Gainesville-Hall County to be Featured on International Television Show

Tim Evans
Vice President, Economic Development
Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
770-535-8419 FAX

Gainesville, GA – January 13, 2010: The producers of Inside Business Report announced that Gainesville-Hall County will be featured in an upcoming TV episode as part of the show’s “Leaders in Economic Development Series: Doing Business in a Global Economy.”

The feature can be viewed online here.

Inside Business is an executive business report that takes a contemporary look at the world’s economy. The show’s topics are related to technology, trends and relevant issues that fuel our society. The program airs primarily on news networks such as CNN Headline News. The Gainesville-Hall County episode is expected to air in January 2010 and includes interviews with area business leaders in pharmaceuticals, healthcare, education and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

Inside Business was prompted to feature Gainesville-Hall County due to census reports reflecting population growth, tourism and a thriving business climate.

The Gainesville-Hall County Metropolitan Area has shown remarkable growth in a variety of categories. U.S. Census Bureau Reports issued in March 2009 indicate Hall County has become the 3rd fastest growing metropolitan area in the nation with 33% population growth from 2000 to 2008. The MSA is fast approaching 200,000 residents.

Business and industry too, are thriving. Over 1,500 new jobs and $333 million in new capitol investment was created in just the last two years. Hall County is currently home to 47 Fortune 500 firms, more than 300 manufacturing and processing concerns, and 45 international companies, including Elan Drug Technologies, ZF Industries, Kubota Manufacturing of America and many others.

The region’s prominent tourist attractions include Road Atlanta, Chateau Elan, Lake Lanier Islands, the Northeast Georgia Mountains and 690 miles of shoreline on Lake Lanier.

What is the secret of Gainesville-Hall County’s success?

Location is part of the story. Gainesville-Hall County is located just 35 miles northeast of Atlanta, and is at the center of one of the most vibrant business corridors in Georgia and the Southeastern United States. The community is widely recognized as the trade, medical, educational, industrial, retail, cultural and recreation center of the fast-growing Northeast Georgia region.

The community’s economic development efforts are a public-private partnership of the business and elected leadership, and those efforts are focused on attracting and retaining industries including life sciences, biotechnology firms, back office operations, small businesses, existing firms and high-end retail developments.

“It is an honor to be recognized and featured in the upcoming Inside Business segment, and Gainesville-Hall County has a great economic development story to tell,” said Tim Evans, Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. “Gainesville-Hall County is known for its diverse economic base, great quality of life and the community’s ability to develop, attract and retain great talent to support its business growth.”

For more information on the Inside Business television episode and economic development in Gainesville-Hall County, contact Tim Evans, Vice President, Economic Development, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, 770-532-6206. Email:

Tim Evans, CEcD
VP Economic Development
Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
Ph: 770-532-6206 ext. 107
Mobile: 678-644-1864
P.O. Box 374
Gainesville, Georgia 30503

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