August 2019 Features

  • University System of Georgia Increases Statewide Economic Impact to $17.7B

    August 21, 2019

    The University System of Georgia (USG) in fiscal year 2018 had a $17.7 billion impact on communities across Georgia, an increase of almost 5 percent over the previous fiscal year. It also created 168,284 direct and indirect jobs, a nearly 3 percent increase over last fiscal year.

  • The University of Georgia's Small Business Development Center to Host GrowSmart Program

    August 19, 2019

    The University of Georgia's Small Business Development Center in Macon will host the GrowSmart, program in Macon Sept. 11th – Oct.9th.

  • Chao Tells Georgia Leaders Rural Areas Key Focus of New Transportation and Infrastructure Funding

    August 15, 2019

    More than 2,000 Georgia business leaders, state and federal officials, and policy advocates broke into applause Tuesday at the Georgia Chamber’s annual Congressional Luncheon in Macon when U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that Georgia will receive more than $189 million in transportation grants to expand infrastructure.

  • Georgia Sets Another Jobs Record in July

    August 15, 2019

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia added jobs again in July as the state’s unemployment rate approached an all-time low. The commissioner also noted that preliminary figures showed Georgia’s number of employed residents continued to climb. Meanwhile, Georgia’s workforce dipped slightly again.

  • Georgia Restaurant Association Honors Grace Award Winners

    August 13, 2019

    The winners of the 2019 Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards were announced Sunday, August 11th at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta. The GRACE Awards Gala is the Georgia Restaurant Association’s (GRA) annual black tie event honoring Georgia’s restaurant industry.

  • Creating a Skilled Workforce is Ongoing Challenge for Georgia Industries

    August 12, 2019

    Communities and business districts looking to grow know that economic development and the availability of a skilled workforce go hand in hand. In Georgia’s tight labor market, new ways to attract employees are as important as ever.

  • Perry Area Chamber of Commerce Names Ellen Palmer as President/CEO

    August 09, 2019

    The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce has named Ellen Palmer as President/CEO of the organization. Most recently, those in the Perry community have had the opportunity to witness Palmer’s great work in communications with the City of Perry over the last three years.

  • Governor Kemp: Back to School, Not the Status Quo

    August 08, 2019

    In the coming weeks, thousands of Georgia students will return to school and officially begin the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Georgia Awarded A+ for Small Business Friendliness

    August 07, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Thumbtack, a website and app that finds local professionals for projects, announced its 2019 Small Business Friendliness Survey, ranking forty-nine (49) states and forty-four (44) cities based on licensing requirements, tax regulations, and labor and hiring regulations.

  • Highlights from the goBeyondProfit CEO Forum

    August 06, 2019

    In Case You Missed It: goBeyondProfit hosted their first ever CEO Forum on April 23rd. Take a moment to watch the highlights of the event which featured a panel with Delta CEO Ed Bastain, AT&T Georgia President Vennesa Harrison, and retired Home Depot CEO Frank Blake.

  • AG Carr: Consumer Protection Division Yields More than $109M for Georgia Consumers and State Treasury in FY19

    August 06, 2019

    Attorney General Chris Carr announced that the Georgia Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Division generated more than $109 million for consumers and the State Treasury in fiscal year 2019 (FY19).

  • Announcing Top 100 Most Generous Workplaces in Central Georgia

    August 05, 2019

    United Way of Central Georgia unveiled the 2019 100 Most Generous Workplaces in Central Georgia. This Top 100 listing includes philanthropic contributions from organizations and their employees to the United Way workforce campaign.

  • Georgia Among the Most Military Friendly States in the Nation

    August 05, 2019

    Three years ago Georgia set out on a mission — to become the most military friendly state in the nation. And at least one state lawmaker believes Georgia has accomplished that goal, thanks in part to the creation of the Georgia House Military Affairs Working Group by Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge).

  • Newtown Macon And Macon-Middle Georgia Black Pages Announce Winners Of Downtown Diversity Initiative

    August 02, 2019

    In 2018, NewTown Macon and the Macon-Middle Georgia Black Pages were awarded a grant from the Downtown Challenge Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia to launch an initiative to attract more African American business owners and customers to the urban core. Thursday, they announced the winners of the Downtown Diversity Initiative.

  • Leadership Macon Class Of 2019 To Focus Class Project In Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

    August 02, 2019

    Leadership Macon Class of 2019 partners with the Ocmulgee National Monument Association to develop an outdoor amphitheater and classroom for the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. ACE Construction is slated to lead the construction of the theater. The class project will also include interactive STEAM trunks and restoration of the woodland house.

  • What are The Fastest Growing Jobs in Georgia?

    August 01, 2019

    COMMERCIALCafé has released its most recent analysis on the fastest growing jobs, both nationwide and by state. The most compelling facts of the study are the top seven fastest growing jobs in the last decade nationwide and the jobs that are growing fastest by individual state.