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  • Atlanta is a Hub for Women Entrepreneurs

    March 21, 2019

    Women make up more than 50 percent of the entrepreneurs in EO Atlanta’s Accelerator, a program for emerging businesses with between $250,000 and $999,999 in annual revenues.

  • Korean Brake Manufacturer to Locate U.S. Headquarters in Henry County

    March 21, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Sangsin Technology America, a leading global brake friction materials and replacement parts manufacturer, will create 200 jobs and invest $20 million in its first North American manufacturing facility in McDonough, Georgia.

  • Atlanta’s Beautiful Briny Sea Awarded Grand Prize in UGA’s Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest

    March 21, 2019

    Suzi Sheffield and Atlanta’s Beautiful Briny Sea have taken the grand prize at the University of Georgia’s 2019 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest with their Gunpowder Finishing Salt, a tangy mix of Hawaiian volcanic salt, chipotle, black pepper, garlic, onion, and sumac.

  • The Labrador Retriever Reigns Supreme As Atlanta's Most Popular Breed Once Again

    March 21, 2019

    This year, the Labrador Retriever once again took Atlanta's number one spot in the American Kennel Club's 2018 ranking of the most popular AKC-recognized dog breeds in the U.S.

  • Georgia’s 2019 Small Business ROCK STARS Named

    March 19, 2019

    Governor Brian. P. Kemp joined the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Economic Developers Association to recognize Georgia’s 2019 “Small Business ROCK STARS” at an annual luncheon at the Georgia Aquarium today. Four Georgia-based companies were recognized for being outstanding, unique and impactful small businesses.

  • SunTrust Foundation Awards $5M Grant to Westside Future Fund

    March 19, 2019

    The SunTrust Foundation announced it awarded a $5 million grant to the Westside Future Fund. The grant will positively impact Atlanta’s historic Westside neighborhoods, whose footprint once housed more than 40,000 residents by supporting mixed-income housing and economic development.

  • U.S. Chamber Awards Cobb Chamber with 5-Star Accreditation

    March 19, 2019

    The United States Chamber of Commerce recently awarded the Cobb Chamber with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community.

  • Why March Madness Costs Companies Billions Due to Employee Distraction and Poor Productivity

    March 18, 2019

    Recent statistics reveal that March Madness has become more popular than ever before, thanks in large part to the worldwide betting that takes place. Over 60 million people are expected to fill out brackets this year, with an estimated $10 million being put on the table. However, there is another cost which people may not expect: A downturn in employee productivity.

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Delivers Second State of the City Address

    March 15, 2019

    At her second State of the City address, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that the City of Atlanta will create a Department of Transportation to consolidate work being done across several departments, in an effort to streamline efficiency and better serve residents and businesses.

  • The Recycling Partnership Teams up with The Coca-Cola Foundation for Three-Year $4M Program to Decrease Waste in Atlanta

    March 15, 2019

    The Recycling Partnership with support from The Coca-Cola Foundation is launching a three-year $4 million-dollar program that will improve access to recycling, and dramatically increase the capture of more quality recyclable items in the City of Atlanta.

  • Steeplechase Continuing Georgia Tradition

    March 15, 2019

    Year two of the “Steeplechase Under New Ownership” era is coming up on April 6. Anthony-Scott and Phoebe Hobbs are the current owners of the Georgia Steeplechase, the spiritual successor to the famed Atlanta Steeplechase that ran for 52 years – same venue, same great racing… same great beverages if you’re into that kind of thing.

  • Dean Sam Pardue: Making Georgia and CAES No. 1 in Agriculture

    March 15, 2019

    As we celebrate National Agriculture Week 2019, many in the Southeast are still struggling to recover from hurricanes, tornadoes, whitefly outbreaks and record-breaking rainfall. Nature is both the nemesis and nurturer of agriculture - the ultimate “can’t live with it, can’t live without it” dilemma.

