Senator Bruce Thompson Receives 2015 ACCG Legislative Service Award

ATLANTA, Ga. (Nov. 5, 2015) – ACCG, Georgia’s county association, recently honored Sen. Bruce Thompson (R-14) with a 2015 Legislative Service Award. Sen. Thompson, whose district includes portions of Cherokee, Bartow, and Cobb counties, serves as vice chairman of the Science and Technology Committee and secretary of the State Institutions and Property committees. ACCG presented the award at its District Meeting in Fulton County.



“We are elated to continue the recognition of our state leaders with the ACCG Legislative Service Awards program,” said ACCG Executive Director Ross King. “This awards program has grown tremendously and maintains its status as a prestigious honor amongst our state lawmakers.


ACCG is honoring Sen. Thompson for carrying HB 202 in the Senate. HB 202 made significant improvements to the property tax appeals process that will benefit local taxpayers. It also made several changes to improve the administration and collection of property taxes. The passage of HB 202 allowed 15 policy requests within the ACCG Policy Platform to be accomplished.


“ACCG has worked with the legislature for the past three years to make changes to the laws regarding our state’s property tax system,” said ACCG Legislative Director Clint Mueller. “We are thankful to those who have worked with county elected officials to ensure this reform was realized, especially to Sen. Thompson for his work on this legislation in the State Senate.”

Gov. Deal and Bartow Leaders Announce 350 New Jobs in Cartersville!

On July 14th, Governor Nathan Deal joined Mayor Matt Santini, County Commissioner Steve Taylor, Georgia economic development officials, Jobs Cartersville Bartow Countyand the executives of Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) to announce 350 new jobs for Cartersville and Bartow County. The total investment will be nearly $200 Million.

Congratulations to all of the local leaders and the Governor for their well-earned success. The future is bright in the 14th district!

Deal: Belgian textile company to create 350 jobs in Bartow

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 10.07.27 AMThe following press release from the Governor’s office details the new manufacturing facility that will be in Cartersville. Great news for Bartow County and the 14th District!

Beaulieu International Group to establish U.S. headquarters, manufacturing facility in Cartersville

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Belgium-based Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) will establish its U.S. headquarters and create 350 jobs in Cartersville over the next five years.

“My recent economic development mission allowed for our state to strengthen relationships in the global marketplace, expanding Georgia’s international presence and increasing opportunities for our economy to grow,” said Deal. “It was a pleasure to meet with officials from B.I.G. during my time in Belgium and to celebrate our partnership with this leading global company. Not only does this project have huge implications for the surrounding region, but the company’s success in Georgia will attract other suppliers to the area. Our state continues to be the No. 1 most competitive state for business, and it is projects like this that underscore the strength of our pro-business climate.”

The plant will be constructed on 120 acres of land, previously owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev. In the first phase, the B.I.G. manufacturing campus will design and produce 47 million square yards of cushion vinyl for commercial and residential application.

“We are experiencing growth across the globe for finished floorcoverings,” said Geert Roelens, CEO, Beaulieu International Group. “Our new plant in Cartersville will significantly increase our production and enable us to better supply the U.S. market. We greatly appreciate the state and local authorities in Georgia who supported this project.”

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Congratulations to Governor Deal and our local leaders – Mayor Santini, Commissioner Taylor, and others. Their hard work does not go unnoticed and we appreciate everything they do for our community.

Celebrating Independence Day in Canton

It was great to celebrate Independence Day in Canton with First Lady and Governor Deal!

Below are pictures from the parade and celebration: