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Solar Power Project Coming to Rome


Pirelli Tire, located in Rome, is sub-leasing approximately 3 acres of land to Hannah Solar, an Atlanta based renewable energy solutions provider. Hannah Solar will be producing solar energy as part of the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the...

Building a Brighter Future Through Workforce Readiness


Estimates suggest that by the year 2020, 60% of all Georgia jobs will require a college degree or certification. Today, only 42% of Georgia’s workforce meets these qualifications. Perhaps more sobering is the fact that only 17 out of 100 Georgia public school 9th-graders will graduate on time from...

Columbus Ranks As Top Place to Live


Livability.com has released its 2014 Top 100 Best Places to Live. They look at small to mid-sized cities and examine what makes a city a great place to work and visit. Factors such as walkability, transportation, urban planning and cultural amenities play a role on how the cities are ranked....

Investing in Georgia - Real Estate & Start-ups [AUDIO]


At a time when bank certificates of deposit and U.S. treasuries are returning less than 2% a year, real estate and small business start-ups have become hot investments. The market to “flip” houses is back, but does it make sense? And, the state of Georgia has joined the state of Kansas in allowing...

Career Fairs and Events for October 21st-25th


Monday, October 21st Teachers R Us from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Clayton Career Center, Jonesboro Tuesday, October 22nd Caterpillar Workshop from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Athens Career Center, Athens Employer Committee Summit from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at Jackson County EMC, Jefferson...

Atlanta #4 City for Rising Wages


Wall Street Cheat Sheet has recently listed eight cities in the U.S. where wages are on the rise. According to the article, real wages have dropped almost 7 percent since 2006. This means that inflation has outpaced the rate of wage growth by a substantial margin over the past seven years. The...

Northwest Georgia Career Expo & Expo Prep


The Annual Northwest Georgia Career Expo is set for Thursday, November 14th, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Forum Civic Center Complex located at 2 Government Plaza in Rome. There were over 90 venders that participated last year. A sample of this year’s vendors include: Tobias Jewelry and More, Georgia...

Georgia Colleges Excel in Community Service


There were fourteen (14) Georgia colleges and universities that were listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Each year the U.S. President highlights higher learning institutions that have displayed exemplary community service and have achieved measurable impact...

Georgia State Ranked 24th Best Law School in U.S.


The popular legal website TippingTheScales.com has just released their first ranking of the nation’s top law schools. Stanford University is ranked as America’s top law school followed by Yale, Harvard, and Penn. According to the TippingTheScales.com website, the rankings are created by focusing on...

Georgia’s “Other” Bird Business


Georgia has long been known as the “Chicken” capital of America. The state’s poultry industry produces almost 25 million pounds of chicken per year and has an annual economic impact of over $13 billion. But now, there’s another bird in town. Smaller in size and production, the quail is becoming...

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