Regionalism is nothing more than partnering up with another organization to add your strengths together so that you both can succeed. This often includes cutting costs that would be duplicated without the partnership. These efforts can be huge and allow a city, county or region to succeed way beyond their individual capacity. Where do you start and what does the beginning of regionalism look like?
Greater Gilmer Joint Development Authority and the Development Authority of Pickens County have jointly purchased a Building and Sites Database to serve both counties. This strengthens our presence in the marketplace and cuts our individual cost in half. We are proud of this first successful effort and will be seeking more opportunities in the future.