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Little Ocmulgee State Park is one of hundreds of places you can find on your mobile device (photo www.exploregeorgia.org)

'Explore Georgia' Goes Mobile

Rickey Bevington - Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 9:36am

Hey Georgia Travelers! You can take exploring Georgia to a whole new level with your mobile device. Check out these details ... Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, relaunched a...

Southwire Named Large Manufacturer of the Year

Carrollton-Based Southwire Named Large Manufacturer of the Year

- Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 10:43am

Southwire Company is one of Georgia’s greatest success stories. Started 63 years ago in a small West Georgia town the company now has 15 manufacturing plants across the United States with five in Georgia. The company...

DIRTT Environmental Solutions Makes High-Quality Modular Interiors at their Savannah Plant

DIRTT Environmental Solutions named Georgia Small Manufacturer of the Year

- Monday, April 8, 2013 - 5:43am

Savannah-based DIRTT (Doing It Right This Time) Environmental Solutions has been recognized by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development as the “Manufacturer of the Year...

Nordson Wins Prestigious Georgia Manufacturing Award

Nordson of Swainsboro Named Georgia Manufacturer of the Year

- Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 12:05pm

The Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development recently announced Nordson Corporation as the “mid-size” Georgia Manufacturer of the Year. This category includes all...

South Korean Tire Manufacturer Hankook is Looking in Georgia for Possible Site

More Tires – More Jobs; Coming to Georgia?

- Monday, April 15, 2013 - 5:15am

Hankook Tire Company is considering Georgia as a location for a manufacturing plant in the U.S. It would be the company’s first U.S. plant. According to a report in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the South Korean-based...

Hostess is Set to Re-Open the Columbus, GA Plant and Create 300 Jobs

300 Jobs for Columbus

- Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 3:43am

Hostess Brands will re-open its large bakery in Columbus, GA creating 300 jobs in the process. According to a company press release, the Company will initially add 200 jobs to the local economy and plans to create a...

Engineered Floors is Making One of the Largest Investments in Georgia History (photo:courtesy of WRCB Televison)

Update - $500 Million Investment & 2,400 Jobs

- Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 7:15am

Calhoun, GA-based Engineered Floors will invest $500 million in the creation of two new manufacturing facilities. The investment is expected to create 2,400 total jobs. According to a release from the Georgia Department...

Murray County will be home to the first Mattex Plant outside the Middle East

Manufacturing Plant & 200 Jobs for Murray County

- Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 11:46am

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...

The Georgia Aquarium is on of the state's top tourist attractions

$50 billion – Georgia Tourism Breaks Record

- Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 5:08am

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...

Overgroup Consulting Chose Atlantic Station to Locate New Operations Center

Telecom Software Company Moving into Atlanta

- Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 10:47am

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...

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