November 2021 Features

  • ‘State of Small Business’ Launch in Macon a Success

    November 30, 2021

    With more than 1.6 million Georgians employed in small businesses across the state, this critical economic sector remains a top priority for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD).

  • Phoebe’s Economic Impact on Southwest Georgia Grows

    November 29, 2021

    Phoebe Putney Health System had a nearly $1.5 billion impact on southwest Georgia’s economy in 2019, according to the latest economic impact data from the Georgia Hospital Association. The GHA report shows Phoebe created 8,264 full-time jobs in the region, in addition to its own full-time staff.

  • Nominations Now Open for 2022 National Small Business Week Awards

    November 29, 2021

    Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 National Small Business Week (NSBW) Awards. The NSBW Awards recognize the achievements of SBA-assisted small businesses and the contributions they have made to their communities and our nation’s economy.

  • Delta Ready to Welcome 5.6M+ Customers During Thanksgiving Travel Period

    November 19, 2021

    The Thanksgiving holiday period is expected to return to levels not seen since before the COVID-19 pandemic, with Delta anticipating at least 5.6 million passengers from Nov. 19-30. To support customers, Delta has increased staffing levels across the operation including in customer service and reservations, and new flight attendants have graduated to accommodate the growing number of flights being restored.

  • UGA’s Georgia Economic Outlook Returns to In-Person Events, Delivering Business Intelligence for the New Year

    November 18, 2021

    As Georgia emerges from two years of economic uncertainty, University of Georgia Terry College of Business experts will address Georgia’s recovery from the COVID-19 recession, the booming housing market and what to expect in the year to come at the 39th annual Georgia Economic Outlook series.

  • Georgia Unemployment Rate Hits All-Time Low Amid Strong Job Growth

    November 18, 2021

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced today that Georgia's unemployment rate dropped to 3.1 percent in October, the lowest rate in Georgia’s recorded history.

  • TCSG Celebrates 2021 National Apprenticeship Week

    November 18, 2021

    The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) celebrates this year’s National Apprenticeship Week by highlighting the importance of Registered Apprenticeship Programs to growing Georgia’s skilled workforce.

  • AMA ChalkFest has Successful Return to Downtown Albany

    November 17, 2021

    AMA ChalkFest returned to the streets of downtown Albany on Saturday, and Albany Museum of Art officials said they were “more than pleased” with the community response.

  • The GEDA Recognizes Top Deals of the Year and Outstanding Individuals at Luncheon

    November 17, 2021

    At its Annual Awards luncheon on Monday, the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) recognized top deals of the year and excellence by individuals. Awards included the Deals of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Rip Wiley Award for Professional Excellence and Committee Chair and Member of the Year.

  • Wild Adventures Announces New Additions for 2022

    November 15, 2021

    Wild Adventures Theme Park has announced additions that will be unveiled in 2022, including a new restaurant and live music venue, a partnership with Georgia Beer Company, new and expanded festivals, new nighttime events, a new animal attraction and more.

  • Georgia Ports Mark Mega Rail Milestone

    November 15, 2021

    Governor Brian Kemp announced that the Georgia Ports Authority has completed and is now operating the second set of nine new rail tracks for a total of 18 tracks at its Mason Mega Rail Terminal. The expansion immediately increases intermodal capacity to and from the Port of Savannah by more than 30 percent.

  • AMAzing Activities for Families a Big Part of AMA ChalkFest this Saturday

    November 12, 2021

    AMAzing Activities for families and kids will be a central part of Albany Museum of Art ChalkFest which returns to the 100 block of Pine Avenue in downtown Albany on what promises to be a beautiful fall Saturday.

  • One Year In: Partnership for Inclusive Innovation Driving Opportunities Across the State

    November 12, 2021

    As COVID raged across Georgia last Fall, a team of corporate heavyweights, academics and politicians teamed up with one goal: to help Georgia become the technology capital of the East Coast.

