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  • Inaugural Cherokee By Choice Ambassadors Announced

    WOODSTOCK, GA — The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) welcomed their inaugural group of Cherokee By Choice (CBC) Ambassadors last week.

    2024 CBC Ambassadors include Courtney Howard of Black Airplane, Barbara Corey of Wellstar Health System, Linda Coyle of Bank of America, Naceo Denney of Georgia Power Company, Will…

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  • 2023 Annual Report: A Year of Generational Impact

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) is looking back at a successful 2023 with the release of its 2023 Annual Report.

    “We are helping build a sustainable foundation that meets the needs of Cherokee today and Cherokee tomorrow,” writes COED Chairman Marshall Day in his letter that opens the…

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  • Made Mercantile: International Creativity Month Highlight

    Cherokee County is home to a thriving community of creatives. This January, we’re celebrating International Creativity Month by highlighting some of Cherokee’s many creativity hubs. This week we’re getting to know Woodstock’s Made Mercantile.

    Made Mercantile is a collaborative cowork space. The space is a program of the City…

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  • Woodstock Arts: International Creativity Month Highlight

    Cherokee County is home to a thriving community of creatives. This January, we’re celebrating International Creativity Month by highlighting some of Cherokee’s many creativity hubs. This week, we’re featuring Woodstock Arts.

    Woodstock Arts began as a local non-profit theatre in 2002 but dreamt big – aiming to bring all mediums…

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  • Menagerie on Main: International Creativity Month Highlight

    Cherokee County is home to a thriving community of creatives. This January, we’re celebrating International Creativity Month by highlighting some of Cherokee’s many creativity hubs. This week, we’re featuring Canton’s Menagerie on Main.

    Nestled between Downtown Canton and the Mill on Etowah, Menagerie on Main is both an artisan boutique…

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  • Local Color Studio: International Creativity Month Highlight

    Cherokee County is home to a thriving community of creatives. This January, we’re celebrating International Creativity Month by highlighting some of Cherokee’s many creativity hubs. This week, we’re featuring Canton’s newest home for creatives, and North Atlanta Venture Mentoring Service (NAV) venture, Local Color Studio.

    Local Color Studio opened…

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  • Dig. Grind. Hatch. for Cherokee’s 192 Birthday

    Reflecting on a pioneering past for Cherokee County’s 192 birthday.

    A big happy birthday to Cherokee County! Cherokee County was founded on Dec. 26, 1831 – 192 years ago. That’s 192 years of dreaming, doing and making.

    As we plan for the future, we spoke with History Cherokee to learn…

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  • Achieve Your Entrepreneurial Resolutions With LaunchPad Bootcamp

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED), in collaboration with Hatchbridge Incubator, is helping Cherokee startups realize their entrepreneurial New Year’s resolutions by rolling out the new LaunchPad Bootcamp Series, beginning in January 2024.

    LaunchPad Bootcamp is a free 4-week series for Cherokee County emerging entrepreneurs to guide them in…

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  • The Giving Tree: Shop Local For A Holiday Tree & Give Back to Your Community

    Shop Local For A Holiday Tree & Give Back To Your Community

    The warm smell of hot chocolate and the crisp scent of pine – a sure sign the holidays are here in Cherokee County! For many residents, this season is marked by frantic holiday shopping, sweet treats and the…

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  • Cherokee Regional Airport & Soaring Aviation Industry: the Sky’s the Limit

    It’s Aviation History Month! Beyond the filming of Tom Cruise’s airborne action-movie American Made in Ball Ground, Cherokee plays a large part in real-world aviation with a booming aerospace manufacturing industry and the expanding Cherokee Regional Airport.

    The Cherokee Regional Airport, just south of the City of Ball…

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  • Honoring Cherokee County’s Past for American Indian Heritage Month

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) is honoring American Indian Heritage Month by acknowledging and reflecting on its Native American origins and history.

    American Indian Heritage Month is celebrated each November in the United States. This month is particularly meaningful to Cherokee County because of the rich native history…

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  • Cherokee Based Land of the Brave Documentary Celebrates Veteran-Owned Businesses

    Cherokee resident Steven Le Noir has set out to highlight and honor veteran-owned businesses with his documentary project Land of the Brave – filmed here in Cherokee County.

    “We want to highlight businesses that don’t get the recognition they deserve,” said Le Noir.

    Land of the Brave will feature three…

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