Business Retention & Expansion
Business retention and expansion is the one of the main priorities of state and local development professionals. Local businesses are strong corporate citizens and contributors to the community. Their past successes are the foundation of our community's economic well-being, and their future success leads our economy forward.
The Athens-Clarke County Economic Foundation is committed to improving the climate for business success and to improving the competitive positioning of the community and its citizens. The EDF partners with the Chamber of Commerce, the Unified Government, and others to serve as a one-stop shop that brings together local, regional, and state services as well as to convene special teams to help meet challenges of our existing businesses.