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  • Advanced Technology Development Center Attracting More Out-of-State Entrepreneurs to Georgia

    April 06, 2018

    Portland, Maine is a long way from Atlanta — exactly 1,177.7 miles by way of I-85. But when Stacy Taylor and her business partner, Richard Kehne, looked for a place to build and grow their logistics and technology startup, Taylor Kehne Industries, they left New England and bypassed other startup hubs including Boston and New York to plant stakes in Atlanta. The key draw: Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center.

  • P&G, Miller, LogCom, Phoebe Named as Winners in Albany EDC’s Industry Awards

    April 05, 2018

    The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission honored existing industries Procter & Gamble, MillerCoors, Marine Corps Logistics Command and Phoebe Putney Health System for their achievements in global exports, innovative practices, economic impact and corporate giving, respectively, at its 2018 Albany-Dougherty Industry Awards.

  • Georgia Power, Employees & Foundation Invest $21M to Improve Georgia Communities in 2017

    April 05, 2018

    Georgia Power released its total charitable giving impact for 2017, including more than $21 million total invested by the company, The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. and employees in Georgia communities and non-profit organizations throughout the year. Last year alone, 6,000 Georgia Power employees and retirees donated their time to help their neighbors and improve the quality of life in their communities by completing more than 147,000 volunteer hours.

  • Commercial Vehicle-Only Lanes Coming to Georgia

    April 04, 2018

    We all experience the frustrations of traffic congestion. And if you’ve driven I-75 north from Macon you’ve no doubt experienced some of the worst gridlock in Georgia. The corridor, dominated by truck traffic, is home to almost daily traffic snarls due to crashes, stalls, overturned trucks and spills. These incidents can be deadly, tie up traffic for hours, make trip times unpredictable, and result in huge costs in terms of time, wages, jobs, health, property damage – and lives lost.

  • Locate South GeorgiaLEADS Expands Regional Impact, Graduates Second Class

    April 02, 2018

    With an impressive showing of local, regional and statewide leaders, Locate South GeorgiaLEADS presented by Electric Cities of Georgia graduated its second cohort in Valdosta-Lowndes County at Quail Branch Lodge Thursday night, March 22nd. Following an eight-month leadership development experience that covered site visits to seven South Georgia communities and the State Capitol, 31 regional leaders were celebrated and congratulated for their commitment to the region.

  • Georgia Employers Association Spring Conference Targets Opportunities for Georgia Businesses

    April 02, 2018

    The theme for the Georgia Employers’ Association 2018 Spring Conference in Savannah is "Strategies for a Better Business Environment." This year’s event will focus on opportunities and challenges for Georgia businesses in today’s expanding economic climate. Attendees will hear from business leaders, healthcare experts, and Georgia government representatives and will gain valuable perspectives to help them improve and grow their organizations.

  • Albany State University Celebrates 115-year Legacy Next Week

    March 30, 2018

    Albany State University will commemorate 115 years of heritage with a weeklong schedule of events from Monday, April 2 – Friday, April 6.

  • General Assembly Adjourns After Delivering Historic Victories for Georgia Families

    March 30, 2018

    Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Speaker David Ralston led the General Assembly to adjourn Sine Die for the 154th legislative session. This marks the end of a legislative year in which the General Assembly advanced reforms and investments that will benefit every Georgia family, and concludes the final session of an administration that has consistently delivered for Georgians by leading on the most important issues facing our citizens, creating nearly 700,000 jobs as the nation’s best state to do business, and generating a rising economic tide that has left our entire state better off than we were eight-years-ago.

  • Delta Biometrics Launches across All 50 Domestic Delta Sky Clubs with Check-in Option

    March 28, 2018

    Delta Sky Club members with CLEAR can use their fingerprints to enter all 50 U.S. Delta Sky Club locations beginning this week, making Delta the only U.S.-based global airline to offer customers a secure biometric check-in option at a single touch point across its domestic network.

  • UGA Study: Georgia Ports Support More Than 439,000 Jobs

    March 27, 2018

    Georgia's ports support 439,220 full-and part-time jobs across the state, according to a study released by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at UGA's Terry College of Business.

  • Governor Deal Proclaims “Georgia Technology and Innovation Day” at Annual Technology Summit

    March 26, 2018

    Governor Nathan Deal, referencing the 13,000 technology-related companies in Georgia, proclaimed a resolution marking March 21st as Georgia Technology and Innovation Day. The Governor included the special announcement during his speech at the annual Technology Summit held this past week in Atlanta at the Cobb Galleria.

  • Georgia Sets Employment Records in February

    March 22, 2018

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that February was another record-setting month for Georgia, as the state reached new highs for jobs, employed residents and labor force. At the same time, unemployment claims fell and the unemployment rate remained unchanged.

