• City Leaders Gain Critical Knowledge through UGA Partnership

    February 20, 2018

    More than 250 first-time mayors and city council members from Georgia cities gathered in Athens last week for the two-day Newly Elected Officials Institute, held every February to teach new leaders the basics of effective governance.

  • University System Saves Students More Than $18M a Year in Free Textbooks

    February 19, 2018

    The University System of Georgia is saving students more than $18 million a year with its free online textbook initiative called Affordable Learning Georgia.

  • Chairman Jason Shaw Introduces Legislation to Create the Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation

    February 16, 2018

    State Representative Jason Shaw (R-Lakeland) introduced legislation that would create the Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation.

  • Albany's LRA Constructors Celebrates 40 Years in Business

    February 15, 2018

    LRA Constructors, Inc., based in Albany, Georgia, tomorrow celebrates forty years in business. Founded by the late J. Lamar Reese Jr. and Murray M. Webb, the company has operated under the leadership of Ben B. Barrow Jr. and John L. Reese III for nearly thirty-nine years.

  • Delta Pays Employees More Than $1B in Profit Sharing for Fourth Consecutive Year

    February 15, 2018

    Delta Air Lines will pay out more than $1 billion in profit sharing for the fourth year in a row and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments made possible by its more than 80,000 employees around the world.

  • VSU to Host South Georgia Film Festival March 2nd-4th

    February 14, 2018

    Valdosta State University will host the South Georgia Film Festival Friday, March 2, through Sunday, March 4. The event will showcase the beauty of the South Georgia region and its people with film screenings, panels, and networking events.

  • UGA Extension, Mercer University Partner to Recruit Future Doctors for Rural Georgia

    February 13, 2018

    Jean Sumner is a third-generation rural doctor. As a child, she watched her grandfather and father care for the residents of Washington County, Georgia. She followed in their footsteps and became a “small-town doctor,” the kind who knows your mother, sits behind you in church and roots for the local football team.

  • Secretary of State Brian Kemp Announces Record-Breaking Month of Annual Business Registrations

    February 12, 2018

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced a record-breaking month of annual business registrations. In the month of January, the Corporations Division processed over 216,000 annual business registrations – more registrations in one month’s time than ever before.

  • Georgia Quail Hunt Celebrates 30 Years in Southwest Georgia

    February 09, 2018

    Area leaders were on hand this week to welcome 27 site selection professionals to Southwest Georgia, not only for the world-class quail hunting but more importantly to learn about the potential for doing business in the region. It’s all part of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt in Albany.

  • Phoebe Retains Outstanding Credit Ratings

    February 09, 2018

    Two of the top global bond rating agencies have affirmed Phoebe’s strong financial foundation and positive outlook. Moody’s Investors Service reaffirmed the hospital’s A1 status on bonds issued through the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County. S&P Global Ratings also recently reaffirmed its A+ long-term rating with a stable outlook for Phoebe.

  • Exporting Provides Opportunity for Growth for Rural Companies in Georgia

    February 08, 2018

    Even the basics of international commerce felt foreign to Bruce Roberts. He knew how to ship something via UPS but didn’t have a clue how international ocean freight worked. He didn’t know how helpful a Skype account or making a website friendly to international customers could be in attracting overseas clients.

  • The Georgia Ports Authority Wants to More Than Double Container Capacity by 2028

    February 06, 2018

    At the 50th annual Georgia Foreign Trade Conference Monday, GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch reviewed the strategic plan for Georgia's ports that will allow for 10 million twenty-foot equivalent container units, 1 million rail lifts, and more than 1 million auto and machinery units per year.

  • Phoebe to Host Community Tree Planting Day at Tift Park February 17th

    February 02, 2018

    In January 2017, two storms hit the Albany area leaving beautiful scenic landscapes, like Tift Park and Radium Springs, in ruin. In response to these damaging storms, Grow Albany was established to replant and distribute trees to these affected areas. A year following their commitment to replant trees in the area, Grow Albany announced the second Community Planting Day.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson World’s Busiest Airport for 20th Consecutive Year

    January 31, 2018

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport served more passengers and conducted more aircraft movements than any other airport in the world in 2017.

  • Art Dunning: Albany State University is Poised for Success

    January 29, 2018

    At the end of this month, I will retire as president of Albany State University, a position I’ve held for nearly five years. I came to Albany after holding various roles in the University System of Georgia, and have witnessed the resilience of this university to rebuild after a natural disaster and grow from a college to a university.

  • Metro Albany Ends 2017 with Job Growth and Work Force Gains

    January 26, 2018

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that metro Albany ended 2017 with modest job growth, an increase in employment and work force, and a decline in unemployment.

  • Georgia Tourism Industry Generates Record $60.8B Economic Impact

    January 24, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal was joined by professionals from Georgia’s tourism industry for the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol to recognize the $60.8 billion impact of tourism on Georgia’s economy. Industry representatives presented Deal with a check representing the $3.1 billion in state and local tax revenue generated by tourism-related expenditures.

  • Inaugural Miller Leadership Academy Class Announced

    January 24, 2018

    Miller Institute Foundation CEO Bryan Miller announced today the inaugural Miller Leadership Academy Class of 2018. The Academy is based on a leadership class taught by former Governor Zell Miller.

  • Groupe PSA Chooses Georgia for New North American Headquarters

    January 23, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms today announced that Groupe PSA, a French multinational manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles, will locate its new North American headquarters in Fulton County.

  • Cancer Coalition to Honor Cancer Survivor Dr. David “Butch” Mosely for Fifth Annual Night for Hope Gala February 24th

    January 22, 2018

    The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia will host its fifth annual Night for Hope fundraising gala on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Albany. The 2018 gala proudly honors cancer survivor, Dr. David “Butch” Mosely. The elegant celebration includes a plated dinner, live and silent auctions, and live musical entertainment.

  • Georgia Sets Records in Employment During 2017

    January 19, 2018

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that 2017 was a banner year for job creation, employment and work force gains in Georgia.

  • Georgia Forestry Foundation Launches New Brand

    January 18, 2018

    The Georgia Forestry Foundation is launching a new logo and brand identity to accurately reflect the growth of the foundation since 1990, when the previous logo was introduced. The Foundation has as its primary goal connecting 10 million Georgians to 22 million acres of working forests by promoting the abundant natural resource in Georgia’s backyard.

  • Young Albany Native Expands Landscaping Business with Merry Acres Landscape & Lawn Maintenance Acquisition

    January 17, 2018

    Mike Gonzalez isn’t someone to let the grass grow under his feet. The 26-year old Albany native started his own landscaping business in 2010. He says when started “cutting grass for a living” he couldn’t even legally drive yet. And now this ambitious self-made business owner is growing his expanding his Pro Outdoor LLC. Gonzalez recently acquired Merry Acres Landscape & Lawn Maintenance.

  • Leadership Development Helping Build a Stronger, More United South Georgia

    January 17, 2018

    Melissa Dark and Elena Carné own small businesses more than 75 miles apart in rural south Georgia. Through a regional program, led by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia, the two have shared information that has resulted in better business practices.

  • Governor Deal: Budget Prioritizes Workforce Development, Education, Transportation Infrastructure

    January 12, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal released his budget recommendations to the General Assembly for the amended current and upcoming fiscal years. Budget priorities include building an educated workforce capable of meeting future job demands, expanding and improving services for Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens, and continuing to invest in transportation infrastructure and economic development.

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