2023 State of Economic Development Award Winners

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Thank you to everyone who attended the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce State of Economic Development Luncheon on Thursday, November 16.  We are always eager to share information about the workforce development, special projects, and business recruitment/retention initiatives we are working on.  This year we recognized the following businesses with State of the Economy Awards:

Economic Investment:  DahloneGO

The Economic Investment Award recognizes a company’s investment in equipment, machinery, materials, real estate, and employees within Lumpkin County.

Corporate Responsibility:   R-Ranch in the Mountains

The Corporate Responsibility Award recognizes a company that brings a high level of value to the community and generates positive impact.

Workforce Development:   Blue Coolers

The Workforce Development Award recognizes a company’s initiatives to educate and train individuals to meet the current and future needs of a business while also positively contributing to the overall labor force in Lumpkin County.

Business of the Year:  Satellite Industries

In addition to the Development Authority of Lumpkin County awards, the Downtown Development Authority recognized several downtown businesses:

Emerging Business: Black Bear Mercantile, LLC

Downtown Investment: Dahlonega Inn on Main

Local Favorite: The Station

Downtown Business of the Year: Connie’s Ice Cream & Sandwich Shop

2023 State of Economic Development Award Winners

We are always accepting nominations for the State of Economic Development Awards as well as our Business Spotlight. To nominate a business in Lumpkin County for the 2024 State of Economic Development Awards or Business Spotlight, please complete the form at the link below.

Nomination Form