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  • Georgia Ports Draw $5B Investment, 12K Jobs to Georgia

    September 13, 2019

    Port-related announcements of expansions and new business accounted for nearly $5 billion in investment and 12,000 jobs across the state of Georgia in Fiscal Year 2019, a year in which the Port of Savannah moved a record 4.5 million twenty-foot equivalent container units.

  • Kia Motors Produces Three Millionth Vehicle in the U.S.

    September 13, 2019

    Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) reached another milestone when the plant’s three millionth vehicle – a white 2020 Telluride SX Prestige – rolled off the assembly line in West Point, Georgia.

  • 2018 Saw Record-Breaking Accomplishments of Georgia's Tourism Industry

    September 12, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp recognized the performance and impact of the state’s tourism industry while attending the 2019 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference in LaGrange. Visitors in Georgia spent an estimated $31 billion in 2018 – a 4.8% increase over 2017 numbers.

  • Georgia Power's State-of-the-art Automation Solutions Featured in North America's First Smart City Laboratory

    September 12, 2019

    Georgia Power and the City of Peachtree Corners are celebrating the opening of the Curiosity Lab, a 1.5-mile intelligent mobility and smart city laboratory. The new living laboratory will be the first of its kind in the country and provide lab users with access to Georgia Power's state-of-the-art automation solutions and subject matter experts on the company's latest smart energy technologies and solutions.

  • Governor Kemp Announces Record Year for Global Commerce and Film

    September 12, 2019

    Governor Brian Kemp joined the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) to announce the record-breaking impact the Global Commerce and Film Divisions had in Georgia during fiscal year 2019 (FY19), which ran from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

  • Georgia Named "Top State for Business" for 6th Straight Year

    September 11, 2019

    Governor Brian Kemp announced that Georgia has been named the “Top State for Business” by Area Development, a leading publication covering corporate site selection and relocation, for the sixth year in a row. The results are determined by the publication’s poll of site consultants.

  • United Way of the CSRA Reveals New Funding Opportunities For Area Nonprofits Under New Community Focus

    September 10, 2019

    United Way of the CSRA unveiled their new strategic plan and community-wide initiative called Leading Families Forward last month at the 2019 campaign kickoff luncheon. With 51% of United Way’s 12-county impact area either living in poverty or considered the working poor, United Way believes a new focus, called Leading Families Forward, will harness collaborative efforts of existing and new community partners and focus on transforming local lives in four key impact areas.

  • UPS To Hire About 100,000 For Holiday Season

    September 10, 2019

    UPS announced that it expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated annual increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2020. That's enough people to populate a city the size of Albany, N.Y.

  • AG Chris Carr: Georgia's Working to End Substance Addiction, Overcome Stigma

    September 09, 2019

    September is National Recovery Month, and today, an estimated 180,000 Georgians are living with an opioid-use disorder. To put this staggering number into perspective, that means we have a population the size of Macon coping with the malicious effects caused by the opioid crisis.

  • The Average Online Purchase Delivery Now Takes 2-3 Days, Thanks to Amazon. Small Businesses Are Finding Ways to Keep Up.

    September 09, 2019

    When an online shopper clicks "Purchase" on an Amazon order, they often don't think about the large reaction they set off with their order – and all the technology and manpower required to get an item from a warehouse to their doorstep within two days or less.

  • 2019 Women in Business Signature Event, An Evening with Gretchen Corbin October 17th

    September 06, 2019

    Mark your calendars and join the Augusta Metro Chamber for their 2019 Women in Business Signature Event. On Thursday, October 17th at the Augusta Marriott, the Chamber will host an evening with Gretchen Corbin, President & CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corporation.

  • Georgia Banks Earn $1.2B during Second Quarter 2019

    September 06, 2019

    Georgia’s 166 state-based FDIC insured banks earned $1.2 billion in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 9.1% from first quarter.

  • U.S. Mint Honors Georgia’s Secret Garden

    September 06, 2019

    In 1734, just two years after General James Oglethorpe founded Georgia as a British Colony, he established the continent’s first public agricultural experimental garden in the new city of Savannah. The Trustees’ Garden, modeled after botanical gardens at some of England’s most prominent universities, was to experiment with growing a wide array of commercial produce such as silk, cotton, and wine, as well as medical botanicals.