  • No. 1 for 21 Consecutive Years—Hartsfield-Jackson Confirmed as World’s Busiest Airport

    March 14, 2019

    In London during the annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition, Airports Council International (ACI) published its preliminary world airport traffic rankings, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) remains the world’s busiest airport for the 21st consecutive year.

  • goBeyondProfit: Practical Tips for Starting Your Company's Community Outreach

    March 14, 2019

    Frequently, business leaders reach out to the goBeyondProfit team asking for practical advice about how to begin or get better at this giving back journey we are all attempting. Georgia business leaders understand that charitable outreach offers vital benefits to the community and their business, but what are the basics to getting it right?

  • Georgia Sets New Trade Record

    March 14, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp is proud to announce that Georgia’s 2018 international trade numbers set a new record with exports surpassing $40.5 billion - a 9% increase over 2017. Total trade between Georgia and the world spanned 223 countries and territories, reaching a new high at $139.3 billion.

  • Advanced Technology Development Center Heads to West Coast for Two-Day Meetings with Investors

    March 13, 2019

    The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), Georgia’s technology incubator, is taking 12 innovative and high-growth Georgia-based companies to the West Coast to make presentations to more than 80 investors from 70 leading venture capital and growth equity firms.

  • Air Force Partners with C-5 System Program Office, Delta and Georgia Tech

    March 13, 2019

    The C-5 System Program Office and the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office has kicked off a new partnership with Delta Air Lines and the Georgia Institute of Technology with an intensive three-day workshop hosted by the Georgia Tech Research Institute in Warner Robins.

  • Georgia Power Announces New Microgrid Project with Georgia Tech

    March 08, 2019

    Georgia Power announced, in collaboration with Georgia Tech, it will build a new 1.4 MW microgrid in Tech Square at Spring and 5th streets in Metro Atlanta. Microgrids are self-contained power systems co-located with the facilities they serve that include generation resources, storage systems and energy management systems.

  • DeKalb Chamber 81st Annual Meeting to Celebrate a New Era of Leadership March 11th

    March 08, 2019

    DeKalb Chamber will recognize five new company appointees to the Board of Directors at their 81st Annual Meeting & Business Luncheon. The meeting will take place on Monday, March 11th at 11:30 a.m. at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain.

  • Georgia Road Maps Designed though Vinson Institute Partnership with GDOT

    March 08, 2019

    Motorists exploring Georgia’s travel treasures can unfold a colorful copy of the Official Highway and Transportation Map to find the easiest way to reach their exciting destinations.

  • Economist Finds Property Values Rise In Georgia’s Historic Districts

    March 07, 2019

    Values for single-family residential properties in the National Register and local historic districts in Georgia rose 13-14 percent and 7 percent before they were designated historic properties, according to research by Georgia State University economist Carlianne Patrick.

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Names New Renew Atlanta General Manager

    March 07, 2019

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the appointment of Josh Rowan as General Manager of Renew Atlanta, a position responsible for leading the Renew Bond and TSPLOST infrastructure-improvement program for the City of Atlanta.

  • Peachtree Corners Provides Test Site for California-based Remote Driving Technology Company

    March 07, 2019

    The city recently announced its partnership with Sprint to build Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, a 5G state-of-the-art test track for developing and demonstrating self-driving shuttles as well as serving as a testbed for Smart City technologies.

  • Georgia Chamber Announces The New Georgia Economy Series

    March 07, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the beginning of its 2019 New Georgia Economy Series. In partnership with local Chambers, the Georgia Chamber will offer half-day workshops to provide unique insights on the emerging business trends and risks, and the impact to small businesses, innovation and entrepreneurship that the state faces.

  • CarMax to Create 300+ Jobs in Gwinnett County

    March 06, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp is proud to announce that CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, will create more than 300 jobs for their new Customer Experience Center opening in Peachtree Corners early this summer. Over the coming months, CarMax will hire Customer Experience Consultants, Assistants, and Managers to work at the location.

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