Build Business Success

Business Retention & Expansion

Upcoming Industry Council Meeting

Manufacturing and Logistics - Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | 11:30a-1p

While an increasing population and new business development contribute to our recent economic growth, Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership believes it is the success of existing businesses that boosts the local economy. By maintaining open lines of communication and building enduring relationships, we seek to aid our existing job creators as they hire more employees, add locations, invest in facilities and continue to give back to the community.

Business Expansion

We are committed to helping our long-time business owners expand with our growing community. Let us help you explore the options and resources and gain insight into planning and permitting.

Point of Contact

Elevate Douglas serves as the point of contact for assistance with workforce training and hiring, permitting for expansions, business issues and general information about city and county policies and processes impacting your business.

Meetings and Events to Connect, Support, & Engage

Elevate Douglas hosts a variety of opportunities to connect, support, and engage the existing business community.

  • Industry Roundtables
    • Manufacturing & Logistics - November 8, 2023 - register to attend HERE
    • Human Resource Professionals - next meeting date to be announced soon!
  • Metro Atlanta Economic Future Summit - December 1, 2023 - Register to attend

Target Industry Analysis and Workforce Study 

In December 2022, the Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership (Elevate Douglas)
engaged Ernst & Young (EY) to assist in creating a target industry analysis and
workforce study. This report identifies a refined set of target industries and niche
sectors that could be pursued to strengthen and diversify the Douglas County
economy. This study also identified potential opportunities for developing a
workforce in support of growth in these target industries.

Gordon Food Service located in Douglas County in 2015. The economic development team committed to us when we chose Douglas County that they would be our partner and they have stayed true to their word. Our partnership with Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership has been invaluable and their leadership in workforce development has provided an opportunity for business, education, and non-profit organizations to address the challenges of developing and recruiting talent. The efforts have been beneficial to our growth in Douglas County.

Contact the Elevate Douglas Team

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