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Starbucks Plant in Augusta to Hire 140


A new Starbucks Coffee Company manufacturing plant is scheduled to open near Augusta, GA in early 2014. The Augusta Chronicle reports 140 people will ultimately be employed at the facility. The $172 million manufacturing plant will create the coffee base which goes into the highly popular Starbucks...

Listen: Georgia Works Radio Show


The first episode of the Georgia Works radio show is now available online via podcast. This week we talk to: a former IRS Tax Attorney who shares the secrets to becoming a millionaire an author who believes people without a brand will die a generic an HR professional who claims the key to finding...

Report: West Georgia Economy Growing Strong


A recently released study from Center for Business and Economic Research at University of West Georgia shows consistent job growth in west Georgia and a strengthening of the housing market. The study covered the counties of Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Paulding and Polk. Overall unemployment...

Columbus/Midland Job Fair – July 9


Goodwill Industries of Southern Rivers serves 50 counties in west Georgia and east Alabama. The organization will host a Job Fair July 9th in Midland, GA. Employers such as Columbus Consolidated Government, Wells Fargo, Pezold Management, Alatrade, Manpower, and the Columbus Police Department will...

Gwinnett Chamber Leader Officially Takes Reigns


The new President of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is the picture of leadership success. Dr. Dan Kaufman certainly has academic credentials; an undergraduate degree from the U.S. Military Academy, a Master’s degree from Harvard, and a Doctorate from M.I.T. He also spent the last eight years...

Major Development & New Jobs Planned for Dawson County


The retail building boom that slowed in 2009 is back again in north Georgia. Blanchard Real Estate Capital has announced plans for a large retail development on 102 acres located of Georgia Highway 400. The retail site which is being described as a “commercial power center” will be an estimated 350...

Georgia Urban Interstate Conditions - #1 in the U.S.


The Reason Foundation, a national public policy think-tank, has released their 20th annual report on U.S. road conditions and cost effectiveness rankings. The Reason study covers overall performance of state owned highway systems from 1984 to 2009. Reason used 11 criteria to judge each of the 50...

Georgia World Congress Center Makes the "Top 10”


It is almost four million square feet in size, making it one of the five largest convention centers in the nation. And now, the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) has been ranked as the 6th best in America by the business website  BusinessReviewUSA.com. According to their website, Business...

Prepping for the Interview


The career and job website, Careerealism.com, offers sound advice for those who are entering different stages of the job search. G.L. Hoffman, who also writes for Forbes.com and is a contributor with Careerealism.com, gives friendly reminders before you walk into your interview. 1. ResearchThe...

GCOI: Georgia's Job Machine


Business owners have an invaluable tool in Georgia: The Georgia Centers of Innovation (GCOI). The centers run by the Georgia Department of Economic Development help provide connections and expertise to businesses so they can thrive here in Georgia. Currently there are six centers offering industry...

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