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COST OF LIVING INDEX QUARTERLY UPDATE

(November 10, 2017) - Among the 265 urban areas that participated in the first quarter 2017 Cost of Living Index the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living ranged from more than twice the national average in New York (Manhattan) NY to more than 20 percent below the national average in McAllen, TX.   The Cost of Living Index is published quarterly by C2ER – The Council for Community and Economic Research

Dalton’s Cost of Living Index (COLI)

National Average for 267 Urban Areas = 100

 

Composite Index

Grocery Items

Housing

Utilities

Transportation

Health Care

Misc. Goods & Services

Dalton, GA

89.8

94.3

71.7

106.0

87.3

91.6

98.1

 

The Ten Most and Least Expensive Urban Areas

in the Cost of Living Index (COLI)

Third Quarter 2017

National Average for 267 Urban Areas = 100

Most Expensive

 

Least Expensive

 
   

COL

   

   COL

Ranking

Urban Areas

Index

Ranking

Urban Areas

Index

1

New York (Manhattan) NY

242.9

1

McAllen TX

76.7

2

San Francisco CA

191.8

2

Conway AR

77.4

3

Honolulu HI

188.4

3

Harlingen TX

78.4

4

New York (Brooklyn) NY

181.0

4

Kalamazoo MI

79.7

5

Washington DC

157.4

5

Tupelo MS

80.0

6

Seattle WA

152.8

6

Wichita FAlls TX

80.3

7

Orange County CA

150.0

7

Ashland OH

81.3

8

Oakland CA

147.7

8

Hattiesburg MS

81.4

9

Los Angeles-Long Beach CA

147.0

9

Memphis TN

81.8

10

New York (Queens) NY

146.4

10

Knoxville TN

82.5

               

The Cost of Living Index measures regional differences in the cost of consumer goods and services, excluding taxes and non-consumer expenditures, for professional and managerial households in the top income quintile. It is based on more than 90,000 prices covering 60 different items for which prices are collected quarterly by chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and university applied economic centers in each participating urban area. Small differences should not be interpreted as showing a measurable difference

The composite index is based on six component categories – housing, utilities, grocery items, transportation, health care, and miscellaneous goods and services.

 

 
Dalton-Whitfield Joint Development Authority Honors Lamar Lyle

(Dalton, GA- January 25, 2017) On Tuesday, the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority (DWJDA) honored a leader of, not only the DWJDA Board, but also the community.

W6B055 SmallLamar Lyle was presented with a service award to commemorate his years serving on the Dalton Whitfield County Joint Development Authority Board of Directors. Mr. Lyle joined the board in 2012 and served as Vice-Chairman from 2014 through 2016.

 During his tenure on the board, the DWJDA was able to announce over 3,700 jobs and $938 million in capital investment to be created through projects in Dalton.  

“We are grateful to Mr. Lyle for his years of service to the DWJDA Board.  He was always ready and willing to help the JDA in our efforts to grow our community’s economy, while also working hard to manage his business and help our community in many other ways.   He will be missed by this board,” said Carl Campbell, Executive Director of the DWJDA.

We thank Mr. Lyle for his dedication, service, and leadership.

 
Cost of Living Index

(November 10,  2017) - Among the 265 urban areas that participated in the first quarter 2017 Cost of Living Index, the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living ranged from more than twice the national average in New York (Manhattan), NY, to more than 20 percent below the national average in McAllen, TX.   The Cost of Living Index is published quarterly by C2ER – The Council for Community and Economic Research.

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Small Business Person of the Year 2016

Each year the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority, in collaboration with the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, recognizes an outstanding Small Business Leader in our community. A selection committee of Economic Development and Chamber professionals from across the state review applicant submissions and select a winner based on set criteria.  Each nominee must be a member of the Chamber, a for-profit company employing less than 50, and be the individual who owns/operates or who bears principle responsibility for the small business.  Additionally, winners must show growth in their company, innovativeness and must be involved in the development and growth of our community.   

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BioBased Technologies® Relocates Lab to Northwest Georgia

SPRINGDALE, Ark., April 7, 2014 – BioBased Technologies® LLC, a leader in the sales and marketing of Agrol®, a bio-based family of polyols used in manufacturing, has relocated its state-of-the-art laboratory to Dalton, Ga. Ken Mitchell, BioBased Technologies® Chief Technical Officer, said the company opted to move its lab from Northwest Arkansas to Northwestern Georgia in order to be closer to a number of its customers.

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Don Adcock Named Small Business Person of the Year

 

October 25, 2013 – The Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority, recognized Don Adcock as the 2013 Small Business Person of the Year during the Chamber Annual Banquet on October 22nd. Adcock is the founder and CEO of Adcock Financial Group.

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