• AU/UGA Medical Partnership Supports Community through Student-led Educational, Mentorship Programs

    September 22, 2023

    Since its founding, the Augusta University/ University of Georgia Medical Partnership has sought to not only increase the number of physicians in Georgia, but also ensure great care for communities across the state.

  • Carol Tomé & Dr. Louis Sullivan Named 2024 Georgia Trustees

    September 22, 2023

    The Georgia Historical Society announced that Carol Tomé, CEO of UPS, and Dr. Louis Sullivan, founding Dean and President of the Morehouse School of Medicine and the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be inducted by the Georgia Historical Society and the Office of the Governor as the newest Georgia Trustees.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interviews: Alex Willson, CEO of Sunnyland Farms

    September 22, 2023

    In part 2 of our conversation with goBeyondProfit Champion Alex Willson, CEO of Sunnyland Farms, we discussed expanded definitions of flexibility – both in leadership and in manufacturing – and how flexibility in mindset and practice positioned Sunnyland Farms for greater success.

  • Visit Athens Seeking Nominations for Annual Hospitality Awards

    September 21, 2023

    Visit Athens is seeking nominations for its Annual Hospitality Awards. The Hospitality HEROES Award and Louis Griffith Hospitality Leadership Award recognize exceptional service and leadership in the local hospitality and tourism industry.

  • Stephanie Fischer Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Restaurant Association

    September 21, 2023

    The Georgia Restaurant Association announced that it has appointed Stephanie Fischer as the association’s new president and chief executive officer. Fischer will succeed longtime president and CEO Karen Bremer, who recently announced her retirement. Fischer brings 25+ years of hospitality experience to her new role.

  • Georgia Grows While the UAW and the Big Three Fight

    September 20, 2023

    The United Auto Workers has initiated strikes against all members of “The Big Three” U.S. automobile manufacturers, asking for 40% pay raises for union members as well as a 32-hour work week, among other demands. The path from here to the strike’s resolution is worth watching for both economic and political ramifications.

  • GSU Forecaster: U.S. Economy is in a White-Collar, Middle-Management “Recession”

    September 20, 2023

    Job compression in sectors ranging from corporate to transportation resulting in fewer homeowners moving up to bigger and better jobs, combined with a reluctance to take on higher-rate mortgages, has put the nation in a white-collar, middle-class, middle-management “recession."

  • Georgia Ranks as the Second Most Entrepreneurial State in America

    September 19, 2023

    Data has revealed that Florida is the most Entrepreneurial states in America, and Georgia ranked near the top.

  • USG Foundation Raises $827,000 for Need-Based Student Scholarships

    September 18, 2023

    The 19th annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala on Friday, Sept. 8, raised $827,000 from generous sponsors to support and provide need-based scholarships for University System of Georgia (USG) students across the state.

  • Georgia’s Job And Labor Market Soar To All-Time Highs

    September 18, 2023

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson announced that Georgia's August unemployment rate was 3.3 percent, up one-tenth from a revised 3.2 percent in July. The unemployment rate was five-tenths lower than the national unemployment rate of 3.8 percent.

  • Consultants Rank the “Top States for Doing Business” — Georgia Ranks #1

    September 15, 2023

    Area Development, the leading site selection and facility planning publication, announces the results of its 2023 Top States for Doing Business survey of location consultants.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interviews: Alex Willson, CEO of Sunnyland Farms

    September 15, 2023

    Sunnyland Farms and its CEO Alex Willson were recently awarded the goBeyondProfit Champion award for their comprehensive, generational approach to generosity. Evidence that this notion of going beyond profit, infuses a company with enduring qualities that helps everyone around them prosper.

  • Celebrating 50 Years of the Georgia Film Office, Film, TV Productions Spend $4.1B in State

    September 14, 2023

    As the State of Georgia celebrates 50 years of the Georgia Film Office, Governor Brian Kemp announced another blockbuster year for the film and television industry as productions spent $4.1 billion in Georgia during fiscal year 2023.

