• City Leaders Gain Critical Knowledge through UGA Partnership

    February 20, 2018

    More than 250 first-time mayors and city council members from Georgia cities gathered in Athens last week for the two-day Newly Elected Officials Institute, held every February to teach new leaders the basics of effective governance.

  • UGA Students Raise More Than $1M for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

    February 19, 2018

    More than 3,000 students representing more than 50 student organizations gathered in the Tate Student Center Grand Hall Sunday morning to celebrate raising $1,261,077.18 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This is the third year in a row that UGA Miracle, the University of Georgia’s largest student-run philanthropy, has achieved a seven-figure fundraising total.

  • University System Saves Students More Than $18M a Year in Free Textbooks

    February 19, 2018

    The University System of Georgia is saving students more than $18 million a year with its free online textbook initiative called Affordable Learning Georgia.

  • Whats Going on in Athens This Weekend

    February 16, 2018

    Still wanting to celebrate Valentine's Day with your special someone? It's not too late! Athens, GA has a wide selection of performances and events sure to rejuvenate and inspire.

  • Chairman Jason Shaw Introduces Legislation to Create the Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation

    February 16, 2018

    State Representative Jason Shaw (R-Lakeland) introduced legislation that would create the Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation.

  • Delta Pays Employees More Than $1B in Profit Sharing for Fourth Consecutive Year

    February 15, 2018

    Delta Air Lines will pay out more than $1 billion in profit sharing for the fourth year in a row and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments made possible by its more than 80,000 employees around the world.

  • UGA Conference to Highlight Community Leadership Innovations, Best Practices

    February 14, 2018

    In 2013, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce wanted to take its adult community leadership program, Leadership Dawson, to the next level.

  • UGA Extension, Mercer University Partner to Recruit Future Doctors for Rural Georgia

    February 13, 2018

    Jean Sumner is a third-generation rural doctor. As a child, she watched her grandfather and father care for the residents of Washington County, Georgia. She followed in their footsteps and became a “small-town doctor,” the kind who knows your mother, sits behind you in church and roots for the local football team.

  • Secretary of State Brian Kemp Announces Record-Breaking Month of Annual Business Registrations

    February 12, 2018

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced a record-breaking month of annual business registrations. In the month of January, the Corporations Division processed over 216,000 annual business registrations – more registrations in one month’s time than ever before.

  • Georgia Quail Hunt Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    February 09, 2018

    Area leaders were on hand this week to welcome 27 site selection professionals to Southwest Georgia, not only for the world-class quail hunting but more importantly to learn about the potential for doing business in the region. It’s all part of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt in Albany.

  • Exporting Provides Opportunity for Growth for Rural Companies in Georgia

    February 08, 2018

    Even the basics of international commerce felt foreign to Bruce Roberts. He knew how to ship something via UPS but didn’t have a clue how international ocean freight worked. He didn’t know how helpful a Skype account or making a website friendly to international customers could be in attracting overseas clients.

  • UGA School of Law to Host Annual Public Interest Law Conference February 17th

    February 06, 2018

    The University of Georgia School of Law will host the 13th Annual Working in the Public Interest Law Conference February 17 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall starting at 8:30 a.m. This year’s conference will focus on the intersection of poverty, criminal justice and community.

  • The Georgia Ports Authority Wants to More Than Double Container Capacity by 2028

    February 06, 2018

    At the 50th annual Georgia Foreign Trade Conference Monday, GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch reviewed the strategic plan for Georgia's ports that will allow for 10 million twenty-foot equivalent container units, 1 million rail lifts, and more than 1 million auto and machinery units per year.

  • Study: UGA Has a $5.7B Economic Impact on Georgia

    February 05, 2018

    The latest annual study on the University of Georgia’s economic impact on the state of Georgia shows that the institution’s teaching, research and service generate $5.7 billion in economic activity across the state.

  • Georgia-based Turf Nation Celebrates 4th Year Outfitting Stadiums for the NFL Big Game

    February 01, 2018

    Georgia-based Turf Nation is a proud U.S.A. Manufacturer of Synthetic Turf Systems. Many NFL franchises, 14 of the 32 teams, play and/or practice on a synthetic turf system manufactured by Turf Nation. On February 4th, Turf Nation, its Authorized Dealers and their dedicated employees will celebrate their 4th NFL Super Bowl in the last 6-years.

  • UGA Brings Schools and Employers Together

    January 31, 2018

    Tim Olson is months away from high school graduation and already has job prospects in his local community. That’s a win for the 17-year-old Hart College and Career Academy student, as well as for companies that have chosen to move into rural northeast Georgia.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson World’s Busiest Airport for 20th Consecutive Year

    January 31, 2018

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport served more passengers and conducted more aircraft movements than any other airport in the world in 2017.

  • UGA Addresses Health Care Needs in Rural Georgia

    January 29, 2018

    Christy Abney is a teacher, so when one of her daughters wakes up sick, she needs to get to a doctor as early as possible so she doesn’t miss much of the school day. Fortunately, the Hawkinsville resident now has Taylor Express Care, which opens at 8 a.m. with medical staff ready to see patients.

  • Georgia Tourism Industry Generates Record $60.8B Economic Impact

    January 24, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal was joined by professionals from Georgia’s tourism industry for the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol to recognize the $60.8 billion impact of tourism on Georgia’s economy. Industry representatives presented Deal with a check representing the $3.1 billion in state and local tax revenue generated by tourism-related expenditures.

  • Inaugural Miller Leadership Academy Class Announced

    January 24, 2018

    Miller Institute Foundation CEO Bryan Miller announced today the inaugural Miller Leadership Academy Class of 2018. The Academy is based on a leadership class taught by former Governor Zell Miller.

  • Groupe PSA Chooses Georgia for New North American Headquarters

    January 23, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms today announced that Groupe PSA, a French multinational manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles, will locate its new North American headquarters in Fulton County.

  • Georgia Sets Records in Employment During 2017

    January 19, 2018

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that 2017 was a banner year for job creation, employment and work force gains in Georgia.

  • Georgia Forestry Foundation Launches New Brand

    January 18, 2018

    The Georgia Forestry Foundation is launching a new logo and brand identity to accurately reflect the growth of the foundation since 1990, when the previous logo was introduced. The Foundation has as its primary goal connecting 10 million Georgians to 22 million acres of working forests by promoting the abundant natural resource in Georgia’s backyard.

  • Leadership Development Helping Build a Stronger, More United South Georgia

    January 17, 2018

    Melissa Dark and Elena Carné own small businesses more than 75 miles apart in rural south Georgia. Through a regional program, led by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia, the two have shared information that has resulted in better business practices.

  • UGA Idea Accelerator’s 8th Cohort Launches February 5th

    January 16, 2018

    On Monday, February 5th, the 8th cohort of the UGA Idea Accelerator will kick off with the next 8 week program focused on helping startups and small businesses develop their idea’s business viability.

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