September 2017 Features

  • Technical College System of Georgia Extends State’s Workforce Development Ties with Germany

    September 29, 2017

    Leaders of the Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Culture and Science and the Technical College System of Georgia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes a partnership giving Georgia and German students expanded educational opportunities. TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin and Georg Eisenreich, the Bavarian ministry’s State Secretary, signed the MOU in a ceremony held Sept. 26th in Munich.

  • Bank of America’s Evolution of Workplace Policies: Insights on New 16-Week Leave Policy for Mothers and Fathers

    September 27, 2017

    Bank of America recently expanded its parental leave policy from 12 to 16 weeks of paid leave for new mothers and fathers – one of the most competitive offerings across the industry. We sat down with BofA’s Jennifer Darwin, SVP of Corporate Communications for the Carolinas to learn more about this workplace evolution.

  • M&R Marketing: 7 Ways a Small Business Can Stay Proactive & Fuel Growth

    September 22, 2017

    You’ve heard the analogy of how large and small businesses make decisions: a large business is like a cruise ship – it carries a lot of people who don’t know each other, has all-inclusive benefits, but it can’t change directions quickly without throwing everyone into the ocean. A small business is like a speed boat – it carries fewer people who all know each other, encourages you to crank up the music and go tubing, and it can take a 180 degree turn in seconds. Here are 7 great ways a small business can use its size as an advantage and fuel growth.

  • Area Development Names Georgia #1 State for Business for Fourth Year in a Row

    September 22, 2017

    Georgia did it again! Georgia has been ranked No. 1 on Area Development’s Top States for Doing Business survey, a distinction Georgia has now earned for the fourth consecutive year.

  • 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.