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  • Georgia’s 2018 International Representatives Visit the State

    April 09, 2018

    Georgia’s competitiveness in the global marketplace is continuously strengthened by the work of its international representatives across the globe. The state of Georgia has representation in 12 strategic markets including Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Colombia, Europe, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, the United Kingdom and Ireland. The state’s international representation directly contributes to the state’s success as a global business hub.

  • YMCA of Coastal Georgia Holds 163rd Annual Meeting

    April 06, 2018

    The YMCA of Coastal Georgia held its 163rd Annual Meeting and launched the 2018 Annual Campaign, I am the Y, on Wednesday, April 4th, at the Andaz Hotel in Historic Downtown Savannah, Georgia. With nearly 200 YMCA staff, Board Members and community leaders in attendance, the annual meeting celebrated the recent work and impact of the Y the recognition of three outstanding volunteers and a powerful keynote address from Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade PR.

  • Advanced Technology Development Center Attracting More Out-of-State Entrepreneurs to Georgia

    April 06, 2018

    Portland, Maine is a long way from Atlanta — exactly 1,177.7 miles by way of I-85. But when Stacy Taylor and her business partner, Richard Kehne, looked for a place to build and grow their logistics and technology startup, Taylor Kehne Industries, they left New England and bypassed other startup hubs including Boston and New York to plant stakes in Atlanta. The key draw: Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center.

  • Georgia Power, Employees & Foundation Invest $21M to Improve Georgia Communities in 2017

    April 05, 2018

    Georgia Power released its total charitable giving impact for 2017, including more than $21 million total invested by the company, The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. and employees in Georgia communities and non-profit organizations throughout the year. Last year alone, 6,000 Georgia Power employees and retirees donated their time to help their neighbors and improve the quality of life in their communities by completing more than 147,000 volunteer hours.

  • Commercial Vehicle-Only Lanes Coming to Georgia

    April 04, 2018

    We all experience the frustrations of traffic congestion. And if you’ve driven I-75 north from Macon you’ve no doubt experienced some of the worst gridlock in Georgia. The corridor, dominated by truck traffic, is home to almost daily traffic snarls due to crashes, stalls, overturned trucks and spills. These incidents can be deadly, tie up traffic for hours, make trip times unpredictable, and result in huge costs in terms of time, wages, jobs, health, property damage – and lives lost.

  • Georgia Employers Association Spring Conference Targets Opportunities for Georgia Businesses

    April 02, 2018

    The theme for the Georgia Employers’ Association 2018 Spring Conference in Savannah is "Strategies for a Better Business Environment." This year’s event will focus on opportunities and challenges for Georgia businesses in today’s expanding economic climate. Attendees will hear from business leaders, healthcare experts, and Georgia government representatives and will gain valuable perspectives to help them improve and grow their organizations.

  • General Assembly Adjourns After Delivering Historic Victories for Georgia Families

    March 30, 2018

    Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Speaker David Ralston led the General Assembly to adjourn Sine Die for the 154th legislative session. This marks the end of a legislative year in which the General Assembly advanced reforms and investments that will benefit every Georgia family, and concludes the final session of an administration that has consistently delivered for Georgians by leading on the most important issues facing our citizens, creating nearly 700,000 jobs as the nation’s best state to do business, and generating a rising economic tide that has left our entire state better off than we were eight-years-ago.

  • Memorial Health Files with State to Renovate Heart Tower

    March 29, 2018

    Memorial Health recently submitted a Letter of Intent to the Georgia Department of Community Health for a $30 million renovation to its Heart and Vascular Institute tower.

  • United Way of the Coastal Empire Highlights 2017 Accomplishments, Honors Volunteers at Annual Meeting

    March 29, 2018

    United Way of the Coastal Empire thanked individuals who volunteered their time to make 2017 a success, celebrated the community giving that the organization relies so much upon, and welcomed new board members and officers who will lead the charge for this year’s campaign and community investment process.

  • Savannah Student's Campaign Raises Over $152,000 in Seven Weeks for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    March 28, 2018

    The second annual Students of the Year campaign exceeded all expectations, with 12 candidate teams, comprised of 18 area high school students, raising $152,457 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission. Taylor Hammerstein, of Savannah Christian Preparatory School, was named Savannah’s 2018 Students of the Year Winner.

  • Georgia Port's Mason Mega Rail Terminal Breaks Ground

    March 28, 2018

    The Georgia Ports Authority broke ground on its $126.7 million Mason Mega Rail Terminal Monday. The expansion will increase the Port of Savannah's rail lift capacity to 1 million containers per year, and open new markets spanning an arc of cities from Memphis to St. Louis, Chicago to Cincinnati.

