Last summer the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce’s public private partnership with the local development authority, local school system, Lanier Technical College and the University of North Georgia took a large step in expanding the capabilities of the Chamber’s economic development initiatives with the creation of a two-track economic development plan. A piece of the short-term plan included a new, independent economic development website focused on primary target business segments.
The Chamber recently launched ChooseForsyth.org. This site allows corporate executives, site selection consultants and local businesses to access information about the county’s economic climate, incentives and available resources.
“The Chamber of Commerce is committed to diversifying Forsyth County’s tax digest by enhancing our economy through business attraction and retention. ChooseForsyth.org was developed to be a key resource for companies to learn more about the advantages of doing business in the area,” said Robert Long, Vice President of Economic Development for the Chamber of Commerce.
Featuring a compelling design with easy navigation, the new website will offer GIS planning software to peruse real estate options, economic data, a blog, testimonials and resources for local businesses. The website will be managed by the Economic Development Department at the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce. This department serves as the first point of contact for companies interested in relocating or expanding their business in the area.
“Expanding Forsyth County’s web footprint is one of several pro-active economic development initiatives the business community is collaborating on with the Board of Commissioners,” commented Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Todd Levent. “Our goal is to provide as many resources as possible to attract quality new investments and jobs to our community.”
“Forsyth County is the fastest-growing county in Georgia. It’s excellent school system and superior quality of life have fueled residents’ choice to raise their families here. Through ChooseForsyth.org we can provide people with the necessary information to choose Forsyth County for their business endeavors as well,” said Robert Long.