Friday, June 22, 2007

Metro Atlanta Chamber Gets Site Selection Award

Site Selection magazine has picked the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce as one of the top 10 economic development organizations in the United States.

Economic development groups were ranked according to four categories: new jobs, new jobs per 10,000 residents, new investment amount and new investment per 10,000 residents. They were also reviewed on innovation, leadership and customer service, the magazine said.

"The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce is focused on jobs, jobs, jobs," said Kessel Stelling, president and CEO of Bank of North Georgia and chair of the Metro Atlanta Chamber's economic development committee. "For six years in a row, Atlanta has ranked third in the nation among cities with the most Fortune 500 headquarters. Metro Atlanta has what companies want, and the chamber continues to recruit new companies and more jobs to the area, and build on our economic development success."

In 2006, metro Atlanta created more than 60,000 jobs, making the area the No. 2 spot in America for job creation.

Source: Phoenix Business Journal

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