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  • UGA Economic Outlook: Georgia’s Economy Will Grow in 2020, but at a Slower Pace

    December 13, 2019

    Georgia’s economic growth is forecast to slow substantially in 2020, but not to a complete stop, according to the latest projections from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

  • Delta and Wheels Up Partner to Make Private Aviation More Accessible to Individual and Corporate

    December 13, 2019

    Delta Air Lines and Wheels Up are partnering to create one of the world's largest owned and managed fleets of private aircraft. The partnership will make private aviation accessible to more consumers and provide unparalleled travel options.

  • Cumberland CID Achieves $20B Economic Impact on State of Georgia

    December 13, 2019

    The Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID) and its Board of Directors released a new Cumberland CID Economic Impact Analysis. The analysis showed tremendous growth within the CID revealing that an additional 14,450 primary jobs were added in the past decade, a 27% increase.

  • Council for Quality Growth Meeting Highlights Georgia’s Economic Engines

    December 12, 2019

    The Council for Quality Growth, whose members include key Georgia and metro Atlanta business leaders, hosted its 34th Annual Meeting Dec. 6 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.

  • Cobb Chamber Unveils New Logo & Brand Identity

    December 11, 2019

    The Cobb Chamber revealed its new brand identity system and logo at its monthly member breakfast meeting. In April, the Chamber and its Rebrand Project Team enlisted branding firm Matchstic to lead an intentional process to develop a new brand strategy.

  • Tech Alpharetta Launches Industry Interface Program with $10,000 Contribution from AT&T

    December 11, 2019

    Efforts to help Alpharetta innovators connect to resources that drive success got a boost today thanks to AT&T. AT&T’s $10,000 contribution to Tech Alpharetta, a local organization helping grow technology and innovation in the City of Alpharetta, enables the nonprofit to continue expanding programming in its tech startup incubator.

  • Thirty-six Georgia Companies Named GLOBE Award Winners for Entering New International Markets

    December 09, 2019

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) International Trade division and GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson joined Governor Brian P. Kemp to announce the winners of Georgia’s sixth annual GLOBE Awards at an event at the Capitol.

  • Fox Theatre Receives International Recognition

    December 09, 2019

    Atlanta’s favorite theater has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. As the Fox Theatre approaches its 90th anniversary on Christmas Day, the world-renowned landmark has once again achieved top industry accolades.

  • Simple Year-end Action Allows Businesses to Improve Rural Healthcare without Cost

    December 05, 2019

    The goBeyondProfit initiative shares Georgia businesses’ interest in understanding the state’s social needs and finding clear and actionable solutions to them. Consequently, it is highlighting a year-end opportunity that allows businesses and individuals to address the crisis in rural healthcare with a simple tax credit contribution that costs them nothing.

  • Small Business Wage Growth Hits New High, Job Growth Consistent in November

    December 05, 2019

    The tight labor market continues to positively impact wage growth, according to the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch. Hourly earnings grew 3.11 percent among employees of small businesses, the highest level since reporting began in 2011.

  • Hire Dynamics Completes Acquisition of Trace Staffing Solutions, Strengthens Industry Leadership in the Southeast

    December 04, 2019

    Hire Dynamics, a 10-time winner of ClearlyRated’s Best in Staffing award for superior service as rated by both clients and talent, announced it has acquired Trace Staffing Solutions, a commercial staffing company headquartered in Savannah, Ga. The combined company will serve more than 2,000 clients and put more than 10,300 people to work each week, making it the largest commercial staffing company focused in the Southeast.

  • Learning about Kelly Loeffler & a GOP Split

    December 04, 2019

    With Gov. Brian Kemp poised to name Atlanta businesswoman and lifelong Republican Kelly Loeffler as Georgia’s interim U.S. senator to replace Johnny Isakson, all eyes will be on the Loeffler introductory rollout.

  • Georgia and Japan: A Valued Partnership

    December 03, 2019

    Recently, PSC Commissioner Tim Echols joined a bipartisan group of legislators and officials on a study tour to Japan sponsored by the Japan Foundation. Not only did the trip help to understand Japanese cultural distinctives, but being in Tokyo amidst 13 million Japanese gave us a first-hand look at three recurring traits of this great culture that is one of Georgia's primary trading partners.

