The City of Chamblee has developed its first citywide Strategic Economic Development Plan (SEDP), adopted by Mayor & City Council in April 2017. The SEDP provides 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 sets 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 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 was 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 assisted RKG with guiding the creation of the SEDP.