Congratulations to Gainesville, Georgiaby Representative Doug Collins
Posted on 2013-02-13
COLLINS of Georgia asked and was given permission to address the
House for 1 minute.)
Mr. COLLINS of Georgia. Madam Speaker, I rise to congratulate my
hometown--the city of Gainesville, Georgia--for its leadership in
creating and sustaining jobs despite the economic challenges facing our
Nation. A new Milken Institute study ranked Gainesville as the best-
performing small city in Georgia last year.
The study found that 24 new and expanded industries created 1,200 jobs, retained 742 existing jobs, and generated $164 million in capital investment for Gainesville and Hall County in 2012. This performance puts Gainesville in the top 10 small cities for job growth in the U.S.
I am proud that Gainesville continues to be a leader in economic development. Gainesville was ranked sixth in job growth nationwide from 2010 to 2011 and was ranked second in job growth from 2011 to 2012. From food and auto services to manufacturing and retail, more businesses are calling Gainesville home, which means more job opportunities for Georgians. I commend the leadership of Gainesville and Hall County for creating an environment where businesses can thrive, and I look forward to their continued success.
I hope that other cities across the Nation, as well as Congress, will look to Gainesville as an example of how job creation can be achieved even in a difficult economic climate.