Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler was recently in Chattooga County and while here discussed Chattooga County’s job situation and how he perceives the job outlook for the area.

Butler said location and incentives are great but if you don’t have a workforce in a community you’ll be hardpressed to attract good industry. He said one of the most important things the county can do to provide a good infrastructure for new service-oriented businesses you need very good, close cooperation between the various city governments and the county needs to look for grants to provide the services service-oriented companies need to relocate.

Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters spoke with Butler while he was in Summerville about recruitment efforts for industry to Chattooga County.  Winters said that the county is working to overcome the obvious disadvantage of not having direct interstate access.