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  • On “529 Day,” Think About College Savings Plans

    May 23, 2017

    You probably won’t see it on your calendar, but May 29 (5/29) is 529 College Savings Day, or 529 Day for short. This day, named after the 529 plan, a popular college-savings vehicle, is designed to promote people’s awareness of the need to save and invest for the high costs of higher education. And that need has never been greater.

  • Georgia's Ports Set New Industry Standard

    May 23, 2017

    The Georgia Ports Authority handled 333,006 twenty-foot equivalent container units in April, an increase of 11.7 percent, or 34,966 TEUs, compared to the same month a year ago. Across all ports, GPA's total tonnage increased by 13 percent, or 334,950 tons, to reach 2.94 million tons and the Authority's busiest April ever.

  • 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.

  • President of Savannah-based Gulfstream Named to Georgia Power Board of Directors

    May 19, 2017

    Georgia Power announced the election of Mark Burns to the company's board of directors. Burns is the president of Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and a vice president of General Dynamics, Gulfstream's parent company.

  • Governor Deal Welcomes COSCO Development to Savannah

    May 15, 2017

    At an event on the docks of the Port of Savannah, Governor Nathan Deal, port officials and the maritime community were on hand to welcome the COSCO Development, the largest containership to ever call on the U.S. East Coast as it handled 5,500 containers, a record for Georgia's ports.

  • 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.

  • Inside the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University: The First 100 Days With New Dean Dr. David C. Hess

    May 08, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on Dr. David C. Hess, stroke specialist, honored educator, biotech entrepreneur and longtime leader at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. During our one-on-one with Hess, he shares his excitement about his new role as the dean of Georgia’s public medical school, and the continued focus of his work in education, service and research to optimize health care throughout the state including groundbreaking Telehealth service to rural and underserved areas.

  • The Kennickell Group Celebrates 125 Years in Business

    May 03, 2017

    The Kennickell Group, a company specializing in print, fulfillment, direct mail and wide format, is celebrating 125 years in business. Once a small print and office supply company, the Kennickell Group is now a diversified company handling print and marketing automation needs for many of the country’s leaders in their industries.

  • Registration Open for the 2017 Georgia Logistics Summit

    May 03, 2017

    Logistics can be tricky and when you consider Georgia companies rely on the State’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year, it makes sense for state leaders to get the industry’s top professionals together to network and discuss solutions for all the ways we can better transport our goods. That’s the idea behind the Georgia Logistics Summit, taking place May 16-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

  • Georgia Power and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. Announced as LSEGA Presenting Sponsors

    May 01, 2017

    Leadership Southeast Georgia is pleased to announce that Georgia Power, A Southern Company, and Savannah-headquartered Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. are presenting sponsors for the 2017 class of regional leaders.

  • Previewing Georgia’s Inaugural World Trade Day Conference; Behind the Scenes with Chair Diane Alleva Cáceres PhD

    April 28, 2017

    Georgia CEO catches up with Diane Alleva Cáceres, PhD for a special behind the scenes preview of Georgia’s inaugural 2017 World Trade Day Conference. During our time together, Dr. Alleva Cáceres shares insights about the conference lineup, speakers, panels and activities, as well as Georgia’s current and impressive state of international commerce including an estimated $121 billion in trade between Georgia and the world in 2016.

  • Power Brokers, Fuel Experts Discuss Drivers Behind Georgia Energy Mix

    April 27, 2017

    Georgia’s diverse power and clean energy producing companies met recently for the fourth annual “Energy Brunch and Learn” roundtable discussion to determine the driving forces behind the state’s renewable resources.

  • HCA to Buy Memorial Health in a $710M Deal

    April 21, 2017

    The Memorial Health Board of Directors & the Chatham County Hospital Authority announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent for HCA to acquire Memorial’s assets in a deal valued at $710 million, and an agreement to continue its core services to area residents.

  • Public Invited to Apply for Boards, Commissions, and Authorities

    April 20, 2017

    The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah will be accepting applications for the Boards, Commissions, and Authorities beginning Friday, April 21, 2017 through Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12 p.m. Upon completion of the appointment process by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, all applicants and appointees will be notified.

