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  • SBA Small Business Lending Momentum Continues in FY18

    October 19, 2018

    The U.S. Small Business Administration announced FY18 lending numbers showing that it guaranteed over $30 billion to small businesses that otherwise would not have had access to capital.

  • Georgia Unemployment Rates Set Record in September

    October 18, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the state’s unemployment rate dipped in September to 3.7 percent, a number not reached since May 2001. At the same time, Georgia continued to set records for jobs and employed residents, Butler said.

  • UPS’s New Atlanta Super Hub Showcases Next Generation Operating Facility

    October 18, 2018

    UPS announced the grand opening of its second largest ground package processing facility in the United States and fourth largest package operation in its worldwide network. The Atlanta hub will process approximately 100,000 parcels per hour via a highly orchestrated series of conveyors, chutes, belts and ramps, into waiting trailers for transfer to another UPS location, or into package delivery vehicles bound for area businesses and residents

  • Plant Scherer Transforms into NASA for First Man, featuring Ryan Gosling

    October 17, 2018

    Hollywood and Georgia Power collide for the creation of an Oscar-contending film from Universal Pictures. The film, First Man, based on the book by James Hansen, is a biopic of Neil Armstrong’s journey to become the first man to walk on the moon in 1969.

  • Aflac: Employers are Hiring - Job Satisfaction is Growing - Workers More Satisfied with Workplace Benefits

    October 17, 2018

    After seeing American workers' job satisfaction dip in 2017, there is strong evidence that both workers and their employers have renewed feelings of workplace optimism and satisfaction. However, despite many reasons to be positive, employees and employers continue to have health care financial concerns.

  • Rome Floyd Chamber President and CEO Al Hodge Announces His Retirement in April 2019

    October 16, 2018

    Rome Floyd Chamber President and CEO Albert M. Hodge, Jr. announced his retirement, effective April 19, 2019.

  • Georgia’s Manufacturing Sector “Flying High” at 2018 Summit

    October 16, 2018

    The status of general manufacturing in Georgia is “Flying High” as exemplified by the theme, keynote speakers, panel members, and award winners at the 2018 Georgia Manufacturing Summit held last week at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. Specifically, the state leads the U.S. in aerospace manufacturing.

  • Governor Deal Honors Contributors in Arts and Humanities

    October 16, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal announced the recipients of the seventh annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The awards were presented in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities.

  • Autonomy, Workforce Development Drive "Forward Momentum” Theme at Southern Automotive Conference

    October 15, 2018

    Autonomous vehicle technology and industry workforce development drove the “Forward Momentum” theme that spotlighted the 11th Annual Southern Automotive Conference last week at the Cobb Galleria Center.

  • First Lady Sandra Deal Completes 900th School Visit

    October 15, 2018

    First Lady Sandra Deal visited Rowland Elementary School in Stone Mountain, marking her 900th school visit since Gov. Nathan Deal took office in 2011.

  • FICO and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Release First U.S. Cybersecurity Assessment

    October 15, 2018

    Seventh Annual Cybersecurity Summit -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and FICO released the first national cybersecurity assessment at the Chamber's Seventh Annual Cybersecurity Summit. The U.S. Chamber's Assessment of Business Cybersecurity, powered by the FICO Cyber Risk Score, measures the cybersecurity risk of the entire business community and risk across key sectors.

  • Governor Deal Expands State of Emergency to include 108 Counties

    October 11, 2018

    Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command, Gov. Nathan Deal expanded the emergency declaration to an additional 16 counties. The state of emergency now includes 108 counties in Georgia.

  • Georgia Shatters All-Time Voter Registration Record

    October 11, 2018

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that Georgia has shattered the all-time voter registration record with over 6,915,000 active and inactive voters on the rolls. Kemp expects the total number to break 7,000,000 voters at any moment as counties continue to process forms received by yesterday's deadline.

  • Governor Deal Declares State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Michael

    October 10, 2018

    Based on the latest forecast for Hurricane Michael and acting on a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency officials, Gov. Nathan Deal issued an emergency declaration for 92 Georgia counties.

  • AG Chris Carr Puts Scammers and Price Gougers on Notice in Preparation for Hurricane Michael

    October 10, 2018

    Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams and possible price gouging as Hurricane Michael approaches the Gulf Coast.

  • Former British Prime Minister David Cameron in Atlanta to Headline P20 Conference

    October 03, 2018

    P20, the transatlantic payments initiative, will host its second annual conference in Atlanta on October 9th and 10th. This year’s conference will bring together the world’s most influential leaders in payments technology, top U.S., U.K. and Canadian government officials and regulators to discuss the future of the global payments industry. Former British Prime Minister David Cameron will be the featured speaker.

  • Amazon Raises Minimum Wage to $15 for All U.S. Employees

    October 03, 2018

    Amazon announced it is increasing its minimum wage to $15 for all full-time, part-time, temporary - including those hired by agencies, and seasonal employees across the U.S.—effective November 1st. The new Amazon $15 minimum wage will benefit more than 250,000 Amazon employees, as well as over 100,000 seasonal employees who will be hired at Amazon sites across the country this holiday.

  • AG Chris Carr Encourages Georgians to Participate in Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    October 02, 2018

    Attorney General Chris Carr is urging Georgia consumers, businesses, non- profits, government institutions and religious institutions to learn more about cybersecurity during Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October.

  • Paul Bowers Discussing Why Georgia Power Believes in Corporate Generosity

    October 01, 2018

    Georgia Power’s Paul Bowers shares why he helped launch goBeyondProfit. Imagine the difference we can make when we all come together? Business leaders pledging to empower the generous spirit of employees and meet the needs of customers in our communities.

  • Georgia Bio Appoints Maria Thacker Acting President and CEO

    September 27, 2018

    Georgia Bio announced that Maria Thacker Goethe has assumed the role of Acting President and CEO for the trade association and the Georgia BioEd Institute. She will also remain in her capacity as Executive Director for the Georgia Global Health Alliance.

  • Former Commander of NSA Georgia to Lead Georgia Cyber Center

    September 24, 2018

    Col. Eric Toler, former commander of NSA Georgia, has been named executive director of the Georgia Cyber Center. He will begin his new position on Oct. 1st. In his new role, Col. Toler will work with Augusta University, Augusta Technical College and Georgia Technology Authority executive stakeholders to define and execute the overall strategy, vision, mission and goals for the center’s programs and partnerships.

  • Georgia Named Top State for Business for Fifth Consecutive Year

    September 21, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state for business for the fifth year in a row by Area Development, a leading corporate site selection and facility planning publication. Deal was joined by Area Development publisher and president Dennis J. Shea to make the announcement at the 2018 State of the Ports Address in Savannah.

  • Georgia Ports Plan 8 Million TEU Capacity by 2028

    September 21, 2018

    At the Savannah State of the Port event, GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch thanked Governor Deal for his leadership and detailed GPA's 10-year, $2.5 billion plan to expand the capacity of the nation's fastest growing and single largest container terminal from 5.5 million twenty-foot equivalent unit containers to 8 million.

  • Georgia's Graduation Rate Rises to All-Time High

    September 20, 2018

    Georgia’s high school graduation rate increased again in 2018, rising to 81.6 percent from 80.6 percent in 2017. This is an all-time high for Georgia’s graduation rate since the state began using the adjusted cohort calculation now required by federal law. Seventy-four Georgia school districts recorded 2018 graduation rates at or above 90 percent.

  • Georgia Labor Market Sets Records in August

    September 20, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler, said Thursday that Georgia’s unemployment rate for August dipped below the national number for the first time in 11 years.

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