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  • New Economic Impact Study Shows SCAD Generates $600M for the State of Georgia

    December 11, 2017

    The Savannah College of Art and Design announced the results of a new economic development and impact study, detailing the university's tremendous positive influence on the communities and economies of Savannah, Atlanta, and the state of Georgia. Conducted over the course of six months by Tripp Umbach, the leading national consulting firm for not-for-profit, arts, and tourism sectors, the report confirms SCAD's transformative contributions to Georgia through education, cultural enrichment, jobs, public safety, and urban renewal during fiscal year 2017.

  • Small Business Assistance Corporation Presents Annual Awards

    December 07, 2017

    The Small Business Assistance Corporation, a Community Development Financial Institution, hosted its 26th Annual Luncheon and Awards ceremony at Savannah Golf Club.

  • Apply These 5 Techniques to Help Employees Return to Work After a Medical Absence

    December 07, 2017

    When a worker gets hurt or sick and misses a substantial amount of time, it can be hard for you as a business owner to know what to do. The situation can become even more challenging when it’s time for the employee to return to work after a medical absence. If you don’t have a plan for dealing with people’s return as well as their absence, this could become a major distraction.

  • Eric Tanenblatt: These Georgia Businesses Are Changing How We View Social Responsibility

    December 06, 2017

    The spirit of consumption that envelops our nation each year in the days that follow Thanksgiving was punctuated this year by something remarkable, something pointedly not about self-indulgence or flashy gadgets: a “global day of giving” that encouraged and celebrated altruism. The occasion, dubbed “Giving Tuesday” in the mode of our year-end shopping calendar, was said to have raised in excess of $200 million, a significant increase from years prior.

  • Enmarket Buys Clyde’s Markets, Adds 35 Stores

    December 04, 2017

    Savannah-based Enmarket Stations, Inc. is boosting its convenience store reach with a 35-store deal that will bring the company total to 90 operating stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

  • Byrd Cookie Company Announces $4M Expansion at Corporate Headquarters in Savannah

    November 30, 2017

    Byrd Cookie Company, an award-winning cookie, snack and gift corporation, recently announced a landmark $4 million expansion of its corporate headquarters in Savannah, Ga. This family-owned company will add 10,000 square feet of space, significantly increase production capacity and create more than 50 new jobs in Chatham County.

  • Savannah Economic Development Authority Announces Partnership with Savannah College of Art and Design

    November 29, 2017

    The Savannah Economic Development Authority and the Savannah College of Art and Design announced a groundbreaking partnership designed to help SCAD alumni develop commercially viable digital products and advance Savannah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • AT&T Launches Fixed Wireless Internet in Georgia to Enhance Connectivity in Rural and Underserved Areas

    November 29, 2017

    AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet is now available in rural and under served locations in parts of 44 counties in Georgia. In May 2017, AT&T launched Fixed Wireless Internet, an innovative service that delivers an internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps to homes and small businesses. With Fixed Wireless Internet, customers can download, surf and stream their favorite movies or television shows

  • Four More Neo-Panamax Cranes Arrive at the Port of Savannah

    November 28, 2017

  • Governor Announces $35M for Cybersecurity Center Expansion in Augusta

    November 28, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced $35 million in funding for an expansion of the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center in Augusta. The second facility will serve as an incubator hub for technology startups as well as a training space for the state’s cybersecurity initiatives and workforce development programs.

  • United Way of the Coastal Empire Tops Goal, Raises $8,290,281

    November 27, 2017

    United Way of the Coastal Empire celebrated exceeding its $8,251,841 campaign goal and raising $8,290,281 during the Victory Celebration held at Grayson Stadium.

  • Georgia Banks’ Earnings up 15% in Third Quarter

    November 27, 2017

    Georgia’s 178 FDIC-insured financial institutions earned $889.3 million during the third quarter of this year, up 15.2 percent over the same period in 2016. For the first nine months of the year, cumulative earnings were $2.5 billion, increasing by 10.3 percent over the same nine-month period in 2016.

