• USDA Invests $5M in Broadband for Rural Georgia Communities

    February 24, 2020

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a $5 million investment in two, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 1,221 rural households, 32 pre-subscribed businesses and 20 pre-subscribed farms in McIntosh and Evans counties in Georgia.

  • Senator David Perdue Tours 4C Academy

    February 21, 2020

    U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) toured Commodore Conyers College & Career (4C) Academy and got an up-close look at the school’s innovative job training and career development programs.

  • Albany-area Leaders, CVIOG Launch Workforce Development Strategy

    February 20, 2020

    Albany-area employers, educators and government leaders are implementing an Albany-Dougherty County workforce development strategy to better align educational and job readiness efforts with the community’s workforce needs.

  • OPB Director Walks Lawmakers Through Proposal

    February 13, 2020

    State legislators took an unexpected recess this week to dig deep into the state’s budget — and Tuesday Gov. Brian Kemp’s budget director spent time walking lawmakers through the proposed plans for the Amended FY 20 and FY 21 budgets.

  • Technology Association of Georgia Announces the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia

    February 12, 2020

    The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has unveiled the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia winners. TAG’S Top 40 Awards, sponsored by Cherry Bekaert, recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of the state’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.

  • Creature Comforts Honored With the goBeyondProfit Champion Award

    February 11, 2020

    Today Creature Comforts Brewing Co. CEO Chris Herron and staff were presented with the goBeyondProfit Champion Award. They earned this rare honor for their strategic efforts to benefit their community and company by cultivating company culture, deploying company resources and focusing on community empowerment.

  • 2019 Another Record Year for Georgia Exports

    February 11, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Georgia has set another record, this time in exports and global trade, as the state’s diverse industry base and global connectivity continue to drive competitiveness. In 2019, the State of Georgia tallied $41.2 billion in exports and $143.3 billion in overall international trade.

  • 4C Academy Celebrates New Practice Area for Robotics Competition

    February 07, 2020

    The Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy’s Commodores robotics team has a newly designed STEM gym ready for the FIRST Robotics 2020 challenge.

  • Senators Perdue, Loeffler Push Fort Benning As Home Of New Army Corps Headquarters

    February 07, 2020

    U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are urging the U.S. Army to select Fort Benning as the Army’s fourth corps headquarters.

  • Phoebe Makes Progress on Phoebe Focus Projects

    February 06, 2020

    Five months after unveiling Phoebe Focus, Phoebe President & CEO Scott Steiner updated hospital board members on the quality and safety initiative Wednesday. Phoebe Focus is the health system’s strategy, philosophy, plan and approach to guide Phoebe into the future, and it includes $250 million in capital investments in key areas over five years.

  • Georgia Chamber Welcomes Business Prospects for 32nd Annual ‘Georgia Quail Hunt’ in Albany

    February 06, 2020

    This week, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosts its 32nd annual Georgia Quail Hunt in Albany as31 business leaders representing state recruitment and expansion prospects joined local, state and economic development officials to learn about the benefits of doing business in Georgia.

  • CSU’s Leadership Institute Announces Speakers and Format for The Forum 2020, August 24-25

    February 05, 2020

    For the 15th year, The Forum, hosted by the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, will bring a lineup of the best and brightest minds in the world to Columbus. The two-day event, held at the Columbus Iron Works and Convention Center, begins at 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24 and runs through Tuesday, Aug. 25. This year’s event theme is “Leadership in Hindsight.”

  • Watson Spence Expands with Atlanta Team of Litigators

    February 04, 2020

    Watson Spence, LLP is pleased to announce the acquisition of a team of litigators to expand its footprint to the Atlanta market. The new Watson Spence Atlanta office will be led by partner Michael Boorman and includes partner Luke Andrews and attorneys Timothy Andrews, Dwayne Brown and Phillip Henderson.

  • Corporate Generosity Research Open to Georgia Business Leaders

    February 04, 2020

    One year ago, the 2019 Corporate Generosity Research Report conducted by goBeyondProfit and Georgia CEO provided invaluable insights about business leader, employee and customer expectations. Georgia CEOs, Owners and Senior Business Executives are invited to participate in the 2020 survey.

  • Gov. Kemp Kicks off Georgia Foreign Trade Conference

    February 04, 2020

    Gov. Brian Kemp kicked off the Georgia Foreign Trade Conference Monday, highlighting the state and nation's continued strength in global trade.

  • AG Chris Carr Visits White House for National Human Trafficking Summit

    February 03, 2020

    Attorney General Chris Carr participated in the President’s Human Trafficking Summit at The White House. The summit focused on the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the landmark anti-human trafficking law. During the event, President Trump signed an executive order to further combat human trafficking and online child exploitation.

  • ADEDC President Justin Strickland to Depart Organization After 12-Year Run

    January 31, 2020

    After more than a decade with the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, President Justin Strickland announced Thursday that he is leaving the organization, effective February 29, 2020, to pursue other career opportunities.

  • Albany Tech Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership 2020 Winner Announced at Albany Rotary

    January 31, 2020

    At Albany Rotary Club’s weekly meeting, a panel formed by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce named the Albany Technical College 2020 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner. Rondell Williams, Radiologic Technology student at Albany Tech, will represent the College for 2020 as the GOAL Student of the Year.

  • New Gen Z Data Brings Businesses a Critical Question: What's Your Plan Z?

    January 30, 2020

    Employers and business leaders take note: a one-size-fits-all approach to defining a generation will cost talent and customers. As Gen Z, the generation of those born between 1997 and 2007, begins to enter the workforce and flex its newfound spending power, connecting with them is critical.

  • Hearings Get Underway After Kemp Introduces Proposed Budget

    January 23, 2020

    It is the second week of the Georgia General Assembly and that means budget talks are underway. This year talks could get more intense as lawmakers look for ways to trim the budget and meet the challenge by Governor Brian Kemp to cut spending by 4 percent this fiscal year and another 6 percent in fiscal year 2021.

  • Georgia’s Tourism Industry Breaks Visitation Records

    January 22, 2020

    Explore Georgia, the state tourism office within the Georgia Department of Economic Development, joined Governor Kemp and industry professionals from across the state to recognize a record-breaking year in tourism at the annual Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day at the Georgia State Capitol. The annual event highlights the importance of the tourism, hospitality, and arts industries in the state.

  • Governor, First Lady Introduce Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

    January 22, 2020

    Yesterday Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp were joined by Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education Commission members, legislators, and special guests as they announced three important legislative measures to combat human trafficking in Georgia.

  • Master Lecture Series to Start in January and Continue through May at Albany Technical College

    January 21, 2020

    The Center for Business Solutions at Albany Technical College and the Albany Tech Foundation will host the 2020 Master Lecture Series starting January 22.

  • Deloitte M&A Trends Report 2020: US Dealmaker Optimism Holds Strong as Economic Slowdown Talk Continues

    January 21, 2020

    The market is entering a new decade on the outer edges of the longest run in M&A history, but even so, dealmakers are largely anticipating stable or increasing levels of activity in the year ahead, according to Deloitte's "The State of the Deal: M&A Trends 2020" survey of 1,000 U.S. corporate dealmakers and private equity firm professionals.

  • Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Comes to Cuthbert

    January 17, 2020

    “Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibit that examines the evolving landscape of rural American during the 20th century, will be on display from Jan. 18-Feb. 29 in Cuthbert.