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                                                                                                                   H A L L C O U N T Y GEORGIA - USA

                                                                                                   ZF Wind Power LLC                                                                       ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

	 Today, there are approximately 91,000         magazine, which named Gainesville as one of           The Greater Hall Chamber has secured
highly skilled workers comprising the           the “Best Small Places for Business & Careers”     major investments in its aggressive, five-year
Gainesville/Hall County labor force, and a      for four consecutive years. The Milken Institute   economic development plan for Gainesville/
total of 762,000 people in the Hall Area labor  Report also recognized Gainesville-Hall            Hall County called HALLmark 2015-2020. Area
force, many of whom commute an average          County MSA among the “Best Small Metro             businesses are investing $2.25 million in the
of 26 minutes to work in the Gainesville/Hall   Areas in the U.S.” for the fifth consecutive year  program to ensure the economic viability of
area each day. Of particular note is the fact   based on job and salary growth. With so many       our region. The benefits of HALLmark include
that Hall County is served by 338 Health Care   opportunities for success and prosperity, it is    high quality jobs, a stable and growing tax
Service Providers that employ nearly 12,300,    no wonder so many individuals and busi-            base, the protection of existing investments,
or 15.3 percent of the Hall County workforce,   nesses choose Gainesville/Hall as the start of     and an unparalleled quality of life. HALLmark’s
producing approximately $650 million in         a long and prosperous career.                      five-year program goals seek to create 1,700
annual wages. Almost 80 percent of those                                                           new jobs with $250 million in capital invest-
jobs are located in the region’s healthcare        Hall County’s stability, skilled workforce,     ment, $60 million in new annual payroll, and
epicenter in Gainesville.                       visionary leadership and quality of life           to maintain the Gainesville MSA’s unemploy-
	 The county’s overall unemployment             attract industries to the area. Gainesville/Hall   ment rate below that of the state and nation.
rate is 4.6 percent, which is more than 1       is home to 47 Fortune 500 firms, more than
percent lower than the U.S. rate. The median    300 manufacturing and processing plants,              The top ten businesses in Hall County are:
household income is $50,853.                    and 45 international firms from 19 countries.         • Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Inc.
                                                Between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2015, the           • Fieldale Farms Corporation
               BUSINESS                         Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce assisted             • Kubota Manufacturing of
                                                149 new and expanded business locations                America Corporation
   Gainesville/Hall County enjoys a thriving                                                          • Pilgrim's Pride Corporation
business climate and offers abundant career     with 6,600 new jobs and 1,650 retained jobs           • Victory Processing, LLC
and development opportunities for young                                                               • Mar-Jac Poultry
and seasoned professionals alike. The area is   and $1,150,000,000 in new capital investment.         • Cottrell, Inc.
widely recognized as one of the top places         Gainesville/Hall is able to support a variety      • Walmart
in Georgia to do business. Just one of the                                                            • Wrigley Manufacturing Co., LLC
many accolades for the area came from Forbes    of businesses. From entrepreneurial start-ups         • The Longstreet Clinic
                                                to manufacturing or technology companies,
                                                Hall County can provide easy transportation
                                                accessibility, tax incentives, utilities, educa-
                                                tional and training programs, and the skilled
                                                workforce to make any business successful.

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