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GRO selected as Agency of Record for Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority.

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GRO selected as Agency of Record for Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority to drive economic growth and community impact.


January 23, 2023

TUSCALOOSA, AL – GRO, an award-winning full-service marketing and advertising agency, is excited to announce that it has been selected as the Agency of Record for the Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority (TCEDA). GRO will be providing creative, digital marketing, and public relations services to support the TCEDA in their mission to attract and retain high-quality jobs and capital investment in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

“We are thrilled to be working with the TCEDA,” said Matt Pavlick, President of GRO. “Their mission aligns perfectly with our values and we look forward to using our expertise to support their efforts in promoting economic development in Tuscaloosa County.”

The agency will work closely with TCEDA to develop and execute strategic campaigns that will showcase the county’s strengths, resources, and opportunities to potential investors, businesses, and talent. The goal is to support TCEDA in their mission to drive economic growth and bring high-quality economic opportunities and jobs to Tuscaloosa County.

“The TCEDA is excited to partner with GRO, a company whose proven success, digital marketing expertise, and dedication to the growth of the Tuscaloosa community aligns perfectly with our goals,” said Justice Smyth, Executive Director of the TCEDA. “We look forward to what we can achieve together.”

The TCEDA is committed to fostering a business-friendly environment and providing resources to help companies succeed in Tuscaloosa County. With GRO on board as their Agency of Record, the TCEDA will have access to a wide range of marketing and advertising services to help them achieve their goals and make a positive impact on the community.

About GRO

Founded in 2018, GRO is an award-winning full-service digital marketing agency that helps scaling businesses win and retain clients. Whether it is a better diversification of advertising spending, a tighter definition of a client’s consumer profile, reducing the cost of acquiring new customers, or better controlling and managing the changing needs of an effective digital marketing program, GRO has an exceptional team capable of delivering in a very transparent, high touch service way. GRO was recently recognized on the Inc. 5000 list as the 157th fastest-growing private company in America. Services offered include Google Advertising, SEO, Social Media Advertising, Programmatic Advertising, Web Design, Creative, and Video Production.


The Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority, dba the Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority, is the economic development agency for all jurisdictions within Tuscaloosa County, Alabama and is a one stop source for accessing site location data including available sites and buildings, financing, employee training, and incentives for manufacturing, technology and knowledge-based investments. To learn more, visit