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  • Middle Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.1% in April

    May 26, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate in the Middle Georgia region in April was 5.1 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.2 percent in March. In April 2016, the rate was 5.4 percent.

  • Mercer University's BB&T Center Releases Results of Year-End Middle Georgia Economic Outlook Survey

    May 26, 2017

    Area businesses experienced a positive second half of 2016 and are cautiously optimistic about the future, according to the results of Mercer University’s Year-End Middle Georgia Economic Outlook Survey.

  • ACG Atlanta Announces Fastest-Growing Middle-Market Companies in Georgia

    May 22, 2017

    The Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, a global professional organization with the mission of Driving Middle-Market Growth, announced the 2017 Georgia Fast 40, recognizing the top 40 fastest-growing middle-market companies in Georgia.

  • Knight Foundation Gives $100K Grant to Museum of Arts & Sciences in Macon

    May 19, 2017

    The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced $1.87 million in funding to help 12 art museums use technology to immerse visitors in art.

  • Georgia Power Announces New 139-MW Solar Project at Robins Air Force Base

    May 17, 2017

    Georgia Power has announced plans to build a new 139 megawatt solar facility adjacent to Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia, just south of Macon. The project was approved Tuesday by the Georgia Public Service Commission and will be the sixth large-scale solar project to be developed by Georgia Power working with the United States military and the Georgia PSC. The Warner Robins facility will be the largest single solar project to date to be constructed by Georgia Power.

  • M&R Marketing: 10 Things Every Small Business Should Start Doing Today to Grow Your Business

    May 12, 2017

    If you are a small business owner, you know the importance of growing your business. You also know that the responsibility falls on you and it can be a heavy burden. You’re so preoccupied with operating your business and serving your clients, you don’t have the time to work on your business. You’re spending all your time working in your business and none of your time working on your business. This article highlights 10 activities that will spur growth in your business.

  • Michael Chalmers: Never Let Recruiting Edge Out Retention

    May 11, 2017

    For employers struggling to compete in a tightening labor market, it is important to realize that in the relentless search for new employees, it is never a good idea to ignore the people already on the payroll. Spherion’s Emerging Workforce® Study found that while both recruiting and retention are top priorities for employers over the next three years, many employers focus more on recruiting than retention.

  • Google Spurs $4.68B in Economic Activity for Georgia

    May 11, 2017

    Google released its 2016 Economic Impact Report, detailing its $222 billion in economic activity across all 50 states and Washington D.C. last year. The report also featured state-specific data, including information for Georgia. Last year, the tech giant helped produce more than $4.68 billion for the state’s economy — the ninth-highest among all 50 states.

  • Local Young Entrepreneurs Compete in National Pitch Competition

    May 08, 2017

    Two local students from the Macon Young Entrepreneurs Academy program, Dabney and William Peters, are pitching their business idea at the YEA! National Saunders Scholars Competition, which takes place throughout the day, at New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology.

  • Inside the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University: The First 100 Days With New Dean Dr. David C. Hess

    May 08, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on Dr. David C. Hess, stroke specialist, honored educator, biotech entrepreneur and longtime leader at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. During our one-on-one with Hess, he shares his excitement about his new role as the dean of Georgia’s public medical school, and the continued focus of his work in education, service and research to optimize health care throughout the state including groundbreaking Telehealth service to rural and underserved areas.

  • Historic Macon Announces 2017 Preservation Award Winners at Annual Meeting

    May 05, 2017

    Historic Macon Foundation held its annual meeting and preservation awards on Tuesday, May 2 at Theatre Macon. During the annual meeting, executive director Ethiel Garlington provided a review of Historic Macon’s year.

  • Mercer Alumnus and Medical Device Executive to Speak at May 2017 Executive Forum

    May 04, 2017

    Pat Miles has served as Vice Chairman of NuVasive since September 2016 and has served as a member of NuVasive's Board of Directors since August 2016. Mr. Miles is responsible for enhancing the Company's strategic plans for the future of spine surgery and supporting technology development.

