The Newnan Times-Herald


Ga. Dept. of Economic Development to tour Newnan, Grantville

  • By Kandice Bell
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  • Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:31 AM

The Electric Cities of Georgia Bus tour will visit Newnan and Grantville this year to see what Coweta County has to offer prospective businesses.

Georgia Department of Economic Development project managers are updated on 159 county and 500-plus city assets, but the bus tour allows the managers to visit a group of electric city communities in one or two days.

“We don’t know which day the tour will visit Newnan and Grantville or how much time we will have with them,” said Coweta County Development Authority President Greg Wright in an email statement. “Once we do, we can plan our program. Electric Cities of Georgia holds the bus tours to give ECG communities an opportunity to showcase their assets to statewide project managers. Until we have more details, we are in a holding pattern as far as planning goes.”

The economy in Coweta is remaining steady and more businesses, particularly manufacturers, are considering Coweta a place to do business.

The Coweta County Development Authority recently announced several new potential business projects in Coweta at their monthly meeting earlier this month.

Grantville City Manager Al Grieshaber said the city will take direction from the authority if the city needs to do anything to help coordinate the event.

The tour is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 29 and Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Last year, the bus tour visited Lawrenceville, Buford, Norcross, Acworth, Cartersville, Calhoun, Dalton,and  LaFayette. Electric Cities of Georgia is a nonprofit organization serving 52 public power governmental entities in Georgia.