Print Page | Contact Us | Sign In | Join Now
Newsletter Archive [November 2012] [11/09/12]
Share |

Featured Articles

After Luncheon Session

VERY VERY Important Topic

GEDA has been working with the Departments of Community Affairs and Audits to create some educational information about some annual reporting requirements for Development Authorities and other public agencies.  There are very specific registration and reporting requirements for ALL Development Authorities across the state.  DCA and Audits have worked together to create educational sessions to help you understand the process.  GEDA will host a mini-version of the session immediately after our November luncheon.  Stay and take notes for your local Development Authority to make sure you are in compliance!!  See other seminar dates here.


SETAAC Offers Assistance

The Southeastern Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (SETAAC) is a Federal program funded by USEDA to assist companies that are struggling.  Distressed firms that have experienced a five percent decline in both sales and employment, as a result of import impact, are eligible to apply for certification and assistance.  Companies could receive up to $75,000 in 50/50 financing to help with myriad areas, including: strategic planning, target market identification, new product development, website design, continuous improvement programs, export feasibility and much more.  For more information, read the attached flyer and contact Tracy Cole at 404-385-4222.

Economic Development Law Seminar

GEDA continues its long-standing tradition of sponsoring the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Economic Development Law Seminar this December.  As mentioned on the flyer, "this seminar qualifies for the 8 hours of economic development training required during the first year of appointment or reappointment of development authority board members."  Translated ... all development authority board members need training and this seminar can satisfy the requirement.  

The training will take place at the State Bar of Georgia Headquarters, 104 Marietta Street, NW, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, December 6.  Registration is available online.

2013 GEDA Calendar Announced

GEDA is very pleased to announce our calendar for 2013!  As is our custom, we will host our three special events (Legislative Luncheon, Spring Workshop, Annual Conference) and will host luncheons the rest of the year.  One change for 2013 will be a special celebration luncheon in March.  More details will be available on that soon.  Please save these dates on your calendar NOW so that you can plan accordingly for the year.

January 30 Legislative Luncheon Floyd Room, Downtown
February 18 Monthly Luncheon Georgia Tech Hotel
March 18 Celebration Luncheon Georgia Aquarium
April 15 Monthly Luncheon Georgia Tech Hotel
May 15-17 Spring Workshop Jekyll Island
June 17 Monthly Luncheon Renaissance Midtown
August 19 Monthly Luncheon Renaissance Midtown
Sept. 25-27 Annual Conference Savannah Hyatt
October 21 Monthly Luncheon Renaissance Midtown
November 18 Monthly Luncheon Renaissance Midtown
December NO PROGRAM n/a

We look forward to seeing you all year long as we celebrate 50 years of GEDA!  If you are interested in sponsoring one (or more!) of these events, please contact Brian Dill for more information.


 Georgia Trend features GEDA

Deal of the Year Award Winners

Georgia Trend magazine is currently featuring the 2012 GEDA Deal of the Year awards in the November issue.  This is the second consecutive year that Georgia Trend has covered the story.  If you turn to page 37 in your November issue, you will see stories about all of our recipients: Augusta (Starbucks), Oconee/Athens-Clarke (Caterpillar), Rome-Floyd (Lowe's), Dublin-Laurens (Dinex) and Joint Development Authority of Morgan, Newton and Walton Counties (Baxter).  Also, you can view the same story on the Georgia Trend website!  Congratulations again to all of the winning communities!

But wait there's more!  In an effort to better promote economic development and the work that GEDA members put forth everyday for the betterment of their communities and the state, GEDA has partnered again with Georgia Trend - this time to distribute copies of our 50th Anniversary celebration publication!  50,000 Georgia Trend readers will receive a copy of our 50 year history with their January issue ... 50,000 readers!!!  I cannot fully reveal what the publication will look like, but scroll down just a little bit for a sneak preview of the cover ...


 Sneak Preview

You'll See This Again in January!

Here is the cover of our 50th Anniversary book coming out in January ...



2012 Events Calendar

November 19.  November luncheon at the Delta Heritage Museum!  Harold Bevis will be the speaker.

December.  NO MEETING.  Happy Holidays!

2013 Calendar is available now too!

New Members in October!

Christina Span, Georgia Tech
Reggie Taylor, Marietta Redevelopment Corporation

App of the Month

November is here which means overeating, colder weather and spending lots of time with holiday shopping, but where to shop and what to buy?  If only there was an app that helped us sort through all of the Black Friday shopping chaos.  Ahhh but there is.  Only available in the iTunes store, Black Friday has the Black Friday sales ads out before they are printed and will have special app only specials on that crazy day in two weeks.

Have an app to recommend to us?   Fill out this simple form. 


Economic Outlook Luncheon

Don't forget about the Terry College of Business Economic Outlook Luncheon series!  Register here!

  • Atlanta - November 29.  (GEDA has a few seats left at our table if you'd like to go.)
  • Columbus - December 3
  • Albany - December 4
  • Augusta - December 10
  • Macon - December 11
  • Swainsboro - January 9
  • Savannah - January 17
  • Jekyll Island - January 18
  • Athens - January 23
  • Dalton - January 29


Annual Report

Next month, GEDA will send out annual dues renewal notices.  We hope that you will agree that we have a lot of great momentum building through our programs, the 50th Anniversary, our new marketing and communications plan, the great work of our committees and so much more.  We are publishing a Year in Review document so that you can better understand all of the work that has been done in 2012 to assist you in your jobs.  There will be a nice gift in there for you as well, just to keep us in your mind all year long! 

Connect With Us

75 Fifth St., NW, Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 962-4110 or (404) 962-4109