Economic Development

The Economic Development Department serves as an extension of local governments and development organizations, assisting with financing projects related to infrastructure, industrial expansions, tourism, recreation and capacity building. Commonly pursued funding sources include the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). 


Additionally, the Department develops and updates the regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) through a planning process developed with public and private sector participation. GMRC’s team of Economic Development professionals are experts in problem solving, packaging complex financing projects, administering federal grant awards and engaging communities.

Daniel Martin, Economic Development Director



Patrick Larson, Senior Project Manager


Laurin Yoder, Project Manager


Audrey Camp, Grant Administrator


Grants Calendar


Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

Mailing Address:    

P.O. Box 1720

Gainesville, GA 30503

Physical Address:  

1310 West Ridge Rd.

Gainesville, GA 30503

Tel: (770) 538-2626 

Fax: (770) 538-2625

WorkSource Georgia Mountains

Mailing Address: 

P.O. Box 2278

Gainesville, GA 30503

Physical Address:   

1856 Thompson Bridge Rd.

Gainesville, GA 30501

Tel: (770) 538-2727 

Fax: (770) 538-2729


Mon - Fri: 8 am - 6 pm

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