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  • 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.

  • TAG's First FinTech South Conference Coming to Atlanta May 7th-8th

    January 16, 2018

    The Technology Association of Georgia announces the first FinTech South conference, taking place May 7th and 8th at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The event will join the industry in an exchange of insights, innovations and trends fueling tomorrow's financial tech industry.

  • Heart Monitored, Cardio/Resistance Fitness Studio Searching for Perfect Fit Franchisees

    January 16, 2018

    Solcioty Fitness, a state-of-the-art, heart rate monitored cardio and resistance exercise studio, headquartered in Columbus, is seeking investors to fit franchise opportunities in Georgia, the Southeast, and Texas.

  • SEC Names Richard Best As Regional Director of Atlanta Office

    January 12, 2018

    The Securities and Exchange Commission named Richard R. Best as Regional Director of its Atlanta office. Mr. Best will succeed Walter Jospin, who is leaving the agency at the end of this month.

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces Members of Transition Team

    January 12, 2018

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the members of her transition team. The team is tasked with providing advice and counsel to Mayor Bottoms as she recruits and appoints key positions within her Administration and formalizes her first term agenda.

  • Governor Deal: Budget Prioritizes Workforce Development, Education, Transportation Infrastructure

    January 12, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal released his budget recommendations to the General Assembly for the amended current and upcoming fiscal years. Budget priorities include building an educated workforce capable of meeting future job demands, expanding and improving services for Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens, and continuing to invest in transportation infrastructure and economic development.

  • Georgia Chamber’s “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” Attendees Hear Governor Deal, Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston Address Successes, Visions and Challenges

    January 11, 2018

    Over 2,000 state and local Chamber of Commerce members, public officials and other attendees at the 2018 Georgia Chamber of Commerce “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” heard Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Speaker David Ralston repeat the mantra that Georgia has the No. 1 business climate in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive time. Yet, each cautioned that the 2018 General Assembly opening this week has its work cut out for them during what will eventually become an historic election year.

  • Delta Named 2017’s Most On-Time Global Airline

    January 10, 2018

    Delta Air Lines was named the World’s Most On-Time Airline among mainline carriers by the aviation data and analytics company FlightGlobal, incorporating FlightStats, and is the first U.S. airline to earn the industry-leading distinction in the nine years FlightGlobal’s FlightStats has presented its OPS Awards, according to a release by the company Tuesday.

  • Agnes Scott College Names Former Obama Administration Official as Its Next President

    January 10, 2018

    The Agnes Scott College Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Leocadia “Lee” I. Zak as the college’s ninth president in its 129-year history. Zak will assume the role officially on July 1, 2018. She is succeeding current Agnes Scott President Elizabeth Kiss, who is stepping down at the end of June.

  • Woodruff Foundation Gives Emory University $400M

    January 09, 2018

    The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has pledged $400 million to find new cures for disease, develop innovative patient care models and improve lives while enhancing the health of individuals in need.

  • NCR Officially Opens New Global Headquarters in Atlanta

    January 09, 2018

    NCR Corporation, a global leader in omni-channel solutions, opened its new global headquarters campus in Midtown Atlanta. The two-tower campus will provide the space needed to prepare for future growth and create innovations that will help power the digitally-connected economy.

  • Omni Hotels & Resorts Announces The Opening Of Omni Hotel At The Battery Atlanta

    January 08, 2018

    Omni Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of its newest property, Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta. As the official hotel of the Atlanta Braves, the property is located in The Battery Atlanta, the city's newest mixed-use development and home to SunTrust Park, the Coca-Cola Roxy music venue, shopping, dining and premier office space.

  • Jackson Healthcare Acquires Avant Healthcare Professionals

    January 08, 2018

    Jackson Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare staffing, search and technology services, has acquired Avant Healthcare Professionals of Orlando, Florida.