  • The UPS Store Steps Up to Help Small Businesses Close the Deal on Small Business Saturday

    November 17, 2017

    Small Business Saturday is like the big game for many independent businesses, with millions of shoppers expected to shop small on Saturday, November 25th. But business owners won’t win the day simply by opening – they need to close deals by turning browsers into buyers.

  • Economic Developer Training at UGA Gives Georgia Advantage in Attracting New Industry

    November 17, 2017

    It didn't take long for Larry Brooks to connect the dots during one of his Georgia Certified Economic Developer classes. Brooks, executive director of the Walker County Development Authority, already was looking for a site to locate a new industry when he attended a financing course offered by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. In the class he learned he could use money from a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax to purchase land and develop it.

  • Georgia State Economist: Rebuild From Hurricane Season Expected to Boost 4Q Economy

    November 16, 2017

    Despite doom and gloom estimates due to an unusually active hurricane season, third quarter gross domestic product growth came in at 3.0 percent, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

  • University System of Georgia Board of Regents Elects New Officers

    November 16, 2017

    The Board of Regents, the 19-member governing body for the University System of Georgia, elected Regent James M. Hull to a one-year term as the Board’s chair and Regent Don L. Waters to a one-year term as the Board’s vice chair.

  • EDTS Receives Historic 2017 Preservation Award

    November 15, 2017

    EDTS is a recipient of one of six annual Historic Preservation awards this year. The award was given in recognition of the “careful rehabilitation” of Sibley Mill, Building 4, the new National Headquarters of EDTS and EDTS Cyber. (includes video)

  • GPA Approves Projects to Expand Rail, Gate Capacity

    November 14, 2017

    On the heels of reporting 32 percent growth in containerized trade for October, an all-time record for Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority approved rail and gate expansion projects that will significantly increase capacity at GPA's Garden City Terminal - the single largest container terminal in all of North America.

  • Senator David Perdue: Keeping Our Promise To Veterans

    November 10, 2017

    We honor our veterans and their families for their sacrifices and unwavering dedication to our country. Our troops who wear the uniform represent the best, and I mean the very best, our country has to offer. It is because of their service that we enjoy the freedom that comes with being an American.

  • Georgia Power, Ron Clark Academy Celebrate Renewed STEM Partnership

    November 09, 2017

    Georgia Power and the world-renowned Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta continue to provide new skills and training for Georgia educators through the annual PowerED Fellows program. PowerED Fellows, funded by The Georgia Power Foundation Inc., receive a three-day professional developmental experience at the Ron Clark Academy focused on STEM-related best practices in teaching and student engagement to prepare the workforce of the future.

  • Memorial Health Announces Incoming Chief Executive Officer & Advisory Board Members

    November 08, 2017

    Memorial Health announced the selection of its new Chief Executive Officer effective upon closing, Shayne George, and the appointment of members to its new Advisory Board. “With the planned integration into HCA’s South Atlantic Division, we are delighted to make these selections and welcome these leaders into new roles that will help guide our work in the coming years,” said Interim CEO Kerry Watson.

  • Port of Savannah Achieves 32% Growth in October

    November 07, 2017

  • UGA Helps Coastal Community Keep its Head above Water

    November 07, 2017

    For the coastal city of St. Marys, changing sea levels and severe storms are local issues. With assistance from the University of Georgia, local leaders, property owners and schoolchildren are working together to protect their historic and picturesque community of about 17,500 people.

  • Georgia Manufacturing Alliance CEO Sets Tone of Annual Summit: "Significance of 'One’”

    November 06, 2017

    Prior to the introduction of two keynote speakers from renowned Georgia companies Coca Cola and Chick-fil-A, Jason Moss, Founder and CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, welcomed over 600 attendees to the third annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit. Moss set the theme for the conference recently held in Atlanta by invoking what he called “the significance of ‘one’,” be it one connection made; one idea shared; or one moment of clarity.

  • Georgia’s Tourism Industry Generates Record $60.8B in Economic Impact

    November 03, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal recognized several of the state’s top tourism professionals at the 2017 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference on Jekyll Island. The annual industry event, hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, brought together more than 400 tourism industry professionals from across the state.

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