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Main Streets on a Mission

When you hear “downtown revitalization” you might picture restaurants, brew pubs, boutiques and offices in character-filled, brick-clad buildings. Plants and trees line the well-lit streets and benches offer spots to watch small-town life go by. But without people – specifically,…

Northwest: A Greener Path

Jobs and the economy of Northwest Georgia are increasingly tied to the growth of clean energy innovations like electric vehicles. In Gordon County, TEKLAS, a Turkish supplier of electric vehicle parts, invested $6.5 million in its first North American facility…

Bridging the Housing Gap

Consider two amounts: $994 and $19.11. The first is the fair-market rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Georgia. The second is the hourly wage a household would need to earn to afford that rent and utilities without exceeding 30% of…

2021 Economic Yearbook: Northwest

When life hands you lemons … make protective gear. That was the mantra of many business owners throughout Northwest Georgia last spring when COVID-19 threatened their livelihoods as well as the health and lives of those around them. “We had…