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Georgia Christmas Tree Farms are Growing

Online Holiday Shopping & Year-End Car Buying [AUDIO]

- Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 6:58am

It's a Christmas version of Georgia Works radio. This week we talk to the good people at to talk online shopping for the holidays. We also discover why Georgia is becoming a "hot spot" for solar energy....

Site Selection's Recognition of Georgia as the #1 State for Business was only part of a banner year for the state

2013: A Record Year for Job Growth in Georgia

- Friday, December 20, 2013 - 5:58am

The Georgia Department of Economic Development has announced an overall 10 percent increase in job creation during Georgia’s most recent fiscal year. According to a release from the Department, company expansion and new...

Race to the Top Funds will soon be headed to Georgia classrooms

Georgia Wins National “Race to the Top” Challenge

- Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 12:48pm

The state of Georgia has been selected as a winner in the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge. With the victory comes $50 million to help fund the state’s program. According to a press release from Governor Nathan...

The Children's Hospital currently serves about 65,000 children each year.

New Children's Hospital for Savannah

- Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 8:50am

A new $28 million children's hospital is going to be built in Savannah, announced Memorial Health officials. The Children's Hospital of Savannah, A Memorial-Novant Partnership, will be built on the Waters Avenue campus...

Georgia Employment Numbers Reach 5-Year HIgh

Georgia Unemployment Lowest in 5 Years

- Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 6:32am

According to the Georgia Department of Labor Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.7 percent in November. The 7.7% state unemployment rate for November 2013 is the lowest since November 2008. “The rate...

The new Stone Mountain store is hiring 40 new employees.

Goodwill Hiring in Stone Mountain

- Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 12:29pm

There's a new Goodwill opening in Stone Mountain and they are in need of employees. Goodwill of North Georgia is recruiting approximately 40 employees at its new Stone Mountain store which is scheduled to open on...

IBM and Gwinnett County Public Schools are partnering to help reduce student drop out rates.

Personalized Learning at Gwinnett County Schools

- Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 9:45am

The high school drop out rate in the United States is at an alarming rate. On average 8,300 high school students drop out each day. Gwinnett County Public Schools is the 14th largest school district in the US, and...

Decostar Industries in Temple, GA will supply components to auto manufacturers like Nissan

35 Manufacturing Jobs for Temple

- Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 6:06am

35 Manufacturing Jobs for Temple Decostar Industries, a subsidiary of Magna Exteriors and Interiors, has announced it will invest $2 million and create up to 35 manufacturing jobs at its plant in Carroll County. The...

Orlaco will open its first U.S. facility in Pickens County

65 Jobs for Pickens County

- Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 12:55pm

International camera company, Orlaco, has announced its first U.S.-based facility will be built in Pickens County. The manufacturing and warehouse facility is expected to create 65 new jobs. According to Georgia...

Novalis is investing $205 million in its operations.

Novalis Expanding Operations

- Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:56am

Novalis Inc, the world's largest aluminum recycler, is expanding its global manufacturing operations with a $205 million investment, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The company will be building new...


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