Coweta In Focus

It Takes A Team

by Greg Wright, President, Coweta County Development Authority

(Editor’s note: Coweta in Focus features views of several Newnan and Coweta community leaders.)

A delivery driver stopped by the office recently and asked what was going on in one of our industrial parks. He had driven by and had seen a large group of people standing beside a site. The answer was very simple… we had a prospect in town, and Team Coweta was out in force.

Economic development is a team effort. No one person or organization can make things happen because it takes many different pieces coming together to be successful.

The first step in some projects is a Request for Information (RFI), which we receive from companies or consultants to help gather information they need to evaluate various locations. Over the years, we have a completed hundreds of these documents; however, no two are ever alike. Therefore, we have built relationships in the community that we can call upon — often at a moment’s notice — to provide accurate information to help with our response.

For site visits by companies, these partners are invaluable. On the day the driver saw us, we had a company in town looking at a site. For this particular visit, company officials wanted to see the site and wanted to meet with our utility partners to explain their project and to make sure that their water, sewer, electricity and gas needs could all be met at the Coweta location.

Several weeks later, the company came back and wanted to discuss labor and education. So, we pulled together a group to discuss those topics.

It is all part of the process.

As we near the end of the year, now is a great time to thank the people and organizations in our community who have helped us during 2013. We could not do it without you. We thank you, and our community thanks you.



More Business

smallman

"Safe" or Talent

Looking for a new member of the Team or to replace somebody? Who leads the search? You? Your assistant? An outside agency? Got a detailed jo ... Read More


Local CEO recognized for global power projects

Georgia Electric Membership Corp. and Coweta-Fayette EMC recently received the 2015 International Award from the National Rural Electric Coo ... Read More


Local funeral home director earns state mortician honors

Linette C. Ward has been named Mortician of the Year by the Fifth District of the Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association Inc. The ... Read More


Smallman

Same Old – Same Old

Sports coaches teach sound techniques and tell us that repeating them will give good results. And in business if you repeat the good practi ... Read More


Funeral association taps Robinson for community service award

Minnie Robinson, who has touched countless lives through her work with Community Action for Improvement, has been recognized by a regional p ... Read More

Speaking toward success

Business speaker Glen Gould practices what he preaches

As a young man, Glen Gould spent a lot of time on the golf course. He wasn’t playing but caddying. On the job, he was often in the mid ... Read More