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  • The UPS Store Steps Up to Help Small Businesses Close the Deal on Small Business Saturday

    November 17, 2017

    Small Business Saturday is like the big game for many independent businesses, with millions of shoppers expected to shop small on Saturday, November 25th. But business owners won’t win the day simply by opening – they need to close deals by turning browsers into buyers.

  • Economic Developer Training at UGA Gives Georgia Advantage in Attracting New Industry

    November 17, 2017

    It didn't take long for Larry Brooks to connect the dots during one of his Georgia Certified Economic Developer classes. Brooks, executive director of the Walker County Development Authority, already was looking for a site to locate a new industry when he attended a financing course offered by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. In the class he learned he could use money from a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax to purchase land and develop it.

  • Georgia State Economist: Rebuild From Hurricane Season Expected to Boost 4Q Economy

    November 16, 2017

    Despite doom and gloom estimates due to an unusually active hurricane season, third quarter gross domestic product growth came in at 3.0 percent, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

  • University System of Georgia Board of Regents Elects New Officers

    November 16, 2017

    The Board of Regents, the 19-member governing body for the University System of Georgia, elected Regent James M. Hull to a one-year term as the Board’s chair and Regent Don L. Waters to a one-year term as the Board’s vice chair.

  • Senator David Perdue: Keeping Our Promise To Veterans

    November 10, 2017

    We honor our veterans and their families for their sacrifices and unwavering dedication to our country. Our troops who wear the uniform represent the best, and I mean the very best, our country has to offer. It is because of their service that we enjoy the freedom that comes with being an American.

  • Georgia Power, Ron Clark Academy Celebrate Renewed STEM Partnership

    November 09, 2017

    Georgia Power and the world-renowned Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta continue to provide new skills and training for Georgia educators through the annual PowerED Fellows program. PowerED Fellows, funded by The Georgia Power Foundation Inc., receive a three-day professional developmental experience at the Ron Clark Academy focused on STEM-related best practices in teaching and student engagement to prepare the workforce of the future.

  • UGA Helps Coastal Community Keep its Head above Water

    November 07, 2017

    For the coastal city of St. Marys, changing sea levels and severe storms are local issues. With assistance from the University of Georgia, local leaders, property owners and schoolchildren are working together to protect their historic and picturesque community of about 17,500 people.

  • Georgia Manufacturing Alliance CEO Sets Tone of Annual Summit: "Significance of 'One’”

    November 06, 2017

    Prior to the introduction of two keynote speakers from renowned Georgia companies Coca Cola and Chick-fil-A, Jason Moss, Founder and CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, welcomed over 600 attendees to the third annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit. Moss set the theme for the conference recently held in Atlanta by invoking what he called “the significance of ‘one’,” be it one connection made; one idea shared; or one moment of clarity.

  • Georgia’s Tourism Industry Generates Record $60.8B in Economic Impact

    November 03, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal recognized several of the state’s top tourism professionals at the 2017 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference on Jekyll Island. The annual industry event, hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, brought together more than 400 tourism industry professionals from across the state.

  • Oconee County Chamber of Commerce Hires New President

    November 01, 2017

    The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that Courtney Bernardi has been hired as its new president.

  • UGA Grows the Economy, Promotes Economic Prosperity in Rural Georgia

    October 31, 2017

    In 2005, Colquitt County was experiencing growing pains. Sanderson Farms had announced plans to build a chicken processing plant in the south Georgia community, bringing 1,400 jobs to the area. While the new plant was welcome, it presented challenges. The county had limited sewer capacity, few housing options and no round-the-clock child care, a necessity for parents working overnight shifts.

  • Site Selection Ranks Georgia No. 1 for Business for Fifth Straight Year

    October 31, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the fifth consecutive year by Site Selection, a leading economic development trade magazine. According to Site Selection, Georgia is the first state to hold this ranking for five consecutive years under the same governor.

  • Deadline Tomorrow to Nominate a Small Business for The 2018 Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR Awards

    October 30, 2017

    According to Mary Ellen McClanahan, Entrepreneur and Small Business director for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the future is bright. That’s why the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) and GDEcD work together each year to “spotlight Georgia’s best, brightest and most unique.”

  • Athens Businesses Partner to Promote Downtown Tech Crawl November 1st

    October 27, 2017

    On November 1st, four top technology-based businesses in downtown Athens will showcase their offices and play hosts to students and young professionals as part of the inaugural Downtown Tech Crawl. The event, which is the first of its kind ever organized in Athens, is the result of a partnership between Roundsphere, HW Creative Marketing, Docebo and Partner Software.

  • Southern Company Subsidiary PowerSecure Signs Contract to Help Restore Puerto Rico Electric Grid

    October 23, 2017

    PowerSecure, a subsidiary of Southern Company, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for additional support to repair the power grid in Puerto Rico.

  • Jobs Decrease Slightly in State, as Hurricane Irma Impacts Coastal Georgia

    October 19, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Hurricane Irma caused Georgia’s job numbers to fall and unemployment claims to rise in September.

  • CVB Annual Meeting, Economic Impact of Athens Tourism, Hospitality Awards

    October 18, 2017

    The Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau held its annual meeting Tuesday, highlighted by the release of new economic impact figures for Athens-Clarke County and the presentation of the annual Athens Hospitality Awards.

  • St. Mary's President & CEO Named Georgia's Hospital CEO of the Year

    October 17, 2017

    he Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals named Don McKenna, president and CEO of St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens, Georgia, as its CEO of the Year during the organization’s 34th annual conference last week. The award recognizes leaders who have made a positive impact on their patients, the institutions they lead, and the communities they serve.

  • Last Chance to Participate in the Georgia CEO Q4 Business Index Survey

    October 17, 2017

    Georgia CEO has partnered with Georgia Southern University College of Business to develop a statewide industry index to track economic conditions. The index results helps business owners, politicians and local leaders understand the economic environment of the state on a quarterly basis.

  • State of the Georgia Ports: Surge of Private Investments, Record Cargo Volumes

    October 16, 2017

    During his annual State of the Port Address, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch announced record cargo volumes, infrastructure development and two new customers bringing a combined 1 million square feet of additional distribution center space to Savannah.

  • South Carolina and Georgia Play Role in AT&T’s Hurricane Maria Response

    October 13, 2017

    As the response to Hurricane Maria continues in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AT&T is utilizing South Carolina and Georgia resources in its recovery efforts.

  • UGA Homecoming Week Celebrates the Traditions of the Bulldog Nation

    October 09, 2017

    University of Georgia Homecoming Week 2017 "Home is Where the Arch Is" gets underway Oct. 9 with a variety of activities and events to appeal to all members of the university community.

  • Attorney General Carr Recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    October 09, 2017

    Attorney General Chris Carr is supporting National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October, an annual month-long collaborative effort launched in 2004 by the United States Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

  • Georgia Historical Society Announces 2018 Georgia Trustees Ed Bastian and Paul Bowers

    October 06, 2017

    The Georgia Historical Society announced that Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, and Paul Bowers, Chairman, President, and CEO of Georgia Power, have been selected as the newest Georgia Trustees. Bastian and Bowers will be inducted by Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Historical Society in February. This is the highest honor the State of Georgia can bestow.

  • Georgia Quick Start Again Named Number One Workforce Training Program in the U.S.

    October 05, 2017

    Georgia Quick Start, a division of the Technical College System of Georgia, has once again been voted the number one workforce training program in the U.S., according to a survey conducted by Area Development magazine, a trade publication for professional site locators. The magazine has conducted its survey of site professionals for eight years, and this marks the eighth consecutive time Quick Start was voted the best workforce training program in the country.

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