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?    Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), rated #1 in Georgia for Overall
             Hospital Care, Women’s Health, Cardiac Care, Heart Failure Treatment
             and Stroke Care by CareChex, a national healthcare ratings organization,
             has expanded its footprint, capacity and investment in the Barrow
             Community with the purchase of the Barrow Regional Medical Center.

        ?    In 2015, NGMC Barrow generated $68,721,154 in revenue for the local and
             state economies; provided more than $5 million in uncompensated care;
             and sustained 542 full-time jobs throughout the region and state.
        ?    Chateau Elan Winery & Resort completed renovations to the Winery
             and Conference Center, as well as, completed construction of a 95 key
             Chateau styled Hampton Inn & Suites. The total capital investment was
             $27 million and created an additional 35 jobs.
        ?    Republic  Services,  Oak  Grove  Landfill  and  MasEnergy,  Inc.,

             developed  $11  million  in  capital  investments  in  green  energy
             production at Oak Grove Landfill.
        ?    Barrow County has had over 25 companies interested in the
             Barrow Community from Site Selectors, CEOs, and State
             Project Managers, with 8 of those completing site visits in
             Auburn, Braselton, Statham, Winder and Park 53 Industrial &
             Technology Complex.                                      Topics will include:
        ?    Barrow County's unemployment rate continues to decrease   •     Center of Innovation for Logistics Resources
             from 4.5% in 2015 to 4.4% in 2016.                       •      Northeast Georgia Logistics Snapshot

                                                                      •      Georgia Port Authority and Harbor Deepening Updates

        ?   The Kiplinger Report identified Barrow County as one of the exurbs
            where the next stages of population growth will occur, outpacing big
            cities and conventional suburbs.
        ?   In 2016, Barrow County and its municpalities issued 412 new single-
            family home permits with home values increasing by 9.8% from
            2015 Barrow County’s population grew by 8.7% from 2010-2015   The Georgia Club, a master planned golf community in
            and by 2.3% in 2016 to a total of 77,126.                    Statham, is located on 600 plus acres conveniently located
                                                                         along University Parkway between Winder and Athens.
       ?    Barrow County’s population grew by 8.7% from 2010-2015 and by
            2.3% in 2016 to an estimated total of 77,126.

       ?    Regional and National builders continue to pursue single family lots
            in Barrow and its municipalities.
        ?   Premier  master  planned  housing  developments,  like  Chateau  Elan
            Winery  &  Resort  and  the  Georgia  Club  which  offer  executive
            housing, golf and amenities, continue to thrive.

       ?    Essential  workforce  housing  and  move  up  housing  products  are
            readily  available  and  continue  to  provide  options  for  those  who
            choose to call Barrow home.

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