Consulting firm hired to develop vision for Macon-Bibb County

lmorris@macon.comApril 26, 2013 

An Atlanta-based consulting firm has been hired by the Macon-Bibb County chamber and other area groups to “facilitate the creation of a community and economic development strategy for Macon-Bibb County,” according to a news release.

Market Street Services, a national community and economic development consulting firm has been retained by the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Macon Economic Development Commission, Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, the Community Foundation of Central Georgia and other community partners, the release stated. Some of those other partners include Georgia Power, the Peyton Anderson Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The consulting firm has helped other communities such as Greenville, S.C., Austin, Texas and Richmond, Va., according to the release.

“This is the next step in an ongoing effort to make Macon and Bibb County as competitive as possible for new jobs, talent and corporate investment,” chamber President and CEO Mike Dyer said in the release. “This economic development strategy and its subsequent implementation will ensure that the necessary actions are taken to attract and create quality jobs and to maintain and grow a talented workforce, now and in the future.”

A meeting will be held 8:30 a.m. Monday at the chamber office, 305 Coliseum Drive, to provide more details.

To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.

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