  • Georgia Council for the Arts Awards More than $570,000 in Grant Funding

    December 03, 2019

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) today announced the recipients of the Vibrant Communities Grant and the new Cultural Facilities Grant. Seventy-nine entities in 58 counties received more than $570,000 in funding.

  • Charlie Harper: On The Passing Of House Rules Chairman Jay Powell

    December 03, 2019

    Alfred Jackson “Jay” Powell passed away last week at the too young age of 67. He was perhaps one of the most powerful people in Georgia that you may never have heard of. Powell was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2008 representing his home county of Mitchell along with portions of Decatur and Colquitt counties. He served as Mayor of Camilla Georgia for the decade prior to his service in the House.

  • Homelessness: Where Does Georgia Rank?

    November 22, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development delivers an annual estimate to Congress of homeless people in the country. And based on the latest estimates from the federal government, there were 552,830 people experiencing homelessness across the United States in January 2018. This is based on the latest HUD study — which provides a snapshot of homelessness across the country on a single night.

  • Sen. Isakson Honored for Lasting Impact on Georgia’s Economy, Business Community

    November 21, 2019

    A new video and a recent Atlanta Business Chronicle article highlight the legacy and impact of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., on Georgia’s economy as the longtime businessman prepares to leave the Senate on Dec. 31.

  • 2020 Election: Both Parties Look at “the Numbers”

    November 21, 2019

    With another Democratic party presidential debate being held this week at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, focus naturally turns to Georgia and its importance in the 2020 election cycle. Is Georgia a “swing state” up for grabs? Both parties are “doing the math” after looking at turnout numbers to answer that question.

  • City of Atlanta Becomes the 100th LEED-Certified City or Community in the World

    November 20, 2019

    The City of Atlanta has earned LEED Silver certification, becoming the 100th city or community to certify under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Cities and Communities program.

  • Debate Stage Symbolizes State Policy That's Working

    November 20, 2019

    As Democratic presidential candidates on Wednesday debate in Atlanta, they’ll do so on a studio soundstage that is one of many built in the state since the introduction of Georgia’s film tax credit.

  • Secretary Raffensperger Encourages Georgians To Support Small Business This Holiday Season

    November 20, 2019

    As families join together to celebrate Thanksgiving and the start of the 2019 holiday season, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger encourages Georgia to support small businesses.

  • Kia Motors Celebrates Decade of Manufacturing in Georgia

    November 20, 2019

    Kia Motors Corporation celebrated its 10th anniversary of vehicle production in West Point, Georgia, U.S.A. The facility, named Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), was the company’s first manufacturing hub to open in North America. It has so far helped create more than 15,000 local jobs and produced more than three million vehicles.

  • Governor Brian Kemp: Our Plan to Make Health Insurance Accessible, Affordable in Georgia

    November 19, 2019

    Georgia is experiencing historic job growth and unmatched economic opportunity in every corner of the state. Participation in the job market is at record highs, unemployment recently dropped to a twenty-year low, and we were named the “#1 State for Business” for the seventh year in a row. But even with rising wages and 30,000 new private sector jobs this year alone, far too many hardworking Georgians struggle to access and afford health insurance coverage.

  • MARTA Board Approves Agreement for New Rail Car Fleet

    November 18, 2019

    MARTA’s board of directors approved a $646 million agreement with Stadler Rail for the purchase of 254 new rail cars. The agreement also contains options for MARTA to order up to 100 additional rail cars. The procurement, which is the single largest for either organization, is a milestone in MARTA’s capital improvement program aimed at more efficient performance and enhanced customer experience.

  • Greater Women’s Business Council Recognizes 10 Companies Committed to the Advancement of Women-Owned Businesses at 2019 LACE Awards

    November 15, 2019

    The Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC), the largest provider of certification and development resources for women business enterprises (WBEs) in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, hosted its annual LACE (Ladies Achieving Continuous Excellence) Awards Gala on Nov. 8 at the St. Regis hotel in Atlanta.

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