Successes in 2017
New & Retained Jobs
1,245 NEW JOBS
NEW & EXISTING COMPANY EXPANSIONS
Elf on the Shelf HQ (Cumberland / Riverwood), Glock North America HQ (Smyrna), Empire Distributors (South Cobb), CareSource (Cumberland / Galleria), Tyler Perry Studios (Town Center), Revenue Analytics (Cumberland / Galleria), Eat Fit – Go Healthy Foods (Kennesaw), Floor & Décor (Smyrna).
SMALL BIZ & INNOVATION
Collaboration in marketing & programming with Cobb’s first business incubator, IgniteHQ in partnership with Kennesaw State University.
Completion of Atlanta United FC HQ & Training Ground on Franklin Gateway in Marietta
Core 5 groundbreaking on two (2) new industrial buildings in South Cobb, totaling more than $80 million in new investments and over 1 million square feet
The relocation of 400+ jobs at the new Empire Distribution facility in South Cobb
The expansion of Home Depot’s Technology Campus in Marietta
26% increase in Cobb’s millennial population
Increased participation in the Cobb Workforce Partnership
Built strategic partnership with Smith & Howard for industry focused programs
Strategic young talent marketing campaign