Economic Development : Business Associations

The City of East Point is an active member of many business associations throughout the City.
We encourage businesses to join these organizations for business development assistance, networking purposes and also a way to meet/greet fellow business owners in the City.

The Airport Area Chamber of Commerce (AACOC) is dedicated to the promotion, development, and growth of business and professional activities within the airport area. The AACOC actively supports all undertakings designed toward these objectives through advertising and encouraging expansion to promote the airport area as a desirable place to live, work, and prosper.

As the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is a primary driver of metro Atlanta’s Economy. The Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance aims to transform the airport vicinity into a world-class Aerotropolis, making the area more attractive to international corporations, logistics companies and others that can benefit from proximity to the world’s busiest airport. The Alliance is comprised of businesses, local governments, nonprofits and other interested parties located in the general ATL area.

Our services provide resources for individuals, business, industry, government, and professional groups desiring to supplement their in-house training and workforce development initiatives. The programs offered through this division are fully coordinated with you, the business customer, and flexible to accommodate shift schedules and location. Most programs can be offered at your business location, and convenient to the workforce involved in the training.

The Camp Creek Business Association (CCBA) was established in 2013 for the purpose of bringing quality businesses to the Camp Creek Area. CCBA is comprised of Camp Creek Market Place business owners and managers.

Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG) prides itself in offering economy of scale resources with its Economic and Community Development services. It is committed to the development and promotion of the ECG participant communities through its world class marketing, sales and professional development services. ECG’s statewide Economic Development efforts allow the organization to be a full partner with its communities and the state of Georgia in identifying high growth domestic and international businesses through industrial and commercial recruitment.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state’s sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, aligning workforce education and training with in-demand jobs, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia and promoting the state as a destination for arts and location for film, music and digital entertainment projects as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.

The mission of the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) is to provide and promote networking and professional development opportunities and to shape economic development public policy. GEDA is the leading professional association dedicated to enhancing Georgia’s economic vitality.

Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) is Georgia Tech’s business outreach organization and serves as the primary vehicle to achieve Georgia Tech’s goal of expanded local, regional, and global outreach. EI2 is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive university-based program of business and industry assistance, technology commercialization, and economic development. When compared to counterparts at other universities, EI2 is unique because we bring all of these areas of expertise into a single organization and are able to connect our clients to more than one program or service to meet your individual needs.

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) serves as a catalyst for a more prosperous and vibrant region. To advance economic growth and improve metro Atlanta’s quality of place, MAC is focused on starting, growing and recruiting companies to the 29-county metro Atlanta region. The Chamber is also focused on expanding the region’s innovation economy by promoting and strengthening connections to drive Atlanta’s innovation and entrepreneurial culture. MAC is committed to being an active voice for the business community, serving as an advocate for a competitive business climate and telling Atlanta’s story.

The South Fulton Chamber of Commerce has been in existence for over six decades. Environmentally and business-friendly, South Fulton County is one of the safest major communities in the Atlanta area boasting a phenomenal list of assets that includes serene sights and destinations as well as celebrated restaurants and lively city centers.

UGA is a national leader in university outreach with faculty, staff and students in all of UGA’s schools and colleges contributing to Georgia’s short- and long-term prosperity. In addition, eight Public Service and Outreach units focus specifically on serving Georgia. Learn more about UGA’s Economic Development StartupGA