In partnership with Goodwill of North Georgia, United Way of Greater Atlanta, and the Douglas County Chamber, we are hosting the FIRST In-Person Job Fair of 2021. All the necessary safety precautions including requiring masks, temperature checks, minimum of 6 ft spacing, and limiting attendance will be adhered to. Employer Registration Form – Space is…

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Mill Creek Residential was chosen after a rigorous selection process to bring a comprehensive development to the area surrounding the new Town Green and Amphitheater. The city directed the Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership to issue an RFP for a master developer to bring a project to the new town center. The RFP was sent via…

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Technology companies Switch and Google partner with Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership to support program DOUGLASVILLE, GA (August 10, 2020) – Elevate Douglas, a public-private partnership focused on cultivating a robust business environment, has initially identified emergency relief funds to support the small businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The application will open on August…

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January 17, 2020 (Douglasville, GA) – The Douglas County Economic Development Authority Board of Directors named Breezy Straton as the Deputy Director for the Douglas County Economic Development Authority. Prior to this role, Ms. Straton served as the Director of Existing Industry, Workforce, and Compliance and as Project Manager for the Authority. Since joining the…

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Author: National Skills Coalition November 26, 2019 Douglas County EDA urged lawmakers to align workforce development policies with the needs of industry. WASHINGTON, DC (November 26, 2019) – Breezy Straton, Director of Existing Industry and Workforce for the Douglas County Economic Development Authority joined more than 75 business leaders from 25 states in Washington D.C.…

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Author: Consultant Connect May 15, 2019 KALAMAZOO, Michigan – Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants, announces its 2019 list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. The economic development professionals selected for this list were nominated by their colleagues in both the economic development industry…

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Author: Douglas County Economic Development October 10, 2019 (Douglasville, GA) – The Career Ready Training Program graduated its third cohort consisting of 28 participants. This cohort was the first to be geared towards adults who are seeking to upskill or reskill to meet the demands on industry in Douglas County. This program is funded through…

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Author: Douglas County Economic Development August 2, 2019 (Douglasville, GA) – United Way CareerRise announced the partnership between West Georgia Technical College, the Douglas County Economic Development Authority, and the Coweta County Development Authority will receive grant funding in the amount of $73,840 to support the adult version of the Career Ready Training Program. “The…

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