Features

  • Georgia Historical Society Announces 2018 Georgia Trustees Ed Bastian and Paul Bowers

    October 06, 2017

    The Georgia Historical Society announced that Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, and Paul Bowers, Chairman, President, and CEO of Georgia Power, have been selected as the newest Georgia Trustees. Bastian and Bowers will be inducted by Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Historical Society in February. This is the highest honor the State of Georgia can bestow.

  • Georgia Quick Start Again Named Number One Workforce Training Program in the U.S.

    October 05, 2017

    Georgia Quick Start, a division of the Technical College System of Georgia, has once again been voted the number one workforce training program in the U.S., according to a survey conducted by Area Development magazine, a trade publication for professional site locators. The magazine has conducted its survey of site professionals for eight years, and this marks the eighth consecutive time Quick Start was voted the best workforce training program in the country.

  • Stonecrest Announces Bid for Amazon HQ2 with "Amazon City"

    October 04, 2017

    The newly-incorporated city of Stonecrest will ask the DeKalb County legislative delegation in 2018 to create the city of Amazon, Ga. within a portion of its own city limits if the online retail giant picks the city to build its second world headquarters.

  • Technical College System of Georgia Extends State’s Workforce Development Ties with Germany

    September 29, 2017

    Leaders of the Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Culture and Science and the Technical College System of Georgia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes a partnership giving Georgia and German students expanded educational opportunities. TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin and Georg Eisenreich, the Bavarian ministry’s State Secretary, signed the MOU in a ceremony held Sept. 26th in Munich.

  • MCG Students Tour Medical Academies at Westover, Merry Acres and Lake Park

    September 27, 2017

    A group of more than 100 1st and 2nd-year Medical students from the Medical College of Georgia toured the Dougherty County School System's Medical Arts Academies on last week to get a look at some of the training students are getting to prepare them for careers in the medical profession.

  • Bank of America’s Evolution of Workplace Policies: Insights on New 16-Week Leave Policy for Mothers and Fathers

    September 27, 2017

    Bank of America recently expanded its parental leave policy from 12 to 16 weeks of paid leave for new mothers and fathers – one of the most competitive offerings across the industry. We sat down with BofA’s Jennifer Darwin, SVP of Corporate Communications for the Carolinas to learn more about this workplace evolution.

  • Powered by Partnership: Proctor & Gamble and Constellation Energy Complete Albany Renewable Energy Plant

    September 26, 2017

    The Procter & Gamble Company and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, today announced the completion of the 50-megawatt biomass-fueled combined heat and power plant located at one of P&G’s largest U.S. facilities. Constellation owns and operates the plant, which supplies steam to P&G’s Albany paper manufacturing facility and Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany.

  • Sheriff Sproul: “Building Unity in the Community” BBQ September 23rd

    September 22, 2017

    Each year, I look forward to autumn and the opportunity for the Sheriff’s Office to thank the community for the overwhelming support given to law enforcement by hosting our annual “Building Unity in the Community” cookout. Our 8th annual event will be held Saturday, September 23rd, at Sherwood Acres Elementary School from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

  • Area Development Names Georgia #1 State for Business for Fourth Year in a Row

    September 22, 2017

    Georgia did it again! Georgia has been ranked No. 1 on Area Development’s Top States for Doing Business survey, a distinction Georgia has now earned for the fourth consecutive year.

  • GDOT Explores Statewide Broadband and Wireless Expansion

    September 21, 2017

    Increasingly, the world is dependent on high-speed internet and reliable cell phone service. But many throughout Georgia rely on spotty or inconsistent cellular and slow internet. Better days may be ahead as Georgia DOT explores two initiatives—broadband and wireless—that use the state-owned right-of-way to expand the 511 Navigator system statewide, as well as enhance telecommunications for all Georgians.

