I have officially started a new position as director of account management in the marketing and communications department at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
I will primarily be serving the Global Commerce teams as they generate economic development throughout the state. They are an active group composed of 5 main teams:
- Aerospace, Defense and Advanced Manufacturing
- Logistics, Energy, Agribusiness and Food Processing
- Corporate Solutions
- Health Sciences and Advanced Technologies
- Existing Industry and Regional Recruitment
- International Investments
In addition, ten international offices actively represent and promote the state to key decision makers in their regions.
In 2011, the International Trade Team assisted 265 trade deals in at least 37 countries; meanwhile, the Global Commerce team members supported 158 missions and trade shows.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development also operates its Tourism Division as well as Film, Music & Digital Entertainment.
Another key business team is the Georgia Centers of Innovation. Focused on six industry clusters and located throughout the state, the Centers assist and partner with Georgia companies to help them accelerate growth and provide industry-specific knowledge, connections and innovative business solutions.
For example, Bioscience:
There is a lot going on here in the state of Georgia. Stay tuned!