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  • Albany Area Chamber & Dougherty County School System Host “Summer School: An Evening with Ron Clark” July 20th

    June 23, 2017

    The Albany Area Chamber is proud to partner with the Dougherty County School System in presenting to Albany and Southwest Georgia Ron Clark through a program that focuses on leadership development and emphasizes the important relationship between business, education and community.

  • Gov. Deal Breaks Ground on the New Georgia Cyber Innovation & Training Center at Augusta University

    June 20, 2017

    Governor Nathan Deal broke ground on the much-anticipated, new Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center at Augusta University Monday.

  • 3 Business Benefits of Connected Devices

    June 13, 2017

    As you’re well aware, the Internet of Things is growing and we’re seeing incredible expansion in terms of business applications. But what are the specific benefits of connected devices in business organizations?

  • Georgia Construction Outlook Survey: 86% of Respondents Project Revenue Increase

    June 09, 2017

    The Georgia Construction Outlook Survey indicates that 86 percent of the state’s privately held construction companies project a revenue increase over the prior year. The survey, released on Tuesday, was conducted by Kennesaw State University’s Construction Management Department in cooperation with Bennett Thrasher, one of the country’s largest full-service certified public accounting and consulting firms.

  • Sheriff Kevin Sproul: Securing Your Home for Summer

    June 05, 2017

    Summer is upon us! Schools have conducted their graduations and students are breathing sighs of relief as they look forward to a much-needed summer break. Along with all of the pleasant attributes of summer, there are certain concerns.

  • Albany Technical College Industrial Operations Technician Program included in HOPE Career Grant

    June 02, 2017

    Albany Technical College’s Industrial Operations Technician program has been added to the Governor’s HOPE Career Grant. The grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, enables certain technical education students in Georgia to receive free tuition.

  • Plant Vogtle Marks 30 Years of Reliable Energy and Community Impact

    June 02, 2017

    This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the start of operations of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (Plant Vogtle). Plant Vogtle Units 1 & 2, which began operation in 1987 and 1989 respectively, are capable of generating a total of 2,430 megawatts – enough energy to reliably power more than 500,000 Georgia homes and businesses simultaneously.

  • Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Institute for Leadership Development Graduates

    May 26, 2017

    Fourteen business professionals graduated Thursday from the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Institute for Leadership Development, a program that aims to create stronger leaders to serve Albany Area businesses and the community by effectively utilizing the resources of the chamber.

  • Metro Albany’s Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.6% in April

    May 26, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Metro Albany’s unemployment rate in April was 5.6 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.7 percent in March. In April 2016, the rate was 6.1 percent.

  • Albany Mayor to Host Public Forum Highlighting 4C Academy and Workforce Development June 6th

    May 25, 2017

    Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard will host a public forum on Tuesday June 6th, highlighting the Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy (4C Academy) and its role in workforce development in Southwest Georgia.

  • Lt. Governor Cagle Joins AT&T Georgia President for Albany College and Career Academy Opening

    May 23, 2017

    Lt. Governor Casey Cagle joined AT&T Georgia President Bill Leahy at Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy to take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony and check presentation.

  • Georgia Southwestern Receives Grant from AT&T Foundation for Gateways to Completion Project

    May 23, 2017

    Continuing its commitment to advance education, the AT&T Foundation presented Georgia Southwestern State University with a check on their campus to support the University’s Gateways to Completion project. The grant funds will help faculty and staff at GSW reduce failure rates in "gateway" courses which have high rates of failure.

  • ACG Atlanta Announces Fastest-Growing Middle-Market Companies in Georgia

    May 22, 2017

    The Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, a global professional organization with the mission of Driving Middle-Market Growth, announced the 2017 Georgia Fast 40, recognizing the top 40 fastest-growing middle-market companies in Georgia.

  • MillerCoors Spotlights in ADEDC ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’ Campaign

    May 19, 2017

    The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission launched a new phase of its “#MadeInAlbanyGA” campaign featuring MillerCoors. With a workforce of more than 550, Albany’s MillerCoors brewery is the third largest in the company’s network in terms of employment. The plant has the capacity to brew up to 10 million barrels of beer per year.

