“Economic development is the cultivation of activities that create a net gain of money into the community. This positive money flow is called an economic base.”
The Economic Development committee’s goal is to support the growth of Mableton’s economic base. Based on this goal, our committee is laser focused on creating synergies with agencies that support our effort and on seizing organic opportunities that will help us do the following:
- Attract new businesses
- Support existing business
- Strengthen our workforce (workforce development)
- Distinguish our community
- Educate/Advocate about Mableton to potential businesses owners
Did you know that Economic Development committee members…
- Have been instrumental in advocating for a Mableton CID (Community Improvement District)? A CID would dramatically increase funding to help with projects like gateway and welcome signage and wayfinding signage, decorative streetlights, public safety initiatives including private patrols and security cameras (which can be co-located with decorative streetlights), landscaping, decorative banners, street furniture, redevelopment studies, public infrastructure projects, recreational improvements, engineering studies, planning studies and retail market analysis.
- Are getting the word out about workforce development programs in Cobb? Click here for details on free training.
- Look for and spotlight great Mableton restaurants? Click here to see a recent blog post.
- Have beautification projects going on throughout Mableton? Click here to learn more.
- Are surveying business owners to better understand their needs? Click here to take the survey.
- Highlight new sponsors with a green ribbon cutting ceremony to help market their business? (coming soon)
Yes, we do that and more!
We partner with organizations such as the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, CobbWorks, Commissioner Lisa Cupid, The Georgia Department of Economic Development, and Georgia Power.
So are you interested in helping to attract new businesses to our beloved Mableton community? Do you want to help strengthen our business partners? Do you want to make Mableton a more beautiful place to live? Then consider volunteering on the Economic Development committee. Send us an email and let’s work together to help to make Mableton an even better place to live and play.