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  • Georgia Hospitals Contribute $47.8B to State's Economy

    April 19, 2017

    While Georgia hospitals are known for being the guardians of community health for the state’s more than 10 million residents, hospitals also play a huge role in bolstering Georgia’s economic health by pumping nearly $47.8 billion into the state’s economy in 2015 according to a recently released report by the Georgia Hospital Association.

  • Columbus Goes to Mars: Coca-Cola Space Science Center & Partners to Host NASA Community Day

    April 10, 2017

    Special guests from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center are paying a visit to the Chattahoochee Valley on Saturday, May 6th to assist in Columbus’ greatest and most daring voyage yet.

  • Columbus Technical College Job Fair to Connect Students, Job-Seekers to Employers

    April 07, 2017

    This Wednesday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Columbus Technical College’s Patrick Hall will set the stage for a job fair where about 24 employers that are “now hiring” will have the opportunity to meet potential employees face-to-face.

  • USG Foundation Raises More Than $1.43M for Need-Based Scholarships

    April 05, 2017

    The 13th annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala, held on Friday, March 31st, successfully raised more than $1.43 million to promote, support, and provide need-based scholarships for students at the University System of Georgia’s twenty-eight institutions.

  • Green Coast Georgia Ramps Up New Partner Spearheading Project in Columbus

    April 04, 2017

    Will Bradshaw and Laurie DeVetger kept running into each other. The two Davidson College graduates (Class of ’99) had followed similar education and career orbits in urban planning and real estate development, and through the years, by chance they would see one another—a coffee shop in Baltimore for instance—and discuss possibly working together.

  • Aflac Named Company of the Year for Corporate Social Responsibility

    April 04, 2017

    Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, was honored by PR News Magazine as the 2017 Company of the Year at the PR News CSR Awards held in Washington, D.C., on March 22nd.

  • Metro Columbus’ Unemployment Rate Declines to 6.5% in February

    March 30, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that Metro Columbus’ unemployment rate in February was 6.5 percent, down five-tenths of a percentage point from 7 percent in January. In February 2016, the rate was 6.6 percent.

  • Registration Open for Georgia’s Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources Conference in Macon

    March 28, 2017

    In order to connect Georgia aerospace and defense suppliers with potential partners and resources to increase their capabilities and meet the needs of the global marketplace, the Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources (SOAR) Conference will take place in Macon this year. The event is April 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Middle Georgia State University.

  • Georgia Technology Summit Speakers Offer Literal and Digital Food for Thought

    March 27, 2017

    During last Thursday’s GTS conference at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Keynote Speaker Caleb Harper made a quantum leap from his traditional-farming, family background when he spoke of his “Food Computer”—an open source, agricultural technology platform. Harper used the example of the 14-month, life cycle of an apple from harvest, to cold storage for months where it loses 90% of its antioxidants, eventual distribution and stocking at retail, vis-à-vis his food movement technology.

  • Aflac Plans $100M Venture Capital Fund

    March 21, 2017

    Aflac Incorporated announced it is pursuing investment opportunities targeting early-stage companies whose mission is relevant to Aflac's core business. Designed to help the company enhance its strategic and innovative focus in both the U.S. and Japan, Aflac Corporate Ventures partners with technology accelerators to create the agility required to quickly identify and invest in early-stage companies, helping them accelerate innovation across the insurance value chain, including digital solutions that enhance the customer experience.

  • 5 Reasons to Attend The 9th Annual Georgia Logistics Summit

    March 20, 2017

    It’s Summit season again, and this is going to be the best one yet. Yes, we say that every year, but it just keeps getting better! This year will see the return of Summit staples like an address from Governor Deal, an update on the state of transportation in Georgia, and many other great presentations and discussions on industry best practices.

  • Path-Tec CEO Named 2017 Georgia’s Small Business Person of the Year Winner

    March 17, 2017

    Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announces Kevin Boykin, CEO of Path-Tec LLC in Midland, Georgia, is the 2017 Georgia Small Business Person of the Year.

  • Michael Chalmers: Fastest Route to Growth in 2017? Hire the Right People!

