Your Stone Mountain CID is making progress daily. Last week we announced a major economic development initiative that will promote our commercial properties here and our innovative tenant businesses as well.

SMCID will become your conduit to the state and county development authorities to ensure that both the Stone Mountain and Royal Atlanta industrial parks are top-of-mind for businesses looking for a place to thrive.

We are also activating a public relations campaign to promote our businesses to local, regional and national media. The more people know what is going on here, the more they will want to be part of it. That's good for our businesses and the surrounding community.

Our goal is to create excitement about doing business in Stone Mountain. Attracting more enterprises like the ones highlighted in this newsletter will add to the prestige of our area and allow continuous, positive growth.

Best regards,
Emory Morsberger
President, Stone Mountain CID

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Scott Frishman

This month, we invited the owners of food processing and distribution-related businesses to join the SMCID owners meeting. It was the first of a series of luncheons to create awareness of the centers of commercial excellence represented in our district. The Stone Mountain CID has more than two dozen food-related companies that span the gamut of manufacturing, processing, packaging and …

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Doug Stoner

Doug Stoner New Managing Director of Development Authority

DeKalb County is streamlining its economic development efforts by consolidating responsibility within the DeKalb Development Authority. Interim County CEO Lee May recently hired former State Senator Doug Stoner to re-tool the way the county attracts business and provides support to industrial areas like Stone Mountain and Royal. When he served in the state legislature, Stoner became known as the "CID …

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State Economic Development Director Addresses CID Owners

The Stone Mountain CID was honored to have David Dunagan speak at our owners meeting last week. In his position as Statewide Project Director for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Dunagan emphasized that work such as the SMCID's gateway beautification project make a big first impression. "It's not all about crunching dollars to square feet," said Dunagan. "Prospects want to …

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