  • Amazon’s Best of Prime 2017 Reveals the Year’s Biggest Trends —More than 5 Billion Items Shipped with Prime in 2017

    January 08, 2018

    Amazon announced its Best of Prime 2017 – revealing some of the Prime member favorites of the year. Built on a foundation of fast, free delivery, more than five billion items worldwide shipped with Prime in 2017, including free same-day, one-day, and two-day shipping.

  • Georgia Public Service Commission Approves Continued Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Vogtle Project

    December 22, 2017

    The Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously approved the continued construction of Georgia Power Company’s Plant Vogtle Construction project but with conditions that will reduce the Company’s revenue requirement by $1.7 billion over the construction and operation of the plant.

  • After 75 Years, UGA Returns to the Rose Bowl

    December 22, 2017

    When UGA’s football team played in the Rose Bowl in 1943, halfback Frank Sinkwich commanded the field. Now 75 years later, fullback Frank Sinkwich IV, great-grandson of Frank Sinkwich, will join his teammates in Pasadena when the Bulldogs play Oklahoma in the 104th Rose Bowl game.

  • Records Set for Jobs and Workforce in Georgia

    December 21, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia’s jobs, employment and labor force numbers continued to grow in November and unemployment insurance claims fell.

  • UPS Pre-Orders 125 Tesla Electric Trucks

    December 20, 2017

    UPS, which operates one of the largest commercial trucking fleets in the world, announced it has placed a reservation for 125 of Tesla’s new fully-electric Semi tractors. The new tractors will join UPS’s extensive alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet, comprised of trucks and tractors propelled by electricity, natural gas, propane and other non-traditional fuels.

  • Frank Facts and Figures for Future Franchisees

    December 18, 2017

    If interested in becoming a franchisee, the best next step may be to contact a franchise consultant, such as Leslie Kuban of FranNet. On top of several personal, intangible, key decisions and issues a potential franchise owner has to make, Kuban maintains a consultant can be an invaluable resource in conjunction with CPAs, attorneys, bankers and others who refer interested franchising parties to her.

  • UGA Experts Predict Another Good Year for Georgia’s Economy; Growth to Outpace the Nation

    December 15, 2017

    Georgia’s economy will match its performance last year, propelled by economic development projects, solid population growth and a housing recovery, according to the economic forecast from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

  • Assurant to Create 335 Jobs in Gwinnett County

    December 14, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Assurant, Inc., a global leader in risk management solutions, will create 335 new jobs and invest $2.2 million in a technical support center in Duluth. “Georgia’s top-ranked economic environment and skilled workforce continue to attract industry leaders like Assurant,” said Deal. “Assurant recognizes the benefits of operating in the No. 1 state for business and will build upon Georgia’s strategic resources to grow in all areas of technological innovation.

  • Emory Healthcare Provided $73.5M in Charity Care in FY 2016-2017

    December 12, 2017

    In fiscal year 2017, Emory Healthcare provided $73.5 million in charity care, which includes care for patients with no health insurance, not even Medicare or Medicaid, and no resources of their own. Over this same time, Emory medical faculty also provided $24.6 million in unreimbursed care at Grady Memorial Hospital.

  • Chuck McMullen and Amy Odom Lead New Atlanta Office of Parker Poe Consulting

    December 12, 2017

    Parker Poe Consulting, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, is strengthening its position as a leading Southeastern government relations resource through the addition of experienced lobbyists Chuck McMullen and Amy Odom.

  • New Economic Impact Study Shows SCAD Generates $600M for the State of Georgia

    December 11, 2017

    The Savannah College of Art and Design announced the results of a new economic development and impact study, detailing the university's tremendous positive influence on the communities and economies of Savannah, Atlanta, and the state of Georgia. Conducted over the course of six months by Tripp Umbach, the leading national consulting firm for not-for-profit, arts, and tourism sectors, the report confirms SCAD's transformative contributions to Georgia through education, cultural enrichment, jobs, public safety, and urban renewal during fiscal year 2017.

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