The Rural Georgia Initiatives division within the Georgia Department of Economic Development was created by the Georgia General Assembly and Governor Nathan Deal in March 2018. The division’s mission, headed up by Amy Carter, is to help rural Georgia communities become more competitive for economic development projects and identify new strategies for attracting jobs and investment. This division works diligently to advance these strategies, thereby improving the quality of life for those residing in Georgia’s rural communities.
“Promoting the growth and success of rural Georgia is essential to securing a more prosperous state for generations to come,”
—Governor Nathan Deal.
RuralWorks: A Rural Georgia Economic Development Roundtable
Thursday, May 17, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Catoosa County Campus
120 College Park Drive Ringgold, Georgia 30736
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Floyd County Campus
One Maurice Culberson Drive Rome, Georgia 30161
The RuralWorks: Economic Development Roundtables connect Georgia’s rural communities to the various state and federal programs that enable economic development growth. Hosted by GDEcD’s Rural Georgia Initiatives division, these roundtables bring together thought leaders from local communities with relevant state level agencies and organizations to learn and discuss ways to become more competitive for economic development projects as well as identifying resources and new strategies for attracting jobs and investment.
Featuring Representatives From:
• Georgia Department of Agriculture
• Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation
• Georgia Department of Community Affairs
• Georgia Department of Labor
• Georgia Department of Natural Resources
• Georgia Department of Revenue
• Georgia Department of Transportation
• Georgia Department of Economic Development – Workforce Division
• Georgia Department of Economic Development – International Trade Division
• Georgia Department of Economic Development – Tourism Division
• Georgia Department of Economic Development – Global Commerce
• Georgia Department of Economic Development – Centers of Innovation
• Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
• Georgia Secretary of State
• Technical College System of Georgia
• University of Georgia – Public Service and Outreach
• University System of Georgia
• United States Department of Agriculture
• United States Economic Development Administration
The roundtables will be hosted in various locations across Georgia and will generally last one and half to two hours. They are open to the public and no RSVP is necessary.