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  • Korean Battery Manufacturer to Create More Than 2,000 Jobs in Georgia

    November 28, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that SK innovation, a developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles, is estimated to create more than 2,000 jobs and invest $1.67 billion in a new manufacturing plant in Jackson County in the long term.

  • AT&T Names Venessa Harrison President-Georgia

    November 16, 2018

    Venessa Harrison has been named new state president for AT&T in Georgia. With over three decades of experience with AT&T and its predecessor companies, Harrison comes to Georgia after serving as AT&T-North Carolina’s state president since 2013. She succeeds Bill Leahy, who recently announced his retirement after a nearly-four decade career with AT&T.

  • Macon Businesses Presented Prestigious Awards at Annual “Salute to Business” Awards Luncheon

    November 15, 2018

    At the annual Business and Industry Awards Luncheon, A Salute to Business, hosted by the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and the Macon Economic Development Commission, awards were presented to the Startup of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Business of the Year and Outstanding Young Business Leader of the Year. More than 200 people attended the event.

  • Amazon Selects New York City and Northern Virginia for New Headquarters

    November 14, 2018

    Amazon announced that it has selected New York City and Arlington, Virginia, as the locations for the company’s new headquarters. Amazon will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters locations, with more than 25,000 employees each in New York City and Arlington.

  • Corporate Travel Pros Rank Delta No. 1 in Business Travel News Airline Survey for 8th Straight Year

    November 13, 2018

    For a record eighth consecutive year, the corporate travel community has ranked Delta No. 1 among U.S. airlines in the annual Business Travel News Airline Survey.

  • Sen. Isakson: Significant Victories for Veterans

    November 12, 2018

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, delivered remarks on the Senate floor on October 11th highlighting the Senate’s significant bipartisan victories on behalf of our nation’s veterans and to honor our veterans ahead of Veterans Day.

  • Small Business Optimism Reaches Post-Recession High Amid Continued Growth and Strong Economic Conditions

    November 12, 2018

    Continued growth and a strong economy have small business optimism reaching post-recession highs, particularly among male business owners, according to Capital One's latest Small Business Growth Index, a biannual survey of 500 small business owners gauging sentiment related to the economy, business conditions and plans for growth.

  • Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone Recognized as Top Zone in U.S. for Second Consecutive Year

    November 11, 2018

    Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone announced that it was awarded the “Top Free Zones Award” by Site Selection magazine for the second consecutive year. GFTZ, which is consistently increasing its client base, was chosen for this recognition following a confidential global survey of more than 1,000 supply chain executives and site selection consultants.

  • University System of Georgia Enrollment Increases to All-Time High

    November 08, 2018

    Fall 2018 enrollment in the University System of Georgia’s (USG) 26 colleges and universities totaled 328,712 students, an increase of 1.1 percent (or 3,509 more students) over the previous year. This fall’s enrollment continues a five-year trend of modest increases in student enrollment in the USG.

  • The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Announces List of State's 10 'Places in Peril'

    November 08, 2018

    The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released its 2019 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state.

  • Georgia’s Top Food Product Contest Ready for another Year of Delicious Food and Friendly Competition

    November 07, 2018

    From pimiento cheese to prosciutto, Georgians take their food seriously. And they make some seriously good food. Each year the University of Georgia's Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest highlights the state's burgeoning Georgia-made food industry and helps separate the great products from the good ones.

  • EMC Engineering Services, Inc. Opens New Office in Warner Robins

    November 06, 2018

    EMC Engineering Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of our newest branch office in Warner Robins, GA.

  • Site Selection Ranks Georgia’s Business Climate No. 1 for Sixth Straight Year

    November 06, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia’s business climate has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for the sixth consecutive year by Site Selection, a leading economic development trade publication. According to Site Selection, Georgia is the first state to hold this ranking for six consecutive years under leadership by the same governor.

  • SBA Kicks off National Veterans Small Business Week November 5th-9th

    November 05, 2018

    The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the accomplishments of veteran, service member and military spouse small business owners nationwide during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 5-9.

  • Georgia Chamber Launches Georgia Chamber SMART Plan

    November 02, 2018

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, launched the Georgia Chamber SMART Plan, a new comprehensive health program that offers rate stability and potential savings for groups with 2 to 50 eligible employees.

  • Goodwill Celebrates National Family Literacy Month with New Program

    November 01, 2018

    Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA will celebrate National Family Literacy Month in November with the launch of a new program called “Good Readers.” This new effort will work to engage young minds and foster a lifelong love of reading in children.

  • Will Bentley Named President of the Georgia Agribusiness Council

    October 31, 2018

    GAC is pleased to announce that Will Bentley has agreed to become the President of the Georgia Agribusiness Council effective November 1st.

  • Corporate Giving Increased for a Third Consecutive Year, Up 15% Since 2015

    October 31, 2018

    In the largest, most robust, industry-leading and internationally-recognized research of corporate social investment, CECP: The CEO Force for Good, in association with The Conference Board, found in their annual Giving in Numbers: 2018 Edition report that leading corporations are intensifying efforts to meet key societal needs around the world.

  • Navicent Health Announces Collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology

    October 30, 2018

    Navicent Health’s Center for Disruption & Innovation is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center and its Health Technology (HealthTech) Program. The effort will improve the health and lives of patients in central and south Georgia through the development of new technologies, treatments, and care created by healthcare technology-oriented companies based in the state.

  • Authority Brands Acquires America's Swimming Pool Company

    October 23, 2018

    Authority Brands, LLC announced the purchase of America’s Swimming Pool Company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition represents the first brand addition since Authority Brands was acquired by funds advised by Apax Partners in September 2018.

  • Governor Deal to Call for Special Legislative Session Due to Hurricane Michael

    October 23, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal today notified House Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle that he plans to call for a special legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. The special session is set to convene on Tuesday, November 13th.

  • Macon-Bibb County Welcomes Kurobe City Hospital Delegation for 15th Year

    October 19, 2018

    On October 15th, Navicent Health and Mercer University School of Medicine welcomed six physicians, two nurse, and one medical tech from Kurobe City Hospital for the fifteenth year of a unique medical exchange between Macon-Bibb County and its sister city of Kurobe, Japan.

  • SBA Small Business Lending Momentum Continues in FY18

    October 19, 2018

    The U.S. Small Business Administration announced FY18 lending numbers showing that it guaranteed over $30 billion to small businesses that otherwise would not have had access to capital.

  • Georgia Unemployment Rates Set Record in September

    October 18, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the state’s unemployment rate dipped in September to 3.7 percent, a number not reached since May 2001. At the same time, Georgia continued to set records for jobs and employed residents, Butler said.

  • UPS’s New Atlanta Super Hub Showcases Next Generation Operating Facility

    October 18, 2018

    UPS announced the grand opening of its second largest ground package processing facility in the United States and fourth largest package operation in its worldwide network. The Atlanta hub will process approximately 100,000 parcels per hour via a highly orchestrated series of conveyors, chutes, belts and ramps, into waiting trailers for transfer to another UPS location, or into package delivery vehicles bound for area businesses and residents

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