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Carroll Tomorrow Hopes 1-On-1 Meetings Worldwide, Result In Local Success

Carroll Tomorrow’s Vice-President of Economic Development & Global Commerce, Brian Dill recently returned from a business trip to Japan—where along with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and a high-level delegation of state officials and business leaders met with prominent members of government and corporate communities to explore business, trade and tourism opportunities.
 
“I did make some existing prospect calls… did meet with some companies that are in the “pending stage” for Carroll County. We’re very excited about that pipeline—both in the automotive and technology sectors; and looking forward to what that could bring to Carroll County as a whole in terms of new job creation and capital investment,” Dill said this week. “I think it’s critically important for us to participate with the Governor’s Office and Georgia Department Of Economic Development when we can but most importantly when we are invited to so—like on this trip; and I was very proud to be able to represent the community.”
 
Dill says “Direct-foreign investment only works if economic developers have a commitment to create one-on-one relationships.”  He says this trip with the Governor allowed for Carroll Tomorrow to do that.
 
“In this internet and technology age, it’s very easy to just fire off an e-mail,” he says. “To make it a point to create a one-on-one relationship with company officials—particularly the decision makers, really carries long-term. And it shows—for those companies looking the next time around—that the next time around that the community is willing to participate and be pro-active and aggressive.”
 
Dill says the primary prospect activity of the trip was for a pending client in Carroll County. He says he expects that relationship will bare “some positive news here in the next 60 to 90 days.”
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