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Norcross Solar Panel Maker Expanding Production & Adding Jobs


Suniva, the leading American manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells has announced it will be expanding production at its Norcross, GA plant and hiring four-dozen new employees. Founded by Georgia Tech professor, Ajeet Rohatgi, Suniva has quickly become a world leader in solar technology....

Telecom Software Company Moving into Atlanta


Pensacola, FL-based Overgroup Consulting has announced the opening of a new Atlanta operations center. According to a press release from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia’s talent pool was a major factor in attracting the company. “Overgroup joins a very healthy technology...

The Owls are Hiring!


Georgia’s 3rd largest University is currently looking to fill some 75 jobs. Kennesaw State University is not only the third largest university in Georgia, it ranks as one of the top universities in the region by U.S. News & World Report. The school has grown to more than 24,000 undergraduate...

Georgian’s Win Big @ the “Munchies”


The popular food website, TableSpoon.com, has just announced the winners of the People’s Choice Awards for food - aka the "Munchie" awards! Marietta’s own Alton Brown won the award for Best Food TV Personality for his work on “Good Eats” and “Iron Chef America”. Atlanta-based chef, Hugh Acheson,...

Zaxby’s – Now the “Official” Chicken of College Sports


Athens, GA – based Zaxby’s has reached a 2-year agreement with 25 of the largest southern and Midwest Colleges and Universities to sponsor the schools’ football and basketball teams. According to a company press release, “Being The Official Chicken of College Sports is a monumental partnership...

$50 billion – Georgia Tourism Breaks Record


It was an historic year for tourism in Georgia. According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, tourism contributed over $50 billion to the state economy. It is the first time in state history that tourism dollars have surpassed the $50 billion mark. The overall $51.2 billion in...

Savannah Area Movie Studio Signs Major Deal


Medient Studios has announced a $40 million agreement with Prime Focus Limited to provide Cameras, lighting gear and other production equipment, cutting-edge full-service post production offline and online editing, color correction and grading systems, flame and smoke suites and other post...

How Does Your Child’s School Score?


The Georgia Department of Education has released a much anticipated tool for evaluating the effectiveness of every public school in Georgia. The new grading system gives each school a score between 0 – 100. Overall the state averages are 83.4 for elementary schools, 81.4 for middle schools, and 72...

Manufacturing Plant & 200 Jobs for Murray County


Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Dubai-based Mattex Corporation will build a manufacturing plant and employ up to 200 people at a location in Murray County. Mattex specializes in creating carpet backing material. This will be the company’s first location outside the Middle East. According to...

Atlanta #9 for “Happiest” Entry-Level Workers


The employment assistance site CareerBliss.com has released a listing of the best places to start your new career. They characterize it as the “Happiest” cities for entry-level jobs. A survey of more than 4000 workers included 10 questions, such as, work-life balance and growth opportunities....

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