Civil Municipal Magazine Aug 2023

70 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 4, ISSUE 8 planning a new hospital facility just outside of their current five-year capital plan.” In the works currently is a 34,000-square- foot medical office building on their campus, which will also include high- end apartment units geared to young professionals. “That will bring 25 to 30 new jobs. But what it does, is it begins to populate the medical professionals at this new location. So, when they bring their new hospital facility online, they’ve got the medical professionals already there, in that facility.” As one of the top hospitals in the state of Georgia, Northeast Georgia Hospital System’s Barrow campus was awarded the 2022 Human Experience Guardian of Excellence Award, signifying their status in the top 5% for employee happiness and engagement. Looking towards a vibrant future, McDaniel says Barrow County is proactively working on rebranding to enhance its visibility and transparency. This includes the development of new taglines, logos, and a website to better serve the community. The county aims to become more prominent and position itself as a hub for industrial development in Northeast Georgia. “This is a great place to live, work and play. This is a wonderful place to raise a family. With good industrial job recruitment, we make sure that our children can stay here and work here and raise their families here. So, we’re focused on good quality job growth, and quality of life,” Graham concludes. PREFERRED VENDOR/ PARTNER n Sunbelt Builders, Inc.