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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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  • High School Filmmakers Take Top Honors at Cherokee Student Film Festival

    CHEROKEE COUNTY | (April 29, 2021) | The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED), in partnership with the Cherokee County School District’s (CCSD) Audio/Video Technology and Film (AVTF) educators, announced the winners of the Third Annual Cherokee Student Film Festival as part of a live screening and awards presentation at…

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  • Earn While You Learn with Summer Internships

    CHEROKEE COUNTY | (April 1, 2021) | The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) has partnered with the Cherokee County School District to provide summer employment opportunities for rising high school juniors and seniors as part of the Fourth Annual Cherokee Summer Internship Program. The interactive, mentorship-based program runs from…

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  • Go All Access with New “Filmed In Cherokee” App

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) launched a free “Filmed in Cherokee” mobile app, offering an interactive experience that takes users on a behind-the-scenes tour of fan-favorite film locations.

    “Georgia has quickly become one of the top film locations in the world, and when film enthusiasts come to explore…

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  • COED Presents COVID-19 Relief Checks to Cherokee Small Businesses

    The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) held a socially distanced “drive-through” check event today to present recipients of the Cherokee Small Business Grant Program with COVID-19 relief funding. The grant is made possible through Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding administered through the Cherokee County Community…

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  • Cherokee Grant Program Awards 19 Small Businesses; Opens Second Round of Funding

    To help mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19, the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) and the Cherokee County Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) recently awarded up to $10,000 in grants to 19 local small businesses. The program helped retain nearly 100 local jobs and supported businesses ranging from…

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  • New Café to Open at The Circuit

    Circle of Friends, a local organization dedicated to community inclusion for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has partnered with The Circuit to open The Circuit Café in early 2021.

    The Circuit located at One Innovation Way, Woodstock, GA doubles as Cherokee’s first coworking space and Chattahoochee Technical College’s…

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  • Nor-Ral, Inc. Receives Elite Supplier Award for 2019 from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

    Lockheed Martin Aeronautics recently named Canton manufacturer Nor-Ral, Inc. an Elite Supplier for 2019, representing the top one percent of a supply base of more than 1,400 suppliers. The prestigious award comes as a result of Nor-Ral’s contributions to the C-130J Super Hercules and the F-35 Lightning II programs. Lockheed…

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