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  • Georgia’s Jobless Rate Continues to Drop, Down to 4.7% in July

    August 20, 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.

  • Columbia County Chamber Leadership Program Announces 2017-2018 Class

    August 17, 2017

    The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Leadership Class of 2018. The ten-month long leadership program is managed by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, and is a highly informative and engaging program designed to expose businesses and area leaders to the opportunities and challenges facing the community.

  • 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.

  • EDTS Cyber and Cape Augusta Form Secure IOT, Providing Reliable Security for the Consumer Market

    August 10, 2017

    Augusta, GA based cyber security company, EDTS Cyber, LLC, and technology sector investment group, Cape Augusta, LLC announce the formation of a joint venture company, Secure IOT, LLC, which will focus on providing reliable security solutions for the consumer market.

  • Morris Publishing Sells The Augusta Chronicle 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.

  • Registration Opens for Cyber Georgia at Augusta University

    August 08, 2017

    Registration is officially open for the fourth annual Cyber Georgia @ Augusta University, which will bring the nation’s top cybersecurity experts to the area. Hosted by Augusta University and the Georgia Chamber, Cyber Georgia @ Augusta University fosters collaboration among industry, academia, and government to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity.

  • Announcing the Fort Gordon Cyber District

    August 04, 2017

    The Alliance for Fort Gordon announced the official launch of the Fort Gordon Cyber District, a new formidable player in America's cyber technology industry offering a rare combination of technological innovation and quality of life.

  • 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.

  • August Arrivals to Augusta's River Region

    August 02, 2017

    The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Augusta Sports Council are pleased to announce that visitors attending meetings, reunions, events and sporting events in Augusta’s River Region will generate at least $10,507,356.24 in total estimated economic impact during the month of August.

  • 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.

  • Augusta Named the South’s “Mid-Market of the Year” for 2017

    July 27, 2017

    Southern Business & Development magazine has named Augusta to the South’s top honor as the best “Mid-Market of the Year” in 2017, according to the Augusta Economic Development Authority. In 2015, the magazine named Augusta as one of the “Ten Sizzling Mid-Market Economies” in the South.

  • Georgia Chamber Awarded State Chamber of the Year

    July 20, 2017

    The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives named the Georgia Chamber the 2017 State Chamber of Year at its annual convention in Nashville.

  • Georgia Lottery Transfers over $1.1B to Education; Record-breaking Fiscal Year

    July 19, 2017

    The Georgia Lottery Corp.’s annual fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account has totaled $1,101,062,911, the largest on record, officials announced. This is the first time the Georgia Lottery has transferred over $1.1 billion in a single fiscal year.

  • ACVB Assists Production Team with New Film in Augusta's River Region

    July 14, 2017

    Production of Untitled Diffusion Project, the working title of a film, is being shot in Augusta and Columbia County beginning July 17th – August 4th.

  • US Buyout Firm Apollo to Buy ClubCorp for $1.1B

    July 11, 2017

    ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with affiliates of certain investment funds, managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a leading global alternative investment manager, pursuant to which the Apollo funds will acquire all of the outstanding shares of ClubCorp for $17.12 per share in cash, or approximately $1.1 billion.

  • Film Industry Generates $9.5 Billion for Georgia’s Economy

    July 11, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of $9.5 billion during FY 2017. The 320 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $2.7 billion in direct spending in the state.

  • Augusta CVB Celebrates Positive Tourism Study Findings

    July 10, 2017

    The Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau acquired research findings conducted by Longwoods International which shows a promising 7% increase in travelers to the city of Augusta since 2013.

  • Registration Open for Center of Innovation for Logistics Luncheon in Savannah

    July 07, 2017

    According to the Center of Innovation for Logistics, Georgia companies rely on the state’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year—that’s billion with a B. And Colin McRae, an attorney at HunterMaclean in Savannah who specializes in transportation, logistics, and business litigation, says that with the support of state offices like the Center of Innovation for Logistics, it’s no wonder Georgia continues to rank as the number one state to do business.

  • Starbucks Augusta Plant To Nearly Double In Size

    July 06, 2017

    The Augusta Economic Development Authority announced today that Starbucks wil nearly double the size of their Augusta manufacturing facility, adding 140,000 square feet to their current 180,000 square feet, and will create up to 100 new jobs. The announcement was made this morning by Starbucks Corporate Headquarters in Seattle.

  • United Way of the CSRA Announces 2017 Community Investments

    July 05, 2017

    United Way of the CSRA recently announced its decisions regarding the awarding of funds contributed during its 2016 campaign, which totaled $3,344,619.

  • The Human Performance of Your Business

    July 05, 2017

    Corporate America could gain a huge edge on its competition, if it began to learn from the world of sport and fitness. How so? Simple. Your body is a machine and all machines have capabilities and limitations. Your toaster can toast bread, but not muffins.

  • Augusta Financial Advisor Will Rogers: A Checklist for Retiring Abroad Instead of Here in Augusta

    June 28, 2017

    Do you dream about leaving Augusta and retiring in another country? It is an intriguing option for some who feel like they are ready for a new experience to go with the freedom of retirement. Whether you’re looking for a favorable climate, less expensive living costs, or specific cultural or recreational opportunities, retiring abroad could be for you. Read on for a few things you’ll want to consider.

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