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In a news letter distributed by the Cumming / Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, Randall Toussaint Vice President of Economic Development shared some good news about our local economy. So far in 2012, the Chamber of Commerce has participated in a total of 8 economic development projects that have successfully expanded local businesses or attracted new businesses to Forsyth County. Collectively, these projects are expected to create 319 new jobs and $5.8 million in new capital investment.
According to Toussaint, the Cumming / Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce successfully assisted the following companies with expansion projects in 2012: Chemence, Kemper USA, Algae Energy Inc. and Select Sports. Chemence is an adhesive manufacturer and laboratory with a new 72,000 square foot facility located on Technology Drive.
The Chamber also recruited four new companies to Forsyth County, including Hi-Sense, TUV SUD, Value Place and Irvine Access Flooring. Value Place is in the hospitality industry. The company will locate in a formerly abandoned hotel site on McFarland Parkway. The location has been redeveloped as a 4-story long-term stay hotel. TUV SUD will locate the company’s regional electronics testing laboratory on Cabot Parkway.