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  • 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.

  • Briggs & Stratton Corporation and Walmart Celebrate "Made In America" and 335 Statesboro Employees

    August 31, 2017

    Briggs & Stratton Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer of gasoline engines for power equipment, joined local and state officials, along with representatives from Walmart, to celebrate both companies' support of "Made in America" products at its Statesboro, Georgia facility with its 335 local employees.

  • Governor Nathan Deal Celebrates Waters College of Health Professions Groundbreaking at Armstrong

    August 30, 2017

    Armstrong State University officially broke ground on the new building that will house the Waters College of Health Professions in Savannah. More than 300 community leaders, political dignitaries, faculty, staff and students attended the groundbreaking ceremony.

  • Coca-Cola & Chick-fil-A Keynote Speakers Confirmed for the Georgia Manufacturing Summit

    August 30, 2017

    Manufacturing leaders from across Georgia will hear two of the top leaders in Supply Chain Management during the Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 25th. Debra Shankle, V.P. of Supply Chain for Coca-Cola North America, and Rob Dugas, the Chief Procurement Officer and V.P. of Chick-fil-A, will address the impact of manufacturing on the Food & Beverage Industry.

  • Governor Unveils Martin Luther King Jr. Statue at State Capitol

    August 29, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal, joined by First Lady Sandra Deal, members of the King family, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston, Rep. Calvin Smyre, members of the Georgia Capitol Arts Standards Commission and other dignitaries, unveiled the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue at the northeast quadrant of the State Capitol.

  • Georgia Southern University Study Confirms Spaceport Camden an Economic Boon for Coastal Georgia

    August 28, 2017

    The Camden County Board of Commissioners and the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development at Georgia Southern University released an economic assessment of Spaceport Camden today showing more than $22 million in annual economic activity to be generated by Spaceport Camden.

  • CSU’s Leadership Institute to Bring 2017 Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum to Columbus August 28th-29th

    August 25, 2017

    For the 12th year, the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum, hosted by the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, will bring a lineup of the best and brightest minds in the world to Columbus. This year’s event, themed “Inspired Leadership” features leaders in various sectors, including business, education, technology, leadership, sports, politics and military.

  • 100% Fiber Network Powered by AT&T Fiber Now Available in Savannah Area

    August 23, 2017

    AT&T is now offering a 1 gigabit connection on our 100% fiber network powered by AT&T Fiber to customer locations in parts of the Savannah area, including in parts of Savannah, Pooler, Port Wentworth and surrounding communities.

  • Albany-Dougherty County Spring 2018 Site of Gamechangers Leadership Program

    August 23, 2017

    Albany-Dougherty County leaders announced yesterday the community's selection as the host site for the spring 2018 class of GeorgiaForward's Young Gamechangers, a leadership action program that makes a tangible impact in select communities by bringing young minds into the public sphere as respected idea-generators and problem-solvers.

  • 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.

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