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Gov. Deal recently announced that the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) has awarded $178,730 in product development grants to 13 tourism and art entities across the state.

Published Date: September 13, 2013

Modern car racing can trace its roots to the roads around Dawsonville, where moonshiners would race up and down Hwy. 9—known as “Thunder Road” for the roar of the engines—taking their product to Atlanta and returning to Dawsonville. On Sunday afternoons, the moonshiners would meet in a field outside the city to test their cars against each other. From this, NASCAR was born.

Published Date: September 9, 2013

Following years of holding festivals, concerts, and events in parking lots and on blocked roads, the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority (HDDA) held its debut concert at the newly completed Amphitheatre at Bryant Commons on April 6.

Published Date: May 7, 2013

For purposes of downtown economic development, arts and culture have become as important as shops and offices. Many studies have contributed to an understanding of arts and culture as a core economic resource of communities.

Published Date: August 6, 2012

To make their cemeteries more visitor-friendly, cemeteries have gone beyond brochures with attractions ranging from actors dressing up as the dead, to smartphone apps that give tours, to live music concerts.

Published Date: June 7, 2012

Creative Placemaking is a resource for city officials, arts organizations, the philanthropic sector, and others interested in understanding strategies for leveraging the arts to help shape and revitalize the physical, social, and economic character of neighborhoods, cities, and towns.

Published Date: May 30, 2012

The city of Homerville is getting a chance to let everyone know about its must-see attractions thanks to a $10,000 Tourism Product Development grant from the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

Published Date: March 7, 2012

Georgia is fortunate to have a thriving tourism industry that, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, employs 211,800 Georgians, produces $26 billion in tourism expenditures and $6.1 billion in resident wages; and generates $1.2 billion in state and local tax revenue.

Published Date: October 1, 2006