Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority Receives Award For Large Community Deal Of The Year From The Georgia Economic Developers Association
ATLANTA (November 26, 2018) – The Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority for an “outstanding achievement in the location/expansion of business in Georgia” at its November Awards luncheon last Tuesday. The Joint Development Authority was recognized for the Hanwha Q-CELLS project that was announced on May 30, 2018. Pat Wilson, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development, presented the award to Carl Campbell, Executive Director, Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority, members of Hanwha Q CELLS, along with a number of other Dalton-Whitfield County officials.
The Hanwha Q CELLS project will create more than 500 jobs and invest $150 million in a new solar module manufacturing facility in Dalton. Having a graded site in a GRAD-certified park was key to allowing Dalton-Whitfield to be part of the discussion to begin with, and its ability to move fast and keep the company on track regarding permitting and construction helped it prevail.