  • Georgia Chamber Officially Opens Tifton Office

    May 17, 2017

    The Georgia Chamber celebrated the official opening of their first regional office in 102 years in Tifton, Georgia. With an incredibly successful turnout, attendees from all parts of Georgia gathered as the evening kicked-off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by an open house and reception.

  • ASU Partners with Flint RiverQuarium & Dougherty County to Support Environmental Education and Wellness

    May 15, 2017

    Albany State University, with support from the University System of Georgia (USG), announced Friday a partnership between the university, the Flint RiverQuarium and Dougherty County to promote environmental education and health and wellness opportunities for the residents and students of Albany and Southwest Georgia.

  • Leadership Albany and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Institute Announce Merger

    May 12, 2017

    With a focus on developing effective business, community and elected leaders and recognizing the unique strengths of each program toward that goal, Leadership Albany and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership for Institute Development announced Thursday the merger of the two programs.

  • Google Spurs $4.68B in Economic Activity for Georgia

    May 11, 2017

    Google released its 2016 Economic Impact Report, detailing its $222 billion in economic activity across all 50 states and Washington D.C. last year. The report also featured state-specific data, including information for Georgia. Last year, the tech giant helped produce more than $4.68 billion for the state’s economy — the ninth-highest among all 50 states.

  • Albany-based HVAC Financing Leader Microf Secures $96.7M in Growth Capital

    May 10, 2017

    Microf, LLC, the leading provider of residential lease-to-own products for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry, announced that it has raised $96.7 million in growth capital. The combined debt and equity raise is funded through a new $40 million committed senior debt facility provided by Atalaya Capital Management with an additional $40 million accordion feature, a new $10 million senior debt facility provided by Microf’s existing lender, BrandBank, and $6.67 million in equity provided by current equity investors.

  • Inside the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University: The First 100 Days With New Dean Dr. David C. Hess

    May 08, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on Dr. David C. Hess, stroke specialist, honored educator, biotech entrepreneur and longtime leader at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. During our one-on-one with Hess, he shares his excitement about his new role as the dean of Georgia’s public medical school, and the continued focus of his work in education, service and research to optimize health care throughout the state including groundbreaking Telehealth service to rural and underserved areas.

  • Lt. Governor Casey Cagle Brings Campaign for Governor to South Georgia

    May 04, 2017

    Against a backdrop of farm equipment and grain silos, Georgia lieutenant governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Casey Cagle brought his campaign to South Georgia on May 3rd, with Albany his first stop of the day. The State Senate’s top officer announced on Sunday that he would run for the chance to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal in 2018.

  • Registration Open for the 2017 Georgia Logistics Summit

    May 03, 2017

    Logistics can be tricky and when you consider Georgia companies rely on the State’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year, it makes sense for state leaders to get the industry’s top professionals together to network and discuss solutions for all the ways we can better transport our goods. That’s the idea behind the Georgia Logistics Summit, taking place May 16-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

  • Previewing Georgia’s Inaugural World Trade Day Conference; Behind the Scenes with Chair Diane Alleva Cáceres PhD

    April 28, 2017

    Georgia CEO catches up with Diane Alleva Cáceres, PhD for a special behind the scenes preview of Georgia’s inaugural 2017 World Trade Day Conference. During our time together, Dr. Alleva Cáceres shares insights about the conference lineup, speakers, panels and activities, as well as Georgia’s current and impressive state of international commerce including an estimated $121 billion in trade between Georgia and the world in 2016.

  • Thrush Aircraft Announces 100 New Jobs, Features in ADEDC ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’

    April 27, 2017

    The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission announced that Thrush Aircraft, an Albany manufacturer specializing in aerial application aircraft, would create 100 new jobs in Albany-Dougherty County to support the growing demand for the company's agricultural, patrol and forestry airplanes.

  • Power Brokers, Fuel Experts Discuss Drivers Behind Georgia Energy Mix

    April 27, 2017

    Georgia’s diverse power and clean energy producing companies met recently for the fourth annual “Energy Brunch and Learn” roundtable discussion to determine the driving forces behind the state’s renewable resources.

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