Features

  • 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.

  • Employment Up, Unemployment Rate Down in Middle Georgia in August

    September 21, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Middle Georgia’s unemployment and jobs picture looked bright in August. Butler said that in August the unemployment rate was just 5.3 percent, unemployment claims fell and employment growth continued to climb.

  • 2017 Robins Region Candidate Forums Announced for October 3rd

    September 20, 2017

    In partnership with Central Georgia Technical College, the Robins Regional Chamber will be hosting a Candidate Forum for City Council Candidates on September 26th and for Mayoral Candidates on October 3rd. Both forums will be held at Central Georgia Technical College in Building A, 6:00pm - 8:30pm.

  • 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.

  • B&D Industrial Celebrates 70th Anniversary

    September 13, 2017

    It began as a $9,000 investment by John D. Nations in 1947, and 70 years later, the company has grown into a $100 million success story. Headquartered in Macon, Georgia since 1950, B&D Industrial supports three divisions—B&D Technologies, B&D Service and Scale Systems—while serving a broad industry and customer base across the U.S. While the corporate footprint has expanded, the company still remains a stalwart of traditional values and indomitable work ethic.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "Telling the Stories of Macon" Newest Exhibit at Tubman Museum

    September 08, 2017

    A new exhibit, entitled “Untold Stories: Macon’s African American History” – featuring archival images, documents, historical artifacts, and works of art – will open on Sunday, September 10th, at the Tubman Museum.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Birch Communications Sells Unit, Creating One of US's Largest Cloud Services Provider

    August 29, 2017

  • 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.

  • Luther Williams Field Renovations Unveiled

    August 25, 2017

    Macon Baseball 2018 and Macon-Bibb County on Thursday are unveiling planned renovations to Historic Luther Williams Field in preparation for the launch of a new Coastal Plain League expansion team in 2018. The renovations consist of three key phases, all to be completed prior to the start of the 2018 Coastal Plain League season.

  • CSU’s Leadership Institute to Bring 2017 Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum to Columbus August 28th-29th

    August 25, 2017

    For the 12th year, the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum, hosted by the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, will bring a lineup of the best and brightest minds in the world to Columbus. This year’s event, themed “Inspired Leadership” features leaders in various sectors, including business, education, technology, leadership, sports, politics and military.

  • Albany-Dougherty County Spring 2018 Site of Gamechangers Leadership Program

    August 23, 2017

    Albany-Dougherty County leaders announced yesterday the community's selection as the host site for the spring 2018 class of GeorgiaForward's Young Gamechangers, a leadership action program that makes a tangible impact in select communities by bringing young minds into the public sphere as respected idea-generators and problem-solvers.

  • University System of Georgia’s Economic Impact on Georgia Totals $16.8B

    August 22, 2017

    The University System of Georgia’s economic impact on the state was $16.8 billion in Fiscal Year 2016 according to the most recent study conducted by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.

  • Mercer University School of Medicine, Gov. Nathan Deal Recognize First Students in Physicians for Rural Georgia Scholarship Program

    August 21, 2017

    Mercer University School of Medicine recognized the first 25 students to receive inaugural Physicians for Rural Georgia Scholarships, which cover 85 to 100 percent of tuition for up to four years in the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program.

  • Georgia’s Jobless Rate Continues to Drop, Down to 4.7% in July

    August 18, 2017

    Georgia’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in over a decade. The state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased for the sixth consecutive month to 4.7 percent in July. The rate is down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.8 percent in June. In July 2016, the rate was 5.3 percent.

  • Georgia Chamber Hosts Annual Congressional Luncheon

    August 17, 2017

    On Tuesday, the Georgia Chamber hosted their annual Congressional Luncheon at the Macon Marriott City Center with a sold-out crowd. Each year, the luncheon brings together over 2,000 business leaders, state and federal elected officials, and community champions from all regions of the state.

  • Jim Manley Named Middle Georgia Market Executive at Synovus; Ron Weigle Named Market President of Warner Robins

    August 16, 2017

    Synovus today announced the appointment of Jim Manley as market executive of middle Georgia, with responsibility for leading teams and serving customers in Macon, Warner Robins, Tifton, and Valdosta.

  • Young Entrepreneurs Academy Launches Second Year in Macon

    August 14, 2017

    The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce is excited to offer the second year of Macon-Bibb County’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy, which transforms middle and high school students into business owners through weekly entrepreneurship classes and will be offered this fall.

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