  • Registration Open for the 2017 Georgia Logistics Summit

    May 03, 2017

    Logistics can be tricky and when you consider Georgia companies rely on the State’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year, it makes sense for state leaders to get the industry’s top professionals together to network and discuss solutions for all the ways we can better transport our goods. That’s the idea behind the Georgia Logistics Summit, taking place May 16-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

  • Previewing Georgia’s Inaugural World Trade Day Conference; Behind the Scenes with Chair Diane Alleva Cáceres PhD

    April 28, 2017

    Georgia CEO catches up with Diane Alleva Cáceres, PhD for a special behind the scenes preview of Georgia’s inaugural 2017 World Trade Day Conference. During our time together, Dr. Alleva Cáceres shares insights about the conference lineup, speakers, panels and activities, as well as Georgia’s current and impressive state of international commerce including an estimated $121 billion in trade between Georgia and the world in 2016.

  • Georgia College Preps Students for Jobs in State’s Burgeoning Movie Industry

    April 27, 2017

    Georgia College’s first course in moviemaking prepares students to work in the state’s $7 billion industry, dubbed “Hollywood of the South.” Only five of 30 schools in the University System of Georgia – and four schools in the Technical College System of Georgia – have partnered with the Georgia Film Academy to offer “Introduction to On-Set Film Production.”

  • Power Brokers, Fuel Experts Discuss Drivers Behind Georgia Energy Mix

    April 27, 2017

    Georgia’s diverse power and clean energy producing companies met recently for the fourth annual “Energy Brunch and Learn” roundtable discussion to determine the driving forces behind the state’s renewable resources.

  • Open Streets Macon Returns May 21st, Opens Call for Activity Partners

    April 24, 2017

    Open Streets Macon returns Sunday, May 21st from 2 pm to 6 pm. Maconites will be treated to 1.5 miles of car-free streets from the Washington Memorial Library to A. L. Miller Village.

  • America’s Swimming Pool Company Wins Best of the Best Award by Entrepreneur Magazine

    April 21, 2017

    ASP - America’s Swimming Pool Company is the nation's largest pool cleaning, repair and renovation franchise system. This company began as a one-man operation and has quickly developed a reputation as the “best of the best” in the swimming pool service industry.

  • Georgia Hospitals Contribute $47.8B to State's Economy

    April 19, 2017

    While Georgia hospitals are known for being the guardians of community health for the state’s more than 10 million residents, hospitals also play a huge role in bolstering Georgia’s economic health by pumping nearly $47.8 billion into the state’s economy in 2015 according to a recently released report by the Georgia Hospital Association.

  • Peyton Anderson Foundation Announces $500,000 to Fund Ideas that Inspire Bibb County Educators and Students

    April 12, 2017

    The Peyton Anderson Foundation announces the Teach to Inspire Project, an innovative, teacher-based grant program providing creative resources for Bibb County public schools. Through the Teach to Inspire project, the Foundation seeks to inspire education in Macon-Bibb by contributing additional monies to support extraordinary efforts. Up to $500,000 in funding is available for teachers’ best ideas for their classrooms, with grants awards ranging from $250-$10,000.

  • USG Foundation Raises More Than $1.43M for Need-Based Scholarships

    April 05, 2017

    The 13th annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala, held on Friday, March 31st, successfully raised more than $1.43 million to promote, support, and provide need-based scholarships for students at the University System of Georgia’s twenty-eight institutions.

  • March of Dimes Continues Mission to Help Premature Babies, Fund Research

    April 04, 2017

    One year ago, Glenda Davis became the Senior Development Manager for the Macon, Columbus and Albany area March of Dimes. Working for a nonprofit wasn’t a new gig for her since she has dedicated the past 10 years of her career to finding a way to “make a difference.”

  • Star Snacks Co. LLC Expands Manufacturing to Macon-Bibb

    April 04, 2017

    Star Snacks Co. LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality branded nuts, trail mixes and dried fruits, will locate a new manufacturing facility to Macon-Bibb.

  • Registration Open for Georgia’s Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources Conference in Macon

    March 28, 2017

    In order to connect Georgia aerospace and defense suppliers with potential partners and resources to increase their capabilities and meet the needs of the global marketplace, the Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources (SOAR) Conference will take place in Macon this year. The event is April 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Middle Georgia State University.

  • United Way of Central Georgia Campaign Raises Over $4.9M

    March 27, 2017

    United Way of Central Georgia reported at the Annual Meeting & Award’s Luncheon that the 2016 campaign generated a total of $4,969,225, the second largest amount United Way of Central Georgia has ever raised.

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