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  • AG Chris Carr: Frequently Asked Questions When It Comes to Open Records and Open Meetings

    June 07, 2018

  • New Provost Sees Middle Georgia State University as 'Hidden Gem' Poised for Growth

    June 06, 2018

    In January, Dr. Jonathan R. Anderson became provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Middle Georgia State University. The provost is the University's chief academic officer and serves as the chief executive in the absence of the president.

  • To Find Your Happy Place, Try Spending That Well-Earned Time Off on Jekyll Island

    June 06, 2018

    If you're hesitant about slipping away from the office for a couple weeks to take your family on that long-awaited summer vacation, relax. Research shows that vacation travel is the one type of travel that has virtually everyone's approval. Nestled on the Atlantic coast between Savannah and Jacksonville, Jekyll Island boasts a rare combination of activities, attractions and natural wonders that capture the imagination, regardless of age or interests.

  • Embraer to Locate Jet Aircraft Maintenance Operations in Macon-Bibb County

    June 05, 2018

    The Macon-Bibb County consolidated government and Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority announced that Embraer will bring heavy maintenance operations for their commercial jet aircraft to one of the large hangars at Middle Georgia Regional Airport. The announcement took place at an Industrial Authority Board Meeting.

  • GDEcD Trade Mission to South America Opens New Markets

    June 05, 2018

    Recently, GDEcD International Trade Manager, Alice Carson, has been traveling across South America connecting Georgia businesses with new opportunities in Latin American markets. The mission involved stops in three countries: Colombia, Peru and Chile.

  • Aron Levine, Head of Consumer Banking & Merrill Edge, Offers Insight into Making a Difference in the Community this Year

    June 04, 2018

    Now that we’ve settled into 2018, if you’re anything like me, you’re re-thinking your progress on New Year’s resolutions. For some, this might mean evaluating your philanthropic or community involvement goals for the year. Or, you may be in the research stages of finding the specific causes or organizations you’ll support—either with your time or financial contribution.

  • Geotechnical and Environmental Consultants Names Terry Smith Director of Business Development

    June 01, 2018

    Geotechnical and Environmental Consultants, Inc. is pleased to announce and welcome Terry Smith as Director of Business Development beginning June 4th. Terry will be responsible for representing and positioning GEC with community organizations and leadership in Macon, Columbus and surrounding regions.

  • Connecting Georgia’s Communities to Spur Economic Development: RuralWorks

    May 31, 2018

    The newest division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Rural Georgia Initiatives, has one primary focus in mind: to help rural Georgia communities become more competitive for economic development projects and identify new strategies for attracting jobs and investment.

  • Georgia Department of Transportation Heads into 2018 Summer Construction Season

    May 30, 2018

    With Memorial Day in the rear view mirror, the unofficial start of summer has begun. For Georgia Department of Transportation, summer road construction is gearing up across Georgia. The Department announced plans for an active 2018 summer construction season, with hundreds of construction and maintenance projects along interstates and state routes across Georgia.

  • Delta Offering More Trans-Atlantic Flying Than Ever

    May 29, 2018

    Memorial Day weekend marked the start of Delta's biggest ever summer on the trans-Atlantic. Some 11 routes – both new and old favorites – will begin over the next couple of days connecting the U.S. and nine countries in Europe.

  • U.S. CEOs' Confidence Soars As Hunt For Sustained Growth Continues

    May 29, 2018

    U.S. chief executives are highly confident in the growth prospects for their companies over the next three years and will focus on M&A and collaborative efforts such as accelerator or incubator programs for startup firms to achieve sustained growth, according to a study released today by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm.

  • Georgia Banks & Industry Groups Applaud Dodd-Frank Rollback

    May 24, 2018

    Georgia-based community banks, regional banks, and industry groups are applauding the significant rollback of Dodd-Frank Act regulations. As a member of the Senate Banking Committee, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) helped craft the bipartisan rollback plan, which included three of his provisions. The rollback plan now heads to President Trump’s desk to become law.

  • Georgia DOT Restricts Construction-Related Closures Statewide During Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

    May 24, 2018

    To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from Friday, May 25th through Tuesday, May 29th on Interstate Highways, and limiting lane closures on state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers.