  • Registration Open for Georgia Tech Coding Boot Camp

    April 20, 2017

    Area employers interested in sending employees to Georgia Tech-Savannah’s coding boot camp -- a 24-week program that will give participants the skills needed to create front and back-end web applications - are eligible to receive as much as a 90 percent tuition reimbursement via scholarship grants provided by the Coastal Workforce Investment Board. Registrations are still being accepted for the second cohort of the popular coding boot camp scheduled to begin on May 9.

  • Georgia Hospitals Contribute $47.8B to State's Economy

    April 19, 2017

    While Georgia hospitals are known for being the guardians of community health for the state’s more than 10 million residents, hospitals also play a huge role in bolstering Georgia’s economic health by pumping nearly $47.8 billion into the state’s economy in 2015 according to a recently released report by the Georgia Hospital Association.

  • Savannah Tech Foundation Celebrates 2017 Tribute to Community STARs

    April 10, 2017

    A crowd of nearly 250 gathered in the Eckburg Auditorium on the campus of Savannah Technical College today to celebrate the 2017 Tribute to Community STARs (Savannah Tech Achievement Recognition) luncheon, the eleventh annual event recognizing people for their service and dedication in the community or at work.

  • Richard Fox-Marrs Named President and CEO of JCB North America

    April 06, 2017

    JCB has announced the appointment of Richard Fox-Marrs as president and CEO of JCB Inc., responsible for JCB operations in North America, including sales and support for the construction, agricultural, rental, government and defense industries.

  • USG Foundation Raises More Than $1.43M for Need-Based Scholarships

    April 05, 2017

    The 13th annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala, held on Friday, March 31st, successfully raised more than $1.43 million to promote, support, and provide need-based scholarships for students at the University System of Georgia’s twenty-eight institutions.

  • Applications for Leadership Savannah 2017-2018 Class Now Open

    April 03, 2017

    Leadership Savannah will begin accepting applications for its 2017-2018 class beginning April 1st. The 2017-2018 class will be limited to 42 people.

  • Registration Open for Georgia’s Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources Conference in Macon

    March 28, 2017

    In order to connect Georgia aerospace and defense suppliers with potential partners and resources to increase their capabilities and meet the needs of the global marketplace, the Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources (SOAR) Conference will take place in Macon this year. The event is April 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Middle Georgia State University.

  • Georgia Technology Summit Speakers Offer Literal and Digital Food for Thought

    March 27, 2017

    During last Thursday’s GTS conference at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Keynote Speaker Caleb Harper made a quantum leap from his traditional-farming, family background when he spoke of his “Food Computer”—an open source, agricultural technology platform. Harper used the example of the 14-month, life cycle of an apple from harvest, to cold storage for months where it loses 90% of its antioxidants, eventual distribution and stocking at retail, vis-à-vis his food movement technology.

  • 5 Reasons to Attend The 9th Annual Georgia Logistics Summit

    March 20, 2017

    It’s Summit season again, and this is going to be the best one yet. Yes, we say that every year, but it just keeps getting better! This year will see the return of Summit staples like an address from Governor Deal, an update on the state of transportation in Georgia, and many other great presentations and discussions on industry best practices.

  • An Inside Look at Colony Bank in Savannah with Market President Drew Hulsey, and VPs’ Kate Rott and Sara Norwood

    March 15, 2017

    Savannah CEO had the pleasure of interviewing Drew Hulsey, Savannah Market President for Colony Bank, along with his executive team members, Kate Rott, Commercial Lending Vice President, and Sara Norwood, Office Manager and Vice President for the downtown branch. During our time together, Hulsey, Rott and Norwood share updates on last year’s grand opening of their beautiful new location on Drayton Street in the heart of downtown Savannah, and what they are doing collectively between their three Savannah branch locations to better meet the needs of individuals and communities throughout Central and South Georgia.

  • Georgia Recognizes Four Companies as Small Business Rock Stars

    March 14, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with the Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized Georgia’s 2017 “Small Business Rock Stars.” GDEcD and GEDA hosted a luncheon where four Georgia companies were honored for being an outstanding, unique and impactful small business.

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