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  • Georgia Banks Earn $2.1B during First Half of 2018

    August 24, 2018

    The 175 banks based in Georgia earned $2.1 billion in the first six months of 2018, according to data released by the FDIC Thursday. Net income for the period was up 31 percent over the same time in 2017.

  • Foundation for Excellence Announces 2018 Award Winners & Grant Recipients

    August 21, 2018

    The Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Excellence in Public Education is delighted to release the list of 2018 award winners and grant recipients from the Clarke County School District.

  • Georgia State Transportation Board Elects New Leadership

    August 20, 2018

    The State Transportation Board elected its new executive leadership team during its monthly meeting on August 16th. Ann R. Purcell was elected unanimously as chairman; Tim Golden was elected vice chairman; and Rudy Bowen was elected secretary. The new positions are effective immediately. Board elections are held annually to ensure that all regions of the state are represented at the executive leadership level.

  • 11th Annual Southern Automotive Conference Makes Georgia Debut, October 3rd–5th

    August 17, 2018

    The Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association is proud to host the Southern Automotive Conference at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Oct. 3 – 5, 2018. The internationally-recognized event brings together thought leaders, Original Equipment Manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to discuss the latest innovations driving the industry forward.

  • New Faculty Learn How UGA Drives Agricultural Success in Georgia during Annual Tour of the State

    August 15, 2018

    New faculty at the University of Georgia learned why agriculture continues to be the state's biggest economic driver and how UGA leads the way in helping Georgians sustain and improve commodities like peanuts, poultry, pecans and turfgrass.

  • Speaker Ralston & House Rural Development Council Leadership Announce Creation of Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation

    August 15, 2018

    House Speaker David Ralston and the leadership of the House Rural Development Council announced the creation of the Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation. The RDC is co-chaired by State Representatives Terry England (R-Auburn) and Jay Powell (R-Camilla). State Representative Sam Watson (R-Moultrie) serves as vice chair of the council.

  • Charlie Harper: Talk Of I-14 Grows – But Still Just Talk

    August 14, 2018

    Roughly 25 miles of Texas interstate highway has started making a stir in social media in Georgia and Alabama. Interstate 14 currently runs between Fort Hood and Belton Texas, just north of the Austin metro area. A few students from Georgia and Alabama operating at the “Youth Infrastructure Coalition” have dusted off old plans and are promoting a corridor that would run from Texas to Augusta Georgia, passing through Columbus and Macon along the way.

  • UGA-based Program Helps Nonprofits Build Organizational Leadership Capacity

    August 10, 2018

    When Goodwill of North Georgia sought to develop leaders at all levels of its organization, it turned to a nonprofit executive leadership program housed at the University of Georgia.

  • Athens-Ben Epps Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project Underway

    August 09, 2018

    The Athens-Ben Epps Airport has begun a major runway rehabilitation project on its main runway, Runway 9/27. The updates are necessary for safety reasons, as the runway is close to 40 years old and is in poor condition as determined by routine Federal Aviation Administration inspections.

  • Significant Progress Made on Vogtle 3 & 4 Construction

    August 09, 2018

    Georgia Power announced that Southern Nuclear has made significant progress on construction of Vogtle 3 & 4 since assuming project management on behalf of the project co-owners (Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power and Dalton Utilities) from Westinghouse following its bankruptcy in 2017.

  • AT&T Announces an Investment of More Than $5.3B in Georgia Networks During 2015-2017

    August 08, 2018

    AT&T has invested nearly $5.3 billion in their Georgia wireless and wired networks during 2015-2017. These investments have boosted reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders.

  • Recap: Georgia Chamber of Commerce Hosts Annual Congressional Luncheon

    August 08, 2018

    On Tuesday, August 21st, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Congressional Luncheon at the Marriott City Center in Macon. With over 1,500 industry leaders and elected officials in attendance, gubernatorial candidates discussed issues surrounding economic prosperity and the state’s business climate.

