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  • HCA Healthcare's South Atlantic Division and Mercer University School of Medicine Sign Academic Partnership

    November 22, 2019

    Mercer University School of Medicine and HCA Healthcare’s South Atlantic Division will celebrate the signing of an academic partnership agreement. Through the agreement, Mercer will work closely with HCA Healthcare’s graduate medical education programs at Memorial Health (Savannah), Coliseum Medical Centers (Macon, GA), Trident Medical Center (Charleston, SC) and Orange Park Medical Center (Jacksonville, FL).

  • Homelessness: Where Does Georgia Rank?

    November 22, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development delivers an annual estimate to Congress of homeless people in the country. And based on the latest estimates from the federal government, there were 552,830 people experiencing homelessness across the United States in January 2018. This is based on the latest HUD study — which provides a snapshot of homelessness across the country on a single night.

  • Sen. Isakson Honored for Lasting Impact on Georgia’s Economy, Business Community

    November 21, 2019

    A new video and a recent Atlanta Business Chronicle article highlight the legacy and impact of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., on Georgia’s economy as the longtime businessman prepares to leave the Senate on Dec. 31.

  • Georgia Farm Bureau Convention to Recognize Achievements, Look to Future

    November 20, 2019

    Georgia Farm Bureau members will soon visit the Georgia coast to settle on the organization’s focus for next year, celebrate their achievements and get a glimpse of what’s on the horizon for the state’s largest economic sector. The 82nd Annual GFB Convention takes place Dec. 8-10 on Jekyll Island.

  • Debate Stage Symbolizes State Policy That's Working

    November 20, 2019

    As Democratic presidential candidates on Wednesday debate in Atlanta, they’ll do so on a studio soundstage that is one of many built in the state since the introduction of Georgia’s film tax credit.

  • Kia Motors Celebrates Decade of Manufacturing in Georgia

    November 20, 2019

    Kia Motors Corporation celebrated its 10th anniversary of vehicle production in West Point, Georgia, U.S.A. The facility, named Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), was the company’s first manufacturing hub to open in North America. It has so far helped create more than 15,000 local jobs and produced more than three million vehicles.

  • Governor Brian Kemp: Our Plan to Make Health Insurance Accessible, Affordable in Georgia

    November 19, 2019

    Georgia is experiencing historic job growth and unmatched economic opportunity in every corner of the state. Participation in the job market is at record highs, unemployment recently dropped to a twenty-year low, and we were named the “#1 State for Business” for the seventh year in a row. But even with rising wages and 30,000 new private sector jobs this year alone, far too many hardworking Georgians struggle to access and afford health insurance coverage.

  • Greater Women’s Business Council Recognizes 10 Companies Committed to the Advancement of Women-Owned Businesses at 2019 LACE Awards

    November 15, 2019

    The Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC), the largest provider of certification and development resources for women business enterprises (WBEs) in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, hosted its annual LACE (Ladies Achieving Continuous Excellence) Awards Gala on Nov. 8 at the St. Regis hotel in Atlanta.

  • Irving Tissue to Expand, Create 150+ Jobs in Macon

    November 14, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp has announced that Irving Tissue, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of household paper products, will expand its operations in Macon, creating more than 150 jobs and investing $400 million in a new manufacturing facility following the grand-opening of the company’s most recent plant in Macon.

  • Georgia Power Ranked #1 in Segment by J.D. Power for Business Customer Satisfaction

    November 14, 2019

    For the second year in a row, Georgia Power has been ranked number one for business customer satisfaction among Large Utilities in the South by J.D. Power in its 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study.

  • Middle Georgia State University Posts Third-Highest Percentage Enrollment Increase in University System

    November 13, 2019

    Maintaining its upward trend, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) this fall posted the third-highest percentage increase in enrollment within the University System of Georgia (USG).

  • Ted Williams, Warren Buffett & a Secret to Your Company’s Community Impact

    November 13, 2019

    One of goBeyondProfit's founding members was asked to serve on a panel of CEOs discussing best practices in Community Impact. Panelist Keith Reynolds Jennings kindly agreed to share his insights here for Georgia readers.

  • University System of Georgia Enrollment Increases to Record High

    November 13, 2019

    The headcount enrollment for the 26 institutions of the University System of Georgia in Fall 2019 was 333,507, representing an increase of 1.5 percent (4,795 students) over the Fall 2018 enrollment of 328,712, according to USG’s Fall 2019 Semester Enrollment Report.

