We all dream of being a rock star...now's your chance.
For the fourth year in a row, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Economic Developers Association are looking for Georgia's best and brightest small businesses, saluting their risks, innovations, and outreach! From technology, manufacturing and agriculture to tourism, film and the arts, these Rock Stars are recognized for their outstanding and innovative business practices. 2016 winners included, Creature Comforts Brewing Co., D&J Plastics, IACT Health, Reformation Brewery, and ViziTech USA. An awards luncheon will be held on March 20, 2017 for the 2017 ROCK STAR winners.
There are 689,567 registered establishments in Georgia, and according to the Georgia Department of Labor, 298,415 business establishments represented Georgia employment in the fourth quarter of 2015, with 99.8 percent of them being categorized as small businesses. 97.6 percent of those businesses have under 100 employees. (Georgia.gov) In 2016, Georgia scored an "A" for small business friendliness! Afterall, Georgia is the #1 state to do business!
“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy. The owners and employees of these companies not only provide services, but they engage in acts of volunteerism and leadership all across our community. Henry County is a better place to live because of them, and they deserve our thanks and recognition this week for all their important contributions,” Charlie Moseley, Executive Director of the Henry County Development Authority.
It’s time to nominate your favorite small business, or even your own! Nominations can be placed until October 31st, 2016. You never know, Georgia’s 2017 Small Business ROCK STAR could be right here in Henry County!