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CONTACT US

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

240 Interstate North Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339

MAILING ADDRESS

P.O. Box 671868
Marietta, GA 30006-0032

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INQUIRIES

General Inquiries
Amanda Blanton | ablanton@cobbchamber.org
Media Inquiries
Amy Selby | ASelby@cobbchamber.org
Business & Real Estate Development
Brooks Mathis | bmathis@cobbchamber.org
International Programs
Amanda Blanton | ablanton@cobbchamber.org
Small Business
Rob Garcia | rgarcia@cobbchamber.org
Strategic Partnerships
Brooks Mathis | bmathis@cobbchamber.org
Workforce Development
Rob Garcia | rgarcia@cobbchamber.org
Existing Industry
Rob Garcia | rgarcia@cobbchamber.org

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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BROOKS MATHIS

SVP, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
770-859-2358 | bmathis@cobbchamber.org

Brooks Mathis is the Senior Vice President & Executive Director of Economic Development and Cobb EDGE. The core focus of the Cobb economic development team is to promote existing business growth, provide strategic workforce development solutions, recruit new, fresh and targeted industries to Cobb and market the assets of Cobb County and its six cities to the world. Prior to joining the Chamber, Brooks served as the regional project manager with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, recruiting companies to the state of Georgia. He also worked economic development projects with Electric Cities of Georgia & MEAG Power and the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce. Brooks was selected to participate in LEAD Atlanta and was chosen as one of Georgia Trend’s Top 40 Under 40. He also serves as the Chairman of the Cobb Travel & Tourism Board of Directors and the Georgia Economic Developers Association.

He’s happy to help you with:

  • Turn-key new project support for new and existing industries
  • Planning prospect site visits and community coordination
  • Planning, permitting, zoning
  • New project recruitment
  • Incentive assistance
  • Your single point of contact whether you’re a company, consultant, broker or  statewide partner.
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NELSON GETER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF COBB COUNTY
770-859-2342 | ngeter@cobbchamber.org

J Nelson Geter serves as the Executive Director of the Development Authority of Cobb County. The DACC is noted as one of the most well-run and highest return on investment authority for taxpayers in Georgia. The Authority provides competitive tax incentives and bond financing for competitive projects creating jobs and high investment. Nelson retired from Georgia Power as its Metro East Region Manager after thirty-five years of service. Nelson graduated for Savannah State University in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Nelson will respond to you quickly if you’re interested in:

  • Development Authority Bond Financing & Incentives
  • Development Authority meeting schedules & agendas
Contact AMANDA BLANTON
AMANDA BLANTON

DIRECTOR, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
770-859-2336 | ablanton@cobbchamber.org

Amanda Blanton is the Economic Development Manager for the Cobb Chamber Economic Development team and Cobb’s Competitive EDGE. Amanda supports the organization by providing essential research and demographic information to the Chamber membership as well as prospective companies and existing industries within Cobb County. Additionally, Amanda is working to promote international commerce connectivity to the Cobb business community. Amanda also serves as administrative support for the Development Authority of Cobb County and Cobb’s Redevelopment Efforts. Prior to her role at the Chamber, Amanda was the Membership Manager for a premier golf community in Cashiers, North Carolina.

If you need any help with the following, Amanda would be glad to assist:

  • Research & demographic requests
  • Completion of project RFI’s
  • International trade questions
  • International trade questions
  • International programs and events (local, statewide & regional)
  • Site selection database submissions (land and buildings)
  • Redevelopment programs & initiatives
Contact Rob Garcia III
ROB GARCIA III

TALENT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
770-859-2349 | rgarcia@cobbchamber.org

Rob Garcia provides essential support to our existing and prospective companies in his role as Talent Development Manager. In this capacity, Rob will work closely with Cobb businesses and its educational institutions to create workforce development programs to ensure a continued pipeline for growth and success. In addition, Rob will manage the Cobb Workforce Connections Program, coordinate marketing efforts to expand Cobb’s young professional workforce as well as focus on recruitment and retention strategies for both business and universities. He will also partner on existing industry calls to ensure workforce needs are being met. To provide the business community a strong voice, Rob serves on the Board of Directors for CobbWorks and the Innovation Crescent. Rob graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Finance and is a native of Cobb County.

Rob will tackle the following on your behalf:

  • Existing Industry Visits & Support
  • Workforce & Talent Development Programs (Cobb Workforce Partnership)
  • Local university and public education partnerships and questions
  • Regional workforce programs
Contact Selby Amy
AMY SELBY

VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS, COBB CHAMBER
770-859-2350 | ASelby@cobbchamber.org

As a self-described magazine junkie, Amy Selby spent the first part of her career in Atlanta’s publishing industry. In her 10-plus years as an editor and writer she has covered parenting, health care, business, chiropractic care, real estate, education and women’s interests. She has launched and redesigned publications, and picked up a few awards along the way. In March 2011, she joined the Cobb Chamber of Commerce as their marketing manager.

As Vice President of Marketing and Communications, she manages the chamber’s branding, marketing, and communication strategies, the chamber’s membership and economic development ad campaigns, and is a member of the chamber’s senior leadership team.

She currently serves as co-chair of the Cobb County Public Safety Appreciation Breakfast committee, she’s a member of the Smith-Gilbert Gardens Foundation Board, and a member of the Give Our Schools a Hand committee. She is a graduate of the 2014-2015 Leadership Cobb class

240 Interstate North Parkway

LOCATION

Traveling North on I-75

Exit 260 (Windy Hill Road). Stay in the right lane and you will have no choice but to exit onto Interstate North Parkway. Go .7 miles (seven tenths of a mile) passing the Marriott Hotel on your left. We are on your left in a gray, two-story building with a dark green roof.

Traveling South on I-75
Exit 260 (Windy Hill Road). Turn left and immediately get into the right lane. Go over I-75 and turn right at the first street (Interstate North Parkway). Go .7 miles (seven tenths of a mile) passing the Marriott Hotel on your left. We are on your left in a gray, two-story building with a dark green roof.

From U.S. 41, Smyrna and all points West
Travel East on Windy Hill Road. Go over I-75 and turn right at the first street (Interstate North Parkway). Go .7 miles (seven tenths of a mile), passing the Marriott Hotel on your left. We are on your left in a gray, two-story building with a dark green roof.