  • Delta Biometrics Launches across All 50 Domestic Delta Sky Clubs with Check-in Option

    March 28, 2018

    Delta Sky Club members with CLEAR can use their fingerprints to enter all 50 U.S. Delta Sky Club locations beginning this week, making Delta the only U.S.-based global airline to offer customers a secure biometric check-in option at a single touch point across its domestic network.

  • UGA Study: Georgia Ports Support More Than 439,000 Jobs

    March 27, 2018

    Georgia's ports support 439,220 full-and part-time jobs across the state, according to a study released by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at UGA's Terry College of Business.

  • Governor Deal Proclaims “Georgia Technology and Innovation Day” at Annual Technology Summit

    March 26, 2018

    Governor Nathan Deal, referencing the 13,000 technology-related companies in Georgia, proclaimed a resolution marking March 21st as Georgia Technology and Innovation Day. The Governor included the special announcement during his speech at the annual Technology Summit held this past week in Atlanta at the Cobb Galleria.

  • First New Crane Begins Work at Port of Savannah

    March 23, 2018

    The first of Georgia Ports Authority's four new Neo-Panamax cranes came online this week, bringing GPA's operating fleet to 27 - more than any other single terminal in the nation.

  • Georgia Sets Employment Records in February

    March 22, 2018

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that February was another record-setting month for Georgia, as the state reached new highs for jobs, employed residents and labor force. At the same time, unemployment claims fell and the unemployment rate remained unchanged.

  • Four Georgia Small Businesses Named Rock Stars

    March 21, 2018

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with the Georgia Economic Developers Association, announced Georgia’s 2018 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.

  • Georgia Aquarium Reveals Plans for New Expansion to Open in 2020

    March 21, 2018

    The largest aquarium in the United States is getting bigger. Georgia Aquarium revealed expansion plans for a new gallery featuring sharks—one of the most misunderstood species in the ocean—to open in late fall of 2020. An extension of the Aquarium’s conservation and education efforts, the new experience will help guests have a deeper appreciation for the important role sharks serve in the oceans and inspire them to join conservation efforts to protect our oceans.

  • Mercedes-Benz USA Celebrates Grand Opening of New Headquarters in Atlanta

    March 16, 2018

    Mercedes-Benz USA held the official grand opening of its new headquarters in Sandy Springs, 14 miles outside of the heart of Atlanta. Among the distinguished guests joining Dietmar Exler, MBUSA president and CEO, were Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia; Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta; Axel Harries, Daimler vice president sales Mercedes-Benz Cars and product management Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars; and Rusty Paul, Mayor of Sandy Springs.

  • Georgia Congressional Delegation Pushes Georgia as Home to U.S. Army Futures Command

    March 16, 2018

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., joined the entire Georgia congressional delegation in urging the Pentagon to consider Georgia as home to the new Futures Command of the U.S. Army.

  • Women's Leadership Conference Returns to Savannah State

    March 15, 2018

    Savannah State University will present the annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23. Entitled "SSU Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead: Women Leading the Way," it will recognize, honor and promote the outstanding contributions women make in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (S.T.E.A.M.) and encourage involvement in S.T.E.A.M. disciplines.

  • Georgia’s Chief Turnaround Office and the Synergy Around Rural Georgia

    March 15, 2018

    The schools and districts that make-up Cohort I of the turnaround focus (as outlined in HB 338) are primarily focused in rural, Southwest Georgia. While the turnaround team would love to take credit for the synergy of this rural focus, it was a force brewing well before the establishment of the Turnaround Office.

  • Savannah Development and Renewal Authority Announces "Downtown Savannah 2033"

    March 14, 2018

    Savannah Development and Renewal Authority announces its intention to update the Downtown Savannah Master Plan under the leadership of Executive Director Kevin Klinkenberg and Board of Directors Chairman, John Bennett.

  • Georgia House Speaker David Ralston: A Call to Action for “Building a Stronger America”

    March 14, 2018

    From the world’s busiest airport to the fastest growing container port in America, Georgia leads the nation in moving people and goods. That didn’t happen by accident. On the contrary, for generations, Georgians have invested in the infrastructure necessary to facilitate our forward momentum.

  • Governor Signs $25.4B Amended FY 2018 Budget

    March 12, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal signed the Amended FY 2018 budget at a signing ceremony in Polk County, authorizing $25.4 billion in spending for the current fiscal year. The state appropriations within HB 683 are based upon a 2.7 percent growth in general fund revenues over FY 2017 collections. This additional funding will address growth needs in education and human services, provide additional funding to local governments and school systems, and support statewide economic development efforts.

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