Cherokee Office of Economic Development

Cherokee by Choice.

2022 COED Annual Report

It has been another banner year at COED. Our 2022 Annual Report provides a snapshot of the accomplishments throughout the year.

2023 Cherokee Film Summit

The 4th Annual Cherokee Film Summit will be presented at the YANMAR EVO//Center on March 16, 2023, from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Cherokee By Choice 2.0 - A Launching Pad for the future

A bold, five-year plan that guides Cherokee's economic development strategy and lifestyle brand forward.

Filmed in Cherokee Mobile App

The Filmed in Cherokee App offers an interactive experience that takes users on a behind-the-scenes tour of fan-favorite film locations. The app features on-set photos, insider stories, and fun facts on why each location was selected.

Be Pro Be Proud
Be Pro Be Proud Georgia

Be Pro Be Proud Georgia is bringing a new generation of pride and progress to the skilled professions - in Cherokee, metro Atlanta, and beyond.

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  • Cherokee County will be the #1 fastest growing county in the Atlanta region for the next 5 years and beyond

  • In the past five years, COED has recruited more than 4,500 new jobs to Cherokee County

  • Almost $900,000,000 in capital has been invested into the Cherokee community in the past five years

  • Cherokee County is home to 161 local properties at which to film your next series or movie

  • Cherokee County has the highest SAT scores in the Metro Atlanta area

  • 2.8 million labor shed population within commuting range

Lead Investors

  • Yanmar
  • Cherokee County
  • Cherokee County Development Authority
  • Georgia Power
  • Cherokee County Water and Sewage Authority
  • Cobb EMC
  • Black Airplane

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Cherokee’s small business community can apply for much-needed financial relief through the Cherokee Small Business Grant. The funding, made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners, will assist local small businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic. The application portal will GO LIVE…
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