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GCOI: Georgia's Job Machine

- Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 7:19am

Business owners have an invaluable tool in Georgia: The Georgia Centers of Innovation (GCOI). The centers run by the Georgia Department of Economic Development help provide connections and expertise to businesses so...

Shaw Industries is Expanding with 500 Jobs in Bartow County

500 New Jobs for Bartow County

- Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 1:00pm

Shaw Industries has announced it will build a new $85 million manufacturing facility in Bartow County that is expected to create 500 new jobs. The plant, which is expected to be between 600,000 and 700,000 square feet,...

Ready Pac is Expanding Again in Jackson, GA

50 New Jobs for Butts County

- Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 6:34am

Salad maker, Ready Pac, has announced it will expand operations in Jackson, GA by adding another 50 employees. The news comes on the heels of a 140 employee expansion this summer. Governor Nathan Deal said “Ready Pac’s...

Caterpillar Manufacturing Plant near Athens - Officially Open!

Caterpillar Opens Doors for Jobs [AUDIO]

- Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 5:39pm

The largest Georgia manufacturing facility since Kia Motors is now open. Governor Nathan Deal and from across the state recently celebrated the official grand-opening of the new Caterpillar plant near Athens, GA. The...

Georgia is Now Ranked #1 for State Business Climate

Georgia is #1 [AUDIO]

- Monday, November 25, 2013 - 6:41am

Georgia is now ranked best in the nation for business climate. Site Selection magazine has chosen our state as the top place in which to do business. The achievement of being ranked #1 in the United States for business...

Race to the Top Funds will soon be headed to Georgia classrooms

Georgia Wins National “Race to the Top” Challenge

- Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 12:48pm

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...

Site Selection's Recognition of Georgia as the #1 State for Business was only part of a banner year for the state

2013: A Record Year for Job Growth in Georgia

- Friday, December 20, 2013 - 5:58am

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...

Raises for Georgia Teachers and More Highlights from the State of the State

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 5:43am

Education was the focus of Governor Nathan Deal’s State of the State address yesterday. Deal proposes raising teacher pay and state education funding overall, a single year increase totaling nearly $8 billion dollars....

2013 was the fourth consecutive record breaking year for international trade in Georgia

Let’s Trade!

- Monday, February 17, 2014 - 9:20am

Georgia continues to climb the ladder of states for international trading activity. A report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that among the 50 states Georgia has climbed to #11 for international exports. Meanwhile,...

This Week in Education News Sept. 12, 2014

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, September 12, 2014 - 10:01am

This week the education headline news focused on the gubernatorial race, the correlation between exercise and student health and provided a meaty preview of the new Ken Burns PBS documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate...

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