Your DeKalb, Your Plan
A guide for future economic development in DeKalb County, GA
The Decide DeKalb Development Authority is the primary entity for promoting economic development and job creation in the county. In 2013, the County completed an Economic Development Strategic Plan that aimed to improve its business climate, to revitalize commercial corridors and employment centers, and to enhance DeKalb's quality of place.
As the original plan was developed with a five-year time horizon in mind, 2018 called for a new, updated plan that could capture the growth, changes, and new opportunities that have emerged in DeKalb County since.
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Make your voice heard
For a new economic development strategic plan to respond to the unique and diverse voices in DeKalb, your participation and collaboration were key! The process aimed to identify new strategies for recruiting and retaining businesses, identify the right places for the right types of commercial and residential development, and the programs that can make DeKalb a place where everyone can thrive. The public's opinions, questions, and ideas helped make the updated plan as actionable and responsive as possible!