The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) recognized Atlas Turf International as a Small Business Rock Star.
"Georgia's more than 650,000 small businesses have a huge impact in every community in our state," said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. "These companies keep our economy thriving and help Georgia maintain its status as the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business. This is an incredible opportunity to put a spotlight on Georgia's small businesses and highlight some of our fastest growing companies. It is an honor to congratulate this year's winners for their hard work and dedication."
Atlas Turf International was one of four businesses selected from 135 nominations. Standing out as a company that demonstrated steady, yet controlled growth, Atlas Turf has utilized assistance from industry professionals and focused strategic planning to expand in size, reach, and scope. As a global supplier of premium turfgrasses, Atlas Turf provides projects all over the globe with licensed and certified product for golf courses, sports field, landscape, and commercial projects.
"We are proud to be recognized as a Small Business Rock Star," said Atlas Turf president John Holmes. "Much of the credit for our growth is due to the support we have received from the UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC), introduced to us by the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce. When faced with growth opportunities and industry challenges, we have utilized SBDC services to guide the way."