ASI Christens New Plant
"ASI Southeast celebrated the opening of a new building with Stephens County business and development entities on Wednesday, June 13. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the company's newest plant location off Clary Connector. Those present included company officials, staff from the Toccoa-Stephen County Chamber of Commerce, the Stephens County Development Authority, the City of Toccoa, and the Stephens County Board of Commissioners. Cutting the ribbon are ASI president Peter Rolla watches as chief executive officer Dough Hitchon. In the photo at left, ASI president Peter Rolla watches as chief executive officer Dough Hitchon, Toccoa Mayor David Austin, Development Authority board Chairman Brian Akin, and Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce president Julie Paysen applaud during the ceremony. With almost 50 years in the community, ASI has created more than 400 jobs in Toccoa-Stephens County."
Article courtsey of The Toccoa Record
The SCDA is responsible for the recruitment of new businesses including industrial, manufacturing, distribution, corporate and regional headquarters and customer service centers. It also provides support and assistance with all other types of economic development projects.
The SCDA also works with existing businesses and industries to ensure their continued success. While recruitment of new industry is a significant function, aiding in existing industry expansion and retention is just as significant. About 80 percent of all new jobs in Georgia come as a result of existing industry expansion.
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