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  • University System Saves Students More Than $18M a Year in Free Textbooks

    February 19, 2018

    The University System of Georgia is saving students more than $18 million a year with its free online textbook initiative called Affordable Learning Georgia.

  • 'Cyber Charged Growth' at the Augusta Chamber's 110th Annual Meeting March 1st

    February 16, 2018

    The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce their 110th Annual Meeting, presented by South State Bank, will focus on the ‘Cyber Charged Growth’ our region is experiencing.

  • Chairman Jason Shaw Introduces Legislation to Create the Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation

    February 16, 2018

    State Representative Jason Shaw (R-Lakeland) introduced legislation that would create the Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation.

  • Delta Pays Employees More Than $1B in Profit Sharing for Fourth Consecutive Year

    February 15, 2018

    Delta Air Lines will pay out more than $1 billion in profit sharing for the fourth year in a row and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments made possible by its more than 80,000 employees around the world.

  • Columbia County Chamber Lauds Successful Year With 13th Annual Banquet

    February 13, 2018

    The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 13th Annual Banquet and Business Showcase on Thursday evening at the Columbia County Exhibition Center. With an estimated attendance of 600 local, state and federal business leaders, the event celebrated and saluted the Chamber’s accomplishments of 2017, with a look ahead to a prosperous 2018.

  • UGA Extension, Mercer University Partner to Recruit Future Doctors for Rural Georgia

    February 13, 2018

    Jean Sumner is a third-generation rural doctor. As a child, she watched her grandfather and father care for the residents of Washington County, Georgia. She followed in their footsteps and became a “small-town doctor,” the kind who knows your mother, sits behind you in church and roots for the local football team.

  • Secretary of State Brian Kemp Announces Record-Breaking Month of Annual Business Registrations

    February 12, 2018

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced a record-breaking month of annual business registrations. In the month of January, the Corporations Division processed over 216,000 annual business registrations – more registrations in one month’s time than ever before.

  • Georgia Quail Hunt Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    February 09, 2018

    Area leaders were on hand this week to welcome 27 site selection professionals to Southwest Georgia, not only for the world-class quail hunting but more importantly to learn about the potential for doing business in the region. It’s all part of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt in Albany.

  • SRNS Surpasses 10 Million Safe Work Hours Milestone

    February 08, 2018

    Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employees have once again achieved an exceptional industrial safety milestone, having surpassed 10 million hours without a lost day of work due to an injury at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site. This is the second time that SRNS has achieved 10 million safe work hours in the last three years.

  • Exporting Provides Opportunity for Growth for Rural Companies in Georgia

    February 08, 2018

    Even the basics of international commerce felt foreign to Bruce Roberts. He knew how to ship something via UPS but didn’t have a clue how international ocean freight worked. He didn’t know how helpful a Skype account or making a website friendly to international customers could be in attracting overseas clients.

  • Augusta's Annual State of Tourism Luncheon Wednesday

    February 06, 2018

    The Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Augusta Sports Council will hold the 2018 State of Tourism Luncheon on Wednesday, February 7th, from 12pm to 1:30pm, at The Foundry, 250 Boy Scout Road.

  • The Georgia Ports Authority Wants to More Than Double Container Capacity by 2028

    February 06, 2018

    At the 50th annual Georgia Foreign Trade Conference Monday, GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch reviewed the strategic plan for Georgia's ports that will allow for 10 million twenty-foot equivalent container units, 1 million rail lifts, and more than 1 million auto and machinery units per year.

  • Companies Announce Financing for Crowne Plaza hotel in Riverside Village

    February 02, 2018

    Ackerman & Co. and Greenstone Properties announces that they have broken ground and secured financing for the development of the new‐build Crowne Plaza Riverside Village hotel – a five‐story, 180‐key hotel located within the Riverside Village mixed‐use project in North Augusta, S.C., along the Savannah River. The partner companies have signed a 20‐year franchise agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies.

  • Jade Morey Selected as Forward McDuffie President & CEO

    February 01, 2018

    The newly formed Forward McDuffie Board of Governors has selected Jade Morey as their new president and chief executive officer. The seasoned economic development professional currently serves as director of existing industry and marketing for the Houston County Development Authority in Perry, Georgia.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson World’s Busiest Airport for 20th Consecutive Year

    January 31, 2018

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport served more passengers and conducted more aircraft movements than any other airport in the world in 2017.

  • Georgia Tourism Industry Generates Record $60.8B Economic Impact

    January 24, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal was joined by professionals from Georgia’s tourism industry for the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol to recognize the $60.8 billion impact of tourism on Georgia’s economy. Industry representatives presented Deal with a check representing the $3.1 billion in state and local tax revenue generated by tourism-related expenditures.

  • Inaugural Miller Leadership Academy Class Announced

    January 24, 2018

    Miller Institute Foundation CEO Bryan Miller announced today the inaugural Miller Leadership Academy Class of 2018. The Academy is based on a leadership class taught by former Governor Zell Miller.

  • Groupe PSA Chooses Georgia for New North American Headquarters

    January 23, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms today announced that Groupe PSA, a French multinational manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles, will locate its new North American headquarters in Fulton County.

  • Leadership Augusta to Host Annual State of the Region Event: "Harnessing the Incredible Growth in Our Region" March 8th

    January 19, 2018

    Much has been made regarding the incredible economic growth occurring in our region. With continued and emerging growth in sectors like healthcare, manufacturing, education, energy and cyber-security, many members of the community are eager to learn how they can be a part of the great economic gains we are experiencing.

  • Georgia Sets Records in Employment During 2017

    January 19, 2018

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that 2017 was a banner year for job creation, employment and work force gains in Georgia.

  • Georgia Forestry Foundation Launches New Brand

    January 18, 2018

    The Georgia Forestry Foundation is launching a new logo and brand identity to accurately reflect the growth of the foundation since 1990, when the previous logo was introduced. The Foundation has as its primary goal connecting 10 million Georgians to 22 million acres of working forests by promoting the abundant natural resource in Georgia’s backyard.

  • Development Authority of Columbia County to Build New Industrial Park

    January 12, 2018

    The Development Authority of Columbia County and the Columbia County Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce the development on a new industrial park. On December 28th the Development Authority of Columbia County purchased 271.9 acres at Exit 183 on Interstate 20 between Appling and Harlem. This site will serve as the foundation for Columbia County’s new industrial Park.

  • Governor Deal: Budget Prioritizes Workforce Development, Education, Transportation Infrastructure

    January 12, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal released his budget recommendations to the General Assembly for the amended current and upcoming fiscal years. Budget priorities include building an educated workforce capable of meeting future job demands, expanding and improving services for Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens, and continuing to invest in transportation infrastructure and economic development.

  • Georgia Chamber’s “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” Attendees Hear Governor Deal, Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston Address Successes, Visions and Challenges

    January 11, 2018

    Over 2,000 state and local Chamber of Commerce members, public officials and other attendees at the 2018 Georgia Chamber of Commerce “Eggs and Issues Breakfast” heard Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Speaker David Ralston repeat the mantra that Georgia has the No. 1 business climate in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive time. Yet, each cautioned that the 2018 General Assembly opening this week has its work cut out for them during what will eventually become an historic election year.

  • NCR Officially Opens New Global Headquarters in Atlanta

    January 09, 2018

    NCR Corporation, a global leader in omni-channel solutions, opened its new global headquarters campus in Midtown Atlanta. The two-tower campus will provide the space needed to prepare for future growth and create innovations that will help power the digitally-connected economy.

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