georgia Economic Development

Gainesville-Hall County is a business hub that leads the region in trade, medicine, education, industry, retail, recreation and cultural pursuits. Existing Industry support and recruiting technology businesses and industries is a major focal point of HALLmark 2010-2015 the Next Generation, a five year economic development plan. Technology and Education equals progress, so workforce development is a high priority to support existing business as they deploy Next-generation technology applications and to encourage growth in complimentary businesses of life science companies, telecommunications, technology manufacturers, software developers, and tech support industries.

 

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