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OUR NEW MISSION

We begin our next five year economic development strategy in 2018. With the participation of more than 1,000 business leaders, educators and government partners, we have put together a strategic mission for economic growth for Select Cobb. The Pendleton Group and their team of industry experts (Craig Lesser, former Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development & Senior Executive with Georgia Power; Bill Floyd, former Mayor of the City of Decatur; Steve Smith, former Turner Broadcasting Executive, and Tal Wright, former VP of Corporate Communications at Georgia Power) put together a plan that tackles the following:

  • Increase project pipeline through relationships, marketing & business development
  • This increased project pipeline will spur job & investment growth
  • Advocate for pro business climate/legislation
  • Focus on existing industry relationships and programs/resources for existing industries
  • Diversify marketing efforts globally
  • Launch Cobb’s first International strategy and marketing campaign
  • New marketing and partnerships with both IgniteHQ and Kennesaw State University
  • Increased internal, external and investor communications with dedicated staff member

OUR GOALS

10,000

JOBS

 

$1.5 BILLION

IN NEW, PRIVATE INVESTMENT

 

INCREASE THE ACTIVE PROJECT PIPELINE BY 10% EACH YEAR

 

LAUNCH COBB’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL MISSION

 

NEW, INNOVATIVE WORKFORCE PROGRAMS AND FORUMS

 

JOINT MARKETING COLLABORATION WITH SOUTH COBB REDEVELOPMENT & IGNITEHQ

 

ENGAGED UNIVERSITY FOCUSED EVENTS (KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY & GEORGIA TECH)

 

NEW, INNOVATIVE MARKETING PLANS IN EACH DISTRICT

 

500+ INDIVIDUAL EXISTING INDUSTRY RELATIONSHIPS (VISITS, SUPPORT, CONNECTIONS)