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City of Chamblee, Georgia
City of Chamblee GA
5468 Peachtree Rd.
Chamblee, GA 30341
Ph: (770) 986-5010
Fx: (770) 986-5014
Economic Development Strategic Plan
10-Year Economic Development Strategic Plan
The City of Chamblee is preparing its first citywide Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP) as described herein. The EDSP will provide a framework to increase the city’s tax base by enhancing the business climate and creating high-paying quality jobs. The city’s ultimate goal is to sustain and expand its economic base in order to provide for a high quality of life for all residents and provide a mechanism to better fund the extensive list of needs and wants important to its citizens.

The plan will set out key strategies, with short and long-term action items, that build upon the city’s current economic asset base, identify how to overcome its challenges, facilitate the growth and expansion of appropriate industry and business sectors, and promote business retention and expansion.

The strategies developed will address both the needs and impediments for existing large and small business, while defining methods for attracting and growing new business areas of opportunity.

The plan is being created with the help of RKG Associates, an experienced planning,  economic development, and real estate consulting firm. The City's economic development manager and a steering committee will assist RKG with guiding the creation of the EDSP. Public input will be solicited in the summer of 2016 and periodic updates will occur at public City Council workshop meetings. Notes from the kick-off meeting can be found here

Phase I - Demographic Update
The first phase of the plan is an update of the City's current demographics. Before developing the kinds of strategies needed to flesh out the plan, the City needs to know the types of people and businesses that reside in its borders. Since 2010 the City has annexed two large areas of previously unincorporated DeKalb County, bringing the population closer to 30,000 residents. Click here to view the presentation on Chamblee's updated demographic profile. 

Phase II - Opportunity Site Presentation
The next phase is to identify those sites that, from an economic development and market perspective, could be targeted for redevelopment. This list is preliminary and will change depending on input from stakeholders and the public. 

Preliminary opportunity sites: click here to download 

Phase III - Targeted Industry Analysis
The purpose of the target industry analysis is to review, verify and recommend industry target sectors for business relocation or expansion. This target industry analysis is intended to provide Chamblee with a framework to focus resources on those areas that will hold the most return on investment in expansion and attraction efforts. It does not mean that Chamblee will not actively pursue companies outside of these sectors. 

Targeted Industry Analysis: click here to download