mostlycloudy
Tuesday July 7th, 2015 12:56PM

Forsyth County extends Local Business Initiative

By Bill Johnson
CUMMING -- Forsyth County businesses that bid on county government projects will continue to hold a slight edge over their out-of-county competitors for another year.

During the first county commission meeting of December, commissioners approved a one year extension of the Local Business Initiative that gives county businesses a five percent credit preference.

The initiative was introduced by Commissioner Patrick Bell three years ago.
Bell said the purpose of the program is to return as much taxpayer money as possible to the local economy.

Bell, who will leave office this month, said the initiative is one of his proudest accomplishments.

"I've tried very hard the last four years to be a friend to local business. I'm extremely proud of this initiative and the fact that my fellow commissioners have recognized its importance by extending it for another year."

The credit applies only to projects with a total cost of less than $500,000 and applicants must demonstrate they qualify each time they submit a bid.

Procurement Director Donna Kukarola said, "Forsyth County purchases a wide variety of materials, equipment and servces so there are opportunities for all types of companies to do business with the county government."



© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Fiscal cliff may determine gas prices at start of 2013
Retail gas prices climb as 2012 comes to end. While gas prices are likely to rise into next year, whether or not a deal is made to avoid the fiscal cliff will determine if prices continue on an upward trend.
6:18AM ( 2 years ago )
Business News
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
US job openings stay high, but actual hiring falters in May
WASHINGTON (AP) — Job openings stayed close to a 15-year high in May. It's a sign that companies are expecting continued economic growth, but the level of advertised jobs has yet to drive the same kin...
11:31AM ( 1 hour ago )
The numbers tell the story: June was one warmest on record in N. Ga.
Most of north and Central Georgia was warmer-than-normal in June and most places were also drier-than-normal.
9:07AM ( 3 hours ago )
Hall Co. Commission to consider sign moratorium
It's a decision that didn't get nearly as much attention as Obamacare and same-sex marriage, but it's a Supreme Court decision that's having an impact on local governments, including Hall County.
7:00AM ( 5 hours ago )
Gwinnett man sentenced in shooting death of 23-month-old grandson
Gwinnett County prosecutors say a man has been sentenced in the shooting death of his 23-month-old grandson.
By Associated Press
5:31AM ( 7 hours ago )
Clarkesville selects design/build team for fire-damaged downtown
The Clarkesville City Council has decided who will perform design work and redevelop the fire-damaged east side of the Square.
9:44PM ( 15 hours ago )