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Dalton-Whitfield Joint Development Authority Honors Lamar Lyle

(Dalton, GA- January 25, 2017) On Tuesday, the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority (DWJDA) honored a leader of, not only the DWJDA Board, but also the community.

W6B055 SmallLamar Lyle was presented with a service award to commemorate his years serving on the Dalton Whitfield County Joint Development Authority Board of Directors. Mr. Lyle joined the board in 2012 and served as Vice-Chairman from 2014 through 2016.

 During his tenure on the board, the DWJDA was able to announce over 3,700 jobs and $938 million in capital investment to be created through projects in Dalton.  

“We are grateful to Mr. Lyle for his years of service to the DWJDA Board.  He was always ready and willing to help the JDA in our efforts to grow our community’s economy, while also working hard to manage his business and help our community in many other ways.   He will be missed by this board,” said Carl Campbell, Executive Director of the DWJDA.

We thank Mr. Lyle for his dedication, service, and leadership.

 
Cost of Living Index

(January 25, 2017) - Among the 273 urban areas that participated in the 2015 Cost of Living Index, the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living ranged from more than twice the national average in New York (Manhattan), NY, to more than 20 percent below the national average in McAllen, TX.   The Cost of Living Index is published quarterly by C2ER – The Council for Community and Economic Research.

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Small Business Person of the Year 2016

Each year the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority, in collaboration with the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, recognizes an outstanding Small Business Leader in our community. A selection committee of Economic Development and Chamber professionals from across the state review applicant submissions and select a winner based on set criteria.  Each nominee must be a member of the Chamber, a for-profit company employing less than 50, and be the individual who owns/operates or who bears principle responsibility for the small business.  Additionally, winners must show growth in their company, innovativeness and must be involved in the development and growth of our community.   

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Another flooring company relocating headquarters to Dalton
by Alex Green, Business Around the Region, Chattanooga Times Free Press
 
DALTON (June 23, 2016) — Dan Pelton shed his jacket inside W.H. Taylor's new Dalton headquarters after delivering a short speech in the sultry Southern heat outside minutes prior.
 
Guests mingled on the main floor of the College Drive office building, sipping on sodas and bottled water and snacking on broccoli and cookies.
 
Pelton talked like the grand opening of the company's new headquarters is only the first ball to drop in a series of investments by the company in Dalton, after its move from Fontana, Calif.
 
"This is kind of the point when we mark the beginning of the future for Taylor," Pelton said Wednesday.
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COST OF LIVING INDEX QUARTERLY UPDATE

 

Among the 260 urban areas that participated in the first quarter 2016 Cost of Living Index, the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living ranged from more than twice the national average in New York (Manhattan) NY to more than 20 percent below the national average in McAllen, TX.   The Cost of Living Index is published quarterly by C2ER – The Council for Community and Economic Research.

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MOHAWK INDUSTRIES TO CREATE 200 JOBS IN DALTON

ATLANTA, April 21, 2016 — Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Mohawk Industries, the world's largest flooring manufacturer, will expand its existing vinyl flooring operations in Dalton-Whitfield County. This project will significantly increase the company's current U.S. luxury vinyl tile (LVT) manufacturing capacity. The $100 million capital investment in infrastructure and equipment will generate approximately 200 jobs for the region.

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Joint Development Authority looks to future

Posted by Daily Citizen News: Saturday, January 23, 2016 10:00 pm

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As of the first of January, the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority (JDA) had 59 projects it was working on, representing a total of $2 billion in investment and 5,381 direct jobs, according to Carl Campbell, the JDA’s executive director.

“But we aren’t the only ones competing for those projects,” he said. “And we aren’t the only ones trying to get good, well-paying jobs. The whole state is going after those jobs.”

The JDA is tasked with bringing new jobs and new investment to Dalton and Whitfield County.

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Dalton leaders recognized

Dalton produces leaders.

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January 21, 2016 (Dalton, GA) - As a manufacturing hub and center of the worldwide carpet industry, Dalton has an outsized influence on Georgia, and the city is well represented in Georgia Trend magazine’s latest “100 Most Influential Georgians” list.

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Dalton's Cost of Living Index: 2015 Annual Average

January 19, 2016 (Dalton, GA) -- Among the 273 urban areas that participated in the 2015 Cost of Living Index, the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living ranged from more than twice the national average in New York (Manhattan), NY, to more than 20 percent below the national average in McAllen, TX.   The Cost of Living Index is published quarterly by C2ER – The Council for Community and Economic Research.

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BioBased Technologies® Relocates Lab to Northwest Georgia

SPRINGDALE, Ark., April 7, 2014 – BioBased Technologies® LLC, a leader in the sales and marketing of Agrol®, a bio-based family of polyols used in manufacturing, has relocated its state-of-the-art laboratory to Dalton, Ga. Ken Mitchell, BioBased Technologies® Chief Technical Officer, said the company opted to move its lab from Northwest Arkansas to Northwestern Georgia in order to be closer to a number of its customers.

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Don Adcock Named Small Business Person of the Year

 

October 25, 2013 – The Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority, recognized Don Adcock as the 2013 Small Business Person of the Year during the Chamber Annual Banquet on October 22nd. Adcock is the founder and CEO of Adcock Financial Group.

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