All People have Economic Opportunity

Fulton County plays an important role in creating the right environment to stimulate economic growth and develop an able workforce. The County serves as a key connector between the business community, education providers, job seekers, and the municipal governments who serve them. It is the County’s responsibility to ensure that public resources are aligned in the effort to support business growth and develop the skills and training of the workforce.

All People Have Economic Opportunity Priority Area Sponsors

The sponsors for the All People have Economic Opportunities priority area provide the vision and leadership needed to develop and drive the initiatives aimed at ensuring the residents of Fulton County have economic opportunities.
County Commissioners
Commissioner Liz Hausmann 
“During the past year, Fulton has taken major steps to attract quality jobs to our County for the benefit of our residents, the biggest step being the passage of TSPLOST. Our new economic development office , Select Fulton, serves our residents by engaging potential employers, learning their needs, and showing them how Fulton can meet those needs.”
Chief Officers for Priority Area Departments
Anna Roach
As Fulton County's Chief Strategy Officer, Ms. Roach is responsible for strategic planning including detailed multi-year operating plans with clear metrics and investment cases to help Fulton County Government reach the six key strategic areas identified by the Board of Commissioners this year.  She is also responsible for performance reporting to the Board of Commissioners and the public on progress. Departments reporting to Ms. Roach include Select Fulton for this priority area.
Todd Long
As COO, Mr. Long runs all day-to-day operations of Fulton County’s citizen-facing departments and is ultimately responsible for citizen satisfaction with services and improving efficiency in operations. Departments reporting to Mr. Long include Hosing and Community Development, Planning and Community Services,  and Public Works.

Department Heads
Frankie Atwater, Director, Housing and Community Development
The mission of the Department of Housing and Community Development is to create strong, sustainable and inclusive communities, and to alleviate the causes and conditions that lead to homelessness in Fulton County.
Randy Beck, Director, Planning and Community Services
The Fulton County Planning and Community Services Department is committed to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for citizens. The Planning Division oversees the land use map, the comprehensive plan, zoning applications and procedures, policy regulation and community outreach and liaison services.
Al Nash, Director, Development Authority
The mission of the Development Authority is stimulate quality economic development in Fulton County using comprehensive marketing programs designed to expand and diversify the tax base, provide quality jobs, retain existing businesses and sustain quality of life for residents throughout Fulton County.
David Clark, Director, Public Works (Transportation)
The Transportation Division of Public Works is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the County’s infrastructure. It provides a variety of services to the citizens of Fulton County, internal operating departments, and governmental agencies.