Being involved with the Cobb Chamber of Commerce for more than 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of seeing first-hand the economic growth the County has experienced. But this growth doesn’t happen without the hard work of many individuals and organizations, who work collaboratively, and often behind-the-scenes, to recruit new business, retain our existing industry, develop our workforce pipeline, and promote the assets and excellent quality of life found in our community.
In 2010 the Cobb County Board of Commissioners had the foresight to work with the Cobb Chamber to create an initiative called “Cobb’s Competitive Edge.” They recognized that building a successful future for Cobb was best achieved strategically and together. This partnership lives on in what is now known as SelectCobb, a public-private economic development initiative housed in the Cobb Chamber dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to our County. Over the past 13 years, the SelectCobb staff, local elected and appointed leaders, economic development professionals, business owners, and many others have refined our approach and process to attract new investment and quality development – all to continue to drive Cobb’s growth and success.
As one of SelectCobb’s initial investors, Croy recognized the positive impact that Cobb and our region’s growth has on our firm. As we know, “a rising tide lifts all boats.” That’s why it’s important for us to create an environment where businesses thrive. On the local front, business recruitment remains a priority for SelectCobb, the County, and the Chamber. Currently, SelectCobb has 50 active projects, which means our leaders are in active communication with 50 different businesses that are interested in either locating to or expanding in Cobb County.
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