  • Georgia Breaks Tourism Records in 2022

    September 13, 2023

    Governor Brian Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced that calendar year 2022 was record-breaking for the state’s tourism industry, welcoming the largest number of visitors the state has ever seen.

  • Georgia Tech’s GaMEP is Driving Innovation in Manufacturing Across Georgia

    September 12, 2023

    “A stitch in time saves nine,” goes the old saying. For a company in Georgia that adage became very real when damage to a key piece of machinery threatened its operation. The group helping with the stitch in time was the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP), a Georgia Tech program that — for more than 60 years — has been helping small- to medium-sized manufacturers in Georgia stay competitive and grow, boosting economic development across the state.

  • MARTA Railcars Head for Atlantic Ocean as Part of Department of Natural Resources Reef Project

    September 11, 2023

    The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority shipped off the first of two railcars bound for the Georgia coast and eventually the Atlantic Ocean. MARTA is partnering with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Reef Project to contribute railcars from MARTA’s original fleet as they are replaced by new railcars in coming years.

  • Health Connect South Celebrates Ten Years With Event Full of Industry Leaders

    September 08, 2023

    Health Connect South, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting collaboration and innovation in healthcare, will host its tenth annual gathering on September 21.

  • Sunnyland Farms Honored with the goBeyondProfit 2023 Champion Award

    September 07, 2023

    goBeyondProfit, a first-of-its-kind business leader initiative that inspires business generosity, today announced it has honored Albany-based Sunnyland Farms and its CEO, Alex Willson, with the goBeyondProfit Champion Award.

  • Georgia Quick Start: Meeting the Demands of Georgia’s Clean Energy Boom

    September 06, 2023

    It’s no secret the demand for clean energy is rapidly rising. Global corporations throughout the clean-energy sector are spending billions to build facilities to manufacture a wide array of solar, e-mobility, and innovative battery products. The State of Georgia ranks as a top-choice destination for these projects, which are literally creating tens of thousands of jobs in the state.

  • Three New Board Members Sworn in at Athens Technical College

    September 05, 2023

    Judge Lawton Stephens swore in three new Athens Technical College Board of Directors—Phil Bettendorf, Judge Cheveda McCamy, and Mike Sale—at the College's first board meeting for the school year on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The directors each began three-year terms that took effect July 1st.

  • Georgia Revealed to be the BEST State for Business Growth, According to New Research

    September 05, 2023

    New research has revealed the best states for business growth, with Georgia taking the top spot. Business consulting firm Venture Smarter analyzed data from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics to discover the business growth rate in each state based on the number of establishments in December 2021 compared to December 2022.

  • Hyundai Motor Group & LG Energy Solution to Invest Additional $2B in Bryan County

    September 05, 2023

    Governor Brian Kemp announced that Hyundai Motor Group & LG Energy Solution will invest an additional $2 billion in their battery cell manufacturing joint venture at the Metaplant in Bryan County, raising the JV’s total investment value to more than $4.3 billion. This expansion will create another 400 new jobs.

  • New Coalition Takes Aim at Tort Reform in Georgia

    August 31, 2023

    A new nonprofit founded by three high-power lobbying firms is setting its sites on tort reform in Georgia. Competitive Georgia announced its formation Tuesday, the latest sign that business leaders are preparing a major push for the General Assembly to curb what they see as frivolous lawsuits that drive up the cost of doing business.

  • Hundreds of Students Serve the Athens Community for Dawg Day of Service

    August 29, 2023

    On August 26, more than 600 University of Georgia students participated in Dawg Day of Service, a periodic event that allows students to serve Athens-Clarke County and surrounding communities. The program is UGA’s largest annual day of student service and is celebrating its tenth year.

  • Georgia DOT Celebrates Connected Vehicle Technology Integration

    August 29, 2023

    Georgia Department of Transportation recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything waivers granted by the Federal Communications Commission allowing Georgia DOT to integrate C-V2X technology across the state.