  • Mercer Board Approves New Names for Two Academic Units, Authorizes Major Construction Projects in Columbus and Atlanta

    November 11, 2019

    Mercer University’s Board of Trustees approved name changes for the College of Liberal Arts and Stetson School of Business and Economics and authorized work to begin on major health sciences facilities on the Atlanta and Columbus campuses.

  • Senator David Perdue Keynotes Museum Of Aviation’s 35th Anniversary Celebration

    November 11, 2019

    U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, gave the keynote address at the Museum of Aviation’s 35th Anniversary Celebration in Warner Robins, Georgia. Special guests included former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn; the Honorable Robert McMahon, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment; and Brigadier General John Kubinec, Commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex.

  • President Jimmy Carter Honored as 2019 Distinguished Conservationist at 26th Annual ecoBenefête

    November 11, 2019

    The Georgia Conservancy honored Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter as its 2019 Distinguished Conservationist at the Atlanta History Center on November 7th. The Distinguished Conservationist Award, bestowed at that Conservancy’s annual gala, ecoBenefête, recognizes President Carter’s profound and lasting impact on the conservation and protection of Georgia’s natural resources.

  • Georgia Receives Top Business Ranking for Record-Breaking Seventh Straight Year

    November 07, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia’s business climate has been named No. 1 in the nation by Site Selection Magazine, an internationally circulated business publication covering corporate real estate and economic development, for the seventh year in a row. Georgia is the only state that has received the distinction seven consecutive times in the history of Site Selection’s rankings.

  • Bill Would Eliminate Taxes from Military Retirements

    November 07, 2019

    A group of Georgia state representatives are hoping to remove income tax from military retirements. One of the co-signers of HB-7 is newcomer Rep. Philip Singleton (R-Sharpsburg) who was sworn in as the newest state representative for Newnan’s District 71 less than a month ago. At his swearing in ceremony he announced his plans to form the House Veteran Caucus.

  • For S&P 500 CEOs, Stock Awards Now Comprise More Than 50% of Total Compensation

    November 06, 2019

    A new report reveals that stock awards, which include restricted stock and performance-based shares, represented a record portion of CEO compensation in 2018. For S&P 500 CEOs, stock awards alone exceeded 50 percent for the first time. Moreover, they climbed to a record of nearly 40 percent for those in the Russell 3000.

  • Delta Increases Service between Atlanta, Key Regional Airports throughout Georgia

    November 05, 2019

    Delta is deepening its investment in communities throughout its hometown state of Georgia with more flying from Albany, Brunswick, Columbus and Valdosta to the airline's Atlanta hub. Each market will see one additional daily frequency to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport beginning next spring, increasing seat capacity to and from these Georgia communities by 35 percent in 2020.

  • Sen. Isakson Highlights Georgia Projects in Senate-Passed Federal Funding Measure

    November 04, 2019

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., applauded the Senate passage of H.R.3055, which includes important funding for agriculture, transportation and other Georgia priorities, while urging colleagues to end obstruction tactics to advance funding for other measures including for veterans, health care, water projects and national security.

  • Governor Kemp Announces "Georgia Access" Health Waiver

    November 01, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp joined members of the General Assembly and business leaders to unveil Georgia Access - a Section 1332 state relief and empowerment waiver to the Affordable Care Act.

  • Small Business Wage Growth Gains Momentum, Job Growth Holds Steady in October

    October 31, 2019

    The tight labor market positively impacted wage growth in October, according to the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch. Hourly earnings are on the rise, reaching 3.00 percent ($0.80) growth in October.

  • Small Business Stand Out, Travis Jean Emporium, Named Quarterfinalist for $25K Indie Award

    October 29, 2019

    The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, announced Travis Jean Emporium of Macon is a quarterfinalist in the ninth annual Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year Award contest or “Indie Award.”

  • Macon Businesses Presented Prestigious Awards at Annual “Salute to Business” Awards Luncheon

    October 24, 2019

    At the annual Business and Industry Awards Luncheon, A Salute to Business, hosted by the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and the Macon Economic Development Commission, awards were presented to the Startup of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Business of the Year and Outstanding Young Business Leader of the Year. Nearly 200 people attended the event.

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