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Old National District to Hold Advisory Board Meeting on May 19
Business, Economic Development, Old National, Public Notice

Old National District to Hold Advisory Board Meeting on May 19

The Old National District (OND) Advisory Board will hold an advisory meeting on Thursday, May 19 at 11 a.m. The meeting will be held at South Fulton City Hall at 5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd. in the breakroom. Space is limited. When capacity is reached, visitors will be encouraged to watch the meeting online.  The meeting will be livestreamed via Zoom. The meeting ID and passcode are located below. Items on the agenda include the Out for Lunch Food Truck Series, OND Business Development Workshop Series, Old National Aesthetics Proposal and other economic development updates. Residents with questions or concerns should contact the Department of Economic Development at 470-249-9460. Have news to share with South Fulton residents? Email us at [email protected] Plus follo...
South Fulton Parkway Alliance to Meet May 12
Business, Community, Economic Development

South Fulton Parkway Alliance to Meet May 12

The South Fulton Parkway Alliance will hold its monthly meeting on May 12 at 9 a.m. The event will be streamed via Zoom. The organization will welcome special guest speaker Pierre Sackey, Elevate Douglas Data Center Consultant. Sackey will discuss strategic data center construction, and commissioning in Douglas County. Sackey is the President of Apollo Mission Critical Engineering, a strategic provider of Data Center Construction Quality Control and Commissioning to global technology companies. He'll provide insight on creating a win-win situation for the area as local leaders and stakeholders navigate the merging of massive construction and sustainable development. The Parkway Alliance is a membership organization that focuses elevating the quality of life for those who live, ...
City of South Fulton Development Authority

City of South Fulton Development Authority

Mark Baker, the Chairman of the City of South Fulton’s newly formed Development Authority, would personally like to invite you to our meetings to keep you updated with the potential projects headed our way!
#EconDev: South Fulton Residents Weigh in on City’s Strengths and Weaknesses
Government

#EconDev: South Fulton Residents Weigh in on City’s Strengths and Weaknesses

South Fulton residents and business owners have been sharing their input on the future of economic development in the city. It’s part of the process to develop the city’s economic development strategic plan. So far, the city has solicited feedback via an online survey and events at Welcome All Park, Burdett Community Center and South Fulton Tennis Center. This week, SWOT analysis sessions began at Sandtown Park, giving attendees an opportunity to weigh in on the city’s strengths and weaknesses. The exercise is being led by Mary Burkholder, vice president at BAE Urban Economics and Christopher Pike, South Fulton’s economic development administrator. Participants choose what they think are South Fulton’s top three strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats from lists compiled ...
Willis, Gumbs Team up to Court Small Business Owners at Tennis Center Event
Business

Willis, Gumbs Team up to Court Small Business Owners at Tennis Center Event

The city of South Fulton is ramping up its efforts to attract new small business owners and cultivate relationships with those already in city limits. Tonight, Councilwomen Helen Z. Willis and Carmalitha Gumbs will host a "Business Showcase" at the South Fulton Tennis Center (5645 Mason Road) starting at 5:00 p.m. Business owners will have an opportunity to network with elected officials and the city's administrators, as well as other movers and shakers across a wide range of industries. Christopher Pike, the city's economic development administrator, will provide insight into how to do business with the city. “We are making it a priority to create a supportive environment for the more than 1,800 small businesses located in the City of South Fulton,” said Councilwoman Willis. “Our b...
Development Authority to Meet on July 10
Government, Public Notice

Development Authority to Meet on July 10

The South Fulton Development Authority will meet on Wednesday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (7775 Ella Lane). Although the group first met in May at Welcome All Park, this will be their first meeting since being sworn in on June 11. In December 2018, the city council voted to activate the development authority for the "purpose of developing and promoting the public good and general welfare, trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities." Authority members' general duties include analyzing economic activity in the city, studying the impact of growth, and creating and implementing plans for the development of public or private facilities. The members of the South Fulton Development Authority are: Mayor Pro Tem Mark Baker, Stacy Blakle...
South Fulton Taps BAE for Economic Development Strategic Plan
Government

South Fulton Taps BAE for Economic Development Strategic Plan

At the end of March, South Fulton's city council unanimously passed a resolution authorizing an agreement with BAE Urban Economics. The firm has been tapped to prepare the city's economic development strategic plan. “I am excited about the council’s decision," said Odie Donald II, city manager. "This allows the city to engage with qualified experts who can assist us in developing a comprehensive strategic plan that will result in the development of a strong economic base for our city and a diversified economy." BAE is a national real estate and urban economics consulting firm with offices in California, New York and Washington, D.C. Among its past projects are an economic revitalization strategy for Richmond, Va. and a five-year work plan review and recommendatio...

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