• IVolunteer International, a Start-Up Tech-Nonprofit Emerges Winners at University of Georgia Kickstarter Fund Competition

    February 21, 2020

    Housed under the Terry College of Business Entrepreneurship Program, the University of Georgia Kickstarter Fund is a student-managed initiative that provides privately funded capital grants to UGA students and faculty to support the launch or growth of a venture.

  • OPB Director Walks Lawmakers Through Proposal

    February 13, 2020

    State legislators took an unexpected recess this week to dig deep into the state’s budget — and Tuesday Gov. Brian Kemp’s budget director spent time walking lawmakers through the proposed plans for the Amended FY 20 and FY 21 budgets.

  • UGA Receives $50,000 Grant from AT&T to Address Flooding in Athens-Clarke County

    February 12, 2020

    A grant from AT&T will help an interdisciplinary team of UGA faculty assess long-term flood frequency and severity for Athens-Clarke County in order to better plan for future development and infrastructure investments.

  • Technology Association of Georgia Announces the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia

    February 12, 2020

    The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has unveiled the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia winners. TAG’S Top 40 Awards, sponsored by Cherry Bekaert, recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of the state’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.

  • Creature Comforts Honored With the goBeyondProfit Champion Award

    February 11, 2020

    Today Creature Comforts Brewing Co. CEO Chris Herron and staff were presented with the goBeyondProfit Champion Award. They earned this rare honor for their strategic efforts to benefit their community and company by cultivating company culture, deploying company resources and focusing on community empowerment.

  • Barberitos Celebrates 20 Years

    February 11, 2020

    In 2000, Downing Barber utilized both his master’s degree in international business and his skills as a trained chef to open the first Barberitos restaurant in downtown Athens, Ga. Barberitos has grown to become an award-winning, fast-casual Southwestern Grille and Cantina with 50 locations across seven Southeastern states.

  • 2019 Another Record Year for Georgia Exports

    February 11, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Georgia has set another record, this time in exports and global trade, as the state’s diverse industry base and global connectivity continue to drive competitiveness. In 2019, the State of Georgia tallied $41.2 billion in exports and $143.3 billion in overall international trade.

  • St. Mary's Partners with Collaborative to Maximize Maternal Safety

    February 07, 2020

    St. Mary's Family Birth Center is part of a statewide collaborative that is working to improve Georgia's maternal death rate, currently ranked as one of the worst in the United States.

  • Senators Perdue, Loeffler Push Fort Benning As Home Of New Army Corps Headquarters

    February 07, 2020

    U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are urging the U.S. Army to select Fort Benning as the Army’s fourth corps headquarters.

  • Georgia Chamber Welcomes Business Prospects for 32nd Annual ‘Georgia Quail Hunt’ in Albany

    February 06, 2020

    This week, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosts its 32nd annual Georgia Quail Hunt in Albany as31 business leaders representing state recruitment and expansion prospects joined local, state and economic development officials to learn about the benefits of doing business in Georgia.

  • Fanning Institute to Host Fifth Annual Leadership Conference at UGA This Week

    February 05, 2020

    A native of southeast Georgia, Lynda Brannen Williamson spent her life working to improve the Statesboro community as a civic leader, a legacy that continued after her passing with the creation of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation in 2014, and later the LBW Leadership Academy.

  • CSU’s Leadership Institute Announces Speakers and Format for The Forum 2020, August 24-25

    February 05, 2020

    For the 15th year, The Forum, hosted by the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, will bring a lineup of the best and brightest minds in the world to Columbus. The two-day event, held at the Columbus Iron Works and Convention Center, begins at 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24 and runs through Tuesday, Aug. 25. This year’s event theme is “Leadership in Hindsight.”

  • Delta Commits $5M to UGA's Innovation District Initiative

    February 04, 2020

    The University of Georgia will take a major step forward in its Innovation District initiative and enhance the College of Engineering, thanks to a $5 million gift from The Delta Air Lines Foundation.

