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  • CGTC Briefs OneMacon Project Members on Technical Education’s Workforce Impact

    January 16, 2018

    The clear message from leadership at Central Georgia Technical College speaking to members of OneMacon, the city’s strategic community improvement project which held a monthly meeting this week on the College’s Macon campus, was this; addressing Macon’s workforce needs starts with technical education.

  • 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.

  • Georgia Chamber’s “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” Attendees Hear Governor Deal, Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston Address Successes, Visions and Challenges

    January 11, 2018

    Over 2,000 state and local Chamber of Commerce members, public officials and other attendees at the 2018 Georgia Chamber of Commerce “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” heard Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Speaker David Ralston repeat the mantra that Georgia has the No. 1 business climate in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive time. Yet, each cautioned that the 2018 General Assembly opening this week has its work cut out for them during what will eventually become an historic election year.

  • NCR Officially Opens New Global Headquarters in Atlanta

    January 09, 2018

    NCR Corporation, a global leader in omni-channel solutions, opened its new global headquarters campus in Midtown Atlanta. The two-tower campus will provide the space needed to prepare for future growth and create innovations that will help power the digitally-connected economy.

  • Amazon’s Best of Prime 2017 Reveals the Year’s Biggest Trends —More than 5 Billion Items Shipped with Prime in 2017

    January 08, 2018

    Amazon announced its Best of Prime 2017 – revealing some of the Prime member favorites of the year. Built on a foundation of fast, free delivery, more than five billion items worldwide shipped with Prime in 2017, including free same-day, one-day, and two-day shipping.

  • Georgia Public Service Commission Approves Continued Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Vogtle Project

    December 22, 2017

    The Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously approved the continued construction of Georgia Power Company’s Plant Vogtle Construction project but with conditions that will reduce the Company’s revenue requirement by $1.7 billion over the construction and operation of the plant.

  • After 75 Years, UGA Returns to the Rose Bowl

    December 22, 2017

    When UGA’s football team played in the Rose Bowl in 1943, halfback Frank Sinkwich commanded the field. Now 75 years later, fullback Frank Sinkwich IV, great-grandson of Frank Sinkwich, will join his teammates in Pasadena when the Bulldogs play Oklahoma in the 104th Rose Bowl game.

  • Records Set for Jobs and Workforce in Georgia

    December 21, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia’s jobs, employment and labor force numbers continued to grow in November and unemployment insurance claims fell.

  • UPS Pre-Orders 125 Tesla Electric Trucks

    December 20, 2017

    UPS, which operates one of the largest commercial trucking fleets in the world, announced it has placed a reservation for 125 of Tesla’s new fully-electric Semi tractors. The new tractors will join UPS’s extensive alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet, comprised of trucks and tractors propelled by electricity, natural gas, propane and other non-traditional fuels.

  • Frank Facts and Figures for Future Franchisees

    December 18, 2017

    If interested in becoming a franchisee, the best next step may be to contact a franchise consultant, such as Leslie Kuban of FranNet. On top of several personal, intangible, key decisions and issues a potential franchise owner has to make, Kuban maintains a consultant can be an invaluable resource in conjunction with CPAs, attorneys, bankers and others who refer interested franchising parties to her.

  • UGA Experts Predict Another Good Year for Georgia’s Economy; Growth to Outpace the Nation

    December 15, 2017

    Georgia’s economy will match its performance last year, propelled by economic development projects, solid population growth and a housing recovery, according to the economic forecast from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

  • Community Foundation of Central Georgia Awards Funding to 21 Projects In Downtown Macon

    December 14, 2017

    The Community Foundation of Central Georgia today announced 21 new projects to be funded by the Downtown Challenge, now in its fourth round of awarding grants that put game-changing ideas into action for Downtown Macon. The three-year, $3 million grant initiative launched in January 2016 and has now awarded over $1.8 million in funding.

  • Q&A with OneMacon’s Kathryn Dennis: Initiative Connects Private, Public, Nonprofits Groups Through New Podcast

    December 12, 2017

    OneMacon launched in 2013 as a way for Macon-Bibb groups to connect to the many community-building organizations in the area. The collaborative and strategic plan aims to create an alliance of private, public and nonprofit organizations committed to the growth of Macon-Bibb.

