September 2017 Features

  • Technical College System of Georgia Extends State’s Workforce Development Ties with Germany

    September 29, 2017

    Leaders of the Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Culture and Science and the Technical College System of Georgia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes a partnership giving Georgia and German students expanded educational opportunities. TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin and Georg Eisenreich, the Bavarian ministry’s State Secretary, signed the MOU in a ceremony held Sept. 26th in Munich.

  • Bank of America’s Evolution of Workplace Policies: Insights on New 16-Week Leave Policy for Mothers and Fathers

    September 27, 2017

    Bank of America recently expanded its parental leave policy from 12 to 16 weeks of paid leave for new mothers and fathers – one of the most competitive offerings across the industry. We sat down with BofA’s Jennifer Darwin, SVP of Corporate Communications for the Carolinas to learn more about this workplace evolution.

  • The Spirits of the Ghost Coast Distillery in Savannah, GA: Behind the Scenes with Co-Founder Chris Sywassink

    September 25, 2017

    Georgia CEO travels to Downtown Savannah for a special look inside the Ghost Coast Distillery through our one-on-one with co-founder and general manager Chris Sywassink.

  • Savannah Jaycees Celebrate 75th Anniversary

    September 22, 2017

    The Savannah Jaycees have announced plans for their 75th Anniversary Gala set for Saturday, Oct. 21st, in the ballroom in the Embassy Suites Hotel, 605 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Guests will enjoy live music, dinner and dancing.

  • Area Development Names Georgia #1 State for Business for Fourth Year in a Row

    September 22, 2017

    Georgia did it again! Georgia has been ranked No. 1 on Area Development’s Top States for Doing Business survey, a distinction Georgia has now earned for the fourth consecutive year.

  • GDOT Explores Statewide Broadband and Wireless Expansion

    September 21, 2017

    Increasingly, the world is dependent on high-speed internet and reliable cell phone service. But many throughout Georgia rely on spotty or inconsistent cellular and slow internet. Better days may be ahead as Georgia DOT explores two initiatives—broadband and wireless—that use the state-owned right-of-way to expand the 511 Navigator system statewide, as well as enhance telecommunications for all Georgians.

  • Metro Savannah Sets Record for Total Jobs in August

    September 21, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that metro Savannah set a record in August for total jobs, reaching 181,500 for the first time. Other key indicators such as new unemployment claims, increasing workforce and the total number of employed residents showed metro Savannah’s economy continues to be strong, Butler said.

  • GDEcD's Global Commerce Generates $6.33B in Investments

    September 20, 2017

  • Nominations Open for 2018 Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR Awards

    September 18, 2017

    According to Mary Ellen McClanahan, Entrepreneur and Small Business director for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the future is bright. That’s why the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) and GDEcD work together each year to “spotlight Georgia’s best, brightest and most unique.”

  • Small Business Assistance Corporation to Offer Storm Recovery Loan Program Post-Irma

    September 15, 2017

    The Small Business Assistance Corporation, a Community Development Financial Institution, recently announced it has up to $30,000 of financing available to businesses for assistance with recovery from the effects of Hurricane Irma. Eligible uses include building repair, equipment repair and/or replacement, inventory replacement, bridge loan to insurance claim payment, and operating capital.

  • What’s New at Georgia Southern? Insights on the Consolidation with Armstrong University from President Dr. Jaimie L. Hebert

    September 14, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on Georgia Southern University and its current President Dr. Jaimie L. Hebert, who just started into his second year at the helm. During our time together, Dr. Hebert provides insights into his first year, and details about the ongoing consolidation with Armstrong University in Savannah.

  • Georgia Sets Record for Total Jobs in August

    September 14, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia set a record in August for total jobs, surpassing 4.5 million for the first time.

  • United Way of the Coastal Empire Announces $8,251,841 Campaign Goal, Aims to Make A Difference

    September 13, 2017

    United Way of the Coastal Empire announced its 2017 annual campaign goal of $8,251,841 at the One By One Campaign Kick-Off at the Savannah Civic Center. Campaign Chair Dr. Todd Cellini rallied the crowd to ensure that every child has potential to succeed, adults can provide for their families, and everyone can lead a healthy life.

  • Third Annual J.W. Fanning Community Leadership Conference Set for February 2018

    September 13, 2017

    Individuals committed to improving their communities and organizations through leadership development are encouraged to mark their calendars to attend the 2018 Community Leadership Conference, Feb. 22-23, 2018, at UGA. Organized by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the Community Leadership Conference will again take place at the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel.

  • Governor Expands State of Emergency to Include All 159 Counties

    September 11, 2017

    Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command and ahead of heavy rains, strong wind and potential flooding from Hurricane Irma, Gov. Nathan Deal expanded the emergency declaration to include an additional 65 counties.

  • Governor Expands State of Emergency for 64 Additional Counties

    September 08, 2017

    Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his emergency declaration to include 64 additional counties, with a total of 94 counties now included in a state of emergency

  • Savannah Serves Largest Vessel Ever to Call on East Coast

    September 05, 2017

    The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, the largest container ship ever to serve the U.S. East Coast at 14,414 twenty-foot equivalent container units, called the Port of Savannah last week.

  • Governor Announces More Than $37.5M in Community Development Awards

    September 05, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that 59 Georgia communities will receive a total of $37.55 million in federal assistance to help grow their local economies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the funding to Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant program, which is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.