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  • GDOT Awards Nearly $1.35B in FY 2020, Includes $33.2M in Construction Contracts in June

    August 11, 2020

    In Fiscal Year 2020, the Georgia Department of Transportation awarded a total of 330 projects, valued at approximately $1.349 billion. This includes 299 projects valued at approximately $1.18 billion, of which three were Design Build projects totaling $142.6 million. The remaining 31 projects, worth approximately $169 million, were locally let.

  • Chris Clark: How Small Businesses Recover and Become More Resilient

    August 11, 2020

    Growing up in Fitzgerald, I witnessed the evolution of entrepreneurial spirit as small businesses would open, some close, and new small businesses would take their place. There is an economic cycle of 20-years that supply and demand generally drive.

  • Atlanta Business Leader Thomas M. Holder Elected Georgia Historical Society Board Chairman

    August 10, 2020

    In an unprecedented, first-of-its-kind virtual gathering in the 181-year history of the Georgia Historical Society (GHS), the GHS Board of Curators met on July 30th via Zoom and elected Thomas M. Holder (Atlanta), Chairman and CEO of Holder Construction Company, as the new Board Chairman. Holder succeeds Walter M. “Sonny” Deriso, Jr. (Atlanta/Albany) who served as GHS Chairman from 2018–2020.

  • U.S. Senator Tim Scott to Join Senior U.S. Senator David Perdue at the Georgia Chamber Congressional Luncheon on August 11th

    August 07, 2020

    The Georgia Chamber and senior U.S. Senator David Perdue announce that U.S. Senator Tim Scott will join the lineup of speakers at next Tuesday’s all-virtual Congressional Luncheon. Guest speakers for the luncheon will engage in a wide-ranging discussion on resiliency and recovery of the economy at the federal level.

  • Gov. Kemp: Strong Start to Fiscal Year with $574 Million in New Investments, 3,629 Jobs Created

    August 07, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, today announced a strong start to the first month of fiscal year 2021, as the state attracted new investment projects. In the month of July, Georgia announced roughly $574 million in new investments and 3,629 new jobs created in nearly every region of the state.

  • Georgia Tech’s New Georgia Smart Communities Challenge Winners Empower Development Throughout the State

    August 07, 2020

    Georgia Tech’s Georgia Smart Communities Challenge empowers local governments to think outside of the box and use innovation to improve their communities. So, it was only fitting that program administrators used technology to announce this year’s new grant recipients in an interactive virtual ceremony on August 6.

  • ABAC Expects Nearly 4,000 Students on First Day of Classes

    August 06, 2020

    Here they come. Some with masks. Some attending classes for the first time since early spring. Others getting a taste of college life as true freshmen. The students are back at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College for the opening day of the fall semester on Aug. 12th

  • GACVB Executive Director: Travel and Tourism – Getting The Economy Rolling Again

    August 06, 2020

    The jobs of our families, friends, and neighbors are in danger. A busy summer travel season has typically employed tens of thousands in our state, but this year’s new reality has put many Georgians out of work. With restrictions in place and understandable traveler concerns, the summer travel season has not been at its usual levels, even while travel businesses and employees take safety precautions and implement new health and safety protocols.

  • Kevin Kastner: Georgia Power Remains Committed to Working with Customers Amid COVID-19 Concerns

    August 06, 2020

    Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia Power has recognized the extraordinary burden our customers have faced due to impacts from the coronavirus, and we continue to work to help all customers maintain service. Our teams are ready to assist our customers and answer any questions they may have about their account.

  • Chris Clark: New Talent for the New Georgia Economy

    August 04, 2020

    Talent and workforce have long been key factors in the decision of businesses to locate or expand in a community. When I first started in economic development in the 1990s, I quickly learned that the mantra for site consultants was “location-location-location.” However, as the years went on, the factor of ‘location’ was surpassed by the community's availability of a skilled workforce.

  • Delta’s Corporate Responsibility Report Pledges Continued Commitment to Social Impact and Sustainability in Face of Pandemic

    August 03, 2020

    Delta’s 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report, released this week, highlights the airline’s continued commitment to employees, customers, sustainability and social impact.

  • Governor Kemp Extends Public Health State of Emergency, Renews COVID-19 Restrictions

    August 03, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders extending the Public Health State of Emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures.

