June 2018 Features

  • GE Appliances to Create 100 Jobs in Jackson County

    June 15, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that GE Appliances, a manufacturer of household appliances, will create 100 jobs and invest $55 million in a new Southeast Region Appliance Distribution Center in Commerce. Construction of the new facility will be completed by April 2019.

  • Georgia Economy Achieves Record Job Creation & Employment in May

    June 15, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia once again set records for employed residents, labor force and jobs for May, continuing a trend from previous months. The state is approaching the 5-million mark for employed residents. At the same time, Georgia posted more than 4.5 million jobs and a labor force of more than 5.1 million.

  • 5 Secrets to Building Great Company Culture You May Not Have Realized

    June 15, 2018

    One thing I’ve learned across all the companies I’ve created is just how vital company culture is. This is especially true when you’re starting a new company and can’t afford to hire experienced veterans who command high salaries. So, how can you put great people in place without spending the fortune you haven’t earned yet? You create such an amazing culture that people want to work for you.

  • GDEcD TPDRT Presents Music Tourism Report, includes Support for Classic Center Arena

    June 13, 2018

    The Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted the Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism Product Development Resource Team at the Hyatt Place on Thursday, June 7th to present findings and recommendations. Tourism partners attended the presentation to hear the team’s report that provided guidance for future tourism product development in Athens.

  • Pamela Whitten Named President of Kennesaw State University

    June 13, 2018

    The Board of Regents named Dr. Pamela Whitten president of Kennesaw State University. Whitten will begin her new position July 16th . Whitten currently serves as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Georgia, a position she has held since 2014.

  • Mike Mathews Named New Airport Director for Athens-Ben Epps Airport

    June 12, 2018

    Manager Blaine Williams has named Mike Mathews as the new Director of the Athens-Ben Epps Airport for the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government. He will begin his new position on July 9, 2018. Mathews has served as the Director of the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Floyd County, outside Rome, Georgia, since 1997.

  • 4 Ways to Master Risk in Your Small Business Without Breaking a Sweat

    June 08, 2018

    Risk is something that few people enjoy. Sure, there are always daredevils who push things too far, but the majority of people are relatively cautious. And while there’s something to be said for protecting yourself, successful entrepreneurs don’t shy away from risk altogether.

  • AG Chris Carr: Frequently Asked Questions When It Comes to Open Records and Open Meetings

    June 07, 2018

  • To Find Your Happy Place, Try Spending That Well-Earned Time Off on Jekyll Island

    June 06, 2018

    If you're hesitant about slipping away from the office for a couple weeks to take your family on that long-awaited summer vacation, relax. Research shows that vacation travel is the one type of travel that has virtually everyone's approval. Nestled on the Atlantic coast between Savannah and Jacksonville, Jekyll Island boasts a rare combination of activities, attractions and natural wonders that capture the imagination, regardless of age or interests.

  • GDEcD Trade Mission to South America Opens New Markets

    June 05, 2018

    Recently, GDEcD International Trade Manager, Alice Carson, has been traveling across South America connecting Georgia businesses with new opportunities in Latin American markets. The mission involved stops in three countries: Colombia, Peru and Chile.

  • Aron Levine, Head of Consumer Banking & Merrill Edge, Offers Insight into Making a Difference in the Community this Year

    June 04, 2018

    Now that we’ve settled into 2018, if you’re anything like me, you’re re-thinking your progress on New Year’s resolutions. For some, this might mean evaluating your philanthropic or community involvement goals for the year. Or, you may be in the research stages of finding the specific causes or organizations you’ll support—either with your time or financial contribution.