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  • Jobs Decrease Slightly in State, as Hurricane Irma Impacts Coastal Georgia

    October 19, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Hurricane Irma caused Georgia’s job numbers to fall and unemployment claims to rise in September.

  • Last Chance to Participate in the Georgia CEO Q4 Business Index Survey

    October 17, 2017

    Georgia CEO has partnered with Georgia Southern University College of Business to develop a statewide industry index to track economic conditions. The index results helps business owners, politicians and local leaders understand the economic environment of the state on a quarterly basis.

  • State of the Georgia Ports: Surge of Private Investments, Record Cargo Volumes

    October 16, 2017

    During his annual State of the Port Address, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch announced record cargo volumes, infrastructure development and two new customers bringing a combined 1 million square feet of additional distribution center space to Savannah.

  • South Carolina and Georgia Play Role in AT&T’s Hurricane Maria Response

    October 13, 2017

    As the response to Hurricane Maria continues in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AT&T is utilizing South Carolina and Georgia resources in its recovery efforts.

  • Congressman Sanford Bishop to Host Summit for Military Families at National Infantry Museum October 17th

    October 11, 2017

    Next Tuesday, October 17th, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Co-chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, will host a Military Family Summit at the National Infantry Museum near Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. Congressman Bishop will be joined by his fellow CMFC co-chair, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), as well as senior administration officials, military families, and stakeholder organizations.

  • Attorney General Carr Recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    October 09, 2017

    Attorney General Chris Carr is supporting National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October, an annual month-long collaborative effort launched in 2004 by the United States Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

  • Georgia Historical Society Announces 2018 Georgia Trustees Ed Bastian and Paul Bowers

    October 06, 2017

    The Georgia Historical Society announced that Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, and Paul Bowers, Chairman, President, and CEO of Georgia Power, have been selected as the newest Georgia Trustees. Bastian and Bowers will be inducted by Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Historical Society in February. This is the highest honor the State of Georgia can bestow.

  • Georgia Quick Start Again Named Number One Workforce Training Program in the U.S.

    October 05, 2017

    Georgia Quick Start, a division of the Technical College System of Georgia, has once again been voted the number one workforce training program in the U.S., according to a survey conducted by Area Development magazine, a trade publication for professional site locators. The magazine has conducted its survey of site professionals for eight years, and this marks the eighth consecutive time Quick Start was voted the best workforce training program in the country.

  • Stonecrest Announces Bid for Amazon HQ2 with "Amazon City"

    October 04, 2017

    The newly-incorporated city of Stonecrest will ask the DeKalb County legislative delegation in 2018 to create the city of Amazon, Ga. within a portion of its own city limits if the online retail giant picks the city to build its second world headquarters.

  • Technical College System of Georgia Extends State’s Workforce Development Ties with Germany

    September 29, 2017

    Leaders of the Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Culture and Science and the Technical College System of Georgia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes a partnership giving Georgia and German students expanded educational opportunities. TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin and Georg Eisenreich, the Bavarian ministry’s State Secretary, signed the MOU in a ceremony held Sept. 26th in Munich.

  • Georgia’s Film and Entertainment Industry Takes Center Stage at CSU Department of Communication Speaker Series

    September 29, 2017

    The economic impact of Georgia’s film industry was $9.5 billion last year, and the state is the No. 1 feature film production location in the world. Where does Georgia’s film and entertainment industry go from here?Lee Thomas, deputy commissioner of Film, Music and Digital Entertainment for Georgia, answers this question and more as the keynote speaker at the Department of Communication’s speaker series program Tuesday, October 17th.

  • Bank of America’s Evolution of Workplace Policies: Insights on New 16-Week Leave Policy for Mothers and Fathers

    September 27, 2017

    Bank of America recently expanded its parental leave policy from 12 to 16 weeks of paid leave for new mothers and fathers – one of the most competitive offerings across the industry. We sat down with BofA’s Jennifer Darwin, SVP of Corporate Communications for the Carolinas to learn more about this workplace evolution.

  • “A Gourmet Celebration of Healthy Dining” Features Chef Jamie Keating’s Cuisine & Commentary September 26th

    September 22, 2017

    Chef Jamie Keating, CEC, of RiverMill Event Centre and EPIC restaurant, is nationally known for his fabulous cuisine, and this month he’s using his talents to help fight diabetes at “A Gourmet Celebration of Healthy Dining.” A sumptuous dinner, prepared by Chef Keating will be served at the event, demonstrating how healthy food can be delicious, while providing his always engaging commentary. Ticket sales from the event will benefit the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

  • Area Development Names Georgia #1 State for Business for Fourth Year in a Row

    September 22, 2017

    Georgia did it again! Georgia has been ranked No. 1 on Area Development’s Top States for Doing Business survey, a distinction Georgia has now earned for the fourth consecutive year.

  • GDOT Explores Statewide Broadband and Wireless Expansion

    September 21, 2017

    Increasingly, the world is dependent on high-speed internet and reliable cell phone service. But many throughout Georgia rely on spotty or inconsistent cellular and slow internet. Better days may be ahead as Georgia DOT explores two initiatives—broadband and wireless—that use the state-owned right-of-way to expand the 511 Navigator system statewide, as well as enhance telecommunications for all Georgians.

  • Jobs Up, Unemployment Rate Down in Columbus in August

    September 21, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that metro Columbus’ unemployment and jobs picture looked bright in August. Butler said that in August the unemployment rate was just 5.7 percent, unemployment claims fell and job growth continued to climb.

  • GDEcD's Global Commerce Generates $6.33B in Investments

    September 20, 2017

  • Bitcoin Introduced Into Columbus Physical Medicine Center

    September 19, 2017

    Columbus Physical Medicine Center becomes the first in their area to start accepting compensation in the form of Bitcoin, a new currency emerging in popularity for businesses and individuals alike.

  • Nominations Open for 2018 Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR Awards

    September 18, 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.”

  • Aflac Expands 22-Year Commitment to Childhood Cancer With New Aflac Childhood Cancer Campaign

    September 14, 2017

    In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S. and longtime champion of the childhood cancer cause, today announced the launch of the Aflac Childhood Cancer Campaign. The program aims to provide innovative care and support for the nearly 16,000 children newly diagnosed with cancer each year in America.

  • Georgia Sets Record for Total Jobs in August

    September 14, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia set a record in August for total jobs, surpassing 4.5 million for the first time.

  • Third Annual J.W. Fanning Community Leadership Conference Set for February 2018

    September 13, 2017

    Individuals committed to improving their communities and organizations through leadership development are encouraged to mark their calendars to attend the 2018 Community Leadership Conference, Feb. 22-23, 2018, at UGA. Organized by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the Community Leadership Conference will again take place at the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel.

  • Governor Expands State of Emergency to Include All 159 Counties

    September 11, 2017

    Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command and ahead of heavy rains, strong wind and potential flooding from Hurricane Irma, Gov. Nathan Deal expanded the emergency declaration to include an additional 65 counties.

  • Governor Expands State of Emergency for 64 Additional Counties

    September 08, 2017

    Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his emergency declaration to include 64 additional counties, with a total of 94 counties now included in a state of emergency

  • United Way Kicks off 2017 Fundraising Campaign

    September 05, 2017

    United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley kicked off its annual fundraising campaign Thursday, August 31st at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Nearly 1,000 people were present at the United Way’s biggest event of the year. Girls Scouts of Historic Georgia and Boy Scouts of America, Chattahoochee Council, opened the event as a joint color guard.

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