• Hundreds of Fifth Grade Students Learned STEM Skills at SAE International/Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Event

    December 08, 2017

    Creating the most efficient and smooth-running balloon-powered vehicle was the task for 500 fifth grade students on Thursday, Nov. 2 in Atlanta during the SAE International A World In Motion JetToy Competition, hosted by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc.

  • Kinetic Credit Union Names New CEO

    December 07, 2017

    Kinetic Credit Union has announced its new president and CEO. Mark Littleton will begin as the CEO on Feb. 31, 2018. He will succeed Janet Davis, who announced her retirement in September. Davis will retire on Jan. 31.

  • Apply These 5 Techniques to Help Employees Return to Work After a Medical Absence

    December 07, 2017

    When a worker gets hurt or sick and misses a substantial amount of time, it can be hard for you as a business owner to know what to do. The situation can become even more challenging when it’s time for the employee to return to work after a medical absence. If you don’t have a plan for dealing with people’s return as well as their absence, this could become a major distraction.

  • Eric Tanenblatt: These Georgia Businesses Are Changing How We View Social Responsibility

    December 06, 2017

    The spirit of consumption that envelops our nation each year in the days that follow Thanksgiving was punctuated this year by something remarkable, something pointedly not about self-indulgence or flashy gadgets: a “global day of giving” that encouraged and celebrated altruism. The occasion, dubbed “Giving Tuesday” in the mode of our year-end shopping calendar, was said to have raised in excess of $200 million, a significant increase from years prior.

  • AT&T Launches Fixed Wireless Internet in Georgia to Enhance Connectivity in Rural and Underserved Areas

    November 29, 2017

    AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet is now available in rural and under served locations in parts of 44 counties in Georgia. In May 2017, AT&T launched Fixed Wireless Internet, an innovative service that delivers an internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps to homes and small businesses. With Fixed Wireless Internet, customers can download, surf and stream their favorite movies or television shows

  • Dan Jones Named CEO of St. Francis Hospital

    November 28, 2017

    St. Francis Hospital announced that Dan Jones, MHA, FACHE, has been named chief executive officer, effective immediately. He has been serving as the interim CEO at the hospital since August.

  • Governor Announces $35M for Cybersecurity Center Expansion in Augusta

    November 28, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced $35 million in funding for an expansion of the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center in Augusta. The second facility will serve as an incubator hub for technology startups as well as a training space for the state’s cybersecurity initiatives and workforce development programs.

  • Georgia Banks’ Earnings up 15% in Third Quarter

    November 27, 2017

    Georgia’s 178 FDIC-insured financial institutions earned $889.3 million during the third quarter of this year, up 15.2 percent over the same period in 2016. For the first nine months of the year, cumulative earnings were $2.5 billion, increasing by 10.3 percent over the same nine-month period in 2016.

  • The UPS Store Steps Up to Help Small Businesses Close the Deal on Small Business Saturday

    November 17, 2017

    Small Business Saturday is like the big game for many independent businesses, with millions of shoppers expected to shop small on Saturday, November 25th. But business owners won’t win the day simply by opening – they need to close deals by turning browsers into buyers.

  • Economic Developer Training at UGA Gives Georgia Advantage in Attracting New Industry

    November 17, 2017

    It didn't take long for Larry Brooks to connect the dots during one of his Georgia Certified Economic Developer classes. Brooks, executive director of the Walker County Development Authority, already was looking for a site to locate a new industry when he attended a financing course offered by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. In the class he learned he could use money from a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax to purchase land and develop it.

  • Georgia State Economist: Rebuild From Hurricane Season Expected to Boost 4Q Economy

    November 16, 2017

    Despite doom and gloom estimates due to an unusually active hurricane season, third quarter gross domestic product growth came in at 3.0 percent, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

  • University System of Georgia Board of Regents Elects New Officers

    November 16, 2017

    The Board of Regents, the 19-member governing body for the University System of Georgia, elected Regent James M. Hull to a one-year term as the Board’s chair and Regent Don L. Waters to a one-year term as the Board’s vice chair.

