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PHYSICAL ADDRESS

240 Interstate North Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339

MAILING ADDRESS

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

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HOW CAN WE HELP?
Media
Amy Selby | aselby@cobbchamber.org
Site Selection, Incentives & Projects 
Brooks Mathis | bmathis@cobbchamber.org
International Programs & Global Trade
Amanda Blanton | ablanton@cobbchamber.org
Small Business & Innovation Support
Austin Riley | ariley@cobbchamber.org
Workforce & Talent Development
Austin Riley | ariley@cobbchamber.org
Existing Business & Industry Support
Brooks Mathis | bmathis@cobbchamber.org
Amanda Blanton | ablanton@cobbchamber.org
Select Cobb Investors
Brooks Mathis | bmathis@cobbchamber.org
Newsletters & Social Media
Jessica Shoemaker | jshoemaker@cobbchamber.org

The Select Cobb team is ready to support you 24/7/365. We know business doesn’t stop at 5:00, so it is our pleasure to work on your behalf, no matter when that time is, call us!

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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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 from 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 Select Cobb. 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 Selby Amy
AUSTIN RILEY

VICE PROGRAM COORDINATOR, COBB WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
770-859-2374 | ARiley@cobbchamber.org

Austin is a graduate from Auburn University with a degree in Political Science. He will focus his responsibilities on our Cobb Workforce Partnership, an effort to strengthen Cobb’s pipeline of top talent to our businesses for the next generation. The CWP engages local, state and regional leaders in business, education and government to form strategic and innovative industry pipelines for the future. Additionally, Austin will be engaging with existing businesses and industry throughout the county, ensuring our companies are heard, not just in issues of workforce development, but in all items necessary for their continued success in the community., Austin 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, Austin 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,

Austin 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

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
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.

Contact Selby Amy
JESSICA SHOEMAKER

COMMUNICATIONS & OPERATIONS COORDINATOR, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
770-859-2338 | JShoemaker@cobbchamber.org

Jessica is responsible for all internal and external communications related to our economic development efforts. In her role, Jessica coordinates website content, social media strategies; investor outreach and communications; and internal team operations.

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.