  • Survey: One-third of Americans Thought about Starting a Business Last Year

    August 07, 2018

    LendingTree, the nation's leading online loan marketplace, today released its survey of aspiring small business owners, as the company celebrates a new milestone for its small business vertical – surpassing $1 billion in loan volume through LendingTree's small business marketplace.

  • Global Commerce Generates $5.56B in Investments in Past Year

    August 03, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Global Commerce Division helped create a total of 27,373 new jobs during FY 18, generating $5.56 billion in investments. This growth is the result of a record-breaking 419 expansion or relocation projects throughout the state.

  • Final Defense Bill Includes More Than 30 Georgia Priorities

    August 02, 2018

    As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a negotiator for the final defense bill, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) praises final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. Senator Perdue helped secured more than 30 provisions of importance to Georgia in the annual defense bill, which now heads to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

  • Georgia World Congress Center Authority Breaks Ground on Congress Center Expansion Project

    August 01, 2018

    Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s Board of Governors officially broke ground on the Georgia World Congress Center’s first major expansion since 2002. The $55 million expansion project, a component of the Authority’s 2020 Vision strategic plan, features a new 100,000-square-foot exhibit hall affixed between the convention center’s Buildings B and C that, once complete, will create over one million square feet of contiguous exhibition space.

  • AG Chris Carr Reveals Georgia’s Top Consumer Complaints for 2017

    August 01, 2018

    Attorney General Chris Carr announced Georgia’s top consumer complaints for 2017. This announcement falls on the heels of the latest report from the annual survey of state and local consumer agencies conducted by Consumer Federation of America. Georgia was one of forty agencies from twenty-three states that participated in the survey.

  • CEO Activism in 2018: Half of Americans Say CEO Activism Influences Government

    July 31, 2018

    Significantly more Americans in 2018 believe that CEOs who speak out on hotly debated current issues influence the decisions and actions of government (48 percent vs. 38 percent in 2017). This is according to CEO Activism in 2018: The Purposeful CEO, a survey of 1,006 adult Americans.

  • Landmark Properties Kicks Off Construction on 11 Student Housing Developments Totaling Over 7,700 New Beds

    July 26, 2018

    Athens, Georgia-based student housing developer Landmark Properties recently started construction on 11 new student housing communities across the country. A mix of urban infill and cottage-style projects, the 2018 construction starts represent over 7,700 new beds.

  • Georgia’s Disability Employment Initiative Receives National Recognition for Demonstrating Best Practice

    July 26, 2018

    Georgia’s Disability Employment Initiative received national recognition this week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy for demonstrating best practices and delivering superior service.

  • UGA Students Design Proposals for Landscape Revitalization at Church in Athens

    July 20, 2018

    The 109-year-old campus of Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church in Athens will be getting a face-lift with assistance from University of Georgia students.

  • Georgia Lottery Transfers More than $1.14B to Education

    July 19, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that the Georgia Lottery Corp. transferred its fiscal year 2018 profits, a total of $1,143,514,000, to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account. This is the largest annual transfer on record, bringing the total funding raised for education programs to more than $19.8 billion during the 25-year history of the Georgia Lottery.

  • UGA Donors Set 5 Records in 5 Years

    July 18, 2018

    For the fifth consecutive year, UGA donors have set a record in fundraising, contributing a total of $242 million in new gifts and pledges to the Commit to Georgia Campaign. This is the second consecutive year that the total has surpassed $200 million.

  • How The Gig Economy Could Aid Planning for Older Adult and Disability Services in Georgia

    July 18, 2018

    It is well-known that the baby-boom generation is aging, with about 10,000 individuals turning 65 each day. This generation has the longest life expectancy to date and benefits from advances in health care and technology. However, this generation is also more disabled, dealing with more chronic health conditions and managing more prescription medications than previous generations.

  • Lenn Chandler Joins Oconee State Bank Community Advisory Committee

    July 17, 2018

    Oconee State Bank announced the addition of local business leader Lenn Chandler to its Oconee/Athens Community Advisory Committee. Chandler is currently serving as Interim President and CEO of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce.

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