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  • UGA to Support Athens Youth through Career Development Partnership

    August 22, 2017

    As a result of President Jere W. Morehead’s meetings with community leaders in April, the University of Georgia will be offering workforce development and work-based learning initiatives to local youth beginning this fall. Morehead’s conversation centered on economic development and education, and how the university can play a role in both areas.

  • University System of Georgia’s Economic Impact on Georgia Totals $16.8B

    August 22, 2017

    The University System of Georgia’s economic impact on the state was $16.8 billion in Fiscal Year 2016 according to the most recent study conducted by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.

  • UGA to Host Solar Eclipse ‘Blackout’ Viewing at Sanford Stadium

    August 18, 2017

    Those in search of a place to view the upcoming solar eclipse are welcome at the University of Georgia, which will open the doors to Sanford Stadium for an eclipse "blackout" between the hedges.

  • Georgia’s Jobless Rate Continues to Drop, Down to 4.7% in July

    August 18, 2017

    Georgia’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in over a decade. The state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased for the sixth consecutive month to 4.7 percent in July. The rate is down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.8 percent in June. In July 2016, the rate was 5.3 percent.

  • TELUS International Acquires Voxpro

    August 17, 2017

    TELUS International, a leading global business process outsourcing provider, announced the acquisition of Voxpro, a provider of beautiful customer experience, technical support and sales operations solutions with locations in the United States, Ireland, Romania, and the Philippines.

  • Georgia Chamber Hosts Annual Congressional Luncheon

    August 17, 2017

    On Tuesday, the Georgia Chamber hosted their annual Congressional Luncheon at the Macon Marriott City Center with a sold-out crowd. Each year, the luncheon brings together over 2,000 business leaders, state and federal elected officials, and community champions from all regions of the state.

  • UGA Idea Accelerator Now Accepting Applications

    August 11, 2017

    Applications are now open for the fall 2017 round of teams to be selected for the UGA Idea Accelerator program powered by the Advanced Technology Development Center. The Accelerator, which is organized by local economic development nonprofit Four Athens, in partnership with ATDC, and the University of Georgia Entrepreneurship Program, chooses a cohort of promising business concepts to be put to the test each semester.

  • Morris Publishing Sells The Athens Banner-Herald to GateHouse Media

    August 09, 2017

    Morris Communications today announced that is selling 11 of its daily and non-daily newspaper holdings, its Lubbock, Texas-based commercial printing operation and other related publications to GateHouse Media, Inc. The sale is part of the company’s strategic restructuring to focus its business on lifestyle and niche publications, broadband operations, property development and new business.

  • Creative Financial Group Surpasses $1 Billion in Assets: Insights from Robert “Buzz” Law and Richard Raby

    August 09, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on the Creative Financial Group, Ltd (CFG) in Atlanta, Georgia. We had the opportunity to sit down with Robert “Buzz” Law who serves as President, and Portfolio Manager Richard Raby to learn how the Creative Financial Group helps corporations, executives and area residents and their families with comprehensive financial, estate, investment and tax planning matters.

  • Athens Downtown Vitality Quantified in Institute Economic Impact Study

    August 08, 2017

    Athens’ vibrant downtown generates $290 million annually in goods and services and contributes significantly to the regional economic engine, according to a study the Institute of Government prepared for the Athens Downtown Development Authority.

  • Summer Successes: UGA Enrollment Reaches New High

    August 04, 2017

    Whether on-campus, online or around the world, summer enrollment at the University of Georgia is on an upward trajectory. Total summer enrollment has risen for the third consecutive year and in 2017 reached a record 16,447. That figure is a 4 percent increase over last year's record and a 22 percent increase over summer 2014.

  • Georgia Tourism Launches New Georgia Film Selfie Spot Tour

    August 04, 2017

    Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced the launch of its new program, Georgia Film Selfie Spot Tour. The self-guided tour aims to highlight Georgia’s rapidly growing film tourism sites across the state. The program will run through the end of the year.

