Our Work in Georgia
In partnership with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, ARC is supporting 17 projects in Georgia totaling nearly $4.3 million in fiscal year 2019. These investments have been matched by almost $5 million and are attracting an additional $11.6 million in leveraged private investments in Georgia. They are also benefiting the 3 million residents in Georgia’s 37 Appalachian counties.
Honorable Brian Kemp
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
In Fiscal Year 2019, ARC and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs partnered on the following investments and projects.
Investments in Action
Rome’s Opportunity Zone Infrastructure Improvements
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.
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