  • Norfolk Southern Opens New Headquarters Building in Atlanta

    November 11, 2021

    Norfolk Southern Corporation formally opened its state-of-the-art headquarters in Midtown Atlanta following a ribbon-cutting ceremony that featured Governor Brian P. Kemp, Senator Raphael Warnock, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Norfolk Southern employees, and civic and business leaders from across Atlanta.

  • Albany Area Chamber Announces Albany Under 40 Category Finalists

    November 10, 2021

    The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce today announced the category finalists of the 2021 Albany Under 40 awards, a program that honors and celebrates the Albany Area’s emerging leaders and professionals in a variety of business sectors, each representing a component of the area’s diversified talent pool and economy.

  • The USG Board of Regents Elects Officers for 2022

    November 10, 2021

    The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia today elected Regent Harold Reynolds to a one-year term as the Board’s chair and Regent Erin Hames to a one-year term as the Board’s vice chair.

  • Small Teams Driving Integration of Sustainability into Business

    November 10, 2021

    As leaders at COP26 tackle climate change, a new report sheds light on how companies can organize themselves to integrate sustainability into their businesses. Produced by The Conference Board, the report covers issues including where sustainability sits within companies, the size of sustainability departments, and key priorities of sustainability teams.

  • Georgia Tech's CEISMC Teams Up with Dougherty County's GEAR UP to Provide STEAM Programs through Virtual Learning

    November 09, 2021

    The Center for Education Integrating Science Mathematics and Computing at Georgia Tech Savannah and Atlanta campuses recently partnered with GEAR UP in Dougherty County to introduce a new initiative. This program provided a group of local high school students with CEISMC’s high-level STEAM virtual workshops at no cost to the students.

  • Remington Firearms to Locate Global Headquarters, Manufacturing & Research Facility in LaGrange

    November 09, 2021

    Governor Brian Kemp announced Remington Firearms (RemArms), America’s oldest firearms manufacturer, will locate its global headquarters and open a new advanced manufacturing operation as well as a world-class research and development center in LaGrange. RemArms will invest $100 million and create 856 jobs over a five-year period.

  • US Lifts Historic International Travel Ban, Welcoming Back Fully Vaccinated Travelers from 33 Countries

    November 09, 2021

    After nearly two years, today, the US has reopened its borders to fully vaccinated international travelers arriving via air from the 26 Schengen countries in Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil.

  • Albany Area Chamber Announces Winners of its 2021 Business Awards

    November 08, 2021

    The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce honored local organizations Thursday evening when it recognized the finalists and announced the winners of its 2021 Albany Area Chamber Business Awards, which celebrates member organizations that are making strides, demonstrating a unique vision and establishing best practices.

  • Southern Company Participates in the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow

    November 08, 2021

    Southern Company executives are participating in the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland. Southern Company was one of the first companies in its industry to set a long-term goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, as well as an interim goal of reducing GHG emissions 50% by 2030, as compared to 2007 levels.

  • AMA ChalkFest on Saturday, November 13th is Only a Week Away

    November 05, 2021

    With the 4th annual Albany Museum of Art ChalkFest only days away, the event is shaping up to be a fall “masterpiece” of a street art festival. The 4th annual AMA ChalkFest will be 10 am-5 pm on Saturday, Nov. 13th on the 100 block of Pine Avenue in downtown Albany.

  • SBA Announces $44.8 Billion in Signature Lending Programs

    November 04, 2021

    Under Administrator Guzman’s leadership, the SBA has made it a priority to increase access to capital for business owners across the nation, particularly from traditionally underserved communities.

  • Phoebe Foundation Announces 2021 Lights of Love Tree Lighters

    November 03, 2021

    This holiday season, the Phoebe Foundation will honor local cancer patients and their families with its annual Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony. Sam and Kara Shugart, of Albany, have been named the honorary tree lighters for this year’s ceremony.