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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently appointed Georgia EMC President/CEO Dennis L. Chastain to serve on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Chastain was sworn in during a ceremony on July 26 at the State Capitol.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state’s sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, aligning workforce education and training with in-demand jobs, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia and promoting the state as a destination for arts and location for film, music and digital entertainment projects as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.
The GDEcD Board provides strategic direction to the agency and its Commissioner. Chastain’s three-year term begins August 17 when the GDEcD Board convenes for their quarterly meeting in Rome, Ga.
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