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  • University System of Georgia’s Economic Impact on Georgia Totals $16.8B

    August 22, 2017

    The University System of Georgia’s economic impact on the state was $16.8 billion in Fiscal Year 2016 according to the most recent study conducted by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.

  • USG Announces Regional Strategy to Fulfill Higher Ed Needs

    August 18, 2017

    The University System of Georgia announced plans to support the workforce needs of Southeast Georgia through a regional strategy of specially tailored degrees and academic programs offered by the new Georgia Southern University and Savannah State University in Statesboro, Savannah and Hinesville.

  • Georgia’s Jobless Rate Continues to Drop, Down to 4.7% in July

    August 18, 2017

    Georgia’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in over a decade. The state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased for the sixth consecutive month to 4.7 percent in July. The rate is down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.8 percent in June. In July 2016, the rate was 5.3 percent.

  • Safavieh to Create 200 Jobs, Invest $60M in Savannah

    August 17, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Safavieh, a manufacturer and distributor of home goods, will create 200 jobs and invest more than $60 million in a new Chatham County distribution facility.

  • Georgia Chamber Hosts Annual Congressional Luncheon

    August 17, 2017

    On Tuesday, the Georgia Chamber hosted their annual Congressional Luncheon at the Macon Marriott City Center with a sold-out crowd. Each year, the luncheon brings together over 2,000 business leaders, state and federal elected officials, and community champions from all regions of the state.

  • Georgia Ports Authority Up 10.8% in 2017

    August 11, 2017

    The Georgia Ports Authority moved 2.33 million twenty-foot equivalent container units for the calendar year through July, up 10.8 percent, or an additional 230,000 TEUs.

  • Morris Publishing Sells the Savannah Morning News to GateHouse Media

    August 09, 2017

    Morris Communications today announced that is selling 11 of its daily and non-daily newspaper holdings, its Lubbock, Texas-based commercial printing operation and other related publications to GateHouse Media, Inc. The sale is part of the company’s strategic restructuring to focus its business on lifestyle and niche publications, broadband operations, property development and new business.

  • Creative Financial Group Surpasses $1 Billion in Assets: Insights from Robert “Buzz” Law and Richard Raby

    August 09, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on the Creative Financial Group, Ltd (CFG) in Atlanta, Georgia. We had the opportunity to sit down with Robert “Buzz” Law who serves as President, and Portfolio Manager Richard Raby to learn how the Creative Financial Group helps corporations, executives and area residents and their families with comprehensive financial, estate, investment and tax planning matters.

  • Palmer & Cay Acquires Millennium Benefits Consulting

    August 08, 2017

    Privately held insurance broker Palmer & Cay, LLC has broadened its service capabilities with the acquisition of Atlanta-based Millennium Benefits Consulting, announced Jack Cay, Palmer & Cay’s president and CEO.

  • Georgia Tourism Launches New Georgia Film Selfie Spot Tour

    August 04, 2017

    Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced the launch of its new program, Georgia Film Selfie Spot Tour. The self-guided tour aims to highlight Georgia’s rapidly growing film tourism sites across the state. The program will run through the end of the year.

  • Inside Georgia’s State Bar with 2016-2017 President Patrick T. O’Connor of Savannah’s Oliver Maner, LLP

    August 03, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on Patrick T. O’Connor, Managing Partner of Savannah’s 120-year-old Oliver Maner LLP, and 2016-2017 President of Georgia’s State Bar. During our one-on-one with O’Connor, we travel inside one of Savannah’s oldest and most prestigious full-service law firms, and learn about O’Connor’s work and service at the state level during his term as Immediate Past President for the Georgia State Bar.

  • GeorgiaForward Invites Attendees to Define Georgia’s Prosperity at 2017 Forum in Atlanta

    August 03, 2017

    What is true prosperity? How does it affect your life and community…from what you eat, to where you go to school, work or live? The 2017 GeorgiaForward Forum will focus on how Georgia can realize its full potential across all corners of our state from agricultural communities, to port cities, mountain resorts and metropolitan hubs.

  • Governor Deal Announces Launch of Georgia Defense Exchange

    August 01, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced the launch of the Georgia Defense Exchange, an interactive business development platform designed to assist Georgia businesses in finding new opportunities in Department of Defense contracting.

  • Labor Commissioner Mark Butler to Host Employer Summit in Savannah on August 16th

    July 28, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that a business summit called Employers in The Know will be held in Savannah on Wednesday, Aug. 16th. The summit is one in an annual series of 12 being held throughout the state. This is the fourth year the summits have been offered to employers.

  • SunTrust's Interactive Entertainment Experience to Visit Savannah on Saturday

    July 21, 2017

    SunTrust Banks, Inc. is taking its financial confidence message on the road with “onUp on Tour,” a pop-up, entertainment experience that inspires visitors to learn about finances through fun, interactive, sports-based activities.

  • Georgia Chamber Awarded State Chamber of the Year

    July 20, 2017

    The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives named the Georgia Chamber the 2017 State Chamber of Year at its annual convention in Nashville.

  • Georgia Lottery Transfers over $1.1B to Education; Record-breaking Fiscal Year

    July 19, 2017

    The Georgia Lottery Corp.’s annual fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account has totaled $1,101,062,911, the largest on record, officials announced. This is the first time the Georgia Lottery has transferred over $1.1 billion in a single fiscal year.

  • Arena-Canal District Tour Highlights Future Growth

    July 14, 2017

    The City of Savannah continues to move forward with its plans to build a new Savannah Arena, which will be located just southwest of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District.

  • 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 06, 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.

  • United Way of the Coastal Empire Helps People with Disabilities Achieve Their Goals

    July 05, 2017

    When Olaya Orozco was two years old, she made the perfect potato man and her mother told her one day she will become an artist. Today, she is an artist in Publix Bakery and earns a paycheck making treats look as good as they taste.

  • The Human Performance of Your Business

    July 05, 2017

    Corporate America could gain a huge edge on its competition, if it began to learn from the world of sport and fitness. How so? Simple. Your body is a machine and all machines have capabilities and limitations. Your toaster can toast bread, but not muffins.

  • Armstrong Economic Monitor Reports Savannah Economic Growth in 1st Quarter 2017

    June 27, 2017

    Armstrong State University’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor, which analyzes data and identifies trends affecting the regional economy, reports that the Savannah metro economy returned to healthy growth in the opening quarter of 2017, as the negative effects of Hurricane Matthew dissipated. Employment, airport travel, retail sales and consumer confidence were especially strong during this period, as was record-setting port activity.

  • Study Shows Savannah’s Arts and Culture Industry Generates $135.9M in Economic Activity

    June 21, 2017

    The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $135,939,836 in annual economic activity in the greater Savannah area—supporting 4,548 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $14,711,000 in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study.

  • 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.

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