Thursday, February 02, 2017
Camden Leaders convene
Every year, the Camden County Chamber of Commerce leads a group of local leaders to Atlanta to bring Camden County's message to the state's legislators and policy makers. It's something they do to keep Camden on the state's legislative radar, said Amy Hendricks, president and CEO. Good representation and communication are the only way to bridge the distance between the southeast corner of Georgia and the state capitol, she said.
Regional Workforce Study Unveiled
Monday, November 14, 2016
Camden County Joint Development Authority Executive Director, James Coughlin, recently held a nighttime meeting to present the findings of a regional workforce study to community stakeholders. In early 2016, Southeast Georgia Joint Development Authority (SEGAJDA) contracted with Kate McEnroe Consulting who conducted an in depth study of the region's labor force availability, skills, commute patters, and educational programs.
Submarine Suppliers Visit Camden
Friday, October 21, 2016
Last week Camden County hosted a group of executives representing companies from all over the United States responsible for manufacturing parts for Trident Subs. The event, known as DIVE (Defense Industry Value Excellence), was organized by the Camden Partnership, the Camden County Joint Development Authority, the Camden County Chamber of Commerce, and other community groups. In attendance were also representatives from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Power and Georgia Tech Centers of Innovation for Defense and Aerospace. According to Sheila McNeill, President of the Camden Partnership, "One of the goals of the Chief of Naval Operations is to expand and strengthen their network of partners, specifically industry."
Camden’s Transitioning Military
Friday, May 29, 2015
Communities have also realized that their local military bases, are not only a source of pride, but also a source of potential workforce that could be a vital tool in their economic development strategies. However, most of these communities are not able to translate this transitioning military workforce asset and their skills to site selectors, project managers or corporate officials in the site location business.