Thu., May 9, 2013 10:00am
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 10:12am
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 5:04pm
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.
Mon., September 12, 2011 3:38pm
The Governor's Tourism Conference is underway in Macon. The event includes 400 professionals from across the state. Regional tourism is new push.
Wed., April 13, 2011 2:53pm
Nearly 70 countries represented on economic development tour. Organizers say it's a chance to see what's outside Atlanta. Local leaders hope it spurs investment.
Wed., February 23, 2011 3:55pm
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 5:57pm
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.
Fri., December 10, 2010 4:29pm
Georgia's film industry is booming and some industry experts say that is proof enough that film tax credits are working. A committee of state lawmakers is reviewing all of Georgia's tax code and is expected to recommend sweeping changes in the upcoming legislative session. On the chopping block could be dozens of tax breaks that cost the state money and don't produce jobs.
Fri., November 5, 2010 1:11pm
The Department of Economic Development is hosting a series of missions and trade shows in Cuba, Germany and Turkey to tighten trade relations.
Fri., October 8, 2010 2:59pm
The state says 16 Georgia counties are especially ready for business when it comes to film and television crews. Counties include Hall, Bibb, Houston, and Chatham. Could be a record year for production in Georgia.