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Economic Development Business Outreach & Retention

The City of East Point encourages and welcomes sustainable business development that supports economic growth and improves quality of life for its citizens. Maintaining a dialogue with existing businesses and building relationships through business retention surveys and on-site visits are important to creating a positive business environment. Through these efforts, the Economic Development Department seeks to identify the City of East Point as a business friendly City.

The Economic Develoment Department is a resource for business retention and expansion, planning and zoning, site selection, and potential financial partnerships. The Department partners with many federal, state, and local assistance agencies. A few are listed below:


                                              Financial Assistance   

SBA Small Business Administration (www.sba.gov)
Economic Development Corporation of Fulton County (www.edcga.org)
Development Authority of Fulton County (www.developfultoncounty.com/dafc/)
Atlanta Micro Fund (www.atlantamicrofund.com)

East Point also has six (6) financial institutions to assist you in meeting your financial needs:

            1. Bank of America
            2. Citizens Trust Bank
            3. FMCU Credit Union
            4. Regions Bank
            5. SunTrust Bank
            6. Wachovia/Wells Fargo Bank

There are other associations in the city that offer business development assistance to those looking to locate in the City of East Point:

                                                         Business Associations

East Point Business & Industrial Development Authority (BIDA)
(http://www.eastpointcity.org/index.aspx?nid=15)
East Point Business Association (www.epba.org)
South Fulton Chamber of Commerce (www.southfultonchamber.com)
Airport Area Chamber of Commerce (http://www.airportchamber.com/)
Electric Cities of Georgia (www.ecoga.org)

                                                       
                                                         Educational Assistance

Georgia Department of Economic Resource Center & International Trade
(www.georgia.org)
The University of Georgia - Business Outreach Services  (www.sbdc.uga.edu)
Georgia Tech - Economic Development Institute (http://innovate.gatech.edu/)
Atlanta Technical College - Economic Development (www.atlantatech.org)

Contact us at: www.eastpointcity.org or at 404-270-7057
   



            
                                                  



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East Point, Georgia 30344