Elbert County Receives Visit from Commissioner of GA Dept. of Economic Development

January 15, 2014

Elbert County’s Economic Development Authority is feeling good after a visit last week from Chris Carr.

Carr is the Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and was recently in Elbert County as part of a fly over tour of various areas across the state of Georgia.

Carr, who took office in November, held a roundtable discussion at Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course, where Executive Director of the Elbert County Development Authority Beth Eavenson said they talked for over two hours.

“We talked about some of the challenges that Elbert County has faced, we talked about some of the strategies we have going, and we talked about some of the successes that we have had”, said Eavenson. “Such as the expansion of Bubba Foods, the location of Mollertech and Hailo, and Pilgrim’s Pride and how well all of those places have continued to do. I think it was a good visit, he got to know us, and he got to know Elbert County.”

She says that Carr expressed his commitment to helping Elbert County grow, and one way of doing that said Eavenson, is by providing resources Elbert County doesn’t have access to.

“So any resources that we need that are above and beyond what we can do here at the local level, the department is always willing to step in and meet those needs”, said Eavenson.

Some additional resources Eavenson said could be offered are deal closing funds, and work force training through the state’s Quick Start program through the technical college system.

She says having that kind of help on Elbert County’s side is vital to economic development in our area.