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a 529 Plan May be the Best Way to Save for College

The Easiest College Savings Tool

Wednesday was national “529” day. The idea for recognizing May 29th as "529" day is to raise awareness of the 529 Plan for college savings is offered in all 50 states. According to the investment firm Edward Jones, a...

May 30, 2013
The Golden Shovel Award Goes to Those States Excelling in Economic Development

Georgia Wins “Gold Shovel” Award

The website is a leading authority on economic development projects in the United States. Each year the organization recognizes the best states for economic development and awards them “Gold” or “...

May 29, 2013
Studio Arts is One of the Majors Not Expected to See Job or Salary Growth

Ten Lowest Earning College Degrees

Undoubtedly a college degree will improve your earning potential. In fact, statistics show that college graduates earn 40% over a lifetime than workers without a degree. However, that does not mean all college diplomas...

May 29, 2013
Computer Programming Jobs Remain in High Demand

15 Programming Skills Employers Want Most

More and more employers are requiring some programming skills for anyone interested in career associated with technology. The good people at have compiled a list of the 15 programming skills most desired...

May 29, 2013
Atlanta is Home to Thousands of Information Technology Jobs

Atlanta #6 in Battle for Information Jobs

A ranking of the top cities in the U.S. for attracting “Information Technology” jobs has metro-Atlanta at #6 overall. With an employment growth of 4.8% in 2012 and a three-year growth near 9%, Atlanta ranks...

May 29, 2013
Nation's Top Golfing Facility Soon to Open in Alpharetta, GA

Top Golf – Coming to Georgia

Alpharetta, GA will soon be home to one of America’s top “golfing venues”, Top Golf. According to Top Golf officials, TopGolf is the only entertainment center of its kind, offering competitive golfing games for all ages...

May 29, 2013
It's Free - A Tour of Georgia Made Products

Made in Georgia? Find Out!

The first Georgia Manufacturing Expo is scheduled for June 8 at the Gwinnett Arena. The event is meant to showcase products made in Georgia. The man behind the idea to promote “Georgia Made” is Jason Moss. He believes...

May 29, 2013
Housing Prices are Rising Rapidly in Metro Atlanta

Atlanta Home Market – Bidding Wars!

Prices in the Atlanta housing market jumped 19% from March 2012 to March 2013 according to a report from the S...

May 29, 2013
More Manufacturing Jobs in Georgia as Hitachi Expands

Hitachi to Add 250 Jobs in Walton County

Monroe, GA-based Hitachi Automotive Systems America will invest $80 million and add 250 jobs to its already existing workforce of 375. Governor Nathan Deal made the announcement at the company’s facility in Walton...

May 29, 2013
Major healthcare insurers are joining national exchange

Seven Georgia Insurers Join Healthcare Exchange

Some of the biggest names in the health insurance marketplace will begin offering plans through the national healthcare exchange. Aetna, Alliant, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Coventry, Humana, Kaiser...

May 28, 2013