March 1, 2016
Gainesville, GA is experiencing good news, according to Tim Evans, vice president for economic development for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. The chamber had a record year in 2015, with 24 new and expanded industries.
This has meant a $320 million investment in – and projected 1,100 jobs for – the area.
The not-so-good news in the northeast Georgia region is the lack of large land tracts for big projects. “Capacity building needs to be sort of on our front burner all the time,” Evans said.
This requires developed land, complete with infrastructure, as well as buildings. At this point, approximately 4% of the county’s business and industrial space is available, Evans added. The Chamber said that workforce development is also a number-one priority.