Features

  • Beer Industry Contributes $8.1B Annually to Georgia's Economy

    May 23, 2019

    Just ahead of Memorial Day, which marks one of the top beer selling holidays of the year and the start of the summer beer selling season, a new economic impact study shows America's beer industry contributes $8.1 billion annually to Georgia's economy and supports 54,084 jobs in the state.

  • ACCGOV to Host 9th Annual Roll Out the Barrels Fundraiser May 23rd

    May 22, 2019

    The Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Management Program and Water Conservation Office will co-host the ninth annual Roll Out the Barrels fundraiser on Thursday, May 23rd from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Foundry (295 E. Dougherty Street).

  • Sen. Isakson Talks Middle East, Trade, National Security, Disaster Aid, Veterans

    May 21, 2019

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., outlined top pressing national and state priorities in an episode of the “Inside the Box” podcast on Thursday. During the interview, Isakson shared his views on his recent trip to Iraq, the increased tensions with Iran, his leadership on the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, U.S. trade relationships, national security and his work to secure federal disaster aid for Georgia.

  • Athens-Clarke County Celebrates May 19th-25th as National Public Works Week

    May 20, 2019

    Celebrated across the nation and throughout Georgia, National Public Works Week celebrates public works services provided in the community that are an integral part of residents’ everyday lives. Public works provides, maintains, and improves the structures and services that assure a higher quality of life for the community.

  • AG Chris Carr: Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Generates 1.7 Million Meals for Children in Need

    May 20, 2019

    Attorney General Chris Carr announced that law firms and legal organizations across Georgia raised a record breaking 419,321 dollars and 17,617 pounds of food during the 8th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy. This is the equivalent of 1.7 million meals for Georgia’s food banks and a 9.5 percent increase from last year.

  • Hitachi Automotive Systems America to Expand in Walton County

    May 17, 2019

    Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., a Tier 1 supplier of world-class products to the global automotive market, is planning to create 100 jobs and invest at least $100 million - with potential up to $330 million - in an expansion at their existing facility in Monroe, Georgia.

  • UGA Startup Gateway Generates $531M in Economic Value

    May 16, 2019

    The University of Georgia’s startup program generates economic value of more than half a billion dollars annually, according to a new analysis. Startup companies created through Innovation Gateway, the university’s arm for research commercialization, have an economic impact of $531 million across the United States, including $322 million in the state of Georgia.

  • With Seven Hospitals Earning ‘As’ in Leapfrog Spring Safety Grade, Piedmont Healthcare is Georgia’s Safest System

    May 16, 2019

    Seven of Piedmont Healthcare’s 11 hospitals received “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade, making it the safest healthcare system in Georgia with more A grades than any other healthcare system in the state.

  • Isakson, Perdue Help Secure $35M in Disaster Relief

    May 16, 2019

    Last week we wrote about the work U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) are doing to secure much needed disaster relief funds for Georgia farmers impacted by Hurricane Michael.

  • Gulfstream Reinforces Reliability And Capabilities With World Speed Record

    May 16, 2019

    Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the high-performing Gulfstream G550 recently established a new city-pair speed record, connecting Shanghai with Seattle in 10 hours and 29 minutes, bringing the number of records the jet has earned to 55.

  • ACG Atlanta Announces 40 Fastest-Growing Companies In Georgia

    May 14, 2019

    The Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, announced the 2019 Georgia Fast 40, recognizing the top 40 fastest-growing middle-market companies in Georgia.

  • Governor Kemp Signs Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

    May 13, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp signed the fiscal year 2020 budget. Joined by lawmakers, law enforcement officials, educators, and local leaders in Camilla, Georgia, Governor Kemp's signature of the balanced budget caps a historic first legislative session.

  • Athens-Clarke County Attorney Bill Berryman Retiring June 30th

    May 10, 2019

    Athens-Clarke County Attorney Bill Berryman is retiring from his position on June 30, 2019 at the conclusion of this fiscal year. Berryman has planned his retirement for several years, having served as Athens-Clarke’s attorney since 2003. Prior to his time in the position, he worked for 25 years as a private attorney representing both public- and private-sector clients.

