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    July 27, 2021

    New Industry to Polk County acquires Cedartown Speculative Building

    The Development Authority of Polk County (DAPC) is pleased to announce yet another success with Oldcastle APG’s purchase of the 100,000 sq foot Cedartown Spec-Building located in the Cedartown North Business Park. The company’s investment in Polk County will initially create 20 jobs, and 45 when at full capacity.

  • Sun, May 2, 2021 – Sat, May 8, 2021

    Small Business Appreciation Week

    We are so thankful for all of our Small Businesses in Polk County!
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    August 4, 2020

    Meggitt Job Fair

    Start your career with Meggitt! Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 8am-12noon. Join us at the Georgia Northwestern Technical College: 466 Brock Road Rockmart, GA 30153.

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    July 20, 2020

    Reclaiming A Stronger, More Resilient Economy

    By Chris Clark

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the recession it has caused have been described as unprecedented. It has introduced new terms into our common language such as “social distancing” and “elbow bumping”. Simply put, it’s made us rethink how we shop, worship, educate and interact.

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    Feb 18, 2020

    Outlook 2020: DAPC seeks industry growth in 2020

    By Kevin Myrick, Polk Standard Journal

    The Development Authority of Polk County is looking to continue a trend of bringing big business to the area, but also keep what is already here through a variety of new programs as april Schwindler took over the organization in the fall of 2019.

    The change in leadership brings with it renewed opportunities to grow relationships between existing industries and find a company to take over the Cedartown SPEC building…

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    April 1, 2019

    EY – Northwest

    Productive Partnerships

    By Rebecca McCarthy, Georgia Trend

    As in years past, manufacturing continues to be the main economic driver in Northwest Georgia. The region’s long tradition as a national leader in creating carpet and floor coverings, coupled with a trained workforce, is attracting new companies to the area and convincing established ones to expand.

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