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County Annual Report

Cobb County 2023 Annual Report

Introduction by Chairwoman Lisa Cupid

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The numbers show Cobb continues to move forward.

  • We achieved our 26th year of AAA credit ratings, among a handful of counties nationwide.
  • Our police department earned the Meritorious Gold Award for more than 20 years of state certification.
  • Business is booming with more than 22 economic development project wins totaling $15.5 million in capital investment, 2000 jobs, and 27 film permits.
  • We bolstered our housing during the past year – issuing 563 single-family and 337 multi-family home permits.
  • We expanded recreational opportunities, including breaking ground on the first trailhead of the Chattahoochee Riverlands Project and being selected for the 2025 Major League Baseball All-Star game.

Cobb strives for excellence because we care. Our District Attorney’s office opened Georgia’s first Family Justice Center and our commissioners approved $500,000 for emergency shelter relief. Nonprofit organizations received $90 million to help businesses and residents recover from pandemic losses, including $4.5 million for early-learning centers.

We approved funding to expand on-demand transit for areas of higher need. The board also launched a disparity study to ensure minority-owned, women-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses have proportionate procurement opportunities. During the past year, we ensured small businesses received entrepreneurship and innovation grants.

The county continues to enjoy tremendous success while onboarding our newest city — Mableton — and addressing issues with redistricting.

Cobb is our home and deserves our best efforts. It is our job to continue our tradition of success and my vision that Cobb’s success should extend to all. Thank you for allowing us to make that happen.