March 12, 2019
For the next several months, the Economic Development Department of the City of Covington will be working with an Atlanta consulting firm to help create an economic development strategy for the City.
Garner Economics LLC is an economic development strategy and location advisory firm which recently held focus groups with three distinct groups of community leaders. CBC Executive Director Pat Frew was part of a group of business and philanthropic leaders that Jay Garner (pictured above) conversed with business leaders and engaged for their thoughts on where the City is improving and where it needs help.
The next step is getting input from the entire business and civic community. A survey which seeks to solicit input from local residents and area businesses on the current state of the area's business climate, must be completed by March 19.
Garner says the information from the focus groups and the public survey should help yield action steps for moving forward. Garner says they hope to have a final recommended plan for the City to approve by July.