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PROGRESS
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Successes in 2016

New & Retained Jobs

5,701 JOBS

New Investment

$386.1 Million

NEW & EXISTING COMPANY EXPANSIONS

The Home Depot’s Technology Center, Novelis Global R&D Center expansion, HD Supply’s new HQ campus, Aaron’s, Inc. HQ relocation, RaceTrac Petroleum HQ expansion.

SMALL BIZ & INNOVATION

Opened the county’s first business incubator, IgniteHQ in partnership with Kennesaw State University.

MILITARY COMMITMENT

The Military Family Support Center launched in March, offering monthly sales to qualifying veterans and active duty personnel.

REDEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH COBB

More than $50M in new developments and more than 1 million square feet of new industrial space.

RECRUITING TOP TALENT

26% increase

in Cobb’s millennial population

INVESTOR GROWTH

Added 20 New

investors to Cobb’s Competitive EDGE

Cobb Workforce Partnership

The Cobb Workforce Partnership is a coalition of both Cobb County and Marietta City Schools, Kennesaw State University, Chattahoochee Technical College, Georgia Highlands College, Life University, Cobb WorkSource Georgia, and over 30 Cobb businesses—as a unified commitment to identify and address the workforce needs of our business community and to establish a pipeline of job-ready workers in Cobb.

The vision is that every Cobb employer has an opportunity to educate and train their future workforce in partnership with educators as early as K-12, and every Cobb student is connected with career pathway opportunities in our community through every level of their educational track.

Cumulative

Success of EDGE

YTD Jobs Since Launch

23,373

Sales Tax Revenue

up 7%

New Rooftops

up 39%

Tourism Revenue

up 34%

Tax Digest

up 19%

YTD Investment Since Launch

$2.3 Billion

Business Permits

Up 250%

REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESS

More than 2,000 new jobs along Marietta’s Franklin Gateway, home to Home Depot’s IT Campus & Atlanta United FC HQ & Training Ground.

More than 1,000 jobs in South Cobb and 1.5 million in new industrial development including FedEx and Empire Distributors – continued expansion and investment with Six Flags.

GROWING SMALL BIZ & CULTIVATING ENTREPRENURSHIP

A one of a kind partnership, Cobb & KSU launch IgniteHQ.

RECRUITING & RETAIING TOP TALENT

The launch of the Cobb Workforce Partnership, the first in Georgia, modeled after the Governor’s High Demand Career Initiative.