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Challenge Partners

Georgia Smart would like to thank all of our partners. These outstanding organizations and people have generously given their time, expertise, and support to make Georgia Smart possible! We would also like to specially thank Georgia Power – our lead partner – the Atlanta Regional Commission, and the Georgia Institute of Technology for providing the funds to make the grant program possible.

Georgia Power

Georgia Power delivers clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average to 2.5 million customers. The company is an industry leader in delivering innovative products and solutions that meet the changing needs of customers while maintaining a resilient, reliable power grid and actively supporting Georgia’s economic growth. georgiapower.com

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Atlanta Regional Commission

ARC is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the Atlanta region. Since 1947, ARC has helped focus the region’s leadership, attention and resources on critical issues. atlantaregional.org

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Association County Commissioners of Georgia

Formed in 1914 with 19 charter county members, today ACCG serves as the consensus building, training, and legislative organization for all 159 county governments in the state. accg.org

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Georgia Chamber

For over 100 years the Georgia Chamber of Commerce has worked to keep, grow and create jobs to make Georgia a better state for business. gachamber.com

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Georgia Department of Economic Development

GDEcD is the state’s sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, aligning workforce education and training with in-demand jobs... georgia.org

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Georgia Department of Community Affairs

For four decades, DCA has helped communities spur private job creation, implement comprehensive plans, develop downtowns, generate affordable housing solutions and promote volunteerism. dca.ga.gov

Georgia Municipal Association

The mission of GMA is to anticipate and influence the forces shaping Georgia’s cities and to provide leadership, tools and services that assist municipal governments in becoming more innovative, effective and responsive. gmanet.com

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Metro Atlanta Chamber

MAC's focus is advancing economic growth, enhancing our business climate and improving the quality of life for each and every person who calls Atlanta home. metroatlantachamber.com

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Technology Association of Georgia

TAG's mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia's technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances Georgia's tech-based economy. tagonline.org

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Global City Teams Challenge

The Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) is a collaborative platform for the development of smart cities and communities, led by National Institute of Standards and Technology, a bureau of U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with other U.S. federal agencies including U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), National Science Foundation, International Trade Administration, and National Telecommunications and Information Administration. nist.gov

Georgia Planning Association

The Georgia Planning Association (GPA) is an official Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). Established in 1968, GPA is a 1,000-plus member organization of professional planners and planning officials who serve Georgia’s communities in many ways, at all levels of government, in the private sector, academia, and not-for-profit organizations. georgiaplanning.org

Georgia Association of Regional Commissions

The Georgia Association of Regional Commissions exists to advance the efforts of Georgia’s twelve Regional Commissions as efficient and effective service provision organizations for local governments and related state and federal programs in the areas of planning, economic development, transportation, information technology and human services. garc.ga.gov