GAINESVILLE, Ga. (March 16, 2017) – Rushton partner Perry Barnett was part of a local business contingent that played host to international economic representative from 11 world markets. Rushton sponsored a private reception at the Brenau University Downtown Center at the end of the visit.
The local business leaders along with representatives from the Georgia Department of Economic Development visited Lanier Technical College and the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus and toured Kubota’s new facility at the Gateway Industrial Centre and the Georgia Poultry Network.
“We often hear companies cite talent, technical skills training and business leadership of Gainesville-Hall County and Georgia as key reasons for choosing and expanding their international business here,” said Barnett, chairman-elect of the Greater Hall Chamber and chairman of the Chamber’s Workforce Development Task Force.
International companies are a big part of Hall County. Chamber statistics show that 47 international facilities from 17 countries employee more than 8,700 people in Hall. A third of all goods-producing employees in Hall are employed by foreign-owned firms.
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