Stockbridge hires new economic development director

James Touchton

STOCKBRIDGE – The city of Stockbridge has hired a new economic development director.

James Touchton was hired as the city’s next economic development director after he was approved by the Stockbridge City Council at a called meeting on Friday morning.

“The city of Stockbridge is excited to welcome James Touchton to the team,” said Randy Knighton, Stockbridge city manager, in a press release. “James’ varied experiences and skills make him the ideal fit for our economic development director. Stockbridge continues to be a progressive city with some of the best talent in the state on its team.”

According to the city, Touchton comes from the Council for Quality Growth, where he held the title of director of Policy and Government Affairs. Prior to that, he served five years in the Georgia Senate Research Office as a senior policy analyst and advisor.

“I’m excited to begin the role as the economic development director for the city of Stockbridge and to work with the city council, city staff and community leaders, the county, chamber of commerce and other organizations to continue the great work already in place to keep a vibrant and robust Stockbridge moving forward,” Touchton said in a press release.

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A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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