Success Stories

Calhoun-based Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States. Over the past decade, DCA has had the privilege...

This past April was the 50th Anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. The MLK, Jr. Advisory Council, which is housed within DCA, honored the occasion with an anniversary bell ringing at Stone Mountain Park. Rev. King's "I Have a Dream" speech famously referenced Stone Mountain during his "let freedom ring" climax. The MLK, Jr. Advisory Council is working on plans to erect a monument...

DCA is proud to share that our Geographic Information Officer, Susan Miller, has been named as one of the Top 50 Women in Technology by StateScoop. For the past two years, State Scoop has highlighted the women who are leading the way in technology at the state and local government and industry level. Check out...
Kubota For Earth For Life
Outside of Northeast Georgia, many may not realize that one of the world's best-known tractor companies calls Hall County home to its largest North American manufacturing plant. It's Kubota Manufacturing of America (KMA), and their Gainesville manufactuiring plant is probably where your neighbor's Kubota utility vehicle was built, in part utilizing assembly line enhancements put in place by...
April is Fair Housing Month
Since 1968, April has come to be regarded as a time to remember the FHA and reflect on the rights it gives citizens. But why April? It is a known fact that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) became law in April 1968, as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, a landmark piece of legislation. But the link with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is the reason we celebrate Fair Housing Month in...
On August 28, Gov. Nathan Deal unveiled a memorial statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a ceremony on the grounds of the State Capitol. “Dr. King believed that individuals have a duty to serve others and make a contribution to their communities,” said State Sen. Emanuel Jones, Chairman of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Advisory Council. “Physical memorials ensure his legacy lives on and...
Walton Oaks, Augusta
At the Department of Community Affairs, we are focused on creating “communities with opportunities” – thinking out of the box about how to build not just brick and mortar housing, but neighborhoods that connect residents with access to excellent transportation, services, schools, and jobs and provide amazing amenities. Our goal is to find partners who are equally as passionate, then...
Myrtle Terraces, Gainesville
In January of 2015, just within half a mile from the #1 ranked medical center in Georgia, the Beverly J. Searles Foundation, Inc. (“BJS”), a not-for-profit owner of senior living communities, opened Myrtle Terraces at New Holland in Gainesville, Georgia. Myrtle Terraces is a home for individuals aged 55 years or older. The independent lifestyle and amenities that Myrtle Terraces offers to its...
King's Hawaiian: Prime Example of Program Collaboration
Using Funding from REBA, EDGE, and the CDBG Employment Incentive Program (EIP)/Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), DCA joins with Gainesville/Hall County Development Authority to Create Jobs Next time you bite into a King’s Hawaiian Sweet roll, the odds are that it was made in Oakwood, Georgia. King’s Hawaiian Bakery is a family-owned, bread manufacturing company that...
In collaboration with the Appalachian Regional Commission, DCA awarded $ 300,000 to Hall County to assist with the purchase of approximately 100 acres of land surrounding the historic Healan’s Mill. ARC’s investment will be matched with $ 305,000 in local funds – Hall County and a local non-profit, Friends of Healan’s Mill - in addition to funds the county has already invested to stabilize the...

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