PAULDING – The Paulding County Economic Development Board of Directors recently held their final meeting of 2023.  The lunch meeting was a culmination of what was a very strong business year in the county including a reported $95,559,296  in new capital investment in the county.

The main topic of discussion was the upcoming changes within the board.  Two of the board members, Paulding Mayor Greg White, representing the Paulding County Mayors Association, and Bud Koenig, representing the Paulding County Planning Commission, had their respective terms expire.  Both indicated they will not renew their terms to allow the opportunity for new members to participate on the board.  The board of directors will be setting up interviews for the open positions very soon.

The board was presented minor changes to the business by-laws by the Governance Committee.  The recommended changes will be reviewed by individual board members and voted on at the 2024 reorganizational meeting on January 9.  Also presented for review was the proposed budget and meeting dates and times for 2024.  The board will together be reviewing and updating the office strategic plan after the first of the year.

2024 membership investment information has been distributed.  The board would like to thank all that have invested into PCED office in the past and look forward to serving Paulding County and the region in the future.

Board members around the room each presented updates for the entities they represent.  This created great business dialog.  The roundtable discussion ends each board meeting and allows opportunity for members to learn about other entities and local business within the county.