May 2019 Features

  • Leadership Southeast Georgia Studies Economic Development With State Officials

    May 24, 2019

    Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) members received a thorough grounding in economic development during the group’s fourth session, which took place in Bryan and Liberty Counties.

  • Savannah Sets Jobs Record in April

    May 24, 2019

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Savannah reached in April an all-time high for number of jobs.

  • Senators Isakson, Perdue Secure Long-Awaited Disaster Aid Funding for Georgia

    May 24, 2019

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., praised Senate approval of critical disaster relief funding for Georgia and other states impacted by hurricanes, wildfires, floods and other natural disasters. Isakson and Perdue have fought for months to secure disaster funding for Georgia, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October 2018.

  • 2018 Longwoods Travel USA Study Reports Another Record-Breaking Year for Savannah Tourism

    May 23, 2019

    This week, Visit Savannah reported the 2018 results of the Longwoods Travel USA Study to its board of directors, showing a 3.2 percent increase over 2017 in visitor spending—to slightly more than $3 billion—and an increase in the average length of stay from 2.4 to 2.6 nights.

  • Beer Industry Contributes $8.1B Annually to Georgia's Economy

    May 23, 2019

    Just ahead of Memorial Day, which marks one of the top beer selling holidays of the year and the start of the summer beer selling season, a new economic impact study shows America's beer industry contributes $8.1 billion annually to Georgia's economy and supports 54,084 jobs in the state.

  • Sen. Isakson Talks Middle East, Trade, National Security, Disaster Aid, Veterans

    May 21, 2019

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., outlined top pressing national and state priorities in an episode of the “Inside the Box” podcast on Thursday. During the interview, Isakson shared his views on his recent trip to Iraq, the increased tensions with Iran, his leadership on the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, U.S. trade relationships, national security and his work to secure federal disaster aid for Georgia.

  • AG Chris Carr: Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Generates 1.7 Million Meals for Children in Need

    May 20, 2019

    Attorney General Chris Carr announced that law firms and legal organizations across Georgia raised a record breaking 419,321 dollars and 17,617 pounds of food during the 8th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy. This is the equivalent of 1.7 million meals for Georgia’s food banks and a 9.5 percent increase from last year.

  • Tribute Portfolio Introduces Charming New Hotel To Savannah's Historic Waterfront With The Alida

    May 17, 2019

    Tribute Portfolio, Marriott International's newest collection of independent, characterful hotels, together with Rockbridge and Makeready, has further expanded its portfolio with the recent addition of The Alida Hotel in Savannah. As the brand's second hotel in Georgia, The Alida joins modern design with timeless Southern charm, ideally located on Savannah's revitalized riverfront.

  • Smart Sea Sensors Expo Highlights Accomplishments and Shares Future Plans

    May 17, 2019

    The Smart Sea Level Sensors project marked its first year of successes. The project team, community partners, and local residents convened for an expo highlighting the program's accomplishments with presentations and hands-on demonstrations. They also gathered input to guide planning for the second year of the project.

  • Isakson, Perdue Help Secure $35M in Disaster Relief

    May 16, 2019

    Last week we wrote about the work U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) are doing to secure much needed disaster relief funds for Georgia farmers impacted by Hurricane Michael.

  • Gulfstream Reinforces Reliability And Capabilities With World Speed Record

    May 16, 2019

    Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the high-performing Gulfstream G550 recently established a new city-pair speed record, connecting Shanghai with Seattle in 10 hours and 29 minutes, bringing the number of records the jet has earned to 55.

  • ACG Atlanta Announces 40 Fastest-Growing Companies In Georgia

    May 14, 2019

    The Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, announced the 2019 Georgia Fast 40, recognizing the top 40 fastest-growing middle-market companies in Georgia.

  • Approximately 4,000 Degrees Conferred During Georgia Southern Commencement Ceremonies

    May 13, 2019

    This weekend, Georgia Southern celebrated approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the University’s Statesboro, Armstrong and Liberty Campuses in a university-wide Spring 2019 Commencement ceremony and individual college ceremonies.

  • Governor Kemp Signs Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

    May 13, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp signed the fiscal year 2020 budget. Joined by lawmakers, law enforcement officials, educators, and local leaders in Camilla, Georgia, Governor Kemp's signature of the balanced budget caps a historic first legislative session.

  • Women Who Rule Raises $64,000 to Help Low-Income Women Find Dependable Transportation

    May 09, 2019

    United Way’s WOMEN UNITED hosted Women Who Rule, a fundraising event to help provide low-income women dependable transportation. The event raised more than $64,000 which will be used to provide bus passes, gas cards, and minor car repairs. Having access to transportation will allow women to get and maintain a job, gain an education, and access medical care, food, other basic necessities.

  • General Assembly launches Georgia-Japan Legislative Caucus

    May 09, 2019

    James Magazine’s May-June issue includes a feature which highlights Georgia’s important economic relationship with Japan, and how the state has benefited significantly from the relationship with various industries, including the automotive and manufacturing sectors.

  • Speaker Ralston Announces Members of the House Rural Development Council for 2019-2020 Term

    May 08, 2019

    Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) today announced the members of the House Rural Development Council for the 2019-2020 legislative term. This Council, which was reauthorized by House Resolution 214, will continue working with rural communities to find ways to encourage economic growth.

  • Georgia’s Tourism Industry Breaks Economic Impact Record

    May 07, 2019

    Georgia Tourism, a division of The Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced that the state’s tourism industry generated a record-breaking $66.2 billion in business sales impact in 2018, up 4.7 percent, according to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics.

  • U.S. Chamber's Donohue to Congress: ‘The Time Has Come’ for a 21st Century Infrastructure System

    May 07, 2019

    Rebuilding and modernizing America’s infrastructure is a major priority for the business community. “This year, we are calling on our lawmakers to take bipartisan action on a meaningful infrastructure package now,” said U.S. Chamber and CEO Tom Donohue in February at the America's Infrastructure: Time to Invest event.

  • U.S. Small Business Owners Confident in their Business and the U.S. Economy

    May 06, 2019

    The annual Small Business Pulse Survey from SunTrust reveals a strong small business community, with two-thirds of small business decision makers reporting strength in their local economy (68 percent) and the U.S. economy (65 percent).

  • AT&T Creating ‘Opportunity Youth’ Internships

    May 02, 2019

    AT&T, with non-profit Year Up, is opening the door to internships across the U.S. for opportunity youth, defined as talented young adults seeking work who are underemployed or unemployed.

  • Georgia Chamber Issues 2019 Legislative Scorecard

    May 01, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce released its 2019 Legislative Scorecard highlighting how elected officials voted on the business community’s top issues during this year’s Session of the Georgia General Assembly.

  • Isakson, Perdue Continue Bipartisan Push for Critical Disaster Relief

    May 01, 2019

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today continued their push for Congress to pass critical disaster relief funding for states impacted by hurricanes, wildfires, floods and other natural disasters at a press conference in Washington, D.C. It has been more than six months since Georgia was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October 2018.