Hogpen Gap is a lookout with a breath-taking long distance view of the North Georgia mountains.

Our Work in Georgia

In partnership with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, ARC is supporting 17 projects in Georgia totaling $4.6 million in fiscal year 2021. These investments have been matched by $4.5 million in Georgia. They are also benefiting the 3.3 million residents in Georgia’s 37 Appalachian counties.

State Partners

Honorable Brian Kemp

Governor’s ARC Representative:
Christopher Nunn, Commissioner

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, NE
Third Floor
Atlanta, GA 30329

ARC State Program Managers:
Annaka Woodruff, ARC Program Manager
phone: 404.679.4997

Brittany Pittman, ARC Program Manager
phone: 706.508.7381

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Investment Priorities

In Fiscal Year 2021, ARC and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs partnered on the following investments and projects.

Critical Infrastructure
invested in Georgia’s critical infrastructure development, including broadband, transportation, and water/wastewater systems
Leadership and Community Capacity
invested to build the capacity and skills of Appalachia’s current and next-generation leaders and organizations in Georgia to advance community and economic development
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Economic Opportunities
invested in entrepreneurial strategies to strengthen the economy in Appalachian Georgia
Additional Priorities
invested to increase the education, knowledge, skills, and health of residents and leverage natural and cultural assets in Georgia

Investment Snapshot

Fiscal Year 2021

State Profile

Learn more about ARC’s fiscal year 2021 investments in Georgia.

Investments in Action

Rome’s Opportunity Zone Infrastructure Improvements

In Rome, GA, ARC support is being used for needed water infrastructure upgrades along the Oostanaula River to help local officials and business owners make the area shovel-ready for major development, attract capital, and create jobs.
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State Plans and Strategies

ARC’s current strategic plan is a blueprint for investments at the Regional level. Each of Appalachia’s 13 states develops a companion four-year plan and annual strategy statement outlining its funding priorities for ARC projects.

Fiscal Year 2023

County Economic Status

Every year, ARC applies an index-based classification system to compare each county in the Region with national averages to understand how counties are performing.

Counties in Appalachia

(37 out of 159 counties): Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Dawson, Douglas, Elbert, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Heard, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, White, and Whitfield

Local Development Districts

Atlanta Regional Commission
Georgia Mountains Regional Commission
Northeast Georgia Regional Commission
Northwest Georgia Regional Commission
Three Rivers Regional Commission

State Links