  • M&R Marketing Group: You Have A New Website – Now What? 5 Ways to Optimize Your New Website

    December 08, 2017

    Launching a new website is an exciting time. You’ve spent the last few months thinking through what makes your business unique and how you want to present yourself to the masses, and now it’s ready for everyone to see! You’ve made an important investment with your new website and, like any other investment, you want to protect it and utilize it as best you can.

  • Apply These 5 Techniques to Help Employees Return to Work After a Medical Absence

    December 07, 2017

    When a worker gets hurt or sick and misses a substantial amount of time, it can be hard for you as a business owner to know what to do. The situation can become even more challenging when it’s time for the employee to return to work after a medical absence. If you don’t have a plan for dealing with people’s return as well as their absence, this could become a major distraction.

  • Eric Tanenblatt: These Georgia Businesses Are Changing How We View Social Responsibility

    December 06, 2017

    The spirit of consumption that envelops our nation each year in the days that follow Thanksgiving was punctuated this year by something remarkable, something pointedly not about self-indulgence or flashy gadgets: a “global day of giving” that encouraged and celebrated altruism. The occasion, dubbed “Giving Tuesday” in the mode of our year-end shopping calendar, was said to have raised in excess of $200 million, a significant increase from years prior.

  • Graphic Packaging International to Invest $136M in Macon-Bibb County

    December 05, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority announced that Graphic Packaging International, a leading company in the design and manufacturing of packaging for commercial products, will invest $136 million in the modernization of its Macon mill. GPI employs more than 1,330 employees in Georgia, and the Macon mill investment will help retain more than 460 manufacturing jobs.

  • Young Gamechangers Present Big Ideas to Milledgeville on December 8th

    December 01, 2017

    For the last five months 50 of Georgia’s brightest young professionals have researched Milledgeville’s history, met with community leaders, toured campuses and neighborhoods, interviewed retirees, and re-imagined downtown in their quest to come up with big ideas and innovative solutions to some of the area’s most persistent challenges. Their hard work will be revealed when they present their final recommendations on Friday, December 8 from 2-4 pm.

  • AT&T Launches Fixed Wireless Internet in Georgia to Enhance Connectivity in Rural and Underserved Areas

    November 29, 2017

    AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet is now available in rural and under served locations in parts of 44 counties in Georgia. In May 2017, AT&T launched Fixed Wireless Internet, an innovative service that delivers an internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps to homes and small businesses. With Fixed Wireless Internet, customers can download, surf and stream their favorite movies or television shows

  • Governor Announces $35M for Cybersecurity Center Expansion in Augusta

    November 28, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced $35 million in funding for an expansion of the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center in Augusta. The second facility will serve as an incubator hub for technology startups as well as a training space for the state’s cybersecurity initiatives and workforce development programs.

  • Georgia Banks’ Earnings up 15% in Third Quarter

    November 27, 2017

    Georgia’s 178 FDIC-insured financial institutions earned $889.3 million during the third quarter of this year, up 15.2 percent over the same period in 2016. For the first nine months of the year, cumulative earnings were $2.5 billion, increasing by 10.3 percent over the same nine-month period in 2016.

  • Rob Betzel: 5 Technology Trends That Excite and Scare Me

    November 17, 2017

    As we head into the back end of 2017, now is a perfect time to talk about what is coming that excites and scares me over the next twelve months. These are the five things that excite and scare me in technology right now.

  • The UPS Store Steps Up to Help Small Businesses Close the Deal on Small Business Saturday

    November 17, 2017

    Small Business Saturday is like the big game for many independent businesses, with millions of shoppers expected to shop small on Saturday, November 25th. But business owners won’t win the day simply by opening – they need to close deals by turning browsers into buyers.

  • Economic Developer Training at UGA Gives Georgia Advantage in Attracting New Industry

    November 17, 2017

    It didn't take long for Larry Brooks to connect the dots during one of his Georgia Certified Economic Developer classes. Brooks, executive director of the Walker County Development Authority, already was looking for a site to locate a new industry when he attended a financing course offered by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. In the class he learned he could use money from a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax to purchase land and develop it.

  • Lt. Governor Cagle Names Frito-Lay Business Partner of the Year

    November 16, 2017

    Lt. Governor Casey Cagle concluded his Tenth Annual two-day Business and Education Summit, uniting education and business leaders from across the state. In recognition of the company’s innovative partnership with Houston County College and Career Academy, Lt. Governor Cagle announced that Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, has been named Business Partner of the Year for 2017.

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