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Inaugural Pitch DIA Competition A Success!

borrowed from Dalton Daily Citizen Dalton’s Tripp Phillips has big plans for his company Le-Glue, which makes a water-soluble glue strong enough to hold Legos together while playing with them but not damage them. Phillips wants to reach agreements with major retailers to carry the product. He wants to have it included in every setRead more

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Dalton Brewing Company Open for Business

The long awaited grand opening of Dalton Brewing Company in Barrett Properties’ rejuvenated building at 112 King Street has come and gone and the event was legendary for downtown Dalton. Over the course of two days, DBC closed King Street from Hamilton to Pentz and hosted 7 bands, 1400+ customers, and countless electronic spectators. AmongRead more

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Dalton Innovation Accelerator

Coming in late spring or early summer 2018, the Dalton Innovation Accelerator will be the focal point of business, business education, and entrepreneurship in downtown Dalton. Located in the picturesque plaza space of the Landmark Building, the DIA will be a private/public partnership that will provide a nurturing environment for businesses at all stages –Read more

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Tax Reform Good For Northwest Georgia?

As many of you have seen in the news, the recent tax reform laws will positively impact organization across the United States. Many of the yet to be thoroughly defined changes to the tax code will spur business investment and economic development. Of course, multi-national firms are those likely to see the greatest benefits, soRead more

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Dalton Gets Back to Work

A robust turnaround in the economy in Northwest Georgia continue to lead to job growth. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, metro Dalton added 1,173 jobs in 2017 and the local unemployment rate finished 2017 at 5.5 percent. Although the unemployment rate in Dalton is still in excess of the state and local average,Read more

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A Strategic Shift?

Over the last 30 days, we have been quiet on the blog front, but for good reason! Much of October, November and December has been spent processing the two newest additions to the Barrett portfolio: 1800 Highway 225 in Spring Place, a 120,000 SF industrial building, and 241 Peachtree Street, Unit 2, the focus ofRead more

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Leaseholders Big and Small

What is driving the commercial rental market? Are the largest tech, government, and institutional users driving the market, or are the hundreds of thousands of smaller users making a greater impact? According to Costar Group, the top 1,000 lease holders, representing $135 billion in annual rents, are the core of the commercial real estate leasingRead more

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Expansion in Dalton

Groundbreaking! We can all agree that change and growth are important for the development of our community. Lamar and Ann Wright must have agreed because they were gracious enough to donate $5 million to Dalton State College. This donation was matched by the State of Georgia for the new Wright School of Business. This newRead more

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Stretching your money

In July of 2017, Dalton was ranked ninety on the list of best places to live on a $100,000 budget. While it’s true in most metro areas, a $100,000 salary will not stretch very far, but fortunately that is not the case with our city! The cost of living index average is 100 and theRead more

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