Grant & Loan Awards: Walker County


Walker County

BRIDGE Fund: $32,000

Awarded: 06/11/2008

Applicant: Polk County

BRIDGE grant funds will be used to assist with the cost of a Georgia Institute of Technology TechSmart study by Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute to facilitate a planning process to create an information infrastructure “technology roadmap” for each of the four northwest Georgia counties of Polk, Chattooga, Floyd and Walker. The counties will work together on a regional strategy for enhancing and better utilizing their information infrastructure. Specifically, the study will target the needs of the automotive industry to help the region realize its goal of becoming the “Automotive Alley” and increase its competitiveness for attracting automotive suppliers. The region’s comprehensive plan includes the goal of improving telecommunications, including creating partnerships and educating leaders for this purpose.

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