  • Phenix City-Russell County Chamber Announces New President

    November 10, 2017

    The Phenix City/Russell County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Dennis P. Beson has been selected as the Chamber’s new President & CEO. On October 26, the Chamber’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve Beson for the position after a search committee that reported to the Executive Committee conducted an extensive nationwide search.

  • Senator David Perdue: Keeping Our Promise To Veterans

    November 10, 2017

    We honor our veterans and their families for their sacrifices and unwavering dedication to our country. Our troops who wear the uniform represent the best, and I mean the very best, our country has to offer. It is because of their service that we enjoy the freedom that comes with being an American.

  • TSYS CFO Paul Todd Named Chief Financial Officer of the Year by CFO Roundtable

    November 09, 2017

    TSYS announced that Paul Todd, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been named Chief Financial Officer of the Year by CFO Roundtable. The CFO Roundtable, created by Cushman & Wakefield in partnership with The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, is the preeminent forum for CFOs and senior finance executives to exchange best practices.

  • Aflac CEO Named to Harvard Business Review List of 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World

    November 09, 2017

    Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S. announced that Chief Executive Officer Daniel P. Amos has been named to the Harvard Business Review's 2017 list of the 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World, a distinction which he has earned the past three years. He is listed at No. 33 in 2017.

  • Georgia Power, Ron Clark Academy Celebrate Renewed STEM Partnership

    November 09, 2017

    Georgia Power and the world-renowned Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta continue to provide new skills and training for Georgia educators through the annual PowerED Fellows program. PowerED Fellows, funded by The Georgia Power Foundation Inc., receive a three-day professional developmental experience at the Ron Clark Academy focused on STEM-related best practices in teaching and student engagement to prepare the workforce of the future.

  • Columbus State University’s Fall Enrollment Sets New Record

    November 08, 2017

    Final enrollment figures show Columbus State University’s consistent growth in the areas of new students and retention. Fall 2017’s enrollment rose to 8,452, a slight increase (.5 percent) over last year’s total, and establishes a new record for the university.

  • Synovus Opens New Branch in Atlanta’s Reynoldstown Community

    November 07, 2017

    Synovus Bank opened a new banking center in Atlanta’s historic Reynoldstown neighborhood. The branch is located in the Station R apartment complex and retail center at 144 Moreland Avenue, across the street from the Edgewood Retail District.

  • Georgia Manufacturing Alliance CEO Sets Tone of Annual Summit: "Significance of 'One’”

    November 06, 2017

    Prior to the introduction of two keynote speakers from renowned Georgia companies Coca Cola and Chick-fil-A, Jason Moss, Founder and CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, welcomed over 600 attendees to the third annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit. Moss set the theme for the conference recently held in Atlanta by invoking what he called “the significance of ‘one’,” be it one connection made; one idea shared; or one moment of clarity.

  • Georgia’s Tourism Industry Generates Record $60.8B in Economic Impact

    November 03, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal recognized several of the state’s top tourism professionals at the 2017 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference on Jekyll Island. The annual industry event, hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, brought together more than 400 tourism industry professionals from across the state.

  • Aflac Duck is Working Overtime to Answer Your Questions

    November 01, 2017

    Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced the debut of its newest television commercial, "Aflac Duck Working Overtime." The commercial, which is being launched during benefits enrollment season, introduces Aflac's latest industry innovation, DuckChat via Facebook Messenger.

  • CSU Center for Global Engagement Gets New Home, Leadership

    October 31, 2017

    Columbus State University’s Center for Global Engagement now has a new office and a new executive director. Dr. Eric Spears, a Fulbright scholar and geography professor with 20 years of experience in international education, will lead the program at its new home in the Schuster Center for Student Success.

  • Site Selection Ranks Georgia No. 1 for Business for Fifth Straight Year

    October 31, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the fifth consecutive year by Site Selection, a leading economic development trade magazine. According to Site Selection, Georgia is the first state to hold this ranking for five consecutive years under the same governor.

  • Deadline Tomorrow to Nominate a Small Business for The 2018 Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR Awards

    October 30, 2017

    According to Mary Ellen McClanahan, Entrepreneur and Small Business director for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the future is bright. That’s why the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) and GDEcD work together each year to “spotlight Georgia’s best, brightest and most unique.”