"Each of the 33 technical colleges in the state nominate either one, two or three businesses in their service area," said Paul Helton, director of economic development, business and community services for North Metro Technical College. Helton
said the Budweiser facility was selected based on three criteria, all of which it performed excellently.
"We look at economic impact, corporate responsibility and what we term workforce excellence," Helton
said, adding the latter term includes employee benefits and workforce diversity.
has about a $60 million impact in the community each year.
"That's something that needs to be recognized," he
In addition, the plant also works or contributes to a variety of local nonprofit organizations including United Way of Bartow County
, the Etowah Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bartow County
for Children, Bartow Area Habitat for Humanity and the Joshua Brown Foundation
"Over the past 10 years they have contributed basically over $2 million into the community and then there's all the environmental things they do," Helton