Successes in 2016
New & Retained Jobs
NEW & EXISTING COMPANY EXPANSIONS
The Home Depot’s Technology Center (Marietta), Novelis Global R&D Center expansion (Town Center), HD Supply’s new HQ campus (Cumberland/Encore), Aaron’s, Inc. HQ relocation (Cumberland/Galleria), RaceTrac Petroleum HQ expansion (Cumberland/Galleria), Granite Telecommunications (Cumberland/Circle 75), CoreMark (Smyrna), WellStar (Vinings), Synovus Financial Atlanta Corporate Tower (Cumberland/Overton)
SMALL BIZ & INNOVATION
Opened the county’s first business incubator, IgniteHQ in partnership with Kennesaw State University.
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
in Cobb’s millennial population
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.
Success of EDGE
YTD Jobs Since Launch
Sales Tax Revenue
YTD Investment Since Launch
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.