Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Alpharetta plan targets new business

Market Steet Services has presented Alpharetta, Georgia with a new Economic Development Plan that stresses the importance of attracting new business.

The report said that Alpharetta is in a good position to grow, but the city needs to invest more in promoting
itself with a comprehensive marketing program. He also said small business growth would be key to the city’s success, especially with the current state of the economy.

The firm also told city officials that keeping and attracting younger residents would be important going forward. Creating a community that is aesthetically pleasing and easily commutable will assist in this effort.

Mac Holladay of Market Street said the city should be spending more money on economic development and hiring new staff members to work on these goals.

He salso said that developing good relationships with current businesses will also help the city be successful.

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