Technology companies Switch and Google partner with Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership to support program DOUGLASVILLE, GA (August 10, 2020) – Elevate Douglas, a public-private partnership focused on cultivating a robust business environment, has initially identified emergency relief funds to support the small businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The application will open on August…

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Author: Consultant Connect May 15, 2019 KALAMAZOO, Michigan – Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants, announces its 2019 list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. The economic development professionals selected for this list were nominated by their colleagues in both the economic development industry…

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Author: Douglas County Economic Development October 10, 2019 (Douglasville, GA) – The Career Ready Training Program graduated its third cohort consisting of 28 participants. This cohort was the first to be geared towards adults who are seeking to upskill or reskill to meet the demands on industry in Douglas County. This program is funded through…

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Author: Douglas County Economic Development August 2, 2019 (Douglasville, GA) – United Way CareerRise announced the partnership between West Georgia Technical College, the Douglas County Economic Development Authority, and the Coweta County Development Authority will receive grant funding in the amount of $73,840 to support the adult version of the Career Ready Training Program. “The…

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Author: Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp ATLANTA, July 12, 2019 —Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that Stitch Fix, the leading online personal styling service, will open a new distribution center in Lithia Springs, creating over 900 new jobs in the next few years. “Georgia is truly honored to welcome Stitch Fix to Douglas…

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Author: Douglas County Economic Development June 7, 2019 (Douglasville, GA) – Fifteen recent graduates from the Douglas County School System completed the Career Ready Training Program. The training program was created in 2018 in partnership with the school system, the Douglas County Economic Development Authority, West Georgia Technical College, Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, and industry partners;…

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Author: Douglas County Economic Development June 11, 2018 (Douglasville, GA) – Twenty-four 2018 high school graduates participated in the two week “Career Ready Training Program” sponsored by West Georgia Technical College, Douglas County School System, Douglas County Economic Development Authority, and Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. The program targeted high school seniors who were looking to enter…

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Author: Douglas County Economic Development DECEMBER 5, 2017 (Lithia Springs, Georgia) – The Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board honored Medline Industries as the Business Services Company of 2017 at their Annual Honoree Luncheon. Medline was recognized for their partnership with WorkSource Atlanta Regional and for receiving more than $30,000 in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act…

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Author: Douglas County Economic Development DECEMBER 1, 2017 (Villa Rica, Georgia) – In a special called meeting of the Douglas County Economic Development Authority, it was announced that Southwire is expanding their distribution operations in Douglas County, Georgia. Southwire began construction on a 400,000 square foot facility in the City of Villa Rica in the…

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Author: Douglas County Economic Development NOVEMBER 29, 2017 (Lithia Springs, Georgia) – Tigris Fulfillment Partners LLC, a kitchen and bath master distribution company, will create 50-75 new jobs over the next five years in Lithia Springs. They anticipate investing up to $700,000 in machinery and equipment at their Lithia Springs location. Tigris noted several reasons…

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