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A "Good News" Story to finish 2013 [AUDIO]


What better way to finish 2013 than to consider the good news we brought you this year. Perhaps one of the best is the story of the LEAD program created by a former professional baseball player. LEAD is the highly successful mentoring and training program established by former Chicago Cub and...

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


It's a Christmas version of Georgia Works radio. This week we talk to the good people at RetailMeNot.com to talk online shopping for the holidays. We also discover why Georgia is becoming a "hot spot" for solar energy. Also this week we determine whether this truly is the best time of year to...

2013: A Record Year for Job Growth in Georgia


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 location announcements resulted in 31,656 jobs and over $6 billion in...

Georgia Wins National “Race to the Top” Challenge


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 Deal, making sure Georgia students are performing on grade level is critical. “...

New Children's Hospital for Savannah


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. It will be a four year project, with a kick off event scheduled for Thursday,...

Georgia Unemployment Lowest in 5 Years


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 is down because of strong job growth and a very good drop in new claims for...

Goodwill Hiring in Stone Mountain


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 Thursday, January 30th, according to the Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch. There is a...

Personalized Learning at Gwinnett County Schools


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 they are striving to improve their graduation rates. Gwinnett County Public Schools...

35 Manufacturing Jobs for Temple


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 automotive parts supplier will supply components to Kia and Nissan. According to a...

65 Jobs for Pickens County


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 Economic Development officials the state’s advanced logistics is a key reason for the...

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