Target Recommendation

Targeted Recommendation

Economic Development Strategy and Industry Target Recommendations
In 2009, Early County completed a comprehensive Economic Development Strategy that was formulated by Garner Economics, LLC, Atlanta, Ga. The strategy provides quantifiable and measurable objectives for the future.  

Specifically, the Economic Development Strategy addresses five specific industry targets including food manufacturing, bio-fuel manufacturing, shared call centers and mobile entrepreneur/independent self-employed.  Other components of the Strategy include workforce development recommendations based on industry targets; entrepreneurial and small business development; existing industry support; and product improvement needs and initiatives for Early County to sustain or grow a competitive advantage.  The study identified a number of strengths of Early County, which include:
The ability of its local leaders to take action, e.g. EC 2055 and EC 2012
Cost of Labor
Labor –management relations
Availability of forest products
Availability of  agricultural  products for food processing
Local economic development organization has a strategic plan
Level of leadership support for economic development program
Reasonably priced sites
Condition and maintenance of local streets
Cost of housing
Level of crime
Level of air pollution
Attractiveness of the physical environment
Appearance of the Central Business District
Involvement of both public and private sectors
General appearance of the community