The inaugural “Business Walks” program kicked off with two days of “walks” on Thursday, August 12 and Friday, August 13. Co-hosted by Paulding County Economic Development (PCED), the Paulding Chamber of Commerce and the Paulding College and Career Academy, several businesses in Post 4 were visited by economic development professionals and local community leaders. Post 4 Commissioner Brian Stover was also in attendance and excitedly participated in this initiative.
The purpose of the “Business Walks” program is to develop a strong foundation to build relationships and networks with the businesses of Paulding County.
The information obtained captures the pulse of businesses in the defined area, directly connects economic development resources to the business community, and identified opportunities for Paulding County’s economic development growth strategies.
Outcomes from the “Business Walks” include:
- One-on-one assistance to address business challenges
- “Business Walks” to become Best Practice in Paulding’s economic development outreach strategy
- Resources from Paulding College and Career Academy and Chattahoochee Tech shared with businesses struggling to find employees
- Valuable feedback from local businesses, including suggestions on how to improve current processes
The inaugural “Business Walks” were a huge success. The PCED team and partners began an open dialogue with businesses of all sizes. These foundational relationships will help foster the collaboration with PCED partners and the Post 4 business community. Another “Business Walks” is schedule for later in the year in a different area of Paulding County. Dates for these business walks are not yet set but will be announced soon.
Thank you to all our “Business Walks” economic development partners:
Chattahoochee Tech, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Paulding County Board of Commissioners, Paulding County Chamber of Commerce and the Paulding College and Career Academy