Grant & Loan Awards: Dawson County
Jolie Day Spa is a new upscale day spa located in Dawson County that offers a variety of relaxing and accommodating services. Services include various massages, facials, waxing and specialty manicures and pedicures. An exclusive line of retail spa and beauty products is also available. As the number of Atlanta immigrants grows, owners Nicole and Chad Wimpy realized a need for an upscale spa in the North Georgia Mountains. The Wimpy’s will partner with and be located near an already established and successful salon in Dawsonville, J. Thomas Salon. These two entities perfectly compliment one another offering services every client receives in one convenient location. The loan proceeds will be used for build out of space and start up expenses. The spa plans to employ at least 6 professional, licensed therapists, a spa coordinator and financial manager.
BRIDGE funds to assist a regional partnership in evaluating the feasibility and economic impact potential of extending fiber optic broadband from Forsyth County to Lumpkin, Dawson, White and Union counties. The evaluation includes completion of Georgia Tech's TechSmart Program as well as a detailed engineering and system design plan. The regional partnership believes that the North Georgia Network (NGN - pronounced Engine) has the potential to create a new technology-based economy for the North Georgia Region. Initial activities will evaluate high speed connectivity, network redundancy and multiple carrier criteria deemed critical for existing and prospective technology-based companies. Subsequent activities will include design, engineering and business modeling to test the feasibility of building and operating a North Georgia fiber optic network.