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Economic Development

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Chris Montesinos, Economic Development Director


Address: City Hall, 6505 Rico Rd, Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268
Ph: (770) 463-8881 | Fax: (770) 463-8550
Email: Chris Montesinos

Hours: Monday-Friday | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Economic Development Director plays a vital role in supporting planned and sustainable economic growth and development within the City of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. This position involves collaborating with local businesses, community organizations, and government agencies to promote a thriving economic environment. The Economic Development Director is responsible for implementing strategies and initiatives to attract new businesses, support existing businesses, and enhance the overall economic vitality of the city. Key Responsibilities: Economic Development Strategy: Develop and implement comprehensive economic development strategies and plans consistent with the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and City Zoning rules and regulations to foster business growth and attract new investments.

The Department recently produced several Community Asset Maps showcasing the diverse variety of things to do and experience which touring Chattahoochee Hills.  The display boards and maps are linked below:
Department Responsibilities

  • Business Attraction and Retention: Identify and actively pursue opportunities to attract new businesses, industries, and investment to Chattahoochee Hills. Work closely with existing businesses to provide support, resources, and incentives to promote their growth and retention.
  • Site Selection and Development: Identify suitable locations and properties for potential business expansion and coordinate with relevant departments to facilitate the development process. Collaborate with developers, property owners, and real estate agents to promote available sites and properties.
  • Business Assistance and Support: Provide guidance and assistance to entrepreneurs, startups, and existing businesses on various aspects, including financing options, business planning, permitting, and regulatory compliance.
  • Marketing and Promotion: Develop marketing materials, presentations, and campaigns to showcase Chattahoochee Hills as an attractive destination for businesses, investors, and tourists. Represent the city at trade shows, conferences, and other events to promote economic opportunities.
  • Community Outreach: Foster partnerships with local community organizations, educational institutions, and workforce development agencies to address workforce needs, enhance job training programs, and create a pipeline of skilled workers to support economic growth.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Collect, analyze, and maintain economic and demographic data to identify trends, opportunities, and challenges. Prepare regular reports and presentations to inform city officials, stakeholders, and the public about economic development activities and progress.
  • Grant and Funding Opportunities: Research and pursue grant opportunities, incentives, and funding sources to support economic development projects and initiatives.
  • Policy and Advocacy: Stay updated on local, regional, and state economic development policies, regulations, and initiatives. Advocate for policies and actions that promote economic growth and attract investment to Chattahoochee Hills.