  • Inside Georgia’s State Bar with 2016-2017 President Patrick T. O’Connor of Savannah’s Oliver Maner, LLP

    August 03, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on Patrick T. O’Connor, Managing Partner of Savannah’s 120-year-old Oliver Maner LLP, and 2016-2017 President of Georgia’s State Bar. During our one-on-one with O’Connor, we travel inside one of Savannah’s oldest and most prestigious full-service law firms, and learn about O’Connor’s work and service at the state level during his term as Immediate Past President for the Georgia State Bar.

  • GeorgiaForward Invites Attendees to Define Georgia’s Prosperity at 2017 Forum in Atlanta

    August 03, 2017

    What is true prosperity? How does it affect your life and community…from what you eat, to where you go to school, work or live? The 2017 GeorgiaForward Forum will focus on how Georgia can realize its full potential across all corners of our state from agricultural communities, to port cities, mountain resorts and metropolitan hubs.

  • Downtown Renaissance Partnership Helps Boost Economic Vitality in Northwest Georgia

    August 02, 2017

    Downtown business districts in some northwest Georgia cities are getting a face-lift, thanks to the University of Georgia and funding from the Lyndhurst Foundation in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

  • Governor Deal Announces Launch of Georgia Defense Exchange

    August 01, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced the launch of the Georgia Defense Exchange, an interactive business development platform designed to assist Georgia businesses in finding new opportunities in Department of Defense contracting.

  • Video: Mercedes-Benz Stadium Releases Time-lapse of Roof Closing

    July 28, 2017

    In the last 48 hours the roof has closed at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and it looks incredible!

  • Metro Athens’ Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.2% in June

    July 27, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Athens’ unemployment rate in June was 5.2 percent, up seven-tenths of a percentage point from 4.5 percent in May. In June 2016, the rate was 5.8 percent.

  • Georgia Chamber Awarded State Chamber of the Year

    July 20, 2017

    The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives named the Georgia Chamber the 2017 State Chamber of Year at its annual convention in Nashville.

  • Georgia Lottery Transfers over $1.1B to Education; Record-breaking Fiscal Year

    July 19, 2017

    The Georgia Lottery Corp.’s annual fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account has totaled $1,101,062,911, the largest on record, officials announced. This is the first time the Georgia Lottery has transferred over $1.1 billion in a single fiscal year.

  • Community Internal Medicine of Athens Expands

    July 14, 2017

    Community Internal Medicine of Athens is growing. CIMA is a medical practice offering comprehensive outpatient care for adults, with care provided by resident physicians and faculty.

  • AthFest Educates Open Grant Application Period

    July 13, 2017

    Local music and arts education non-profit, AthFest Educates, opened its 2017-18 grant application period on Wednesday. Applications will be accepted through August 23rd for grants to teachers and community educators from nonprofit organizations, public schools or local or state government agencies serving Athens-Clarke County youth in kindergarten through eighth grade.

  • Film Industry Generates $9.5 Billion for Georgia’s Economy

    July 11, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of $9.5 billion during FY 2017. The 320 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $2.7 billion in direct spending in the state.

  • Second Cohort of Four Athens’ Startup Internship Program Opens up Project Submissions

    July 07, 2017

    Revamped for the second cohort, the Four Athens’ Startup Internship Program opens applications for participating companies July 5th. Five companies will be selected to submit full project proposals that will be worked on by internship teams managed by Four Athens.

  • Registration Open for Center of Innovation for Logistics Luncheon in Savannah

    July 07, 2017

    According to the Center of Innovation for Logistics, Georgia companies rely on the state’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year—that’s billion with a B. And Colin McRae, an attorney at HunterMaclean in Savannah who specializes in transportation, logistics, and business litigation, says that with the support of state offices like the Center of Innovation for Logistics, it’s no wonder Georgia continues to rank as the number one state to do business.

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