Georgia

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 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.

State Partners

Governor:
Honorable Brian Kemp

Governor’s ARC Representative:
Christopher Nunn, Commissioner
email: christopher.nunn@dca.ga.gov

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

ARC State Program Managers:
Annaka Woodruff, ARC Program Manager
email: annaka.woodruff@dca.ga.gov
phone: 404.679.4997

Brittany Pittman, ARC Program Manager
email: brittany.pittman@dca.ga.gov
phone: 706.508.7381

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

Investment Priorities

In Fiscal Year 2019, ARC and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs partnered on the following investments and projects.

Critical Infrastructure
$2.2M
invested in Georgia’s critical infrastructure development, including broadband, transportation, and water/wastewater systems
Ready Workforce
$300K
invested to increase the education, knowledge, skills, and health of Georgia’s Appalachian residents to work and succeed
Leadership and Community Capacity
$126K
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
$615K
invested in entrepreneurial strategies to strengthen the economy in Appalachian 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.
Two men wearing orange hard hats working in a construction setting

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 2021

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