ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has spent a lot of time in North Fulton building relationships with area Republicans and elected officials. This time, he came to ask for some tangible support, and they turned out.
Cagle held a fundraiser at Jackson Healthcare’s office building Nov. 12, and kicked off his campaign for re-election next year. He said Georgia has gained a reputation as a good place to do business, and pointed to Site Selection magazine, a top economic development publication, which made Georgia the No. 1 state to do business – up from No. 4 last year.
“As the lieutenant governor, I understand the resources Georgia has that contribute to that reputation,” Cagle told his supporters. “We have the No. 1 international airport with Hartsfield-Jackson, we have the fastest growing port in Savannah, the World Congress Center and we are going to get better.”
Cagle’s high priority now is workforce development, creating the workers, computer programmers, information technologists and electrical engineers that will be needed to attract high-paying jobs in technology, business and health sciences fields that the state wants to attract.
That is why he worked to get the $25 million for the Gwinnett Tech campus in North Fulton.
“That investment will help us now and for years to come,” Cagle said.
Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce President Brandon Beach – who also works with Cagle as a state senator in the General Assembly – said Cagle is looking forward to Georgia’s future.
“That’s why I’ve hitched my wagon to him now,” said Beach. “He understands economic development, and understands jobs for North Fulton and Forsyth. I’ve seen firsthand how he works for Georgia and for North Fulton.”