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  • Governor Signs $26 Billion State Budget

    May 03, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal held budget signing ceremonies in Atlanta, Acworth, Blue Ridge, Statesboro and Tifton for next year’s $26 billion state budget. HB 684, the FY 2019 budget, continues Deal’s efforts to invest in Georgia’s citizens and its economy through education and transportation initiatives.

  • Senator Tyler Harper to Speak at ABAC Commencement May 10th

    May 02, 2018

    State Senator Tyler Harper will be the featured speaker at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College spring commencement ceremony on May 10th.

  • Georgia's Credit Unions Finish 2017 with Strong Loan Growth

    May 02, 2018

    Georgia credit unions finished 2017 with strong loan growth aided by near cyclical highs in U.S. consumer confidence. Lending at Georgia credit unions grew by 1.8 percent in the fourth quarter – eclipsing the third quarter’s 1.5 percent rate but landing short of the 3.2 percent rate in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to data collected by the Credit Union National Association.

  • Billy Payne’s Olympian Triumph

    May 01, 2018

    The story of Atlanta’s emergence as an international city began, as unlikely triumphs often do, with one man’s improbable dream. And yet, William Porter “Billy” Payne was not known as a dreamer. In fact, before 1987—when he resolved to bring the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games to Atlanta, in defiance of all odds—the then-middle-aged real estate lawyer wasn’t widely known at all.

  • Senator David Perdue Holds Farm Bill Round Table Discussion in Tifton

    April 30, 2018

    U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) held a round table discussion about the 2018 Farm Bill at the University of Georgia’s College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences in Tifton, Georgia. The discussion was moderated by Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and attended by Georgia farmers and industry leaders.

  • Georgia Employers Association Legal & Benefits Workshop Covers the Bases for Georgia Employers

    April 26, 2018

    Georgia's thriving economy is producing excellent opportunities for business and associated challenges for business leaders and human resource professionals. Competition for the best employees is intense and the regulatory and legal environment continues to change rapidly. The upcoming Georgia Employers' Association Legal and Benefits Workshop is intended to help Georgia businesses keep all of the bases covered.

  • SOS Brian Kemp Announces Commission Members to Review Georgia's Next Voting System

    April 25, 2018

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced his list of appointees to the Secure, Accessible & Fair Elections Commission, which is tasked with studying options for Georgia’s next voting system. The SAFE Commission will conduct thorough discussions on all options – including the feasibility of using all hand-marked paper ballots to all electronic machines with a voter-verified paper trail – and travel the state to solicit feedback from stakeholders.

  • Georgia Chamber Launches Scorecard Website for 2017-18 Session

    April 24, 2018

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce launches its Scorecard website recapping the 2017-2018 Legislative Session and how each legislator voted on top-priority bills for the organization.

  • PCOM South Georgia Is a Regional Endeavor

    April 23, 2018

    On Thursday April 26th at 11 a.m., individuals and organizations from across the South Georgia region will take part in an event to mark the beginning of construction for Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s newest location—PCOM South Georgia.

  • AG Chris Carr: We Must Continue Efforts to Strengthen State's Response to the Opioid Epidemic

    April 23, 2018

    As the former Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, I am very proud of the fact that our state is the top state in the nation in which to do business. The recognition highlights the collaborative mindset we apply to economic development in our state, and it highlights the many opportunities that our Georgia families enjoy as a result of having a thriving business environment.

  • State Economic Competitiveness Rankings Reveal Upward Standings Tied to Federal Tax Reform

    April 23, 2018

    The American Legislative Exchange Council released the much anticipated 2018 edition of Rich States, Poor States. Utah again earns the top spot for states with the best economic outlook, followed by Idaho, Indiana, North Dakota and Arizona. Several states' success in increased rankings can be tied directly to the success of federal tax reform and the resources it gave to lawmakers to cut taxes at the state level.

  • Senator David Perdue: Trump’s North Korea Policy Is Succeeding

    April 20, 2018

    CIA Director and Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo’s recent meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was an important step to lay the groundwork for the upcoming meeting planned between President Trump and Kim.

  • ABAC Foundation Purchases 1,000 Acres for ABAC Teaching Forest

    April 19, 2018

    For Dr. David Bridges, timing is everything. Bridges, president of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, announced at the conclusion of the recent 61st annual Southern Forestry Conclave that the ABAC Foundation has purchased 1,000 acres of timber land to create the first ever ABAC Teaching Forest.

  • Georgia Sets Employment Records in March

    April 19, 2018

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia continued to set records in March even as the number of jobs dipped slightly.

  • Delta Offsets Carbon Emissions for 170,000+ Customers Today

    April 19, 2018

    Delta is helping customers travel a little cleaner today by offsetting carbon emissions on all domestic travel into and out of seven major airports with high corporate travel demand. The investment comes in honor of Earth Month and the airline's commitment to carbon-neutral growth.

  • AG Chris Carr and Legal Community Commence 7th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

    April 18, 2018

    April 16th marked the first day of the 7th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a two-week food and fund drive led by Georgia’s legal community. The 2018 competition is presented by the Office of the Attorney General and the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia to benefit the Georgia Food Bank Association.

  • Three Companies Named Georgia’s 2018 Manufacturers of the Year

    April 17, 2018

    At a luncheon held Thursday, Gov. Nathan Deal named three of Georgia’s leading companies as the 2018 Manufacturers of the Year. Pratt & Whitney in Columbus, Ga., won in the category of 500 or more employees; NIBCO in Greensboro, Ga., won in the category of 150-500 employees; and, Alpharetta-based Metcam won in the category of 150 or fewer employees.

  • How Georgia is Improving Affordable Housing as a Platform for Health

    April 12, 2018

    Access to quality, affordable housing is critical for supporting good health. For individuals and families with tight budgets, high housing costs can lead to tough choices between making rent and going to the doctor, between keeping the lights on and buying healthy food, or even between being part of a community or becoming socially isolated.

  • Georgia’s Legacies, Past And Future

    April 11, 2018

    The last week of Georgia’s 2018 meeting of the General Assembly featured even more symbolism and ceremony than usual. There were the customary farewell speeches by members who won’t be returning after this year’s election. On Tuesday and Wednesday, there was also a casket in the middle of the rotunda.

  • Treasury, IRS Announce First Round of Opportunity Zones Designations for 18 States Including Georgia

    April 11, 2018

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service designated Opportunity Zones in 18 States. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created Opportunity Zones to spur investment in distressed communities throughout the country. New investments in Opportunity Zones can receive preferential tax treatment.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Still World’s Busiest in Global Ranking

    April 10, 2018

    Demand has continued its robust year-on-year growth across the world’s major airports both in terms of passenger numbers and air cargo. Passenger traffic at the world’s 20 busiest airports grew by 5.2% in 2017. With almost 1.5 billion passengers passing through their terminals in 2017, this group of 20 represents 17% of global passenger traffic.

  • Hospice of Tift Area to Celebrate Volunteers at an Annual Appreciation Banquet

    April 09, 2018

    Hospice of Tift Area will hold its annual Hospice Volunteer Appreciation Banquet on April 12th at 6:00 p.m., at the Tift Regional Community Events Center in Tifton.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UGA Tifton Rededicates Agricultural Research Building

    April 05, 2018

    Members of the University of Georgia Tifton campus community took part in a rededication of the newly renovated Agricultural Research Building on Wednesday, April 4th. The 80-year-old building was the second structure built on the UGA Tifton campus.

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