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Chamber report shows 33 new or expanded businesses last year

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - On the heels of Site Selection Magazine naming Gainesville-Hall County among its "Top 5" small metro areas in the nation for business expansions and locations, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has released its 2014 Economic Development Report.

The new report outlines economic development activity in Gainesville-Hall County contributing to the recent rating that spotlights it as one of the top performing communities in Georgia and the nation. The March 2014 rating marks the second consecutive year that Site Selection has selected Gainesville-Hall County among its top performing communities in economic development. (See earlier story. Second link below.)

"In 2013, Gainesville-Hall County had 33 new and expanded businesses that created 950 jobs and generated $180 million in capital investment," said Tim Evans, Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Hall Chamber. The 2014 Economic Development Report includes updates on Retail, Housing, Infrastructure, Business, Population, Healthcare, Education, and Redevelopment, Tourism and the Chamber's VISION 2030 and HALLmark initiatives that support economic development. The new report is available online: Greater Hall Chamber Economic Development Report 2014. (See first link below.)

Copies of the report are available at the Greater Hall Chamber, 230 E.E. Butler Parkway in Downtown Gainesville.
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