  • Georgia Pays Out Over $11 Billion in Unemployment Benefits

    July 31, 2020

    The Georgia Department of Labor announced today it has paid out more than $11 billion in state and federal unemployment benefits since the middle of March. These payments include regular state unemployment insurance, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, and State Extended Benefits.

  • The Kessler Collection Debuts $375 Million Redevelopment Creating Savannah's New Entertainment District

    July 31, 2020

    The Kessler Collection's Plant Riverside District – the largest redevelopment in the history of Savannah's National Historic Landmark District – has officially opened as "Savannah's Entertainment District," a $375 million project expanding the city's iconic riverfront to a 4.5-acre waterfront hospitality and entertainment destination, anchored by the 419-room JW Marriott Savannah hotel.

  • Survey: CEOs See Less Globalization, More Flexible Workforces, Broadened Corporate Missions in COVID-19’s Aftermath

    July 31, 2020

    According to a new global survey, CEOs and C-Suite executives think COVID-19’s fallout will result in leaner and more agile companies. Businesses will likely emerge from this pandemic using more contract workers and fewer permanent staff, and business travel will be reduced in favor of more videoconferencing.

  • Georgia Ranked No. 1 in Film Production by Business Facilities Magazine

    July 30, 2020

    On the heels of the news that multiple Georgia-lensed productions have received nearly 50 total 2020 Emmy Award nominations, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Georgia has been ranked the No. 1 Film Production Leader by Business Facilities Magazine and prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic, was on pace for another record-setting year.

  • Georgia Power Smart Neighborhood Recognized by SEPA for Innovation, Research and Collaboration

    July 29, 2020

    Georgia Power’s Smart Neighborhood Initiative has been recognized by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) as part of its annual awards that celebrate innovation and collaboration of utilities, industry players and individuals shaping the future of energy.

  • Corsica Technologies: What Is Digital Transformation?

    July 29, 2020

    Digital transformation refers to the process of transforming business operations using digital technology. Digital Transformation is about changing the way a business interacts internally and with its customers and creating a process that ensures a consistent experience in a more efficient way. Digitizing business isn’t the same as digitally transforming a business. Moving a process or an activity from paper to a computer only changes the means of doing the task.

  • ABAC Opens Fine Arts Building, Carlton Center This Fall Semester

    July 28, 2020

    From gigantic rooms for the concert band and concert choir to cozy individual practice areas, the new fine arts building at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is guaranteed to be a certified smash hit when ABAC students return for the fall semester on Aug. 12th.

  • Georgia Ports Sets Tonnage Record for FY2020

    July 28, 2020

    The Port of Savannah handled 4.44 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in Fiscal Year 2020, down less than 1 percent compared to the previous year. Despite COVID-19 disruptions, total tons crossing all GPA docks reached a record 37.77 million.

  • Institute Helps Develop Key Tools for Georgia’s Broadband Mapping Project

    July 28, 2020

    Georgia’s new interactive maps of broadband internet availability utilize online tools the Institute of Government developed with state agencies and private service providers.

  • Prince Toyota Gives Back to Tift Community

    July 27, 2020

    Prince Toyota in conjunction with Toyota Motor Sales is proud to give back to the Tift community with a $5,000 donation to the Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation.

  • Chris Clark: The Call for Rural Resiliency

    July 27, 2020

    My Fitzgerald roots ground me and millions of other small-town Americans to a strong work ethic, value of family, and a deep-rooted faith. We believe in community and helping each other through the tough times. And we celebrate in parades and on back porches when things are good. Of course, those occasions often come from long battles and commitment.

  • Corsica Technologies - Business Continuity: More than Back Ups

    July 27, 2020

    Business Continuity for many organizations ends with the implementation of one solution – a system backup. There are many types of system backups including file-based or imaged based, onsite, or offsite, daily or hourly. And system backups are a major factor in the success of a business’s recovery, but it is not the only component.

  • Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Hosts Small Business Recovery Tele-town Hall

    July 27, 2020

    Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is pleased to announce his office’s fourth financial recovery tele-town hall titled, Rebuilding & Recovering Financially: A Path to Financial Recovery. The tele-town hall, will provide insight and advice for Georgia small business owners and entrepreneurs who are struggling during the current economic turmoil.

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