State Economic Development Team Visits Telfair County
ATLANTA—May 31, 2019—On Wednesday, May 29, project managers from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia EMC and Georgia Power visited McRae-Helena to learn more about the community. During the visit, economic development representatives had the opportunity to tour the Husqvarna Outdoor Products facility, meet with area officials and company team members to learn more about the assets of the facility.
“Being able to personally set foot inside a building and visit a community allows our project managers to have a unique perspective that can’t be obtained through a website or property flyer,” said Brittany Holtzclaw, division director with the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “We are grateful to the members of the Development Authority of Telfair County and community leaders for their partnership, and look forward to collaborating on economic development opportunities.”
The agenda for the visit included a visit to the Husqvarna building, the spec building and concluded with a community tour. The purpose of the visit was to familiarize the project managers with the community so that they can better support the Development Authority with economic development efforts.
“Being able to share the facility and our community with Georgia’s economic development team is vital for us to be competitive in today’s climate,” stated Herman Moore, chair of the Development Authority of Telfair County. “We are all working together to find a new tenant for this property.”
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects.
Pictured L-R)Coleen McIver, Member; Development Authority of Telfair County
Earl Merritt, Member; Development Authority of Telfair County
Brittany Holtzclaw, Division Director; Georgia Department of Economic Development
Eric Smith; Georgia Power & Telfair County Chamber of Commerce
Neal Stanley; Telfair County Board of Commissioners
Debbie Bullard, Member; Development Authority of Telfair County
Dakkia Bradshaw; Telfair County Board of Commissioners
Ryan Waldrep, Assistant Director; Georgia Department of Economic Development