AEDC’s Denton has served the Athens community well
Jun 24, 2019

Athens Economic Development Corporation’s executive director, Lisa Denton, has announced her resignation after having served the Athens community for five years. “It is with great sadness that I accept Lisa Denton’s resignation,” Jeaneane Lilly, AEDC board president said. “Lisa has been a wonderful asset to the Athens community and the AEDC board is very proud of her achievements.”

AEDC receives second consecutive international award
May 28, 2019

Business Retention and Expansion International (BREI) announced last week that Athens Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) will receive the Award of Excellence for the second consecutive year, for outstanding community with a population under 20,000. The award will be presented at BREI’s annual conference in early June.

AEDC's plans going forward
May 20, 2019

Over the last several weeks, we’ve looked at each of the four pillars, or goals, of Athens Economic Development Corporation’s comprehensive strategic plan. These four goals are sites and tools, marketing and attraction, business retention and expansion, and talent development.

Denton awarded IAMC Fellow designation
May 13, 2019

The Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) recently awarded Lisa Denton, executive director of Athens Economic Development Corporation, the IAMC Fellow designation at its Spring Forum. IAMC Fellows have completed the Leadership Development Program participating in five leadership seminars in four learning categories including individual, team, emotional intelligence and general leadership.

AEDC maintains critical role in talent development
May 13, 2019

The fourth and final goal of AEDC’s comprehensive strategic plan, developed in conjunction with TIP Strategies, is talent development, to make Athens a destination for technical training. According to TIP, nurturing, retaining and attracting talent is a fundamental need for the long-term economic vitality of any community.