Community and Economic Development
Diverse Power Incorporated joins Georgia’s other 41 electric membership corporations in contributing all within its power to local community and economic development.
Drawing on services offered through Georgia Electric Membership Corporation’s (GEMC) Economic Development Department, Diverse Power takes advantage of an array of services designed to assist local co-ops with improving the economic vitality of their communities. These services include assistance in prospect development, community development, retail/commercial development and site planning.
Diverse Power positions itself as a community leader when it comes to enhancing community and economic development within our region. Diverse Power President/CEO Wayne Livingston served on the Board of Directors of West Georgia Technical College. In 2006, he and the board were instrumental in lobbying the state capitol to secure funding to purchase the Raytheon Building, a move that enabled West Georgia Technical College to expand its offerings. This is vital now that Kia auto manufacturing has built an automobile plant in Troup County that calls for staff proficient in skills taught at West Georgia Tech.
To promote area tourism, Diverse Power in 2005 dubbed its service area “Georgia’s Arc of Adventure” and developed a tourism brochure and accompanying Web site spotlighting more than 70 attractions and events within the west central Georgia region. The brochure and Web site have been honored multiple times by the publishing industry and well received by organizations that promote tourism, including local chambers of commerce and welcome centers throughout Georgia.