  • US Chamber CEO Tom Donahue: Lift the Tariffs, and Restart Trade Talks with China Now

    September 06, 2019

    Amid all the talk of a possible recession, it’s important for everyone to remember this: Economic expansions do not die of natural causes. They often die because of missteps and policy mistakes. And the biggest mistake our leaders could make right now — putting our economy at greater risk of a downturn — is to stoke further uncertainty.

  • GWBC Keynote Speaker Enlivens, Enlightens Attendees on Forgiveness in the Workplace

    September 05, 2019

    This past week the annual Greater Women's Business Council (GWBC) “Power of Partnering” Marketplace spotlighted Dr. Shawne Duperon, who spoke on the importance of forgiveness for a leader in the workplace, and how to be a forgiving leader.

  • Top Health Leaders in Southeast Convene in Atlanta September 26th for 6th Annual “Health Connect South”

    September 04, 2019

    Health Connect South (HCS) will convene the 6th annual gathering of the Southeast region's top health leaders at Georgia Aquarium on September 26th.

  • SBA Administrator Ashley Bell: Entrepreneurs Need to Prepare for Natural Disaster- the Time is Now

    September 04, 2019

    September is National Preparedness Month. I view this as not a celebration, but as a critical reminder for entrepreneurs across the Southeast of how important it is to be prepared in case of any natural disaster, whether it is a hurricane, tornado, wild fire, algae bloom – the list goes on. In order for a small business to survive a natural disaster, it must be prepared.

  • Georgia Chamber's Chris Clark: The Value of Chambers of Commerce

    September 03, 2019

    Since the first Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1599 in France, businesses have banded together for the common interest of economic growth and prosperity. In 1768, the New York Chamber established the first new world outpost to push back against ‘foreign’ governmental overreach. The Georgia Chamber was incorporated in 1915 by local chambers to promote small businesses, support rural communities and to protect our largest employers from job killing policy.

  • North Augusta Chamber to Discuss Safety in the Workplace at September Luncheon September 5th

    August 30, 2019

    The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce‘s September Power Luncheon will feature a panel discussing being “Safe At Work” and what are the risk factors and prevention strategies for workplace violence?

  • Governor Kemp, Dept. of Community Affairs Announce $41M in Grants to 59 Communities

    August 30, 2019

    Governor Brian Kemp announced that fifty-nine Georgia communities will receive a total of $41 million in federal assistance to help grow their local economies.

  • Unisys Lands $25M Contract with the State of Georgia

    August 29, 2019

    Unisys Corporation announced that the State of Georgia has selected the company to enable 47,000 email users at 14 state government agencies to seamlessly and securely access email and tools like Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and Skype through single sign-on capability.

  • Augusta University’s Economic Impact on the State Exceeds $2B

    August 28, 2019

    Augusta University is proving to be good medicine for Georgia’s economy. The university, including Augusta University Health, has contributed $2.39 billion to the state’s economy in the fiscal year 2018, according to a recent report from the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.

  • United Way’s Kickoff Reveals New Community-Wide Focus And Launches New Young Professional Group

    August 27, 2019

    United Way of the CSRA hosted the 2019 Campaign Kickoff luncheon at the Bell Auditorium with a new theme of Discover Your Impact.

  • Picking A Charitable Partner: First Steps to Finding the Best Fit

    August 27, 2019

    “How do I evaluate which charities are best for my business to support?” Business leaders ask goBeyondProfit this question often, in their quest to find the best charitable partner. Beyond choosing charities by their proximity, relevance to your business and resonance with staff and customers, we wanted to share a few evaluation insights and resources from national and local experts.

  • Meet the Class, Leadership Augusta 2020

    August 26, 2019

    During an evening reception held Thursday, August 22nd, Leadership Augusta Alumni and members of the community were invited to meet the members of the newest class of Leadership Augusta. After an intense selection process, 38 individuals, representing a wide variety of businesses and industries within the Greater Augusta region, were chosen as members of the Leadership Augusta Class of 2020.

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