• Film Industry Generates $9.5 Billion for Georgia’s Economy

    July 11, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of $9.5 billion during FY 2017. The 320 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $2.7 billion in direct spending in the state.

  • Registration Open for Center of Innovation for Logistics Luncheon in Savannah

    July 07, 2017

    According to the Center of Innovation for Logistics, Georgia companies rely on the state’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year—that’s billion with a B. And Colin McRae, an attorney at HunterMaclean in Savannah who specializes in transportation, logistics, and business litigation, says that with the support of state offices like the Center of Innovation for Logistics, it’s no wonder Georgia continues to rank as the number one state to do business.

  • 12th Annual Macon Film Festival Kicks Off with Fulldome Film Debut at Museum of Arts and Sciences July 20th

    July 05, 2017

    Macon Film Festival attendees will enjoy an unprecedented experience for the city at the festival's kickoff event this year with the screening of a new fulldome film, Stardancer's Waltz, at the Museum of Arts and Sciences' Mark Smith Planetarium on Thursday evening, July 20, at 7:45 p.m.

  • New Navicent Children’s Hospital Gets $5M Boost from Knight Foundation and Macon Philanthropist Beverly Knight Olson

    June 28, 2017

    Navicent Health announced $5 million in support for its new Children’s Hospital facility from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Beverly Knight Olson, a Macon philanthropist and loyal supporter and volunteer at Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health for more than 25 years.

  • Macon-Bibb Arts Support 3,222 Local Jobs, Has $88.1M in Economic Impact

    June 23, 2017

    The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $88.1 million in annual economic activity in Macon-Bibb County--supporting 3,222 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $6.8 million in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study.

  • Tyson Foods to Invest $59M Dollars to Expand Macon Distribution Center

    June 21, 2017

    Tyson Foods, Inc. is investing $59 million to expand its distribution center in Macon, a move that will add jobs, improve efficiency and support the company’s plans for growth.

  • Gov. Deal Breaks Ground on the New Georgia Cyber Innovation & Training Center at Augusta University

    June 20, 2017

    Governor Nathan Deal broke ground on the much-anticipated, new Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center at Augusta University Monday.

  • Michael Chalmers: Dispelling Millennial Myths

    June 15, 2017

    The mass exodus of Baby Boomers from the workforce has been a looming issue for several years, compounded by the smaller numbers of Gen Xers waiting in the wings. An overwhelming focus on what the workforce may lose has tended to obscure potential gains as the significantly larger mass of Millennials firmly establishes its place in the labor force.

  • Mounds, Monuments and Mysteries

    June 15, 2017

    Matt Jennings saw Ocmulgee National Monument for the first time in 2000 when, as a graduate student in History at the University of Illinois, he attended an archeological conference at the prehistoric Native American site in east Macon.

  • M&R Marketing: 10 Reasons Social Media Works for Every Industry

    June 12, 2017

    Today we’ll look at several ways social media connects you to your audience, regardless of who that person is. We’ll also discuss how some social media platforms are more suited to certain industries. And yes, we’ll look at some stats.

  • Georgia Construction Outlook Survey: 86% of Respondents Project Revenue Increase

    June 09, 2017

    The Georgia Construction Outlook Survey indicates that 86 percent of the state’s privately held construction companies project a revenue increase over the prior year. The survey, released on Tuesday, was conducted by Kennesaw State University’s Construction Management Department in cooperation with Bennett Thrasher, one of the country’s largest full-service certified public accounting and consulting firms.

  • Carvana Makes its Way to Macon

    June 07, 2017

    Four years after selling its first car in the Peach State, Carvana is growing its presence where it all began, launching free, as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery to residents in the Augusta and Macon areas.

  • Historic Macon Hosts Design, Wine & Dine Featuring Wesleyan College's Porter House June 15th-25th

    June 06, 2017

    Join Historic Macon June 15-25, 2017 for its signature fundraiser Design, Wine & Dine, a sensory celebration. Design, Wine & Dine features a full slate of experiences for ten days and tours of Wesleyan College’s Porter House (231 Tucker Road) as the Design House.

  • 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Small Business Tools

    June 02, 2017

    There are so many tools you can use to run a successful business. But if you don’t take care to actually use those tools to their full potential, your business could suffer. To learn how to get the most out of your small business toolkit, take a look at these tips from members of our small business community.

  • New Partnership Formed to Support Military, Economic Development

    June 01, 2017

    Yesterday, the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex (WR-ALC) and Middle Georgia Regional Airport signed a Memorandum of Understanding making it easier for the two to work more closely together. The event took place at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport (1000 Terminal Drive), and the MOU was signed by Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert and Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex Commander Brigadier General John Kubinec.

  • Community Foundation of Central Georgia Awards Funding to 23 Projects Slated for Downtown Macon

    May 31, 2017

    The Community Foundation of Central Georgia announced 23 new projects to be funded by the Downtown Challenge, now in its third round of awarding grants that put game-changing ideas into action for Downtown Macon. The three-year, $3 million grant initiative launched in January 2016 and has now awarded over $1.3 million in funding.

  • 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.

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