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Chamber of Commerce Commercial Development

chamber of commerce commercial development

By GCDA

The Gadsden, AL Chamber of Commerce works to bring area businesses together to develop marketing solutions that will stimulate the area's economic growth and create a strong business network throughout the county. The Chamber partners with the City of Gadsden

Retail Development through Public-Private Partnerships

public private retail partners

By GCDA

In Gadsden, AL, partnerships for retail development encourage local economic development through a cooperative effort between community leaders, city officials, and private investors. These alliances help bring shopping centers and other business options to our area, helping...

Commercial Development Director, Lesa Osborn

gadsden al commercial development

By GCDA

The Director of Gadsden Commercial Development Authority is a position that involves working with city officials and development professionals in the region to develop business solutions to attract new companies to the area and improve the economic stability of the...

Economic Development and Marketing Manager, Mary Wood

gadsden economic marketing manager

By GCDA

The primary responsibility of the Economic Development and Marketing Manager is in actively engaging the community by advertising programs that encourage business growth and activity in the downtown region and other areas.

Mary Wood, originally from Kentucky, moved...

The Surprising Basics Business Owners Are Ignoring

The Surprising Basics Business Owners Are Ignoring

By GDCA

You'd be surprised by how many business owners would rather stick their heads in the sand and not take advantage of basic online tools to grow their companies. Don't be one of them.Ignorance is not bliss. Most people who hear 18th century...

Bored People Quit

Bored People Quit

By GDCA

Much has been written about employee motivation and retention. It’s written by folks who actively use words like motivation and retention and generally don’t have a clue about the daily necessity of keeping your team professionally...

River Trace ground breaking held

River Trace ground breaking held

By GDCA

By Andy Powell

Times Staff Writer

Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 5:32 p.m.

Ground was broken Wednesday for the River Trace Shopping Center in East Gadsden, but there was no news about possible tenants.

Developer John Abernathy...

Activity to begin at River Trace Shopping Center

Activity to begin at River Trace Shopping Center

By GDCA

By Andy Powell

Times Staff Writer

Activity at the site of the planned River Trace Shopping Center will begin soon, a representative of the developer said Tuesday.

John Abernathy, director of development and leasing for Blackwater...