The Chamber has been working behind the scenes since 2009 to bring community leaders together on this community visioning initiative. Local government leaders, economic development authorities, and the University have joined the Chamber of Commerce to form the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Economic Development Team. This team has reviewed proposals and contracted with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, who will work with the Economic Development Team and the public-at-large to create a shared, implementable, and economically beneficial Economic Development Vision and Implementation Plan. The planning process will broadly engage the community to ensure that the final vision and plan is one that is both of and for the residents of Dahlonega and Lumpkin County.
The Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Economic Development Team is comprised of:
- City of Dahlonega
- Lumpkin County
- Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority
- Lumpkin County Development Authority
- Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce
- University of North Georgia
These six partners are equally sharing the funding for this initiative.