  • Jobs Up, Unemployment Rate Down in Albany in August

    September 21, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that metro Albany’s unemployment and jobs picture looked bright in August. Butler said that in August the unemployment rate was just 5.8 percent and job growth continued to climb.

  • GDEcD's Global Commerce Generates $6.33B in Investments

    September 20, 2017

  • Nominations Open for 2018 Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR Awards

    September 18, 2017

    According to Mary Ellen McClanahan, Entrepreneur and Small Business director for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the future is bright. That’s why the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) and GDEcD work together each year to “spotlight Georgia’s best, brightest and most unique.”

  • Georgia Military College Announces Campus at Albany Technical College

    September 15, 2017

    Albany Technical College and Georgia Military College are pleased to announce their collaboration to expand educational opportunities for students in Southwest Georgia. Both institutions will hold a joint press conference to announce GMC’s new extension center on Monday, September 18th.

  • Georgia Sets Record for Total Jobs in August

    September 14, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia set a record in August for total jobs, surpassing 4.5 million for the first time.

  • Third Annual J.W. Fanning Community Leadership Conference Set for February 2018

    September 13, 2017

    Individuals committed to improving their communities and organizations through leadership development are encouraged to mark their calendars to attend the 2018 Community Leadership Conference, Feb. 22-23, 2018, at UGA. Organized by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the Community Leadership Conference will again take place at the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel.

  • Albany Civil Rights Institute Presents Award-Winning Civil Rights Documentary & Discussion Featuring Several Black Albanians, Filmmaker

    September 11, 2017

    The Albany Civil Rights Institute will present an award-winning civil rights film, featuring multiple black Albanians, who fought on the front lines of the bloodiest campaign of the entire Civil Rights Movement.

  • Governor Expands State of Emergency to Include All 159 Counties

    September 11, 2017

    Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command and ahead of heavy rains, strong wind and potential flooding from Hurricane Irma, Gov. Nathan Deal expanded the emergency declaration to include an additional 65 counties.

  • SW GDOT Hurricane Irma Prep Update

    September 08, 2017

    Southwest Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews will mobilize Sunday for the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma.

  • Governor Expands State of Emergency for 64 Additional Counties

    September 08, 2017

    Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his emergency declaration to include 64 additional counties, with a total of 94 counties now included in a state of emergency

  • SBDC GrowSmart Gives Business Owners Opportunity to Strategically Plan for Growth

    September 07, 2017

    The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is bringing one of its signature programs to Albany this fall to meet the needs of growing businesses.

  • Governor Announces More Than $37.5M in Community Development Awards

    September 05, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that 59 Georgia communities will receive a total of $37.55 million in federal assistance to help grow their local economies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the funding to Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant program, which is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

  • Cindy Griffin, Tommy Clark and Linda Durden Join PFB Bank, Expanding Presence to Albany

    August 31, 2017

    Planters First Bank, announced that Cindy Griffin, Tommy Clark and Linda Durden have joined PFB’s team for its initial expansion into Albany. Griffin will serve as Regional President, Clark as Market President and Durden as Administrative Assistant. Griffin, Clark and Durden were most recently with the Albany office of Renasant Bank, a regional bank headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi.

  • Coca-Cola & Chick-fil-A Keynote Speakers Confirmed for the Georgia Manufacturing Summit

    August 30, 2017

    Manufacturing leaders from across Georgia will hear two of the top leaders in Supply Chain Management during the Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 25th. Debra Shankle, V.P. of Supply Chain for Coca-Cola North America, and Rob Dugas, the Chief Procurement Officer and V.P. of Chick-fil-A, will address the impact of manufacturing on the Food & Beverage Industry.

  • Governor Unveils Martin Luther King Jr. Statue at State Capitol

    August 29, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal, joined by First Lady Sandra Deal, members of the King family, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston, Rep. Calvin Smyre, members of the Georgia Capitol Arts Standards Commission and other dignitaries, unveiled the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue at the northeast quadrant of the State Capitol.

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