  • General Assembly launches Georgia-Japan Legislative Caucus

    May 09, 2019

    James Magazine’s May-June issue includes a feature which highlights Georgia’s important economic relationship with Japan, and how the state has benefited significantly from the relationship with various industries, including the automotive and manufacturing sectors.

  • Baker & Taylor to Expand Operations in Georgia

    May 08, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Baker & Taylor, a leading provider of books and services to public libraries nationwide, will expand operations and create 115 jobs at its distribution facility in Jackson County.

  • Speaker Ralston Announces Members of the House Rural Development Council for 2019-2020 Term

    May 08, 2019

    Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) today announced the members of the House Rural Development Council for the 2019-2020 legislative term. This Council, which was reauthorized by House Resolution 214, will continue working with rural communities to find ways to encourage economic growth.

  • Georgia’s Tourism Industry Breaks Economic Impact Record

    May 07, 2019

    Georgia Tourism, a division of The Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced that the state’s tourism industry generated a record-breaking $66.2 billion in business sales impact in 2018, up 4.7 percent, according to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics.

  • U.S. Chamber's Donohue to Congress: ‘The Time Has Come’ for a 21st Century Infrastructure System

    May 07, 2019

    Rebuilding and modernizing America’s infrastructure is a major priority for the business community. “This year, we are calling on our lawmakers to take bipartisan action on a meaningful infrastructure package now,” said U.S. Chamber and CEO Tom Donohue in February at the America's Infrastructure: Time to Invest event.

  • U.S. Small Business Owners Confident in their Business and the U.S. Economy

    May 06, 2019

    The annual Small Business Pulse Survey from SunTrust reveals a strong small business community, with two-thirds of small business decision makers reporting strength in their local economy (68 percent) and the U.S. economy (65 percent).

  • AT&T Creating ‘Opportunity Youth’ Internships

    May 02, 2019

    AT&T, with non-profit Year Up, is opening the door to internships across the U.S. for opportunity youth, defined as talented young adults seeking work who are underemployed or unemployed.

  • Georgia Chamber Issues 2019 Legislative Scorecard

    May 01, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce released its 2019 Legislative Scorecard highlighting how elected officials voted on the business community’s top issues during this year’s Session of the Georgia General Assembly.

  • Isakson, Perdue Continue Bipartisan Push for Critical Disaster Relief

    May 01, 2019

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today continued their push for Congress to pass critical disaster relief funding for states impacted by hurricanes, wildfires, floods and other natural disasters at a press conference in Washington, D.C. It has been more than six months since Georgia was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October 2018.

  • Fundraising Releases Show Some Trends

    April 29, 2019

    We are still about a year away from primary voting season but, it being a presidential year, fundraising is well underway. That is going to be a difficult task for some candidates this time around. With about 80 or so Democratic candidates for president announced so far, okay maybe that number is more like 15 but it is still a lot, a lot of money is going to be directed toward the race for the White House.

  • New Law will Ensure Fairness, Strengthen Competition in Government Purchasing

    April 26, 2019

    State Rep. Mark Newton (R-Augusta) said he was looking for “transparency and clarity” when he introduced House Bill 315. The bill, which requires consultants to disclose any potential conflicts of interest when hired by city or county governments to develop bid specifications, sailed through the House and Senate this session. And last week, Governor Brian Kemp signed the legislation into law.

  • Corporate Generosity - Just a Nice Thing to Do and Only for Fortune 500 Shops? Think Again.

    April 25, 2019

    Over 100 Georgia influencers, representing businesses small and large, gathered April 23rd to hear C-suite insights into the exponential benefits of giving back. The take-away? It’s not only the right thing to do. It makes great business sense - especially here in Georgia. So, however you can, just do it.

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