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  • High School Filmmakers Celebrate Excellence at 4th Annual Cherokee Student Film Festival

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED), in partnership with the Cherokee County School District’s (CCSD) Audio/Video Technology and Film (AVTF) educators, recently announced the winners of the fourth annual Cherokee Student Film Festival as part of a live screening and awards presentation hosted at Sequoyah High School’s Skip Pope Stadium on April 29, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.

    Student films were screened…

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  • Rising Small Business Rockstars and the Mentors that Inspire Success

    Mentorship is a two-way street, but with the North Atlanta Venturing Mentoring Program (NAV) – it’s a multiple-lane highway.

    Tucked along a short 1.5 mile stretch on Highway 5 in Holly Springs are two rockstar businesses that have taken the NAV program by storm: Alma Coffee and SuiteSciens. NAV is…

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  • Cherokee By Choice 2.0: A Launchpad for Big, Bold Action

    Cherokee By Choice 2.0: A Launchpad for Big, Bold Action
    Five-Year Plan Guides Cherokee’s Economic Development Strategy & Lifestyle Brand  

    On Wednesday, March 23rd at the Historic Canton Theatre, the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) announced the launch of Cherokee By Choice (CBC) 2.0 – a strategic…

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  • Cherokee Film Summit Sparks “Reel Community Connection”

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) hosted the Third Annual Cherokee Film Summit on March 10, 2022, at the YANMAR EVO//Center, sparking “reel community connection” for film enthusiasts from around metro Atlanta.

    “COED is the liaison with the Georgia Film Office,” said COED President Misti Martin. “We work to…

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  • Cherokee Film Summit Sets Stage for Reel Community Connection

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) will host the Third Annual Cherokee Film Summit on Thursday, March 10, 2022, from 5 – 9 pm at the YANMAR EVO//Center in Southwest Cherokee.

    Launched in 2019 as part of the Cherokee By Choice initiative, this power-packed event sets the stage for…

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  • Honoring Cherokee’s New and Expanding Businesses  

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) recently held the Third Annual Movers & Makers Reception at The Mill on Etowah, honoring seven of Cherokee’s new and expanding businesses.

    The annual event brings together Cherokee By Choice Investors to connect with company executives and hear first-hand about their corporation’s journey…

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  • Reel. Community. Connection.

    Reel. Community. Connection.

    Italians singing from balconies.

    Just as the pandemic was hitting Georgia, we watched as the Italians, a few weeks ahead of us, took to their balconies to connect al fresco. That video, which went viral in half a blink, was the harbinger—both of the pandemic, and one…

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  • Hollywood in Your Backyard: Filmed in Cherokee

    Guest contributor: COED Intern Abigail Smithwick


    When I left for college a few years ago, I did not consider Cherokee County a film hub. Now, every time I come home, something new is filming.

    Interning at the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) gives me an even closer look…

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  • Signing Day Honors Future Pros Committed to High-Demand Careers

    Signed. Sealed. Committed – Go Pro!

    Traditionally, national signing days recognize top athletes for signing letters of intent at their college of choice. Now, a relatively new signing day has emerged to honor students who are pursuing high-demand, high-wage careers – Skilled Professions Signing Day.

    That is why the Cherokee…

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  • Forget the Commute: Career Opportunities Abound in Cherokee

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) will host the Seventh Annual Cherokee Career Expo on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center. Since its launch in 2015, the expo has provided networking opportunities, resume review assistance, and career guidance to…

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  • Jaipur Announces North American HQ Expansion in Cherokee 75 Corporate Park

    CHEROKEE COUNTY | (June 9, 2021) | Jaipur Living, a leading provider of handmade rugs and home furnishings, has begun a significant 192,072-square-foot expansion to their existing 179,727-square-foot headquarters building located in the Cherokee 75 Corporate Park in Southwest Cherokee. The expansion will be completed by Pattillo Construction. The project…

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  • Skilled Professions Signing Day to Honor Students Entering In-Demand Careers

    Be Pro Be Proud Georgia, in partnership with the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED), the Cherokee County School District, and Chattahoochee Technical College, hosted the First Annual Skilled Professions Signing Day at The Circuit Woodstock on May 10, 2021. The event celebrated 19 high school seniors representing all six…

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