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Aug. 16 - Become a Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR; Nominations open til Oct. 31 by GDEcD

Category: Economic Development

Dublin Business Journal Staff Report

August 16, 2017 – For the fifth year in a row, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) have teamed up to recognize the outstanding, unique and impactful small businesses in the state of Georgia.

The awards seek to “salute the risks, innovations, outreach, and impact of our small businesses, as well as the reasons why these qualities abound in Georgia,” according to the announcement on the process to have a business nominated.

The criteria to be considered include:

-          Any type of small business is invited to apply.

-          Business owners can nominate their own company or another Georgia small business.

-          Must employ under 100.

-          Must be a Georgia-based, for-profit company.

-          If the company has been assisted by a local or state economic development resources (see application for details), they will receive BONUS points.

The winning companies will be recognized at an Awards Luncheon on Monday, March 19, 2018 in Atlanta.


Winners are expected to attend the awards luncheon, and give brief remarks on their company, including discussing “how you reached out to the local or state economic development resources and how they provided assistance in your quest for development and growth,” explains GDEcD.

Only the winners will be notified .

Information on entries is available at GDEcD’s website.

Additional information is available from Mary Ellen McClanahan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 404.962.4820.

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