Mon., October 28, 2013 2:35am
The news of apparent recovery has come frequently from northwest Georgia’s flooring industry in recent months. The region’s economy remains heavily reliant on flooring. State economic development officials say they focus more on diversifying Georgia’s overall economy rather than looking locally or regionally.
Thu., September 12, 2013 6:00am
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced the state Department of Economic Development has awarded more than $178,000 in grants to 13 agencies promoting fine arts and tourism throughout the state. Deal said Wednesday the Georgia Council for the Arts is distributing the funding as part of the state's Tourism Product Development Agreement program.
Fri., July 26, 2013 5:00am
Georgia economic development officials say an engineering firm is moving its headquarters from suburban Detroit to northeast Georgia, creating 80 new full-time positions at the new site. The Georgia Department of Economic Development describes Field Service Engineering as a leader in global field mitigation and full service quality assurance.
Thu., May 9, 2013 6:00am
State officials say a Georgia-based carpet manufacturing company could get state incentives worth more than $100 million. Calhoun-based Engineered Floors will open two facilities in the northwestern part of the state, creating about 2,400 jobs over the coming years, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced last week.
Wed., January 30, 2013 5:12am
This year's Georgia Travel Guide was unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Nathan Deal. The state is publishing 750,000 copies of the magazine-sized guidebook. A Georgia city featured as a filming location in the TV show "The Walking Dead" is featured on the cover.
Thu., February 16, 2012 12:04pm
A new report ranks Savannah harbor expansion as the state's top priority for improving cargo traffic. The state Transportation and Economic Development departments this week released an analysis that's being called Georgia's first comprehensive freight and logistics plan. The report stresses the link between ports and roads.
Wed., February 23, 2011 10:55am
Georgia exports rose to an all-time high of $28 billion last year. The US Census recently released information about the value of the nation's international trade. The numbers show Georgia's top exports are wood pulp, poultry, kaolin and carpet. Top destinations are Brazil, Mexico and China.
Fri., January 21, 2011 12:57pm
The state Department of Economic Development will spend more than $13 million over the next five years on a contract aimed at promoting tourism, film and global commerce. The contract with an Ohio-based marketing firm covers ad campaigns, media buys and sponsorships for the agency's three divisions.