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Dekalb County introduces its new initiative to create jobs for the county
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Dekalb County introduces its new initiative to create jobs for the county

 

To address the critical needs of citizens, DeKalb County has embarked on an ambitious plan that leverages public spending to provide opportunities for residents to secure gainful employment and grow small businesses.  ONE DeKalb Works is a public service, jobs initiative that will utilize the completion of $1.35 billion of water and sewer infrastructure improvements to cultivate a skilled workforce and promote local business contracting with government in order to get DeKalb County citizens back to work.

DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management, DeKalb County Department of Purchasing and Contracting, and DeKalb Workforce Development are implementing this local stimulus program in collaboration with national partner, the National Urban League, and local partners including Goodwill Industries and Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

As a result of these ground-breaking partnerships, ONE DeKalb Works will create up to 4,000 direct jobs per year at peak production, many of which will be set aside exclusively for DeKalb residents, and result in a total economic impact of $1.77 billion. 

 

The Impact

DeKalb County Project Impact
2013 through 2017
 Impact TypeNumber of Jobs2013 Direct Effect1,528 Indirect Effect305 Induced Effect119 Total Effect1,9522014 Direct Effect2,622 Indirect Effect514 Induced Effect201 Total Effect3,3382015 Direct Effect3,670 Indirect Effect709 Induced Effect277 Total Effect4,6562016 Direct Effect3,238 Indirect Effect616 Induced Effect241 Total Effect4,0942017 Direct Effect2,115 Indirect Effect396 Induced Effect155 Total Effect2,666

Source: Carl Vinson Institute of Government

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