• Study Says More Than Half of Americans Aren't Using Their Vacation Days

    August 26, 2019

    Last year, more than half of U.S. residents did not use all of their vacation days, equating to 768 million unused days, according to research from the U.S. Travel Association. Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, explains how travel insurance can help protect vacation investments when unforeseen work commitments arise.

  • Council for Quality Growth Announces State of The BeltLine

    August 23, 2019

    The Council for Quality Growth in collaboration with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) announces the State of the BeltLine on August 27th.

  • CSU’s Leadership Institute to Bring 2019 Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum to Columbus August 26-27

    August 23, 2019

    For the 14th year, the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum, hosted by the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, will bring a lineup of the best and brightest minds in the world to Columbus. This year’s event, themed “Science of Leadership” bring speakers from all realms of science and technology and features a futurist, revolutionist, entrepreneur and astronaut.

  • ‘Sustainable Highway’ The Ray Announces New Partnership

    August 23, 2019

    Having already been called the world’s “first sustainable highway,” that 18 mile stretch of I-85 near Columbus called “The Ray” is setting its sights even higher as it formalizes a partnership with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The new agreement seeks to increase opportunity for the living transportation innovation laboratory.

  • University System of Georgia Increases Statewide Economic Impact to $17.7B

    August 21, 2019

    The University System of Georgia (USG) in fiscal year 2018 had a $17.7 billion impact on communities across Georgia, an increase of almost 5 percent over the previous fiscal year. It also created 168,284 direct and indirect jobs, a nearly 3 percent increase over last fiscal year.

  • Novelis and Georgia Institute of Technology Establish Novelis Innovation Hub at Georgia Tech

    August 21, 2019

    Novelis Inc., the world leader in aluminum sheet products, technologies and recycling, announced a new collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology to establish the Novelis Innovation Hub at Georgia Tech.

  • Westside Works’ Community NET Program Connecting More Westside Residents to Workforce Training and Employment Opportunities Thanks to $250,000 Contribution from AT&T

    August 19, 2019

    Efforts to help Westside residents connect to a positive future got a boost as AT&T contributed $250,000 to Westside Works, a long-term neighborhood program focused on creating employment opportunities and job training for Westside community residents.

  • Chao Tells Georgia Leaders Rural Areas Key Focus of New Transportation and Infrastructure Funding

    August 15, 2019

    More than 2,000 Georgia business leaders, state and federal officials, and policy advocates broke into applause Tuesday at the Georgia Chamber’s annual Congressional Luncheon in Macon when U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that Georgia will receive more than $189 million in transportation grants to expand infrastructure.

  • Georgia Sets Another Jobs Record in July

    August 15, 2019

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia added jobs again in July as the state’s unemployment rate approached an all-time low. The commissioner also noted that preliminary figures showed Georgia’s number of employed residents continued to climb. Meanwhile, Georgia’s workforce dipped slightly again.

  • Georgia Restaurant Association Honors Grace Award Winners

    August 13, 2019

    The winners of the 2019 Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards were announced Sunday, August 11th at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta. The GRACE Awards Gala is the Georgia Restaurant Association’s (GRA) annual black tie event honoring Georgia’s restaurant industry.

  • Georgia Organics Releases "Expanding Organic Edibles Across Atlanta"

    August 12, 2019

    Georgia Organics released a new report, Expanding Organic Edibles Across Atlanta, that is the first in-depth analysis of the barriers and opportunities to expand more fruit production in Atlanta and cities across the nation.

  • Creating a Skilled Workforce is Ongoing Challenge for Georgia Industries

    August 12, 2019

    Communities and business districts looking to grow know that economic development and the availability of a skilled workforce go hand in hand. In Georgia’s tight labor market, new ways to attract employees are as important as ever.

  • Delta to Become Largest U.S. Carrier Serving Tokyo-Haneda in 2020

    August 12, 2019

    Under a final decision announced by the U.S. Department of Transporation, Delta will become the largest U.S. carrier serving Haneda, with seven daily flights between Haneda and Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, Honolulu, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Portland, Ore.

