June 2015

2015 | In Focus | June 2015Preserving the Past, Embracing the FutureMadison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

2015 | In Focus | June 2015

Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future

Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

Georgia’s Madison-Morgan area is renowned for its rich history, homes pre-dating the Civil War and stunningly gorgeous rural scenery. Home to countless parks, farms and the magnificent 19,000 acre Lake Oconee – acclaimed for some of the best water sports, golf and tennis, boating, camping, biking, hiking and picnicking in all of Georgia – the area has everything for which one could possibly wish – and a great deal more.

2015 | In Focus | June 2015Georgia’s New Business DestinationWalker County

2015 | In Focus | June 2015

Georgia’s New Business Destination

Walker County

America’s scenic byways are peppered with the famous phrase See Rock City. From Texas to Michigan, the words have been painted on barns and birdhouses since the 1930s, creating a nationwide trail of kitsch that leads to one of Georgia’s most loved destinations. Follow the advice and visit Walker County to discover a classic attraction – and much, much more.

2015 | In Focus | June 2015A Pro-Business CommunityHart County

2015 | In Focus | June 2015

A Pro-Business Community

Hart County

As more and more companies turn toward advanced manufacturing and automation, Hart County, Georgia provides an opportunity for growth that is hard to match. The area’s primary benefit may appear to be its advantageous location. However, a closer look uncovers an aggressive commitment to creating and maintaining a growth-centric environment.

2015 | In Focus | June 2015Silver City on the RiseCity of Meriden

2015 | In Focus | June 2015

Silver City on the Rise

City of Meriden

Situated at the “crossroads of Connecticut,” Meriden is ideally located for business. The city of 60,000 – once the silver manufacturing capital of the world – sits in the geographic center of the state, at the intersection of Interstates 91 and 691, as well as the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) and Route 5, putting the community in the center of it all.

2015 | In Focus | June 2015Global Business Propels Local GrowthThe Liberty County Development Authority

2015 | In Focus | June 2015

Global Business Propels Local Growth

The Liberty County Development Authority

The Liberty County Development Authority (LCDA) in Coastal Georgia has worked diligently to recruit manufacturers and distributors to its community for more than 30 years, citing proximity to the Port of Savannah and the presence of the Fort Stewart labor pool as advantageous characteristics. It appears the efforts are paying off, as industrial sector employment has grown 461 percent since 1981, with 70 percent of industrial employment tied to companies that are headquartered overseas.

2015 | In Focus | June 2015Full Service Industrial Repairs and Robotic SolutionsICR

2015 | In Focus | June 2015

Full Service Industrial Repairs and Robotic Solutions


Over the past twenty years, Michigan-based ICR has grown from a repair facility to a global full-service solution provider. The company works with customers worldwide on electronic and mechanical repairs for manufacturing facilities. It also specializes in asset management, automation equipment sales, robot sales, robot refurbishing, integration, decommissioning, field service and machinery sales.

2015 | In Focus | June 2015An American Manufacturing Success StorySSP

2015 | In Focus | June 2015

An American Manufacturing Success Story


Founded in 1926, SSP has always been a company with a focus on complex, specialty industrial manufacturing. Though the company started as a contract manufacturer, it has evolved into a product manufacturer, and has continued to grow by developing, improving and innovating upon its product lines and continuing to expand its product offerings to become one of America’s manufacturing success stories.


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