EI2 Study Will Focus on County’s Needs

Surveys and interviews are soon to take place as part of a project that could help organizations better invest their money in Cherokee County.

The county is being studied by Georgia Tech for the Regional Data Mapping Pilot Project. The goal of the project is to gauge the needs of the county to see how the organizations could better serve the residents.

Cherokee is one of four counties being studied along with Butts, Clayton and Rockdale. The counties were selected based on their wide range of demographic, cultural and economic characteristics. The organizations involved with the project are the Annie Casey Foundation, Atlanta Community Food Bank, Families First, Kaiser Permanente, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.

Associate Project Manager Jason Chernock of Georgia Tech EI2 said interviews are being set up with county leaders to get their input.

“It will help our clients understand what gaps in service there are so they can make investments,” he said. He hopes to have all surveys collected and interviews completed within the next few weeks.

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