  • Corporate Generosity Research Open to Georgia Business Leaders

    February 04, 2020

    One year ago, the 2019 Corporate Generosity Research Report conducted by goBeyondProfit and Georgia CEO provided invaluable insights about business leader, employee and customer expectations. Georgia CEOs, Owners and Senior Business Executives are invited to participate in the 2020 survey.

  • Gov. Kemp Kicks off Georgia Foreign Trade Conference

    February 04, 2020

    Gov. Brian Kemp kicked off the Georgia Foreign Trade Conference Monday, highlighting the state and nation's continued strength in global trade.

  • AG Chris Carr Visits White House for National Human Trafficking Summit

    February 03, 2020

    Attorney General Chris Carr participated in the President’s Human Trafficking Summit at The White House. The summit focused on the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the landmark anti-human trafficking law. During the event, President Trump signed an executive order to further combat human trafficking and online child exploitation.

  • Katie Bishop Williams Named Athens CVB Director

    January 31, 2020

    The Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the official destination marketing and management organization for Athens - Clarke County, has announced that Katie Bishop Williams will join the staff as the new CVB director. Williams succeeds Chuck Jones, who has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Outreach of The Classic Center.

  • $6.5B: UGA’s Annual Economic Impact Grows

    January 31, 2020

    Growth in the number of graduates earning degrees in high-demand fields, a thriving research and innovation ecosystem, and a commitment to serving the state have lifted the University of Georgia’s annual economic impact to its highest level yet: $6.5 billion.

  • New Gen Z Data Brings Businesses a Critical Question: What's Your Plan Z?

    January 30, 2020

    Employers and business leaders take note: a one-size-fits-all approach to defining a generation will cost talent and customers. As Gen Z, the generation of those born between 1997 and 2007, begins to enter the workforce and flex its newfound spending power, connecting with them is critical.

  • Hearings Get Underway After Kemp Introduces Proposed Budget

    January 23, 2020

    It is the second week of the Georgia General Assembly and that means budget talks are underway. This year talks could get more intense as lawmakers look for ways to trim the budget and meet the challenge by Governor Brian Kemp to cut spending by 4 percent this fiscal year and another 6 percent in fiscal year 2021.

  • Georgia’s Tourism Industry Breaks Visitation Records

    January 22, 2020

    Explore Georgia, the state tourism office within the Georgia Department of Economic Development, joined Governor Kemp and industry professionals from across the state to recognize a record-breaking year in tourism at the annual Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day at the Georgia State Capitol. The annual event highlights the importance of the tourism, hospitality, and arts industries in the state.

  • Governor, First Lady Introduce Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

    January 22, 2020

    Yesterday Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp were joined by Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education Commission members, legislators, and special guests as they announced three important legislative measures to combat human trafficking in Georgia.

  • Deloitte M&A Trends Report 2020: US Dealmaker Optimism Holds Strong as Economic Slowdown Talk Continues

    January 21, 2020

    The market is entering a new decade on the outer edges of the longest run in M&A history, but even so, dealmakers are largely anticipating stable or increasing levels of activity in the year ahead, according to Deloitte's "The State of the Deal: M&A Trends 2020" survey of 1,000 U.S. corporate dealmakers and private equity firm professionals.

  • Lt. Gov. Lists Priorities – Gambling a Question Mark

    January 17, 2020

    Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and some members of the Senate Majority Caucus kicked off the 2020 Georgia General Assembly on Monday by outlining priorities for the session. Duncan met with media in his office Monday and announced plans to focus on three main issues – healthcare, foster care and technology innovation.

  • Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan Announces Georgia Innovates Taskforce

    January 16, 2020

    Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan today announced the formation of the Georgia Innovates Taskforce, a panel of more than a dozen Georgia leaders who will help accelerate his vision of making Georgia the Technology Capital of the East Coast.