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Electric Cities of Georgia, Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia Partner on Economic Development

Electric Cities of Georgia and the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia have formed a new partnership aimed at fostering statewide economic development.

“As Georgia continues to attract companies such as Kia, Microsoft, and Meta, the partnership between ECG and the Gas Authority aims to provide a robust pipeline of resources and leverage years of local experience to serve as a catalyst for connecting businesses to people and resources needed for companies to choose Georgia,” a news release related to the announcement states.

The partnership addresses the need for enhanced support of municipally owned electric and gas utility systems in offering increased exposure on a global scale while ensuring local alignment with state marketing resources to foster statewide economic development.

The Georgia Energy Cities Alliance brings together 93 energy communities across the state, fostering continued growth and economic development.

Serving as a single point of contact, “the alliance provides expedient access to community leaders, electric and gas resources, and up-to-date databases of properties throughout the state, all through one connection,” the news release said.

The ECG statewide economic development team works closely with the Georgia Department of Economic Development to bolster Georgia's growth. We match specific project parameters with suitable communities and properties, organize site visits, and facilitate meetings between company representatives and state and local officials.

ECG is a membership organization representing the 52 electric utility communities of Georgia. Its members provide electricity to over 300,000 customers, representing more than 2,000 megawatts of electricity sold each year.

The ECG Office of Economic and Community Development’s strategic focus revolves around four key areas: Business Recruitment, Project Management, Community Development, and Technical Solutions.

The Gas Authority is the largest non-profit natural gas joint action agency in the U.S., serving over 250,000 customers across five states. Its mission is to provide municipalities with a reliable, economical supply of natural gas and to assist them in developing and growing their gas systems to optimize the benefits of public ownership.