  • Middle Georgia State University's Growing School of Aviation Prepares Students for Careers in All Areas of Georgia’s Fastest-Growing Industry

    May 23, 2018

    After Brittni Giddens earned her bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences, she had a realization. “That wasn’t what I wanted to do.” An aunt who was working at Robins Air Force Base encouraged Giddens to look at a career in aviation. “I fell in love with it,” she says. “Since then, it’s been airplanes, airplanes, airplanes.”

  • Dinner on The Diamond Wednesday June 13th

    May 22, 2018

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia and the Macon Bacon Baseball Club are joining forces to bring a one-of-a-kind event to Macon, Dinner on the Diamond. The event was originally scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 30th; however, the date is being adjusted to June 13th.

  • Zillow: Federal Tax Cut Will Inject Nearly $40B into the Housing Market

    May 21, 2018

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted at the end of last year could result in tens of billions of dollars being reinvested into the housing market, according to the Zillow Housing Aspirations Report. This is despite the fact that legislation expressly limited a number of longstanding tax benefits for homeowners.

  • Community Foundation of Central Georgia Invites Area Residents to Put the Future of Our Community On the Table

    May 18, 2018

    On Wednesday, October 17th, citizens of Macon-Bibb County will participate in On the Table, a unique opportunity, led by the Community Foundation of Central Georgia and supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, that encourages the public to engage in meaningful, mealtime conversations about how to make our community safer, stronger, and more dynamic.

  • Financial Technology Report Shows Georgia Leads as Global FinTech Hub

    May 17, 2018

    The Technology Association of Georgia, the state's leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia's technology industry, has unveiled its 2018 State of Georgia's FinTech Ecosystem Report.

  • Navicent Health Generates $1.6B for Local and State Economy

    May 15, 2018

    In 2016, Navicent Health hospitals in central Georgia generated $1,599,457,541in revenue for the local and state economy, according to a recently released report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association. During the same time period, Navicent Health provided $69,980, 089 in uncompensated care while sustaining more than 12,000 full-time jobs throughout central Georgia and the state.

  • GDOT Commissioner: Georgia Well-Positioned for Infrastructure Plan

    May 15, 2018

    This week is National Infrastructure Week. There will be events across the nation to bring awareness to the criticality of infrastructure conditions and the need for investment. The Georgia Department of Transportation is focused on improving both the state of good repair of our infrastructure and investing in mobility enhancements to our transportation network in order to facilitate growth and improve the quality of life for all Georgians.

  • Hargray Expands to Warner Robins

    May 14, 2018

    Hargray Communications Group, Inc., a leader in fiber communication services in Georgia and South Carolina, announced today that it is expanding into Warner Robins, Georgia. This announcement comes one year after Hargray launched its world-class fiber-optic network in Macon, Georgia.

  • ACG Atlanta Announces 40 Fastest-­Growing Companies in Georgia

    May 14, 2018

    The Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, a global professional organization with the mission of Driving Middle-­Market Growth, announced the 2018 Georgia Fast 40, recognizing the top 40 fastest-­growing middle-­market companies in Georgia.

  • Navicent Health Hospital Achieves StormReady Certification, Macon-Bibb Recertified

    May 11, 2018

    The Medical Center, Navicent Health has achieved StormReady certification from the National Weather Service, and Macon-Bibb County’s StormReady certification has been renewed for another three years. MCNH is one of only three commercial sites in the state to achieve this certification.

  • Georgia’s 2017 Tourism Economic Impact Tops $63M, Breaks Records

    May 08, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that the state’s tourism industry generated a record-breaking $63.1 billion in economic impact in 2017, for an increase of 3.8 percent over last year, according to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics.

  • The Home Depot Co-founder: Profits are Not the Only Measure of Success

    May 07, 2018

    American businesses are giving and doing more than ever before, like the hundreds of companies that have pledged bonuses, raises, new or expanded benefits, or price reductions since December, when Congress retooled the federal tax code for the first time in 30 years. Those responses are tremendous—they could mean a family’s first vacation or provide hope of paying down medical expenses or debt—but understand that business need not rely on unexpected windfalls before realizing the benefits of giving back.

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