  • AT&T Atlanta Employees Head Back to School

    August 08, 2019

    AT&T is teaming with the Westside Future Fund to help get two Atlanta public schools back-to-school ready. Yesterday, over 150 AT&T employees enjoyed a day of volunteerism on Westside Future Fund projects at Brown Middle School and Jones Elementary – both located in Atlanta’s historic Westside. The volunteers helped teachers and faculty prepare the classrooms for the first day of school.

  • Governor Kemp: Back to School, Not the Status Quo

    August 08, 2019

    In the coming weeks, thousands of Georgia students will return to school and officially begin the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Georgia Awarded A+ for Small Business Friendliness

    August 07, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Thumbtack, a website and app that finds local professionals for projects, announced its 2019 Small Business Friendliness Survey, ranking forty-nine (49) states and forty-four (44) cities based on licensing requirements, tax regulations, and labor and hiring regulations.

  • Highlights from the goBeyondProfit CEO Forum

    August 06, 2019

    In Case You Missed It: goBeyondProfit hosted their first ever CEO Forum on April 23rd. Take a moment to watch the highlights of the event which featured a panel with Delta CEO Ed Bastain, AT&T Georgia President Vennesa Harrison, and retired Home Depot CEO Frank Blake.

  • Cobb Young Professionals Names 2019 Next Generation Award Winners

    August 06, 2019

    Cobb Young Professionals (CYP), the Cobb Chamber’s networking and development group for professionals in their 20s and 30s, today named the winners of the 2019 Next Generation Award at the Chamber’s August First Monday Breakfast event: Katy Ruth Camp, of the Marietta Daily Journal, and Eddie Wade, of Croy Engineering.

  • AG Carr: Consumer Protection Division Yields More than $109M for Georgia Consumers and State Treasury in FY19

    August 06, 2019

    Attorney General Chris Carr announced that the Georgia Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Division generated more than $109 million for consumers and the State Treasury in fiscal year 2019 (FY19).

  • Georgia Among the Most Military Friendly States in the Nation

    August 05, 2019

    Three years ago Georgia set out on a mission — to become the most military friendly state in the nation. And at least one state lawmaker believes Georgia has accomplished that goal, thanks in part to the creation of the Georgia House Military Affairs Working Group by Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge).

  • Forum Addresses Georgia Tech’s Role in Economic Development

    August 02, 2019

    Geoff Duncan, lieutenant governor of Georgia, welcomed guests to “Georgia Tech: A Driver of Economic Development.” “Being an entrepreneur is unscripted. It’s just in you,” Duncan said. “As lieutenant governor I want to look for ways to harness and cultivate that potential here in Georgia.” He acknowledged the role of education and thanked Georgia Tech’s leaders for striving to make Georgia the technology capital of the East Coast.

  • Italian Manufacturer to Open First U.S. Facility in Gwinnett County

    August 02, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that that Rivacold, a leading manufacturer of refrigeration systems, will create 140 jobs and invest $5 million in a new manufacturing facility in Buford. Newly created jobs will include skilled positions in manufacturing.

  • Porsche Digital Expands in U.S. With Atlanta Office Focused on North America Projects

    August 01, 2019

    Porsche Digital is expanding to Atlanta, its second U.S. office and sixth worldwide, as it grows to map the future of the Porsche experience in a digital world.

  • City of Atlanta Named Newest City in Rockefeller Foundation’s Opportunity Zone Community Capacity Building Initiative

    August 01, 2019

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Atlanta will become the second city to participate in The Rockefeller Foundation’s Opportunity Zone Community Capacity Building Initiative. The initiative, which launched in May 2019, aims to help U.S. cities attract responsible private investment in economically-distressed communities through Opportunity Zones created in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

  • What are The Fastest Growing Jobs in Georgia?

    August 01, 2019

    COMMERCIALCafé has released its most recent analysis on the fastest growing jobs, both nationwide and by state. The most compelling facts of the study are the top seven fastest growing jobs in the last decade nationwide and the jobs that are growing fastest by individual state.

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