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  • Corsica Technologies: Corona Virus Pandemic – Is Your Business Continuity Plan Ready?

    May 12, 2020

    Now that the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic, more and more organizations are looking for ways to keep their workforce safe and continue operations running for their clients.

  • Georgia Sees Lowest Ventilator Use, COVID Positive Hospitalizations

    May 12, 2020

    Today Governor Brian P. Kemp reported the lowest number of ventilators in use and COVID-19 positive patients hospitalized in Georgia since hospitals began submitting data to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA) on April 8th.

  • The Pandemic’s Economic Aftermath

    May 11, 2020

    Georgia State University Professor and economic forecaster Rajeev Dhawan discusses the lasting impact that COVID-19 could have on the economy.

  • Senator David Perdue Discusses COVID-19 Response With Columbus Community Leaders

    May 08, 2020

    U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined local business leaders from the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, the Harris County Chamber of Commerce, and United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley for a discussion on gradually reopening the economy, the federal response to COVID-19, and the available relief for small businesses.

  • Eric Tanenblatt: A National Service Response to a National Disaster

    May 08, 2020

    The crises the United States knows best — fires and floods, hurricanes and tornadoes, school shootings and mass violence — have all been proximate to individual communities or states. Government and civil society are prepared for this backyard disaster paradigm because we’ve been called to respond to so many before. But the coronavirus pandemic is a uniquely national crisis affecting every nook and cranny of the country, and policymakers have struggled to develop a “whole of America” response.

  • Governor Kemp Signs Dual Enrollment Bill Aimed at Keeping the Program Sustainable

    May 08, 2020

    Late last week, Governor Brian Kemp signed the House Bill 444 into law and Representative Bert Reeves (R-Marietta), sponsor of the bill, believes this is the best way to keep dual enrollment sustainable.

  • Business Leadership Insights for Georgia from Fortune CEO Alan Murray

    May 07, 2020

    “I hear a very different tone among leaders than I did during the last recession,” said Alan Murray, CEO of Fortune Magazine. This and a range of business insights were offered during the May 5th goBeyondProfit CEO Forum featuring Murray in conversation with Frank Blake, retired CEO and Chairman of The Home Depot and current Chair of both Delta Air Lines and Grady Health.

  • April State Tax Revenues Fall -35.9%

    May 07, 2020

    The State of Georgia’s April net tax collections totaled nearly $1.84 billion for a decrease of $1.03 billion, or -35.9 percent, compared to April 2019 when net tax collections totaled $2.87 billion.

  • Technical College System of Georgia Expanding Online Education and Training Opportunities Due to Impact of Coronavirus

    May 06, 2020

    The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) is expanding its online program opportunities as well as offering free, professional development and online training courses to provide more Georgians the flexibility to enhance their skills during this time.

  • Governor Kemp Visits Phoebe

    May 06, 2020

    Phoebe hosted Gov. Brian Kemp Tuesday morning for a tour of the modular COVID-19 unit the state constructed on the Phoebe North campus.

  • Executive Director Norman Easterbrook On Future at RiverCenter

    May 05, 2020

    These continue to be trying times. We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe. We are closely watching the progress of companies and organizations throughout Georgia as they begin to re-open for business. We here at RiverCenter miss the opportunity to present exciting artists and national Broadway tours, but most importantly, we miss seeing and interacting with you!

  • Georgia Council for the Arts Announces CARES Act Funding to Support Georgia Arts Organizations

    May 05, 2020

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts released guidelines and opened applications for the Resiliency Grant, a one-time grant funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

  • Charlie Harper: Short Term Budget Pain Can Still Lead To State’s Gain

    May 05, 2020

    We’re almost two months into Georgia’s State of Emergency to address the issues brought to us by the Covid-19 virus. Our crisis is now one of public health and one of economics. As leaders attempt to simultaneously deal with both problem sets, it often appears we are still in search of answers. We need to make sure we are asking the right questions.

  • Sarah Riggs Amico: Investing in Working People Will Lead America Through Crisis

    May 05, 2020

    We’ve seen the numbers. More than 30 million workers have filed for unemployment. Nearly 20 percent of the US workforce is jobless. One in six Americans has lost their source of income. Half a billion people around the world could be pushed into poverty. All in the last six weeks.

  • $14.1 Billion Approved for Georgia Small Businesses

    May 04, 2020

    More than 113,000 Georgia small businesses have been approved for $14.1 billion in loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in the last 30 days.

  • Georgia's Reopening Approach Holds Lesson for Other States

    May 04, 2020

    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s announcement that some businesses closed because of COVID-19 would be allowed to begin reopening on Friday, April 24, with appropriate precautions, was welcomed as a timely first step for those financially impacted by the pause in Georgia’s economy.

  • SK Innovation Increases Planned Investment in U.S. EV Battery Business to $2.5B

    May 04, 2020

    SK Innovation announced that it plans for additional investment in its U.S. battery business, following approval by the SK Innovation Board of Directors to fund the start of construction of a second electric vehicle battery plant in Georgia.

  • For Georgia to Get Back to Work, Healthcare Must Lead the Way

    May 01, 2020

    There is much debate about when and how businesses should re-open their doors. Whatever you think that timetable should be, there is one thing every business owner should realize: For businesses to be healthy, our healthcare system must be functioning.

  • COVID Consortium Launches to Help Firms Navigate Testing

    May 01, 2020

    Augusta-based CopernicusMD, a leader in medical, laboratory and billing analytics, yesterday announced the launch of The COVID Consortium, a council of physicians, business leaders, clinical laboratory executives and retired military brass to provide testing resources and guidance to businesses across the country preparing to re-open in the COVID-19 environment.

  • Senator David Perdue, Army Secretary McCarthy Visit Fort Benning

    April 30, 2020

    U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited Fort Benning with Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy to observe COVID-19 response protocols and risk mitigation techniques in training.

  • Georgia Department of Education Awards $21M in Digital Learning Grants

    April 30, 2020

    The Georgia Department of Education is awarding digital learning grants totaling $21,578,236 to 55 school districts. The grants are intended to help districts shore up their digital/distance learning infrastructure in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark: Free Enterprise Responds

    April 30, 2020

    Over the last few weeks, the power of free enterprise has been on full display as companies around the world have shifted, planned, reprogrammed and adjusted to protect employees and customers across a very different economic landscape.

  • Georgia Power Launches Learning Power Mobile App

    April 29, 2020

    While parents, teachers and students alike are managing new ways of learning during school closures and "stay-at-home" orders, the Georgia Power Learning Power app includes interactive lessons for students, offering fun, educational activities with real-world applications of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), energy and energy efficiency content.

  • Georgia Chamber Mobilizes Resiliency and Recovery Initiative

    April 29, 2020

    The Georgia Chamber announces the formation of its Resiliency and Recovery Task Force led by top businesses from across Georgia. The task force is leading the charge for economic recovery in the state, leveraging partners in the private and public sector to develop strategies, provide insights and bolster growth and sustainability of the New Georgia Economy (NGE), post COVID-19.

  • Anthem Foundation Directs $200,000+ to Address Food Insecurity in Georgia Resulting from COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 28, 2020

    The Anthem Foundation is directing more than $200,000 to several organizations in Georgia on the frontlines in the fight against food insecurity as Georgians continue struggle with the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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