Georgia

Georgia

Georgia

Our Work in Georgia In partnership with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, ARC is supporting 16 projects in Georgia totaling $6.3 million in fiscal year 2022. These investments have been matched by $4.8 million in Georgia. They are also benefiting the 3.3 million residents in Georgia’s 37 Appalachian counties.
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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp
Georgia

Governor Brian Kemp

Sworn in as Georgia’s 83rd Governor on January 14, 2019, Brian Kemp began his political career as a Georgia State Senator in 2003. In 2010, Kemp was appointed to serve as Georgia’s 27th Secretary of State, a position he held until 2018. Before entering politics, Kemp was an entrepreneur, founding…
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Christopher Nunn, Georgia Governor's Alternate
Georgia

Christopher Nunn

Christopher Nunn was appointed Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in 2017. He leads the State’s community development efforts to support local leaders in their efforts to build strong, vibrant communities. Prior to DCA, Commissioner Nunn led a regional professional services firm as Chief Operating Officer and…
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Georgia

Hart

Hartwell, GA: Digging into Downtown Revitalization  

Building Appalachia’s infrastructure has been an ARC investment priority for 58 years, especially the development and maintenance of basic infrastructure systems for water, sewer, energy, highways, and more. ARC’s Area Development Program invested $66.8 million in water and sewer projects alone in Fiscal…
Investment in Action
Georgia

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs: Supporting Businesses of All Backgrounds

For over 20 years, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) has empowered entrepreneurship in Appalachian Georgia through small business loans to candidates who might otherwise be overlooked. ACE’s founder, Grace Fricks, is a former social worker, who made it the organization’s mission to target support to women, people of…
Investment in Action
Georgia

Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, Whitfield,

Northwest Georgia Regional Commission

Executive Director Boyd Austin Email baustin@nwgrc.org…
Local Development District
Georgia

Cherokee, Douglas, Forsyth, Gwinnett,

Atlanta Regional Commission

Executive Director Anna Roach Email infocenter@atlantaregional.org…
Local Development District
Georgia

Banks, Dawson, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, White,

Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

Executive Director Heather Feldman Email hfeldman@gmrc.ga.gov…
Local Development District