    March 15, 2017

    Lose weight, get organized, save money, learn a new skill, find true love. Sound familiar? These popular New Year’s resolutions are among the pledges made by more than 40 percent of Americans every January. However, only eight percent of us are successful in meeting the New Year goals we set for ourselves. Can businesses do better? They can if they set realistic goals, have the right resources on hand to execute plans and focus on what they do best.

  • Georgia Recognizes Four Companies as Small Business Rock Stars

    March 14, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with the Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized Georgia’s 2017 “Small Business Rock Stars.” GDEcD and GEDA hosted a luncheon where four Georgia companies were honored for being an outstanding, unique and impactful small business.

  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony a Huge Success

    March 10, 2017

    On Feb. 25th, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame honored eight highly accomplished athletes during their annual induction ceremony held at the historic Macon City Auditorium. The group included football player Keith Brooking, golfer Laura Coble, tennis coach Manuel Diaz, football and track athlete Willie Gault, basketball player Matt Harpring, football player Garrison Hearst, athletic leader/golf coach Liz Murphey and football player Jeff Saturday.

  • TSYS President and COO Pam Joseph Named One of the Most Influential Women in Payments

    March 09, 2017

    TSYS announced that Pam Joseph, president and chief operating officer, has been named as one of the Most Influential Women in Payments in 2017 by PaymentsSource. It is the fourth time in the last five years that Joseph has been named to the prestigious list.

  • Registration Open for Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS Awards Luncheon on March 13th

    March 09, 2017

    Georgia holds the title as the number one state in the nation in which to do business—a title it has held for four years in a row. And when 98 percent of Georgia companies (employing under 100) are considered small businesses, it makes sense the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) would want to salute these business owners with Georgia Small Business Week taking place March 13-17.

  • Azalea House Uses Local Talent, Charm to Create Unique Southern Experience at Masters

    March 08, 2017

    The Masters Tournament returns to Augusta on April 3-9, and if you are looking to enjoy the week of golf amid true Southern hospitality, you’ll want to check out The Azalea House. According to General Manager, Chris DeMain, this premier hospitality facility, located on Azalea Drive in the National Hills neighborhood just across the street from the course, is fully focused on hospitality and understanding client entertainment.

  • Aflac's Tim Callahan Named SC Awards 2017 CSO of the Year

    March 07, 2017

    Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced that Tim Callahan, senior vice president of Global Security and global chief security officer at Aflac, has been named an SC Awards 2017 honoree in the Chief Security Officer of the Year category.

  • CSU Turner College of Business Announces the 2017 Business Plan Competition

    February 28, 2017

    The Turner College of Business will host the 2017 Business Plan Competition. The competition will award prize money in the amount of $3,000 (1st), $2,000 (2nd), $1,000 (3rd). All CSU students are eligible to compete. This year's competition is open to all residents of the Chattahoochee Valley Region.

  • Georgia Ports Mark Busiest Month Ever

    February 27, 2017

    The Georgia Ports Authority achieved outstanding January results, with double-digit growth across all business sectors and a 26 percent increase in total tonnage.

  • United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley Celebrates End 2016 Campaign

    February 22, 2017

    United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley celebrated the end of their 2016 campaign Tuesday evening at the Courtyard Marriott in Phenix City, and revealed their highest ever campaign total of $7,123,001.

  • Georgia Touts Another Year as a Leader in International Trade

    February 22, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development released Georgia’s 2016 trade numbers, which reinforce the states position as a front-runner in the global economy and as a leader in international trade.

  • Pratt & Whitney's $386M Expansion to Bring More Than 500 Jobs to Columbus

    February 15, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Pratt & Whitney, a designer and manufacturer of service aircraft engines and auxiliary power units, will create more than 500 jobs and invest $386 million to expand its Columbus facility over the next five years.

  • 29th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt Highlights Southwest Georgia

    February 09, 2017

    Just weeks after two tornados tore through Southwest Georgia, the region played host to the 29th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt, one of the premier economic development events in the nation and the largest for that corner of the state.

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