Cherokee Office of Economic Development · Cherokee by Choice.

The 191-Year-Old Startup Community.


Entrepreneurs are a community and economic development asset that encourages the development of innovative products and ideas. Cherokee County is passionate about entrepreneurial education for our next generation and growth support for our next wave of innovators and startups. Learn more below.

  • Fresh Start Cherokee: Entrepreneur Educational Programming

    Fresh Start Cherokee is an initiative of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development designed to provide educational programming and support for startups in Cherokee County. Whether you’re a first-time entrepreneur, a student looking to learn more, a seasoned entrepreneur or executive with advice to give, or an angel investor, we invite you to join us in building your startup community close to home.

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  • The Circuit: Coworking Collaboration Hub

    Located a two-minute walk from Downtown Woodstock, the Circuit provides 3,000+ square feet of dedicated and shared work space designed for the next wave of innovators and startups in Cherokee County. A great place for a fresh start.

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  • Fresh Start Mornings

    Fresh Start Mornings is a free, bi-weekly educational program designed to help build startup communities and support local entrepreneurs over free coffee and community.


    Fresh Start Mornings
  • North Atlanta Venture Mentoring Service

    The North Atlanta Venture Mentoring Service (NAV) is principled and trained by MIT Venture Mentoring Service and is the first of its kind in Georgia. Led by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development, NAV is accepting applications for ventures who want to take their business to the next level through team-based coaching and mentorship.

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I have seen firsthand the ability of entrepreneurship to transform the landscape of a local workforce and fuel the innovation of an economy. The COED team has been instrumental in creating a culture of entrepreneurship in Cherokee County by providing workspace for our Woodstock HQ at The Circuit as well as valuable programming and community through Fresh Start Cherokee to help us grow into the future.

Michael Caldwell, Black Airplane (former member of The Circuit)
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