  • Four Georgia Small Businesses Named Rock Stars

    March 21, 2018

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with the Georgia Economic Developers Association, announced Georgia’s 2018 Small Business Rock Stars. GDEcD and GEDA hosted a luncheon where four Georgia companies were honored for being an outstanding, unique and impactful small business.

  • Georgia Aquarium Reveals Plans for New Expansion to Open in 2020

    March 21, 2018

    The largest aquarium in the United States is getting bigger. Georgia Aquarium revealed expansion plans for a new gallery featuring sharks—one of the most misunderstood species in the ocean—to open in late fall of 2020. An extension of the Aquarium’s conservation and education efforts, the new experience will help guests have a deeper appreciation for the important role sharks serve in the oceans and inspire them to join conservation efforts to protect our oceans.

  • Phoebe Introduces New Technology to Help Insure Patient Safety

    March 16, 2018

    Nationally, almost one million patients suffer falls in hospitals each year, often sustaining injuries that lengthen their stay and complicate their recovery. To help reduce the number of falls and injuries, Phoebe has implemented new technology, the AvaSys TeleSitter, which allows medical staff to both observe and talk with patients who are at a high risk of falling.

  • Mercedes-Benz USA Celebrates Grand Opening of New Headquarters in Atlanta

    March 16, 2018

    Mercedes-Benz USA held the official grand opening of its new headquarters in Sandy Springs, 14 miles outside of the heart of Atlanta. Among the distinguished guests joining Dietmar Exler, MBUSA president and CEO, were Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia; Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta; Axel Harries, Daimler vice president sales Mercedes-Benz Cars and product management Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars; and Rusty Paul, Mayor of Sandy Springs.

  • Georgia Congressional Delegation Pushes Georgia as Home to U.S. Army Futures Command

    March 16, 2018

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., joined the entire Georgia congressional delegation in urging the Pentagon to consider Georgia as home to the new Futures Command of the U.S. Army.

  • Georgia’s Chief Turnaround Office and the Synergy Around Rural Georgia

    March 15, 2018

    The schools and districts that make-up Cohort I of the turnaround focus (as outlined in HB 338) are primarily focused in rural, Southwest Georgia. While the turnaround team would love to take credit for the synergy of this rural focus, it was a force brewing well before the establishment of the Turnaround Office.

  • Paula Williams and Ripley Bell Make The Case for Museums on Capitol Hill

    March 14, 2018

    Executive Director Paula Williams and AMA Board President Ripley Bell were in Washington, D.C., February 26th-27th to petition our government and make the case for museums.

  • Georgia House Speaker David Ralston: A Call to Action for “Building a Stronger America”

    March 14, 2018

    From the world’s busiest airport to the fastest growing container port in America, Georgia leads the nation in moving people and goods. That didn’t happen by accident. On the contrary, for generations, Georgians have invested in the infrastructure necessary to facilitate our forward momentum.

  • ADEDC Accepting Nominations for 2018 Albany-Dougherty Industry Awards

    March 12, 2018

    Nominations are now open for the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission’s annual industry awards, part of Albany-Dougherty Industry Celebration Week. Industry week, now in its ninth year, is a week-long celebration of the community’s existing industries.

  • Governor Signs $25.4B Amended FY 2018 Budget

    March 12, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal signed the Amended FY 2018 budget at a signing ceremony in Polk County, authorizing $25.4 billion in spending for the current fiscal year. The state appropriations within HB 683 are based upon a 2.7 percent growth in general fund revenues over FY 2017 collections. This additional funding will address growth needs in education and human services, provide additional funding to local governments and school systems, and support statewide economic development efforts.

  • TAG Announces Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia

    March 09, 2018

    The Technology Association of Georgia announced the Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. These companies were selected from the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies for showing the highest degree of innovation, the broadest scope and financial impact of their innovations, and the greatest effect of such innovation in promoting Georgia's technology industry throughout the U.S. and globally.

  • Facebook to Invest $750M in Stanton Springs Data Center

    March 08, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Facebook will create at least 100 full-time jobs and invest $750 million in a new data center in Stanton Springs over the next five years. New jobs will include positions in engineering and management, as well as opportunities for data center technicians.

  • AG Chris Carr Kicks Off 7th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

    March 06, 2018

    Attorney General Chris Carr announced that registration is open for the 7th Annual Legal Food Frenzy, a statewide food and fund drive competition among Georgia’s lawyers to help end hunger. The 2018 competition will take place April 16 – April 27, 2018 and is done in partnership with the Office of the Attorney General, the State Bar of Georgia, the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Food Bank Association.

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