DAFC is ushering in 2021 with a new board chairman and leadership, and a soon to be announced new executive director. This article appeared in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Feb 16, 2021.
Article shared from Atlanta Business Chronicle on Fulton County economic development changes, successes and challenges in 2020. Originally published October 23, 2020.
From the Atlanta Business Chronicle: https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/05/21/viewpoint-incentiveprojects-arehaving-a-positive.html Recent media reporting leaves readers with the impression that school systems lose tax revenue from Development Authority of Fulton County projects. The facts say otherwise. And if this was indeed the true picture, that incentives have a negative impact, it begs the question: Why would we allow it? The reality is that these abatement projects bring investment, jobs, and increased tax revenue to Fulton County and our two school systems.
From the Georgia Department of Economic Development:https://www.georgia.org/newsroom/press-releases/pop-displays-usa-llc-create-280-jobs-invest-79-million-fulton-county ATLANTA, March 26, 2019 —Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that POP Displays, a leader in the display industry, will create 280 jobs and invest $7.9 million in a new manufacturing and distribution facility in East Point.