From The Ground Up: Feat. Jonathan Sangster of Georgia Power

Jonathan SangsterJonathan Sangster serves as general manager of economic development for Georgia Power. Jonathan is responsible for business recruitment and support services for the strategic location decision process. Jonathan’s team of statewide project managers assist in the location, expansion or start-up of businesses wishing to invest in Georgia, helping companies identify potential communities, buildings and sites throughout the state. Support services include engineering evaluation and analysis of sites, as well as preliminary site design and industrial park development. Custom mapping capabilities, industry-specific research and demographic data provide additional project support. Jonathan is also responsible for the Georgia Resource Center, a world renowned multimedia facility for assistance with strategic location decisions.

Before joining the Economic Development team in January 2013, Jonathan was the senior managing director at CBRE Consulting, a nationally recognized business location and site selection firm. In that role, Jonathan led a consulting team that helped clients find “best fit” locations for corporate headquarters relocations, customer care operations, manufacturing, distribution and research and development operations.

Jonathan is a member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association, Industrial Asset Management Council and the Utility Economic Development Association. Jonathan also serves as a Working Partner with Georgia Allies, the state’s public-private collaborative marketing initiative.

Jonathan holds a Bachelor’s in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master’s in Business Administration from Georgia State University. He is an active volunteer at Dunwoody Baptist Church and enjoys tennis, softball, music and drama.