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.
Barely a month into his tenure as president of the University of Georgia, Jere Morehead suspects he already knows his fundraising acumen will be the measure of his success in the position. Morehead talked about the importance of UGA's upcoming comprehensive campaign and other issues in a wide-ranging exclusive interview with GPB last week, including economic development the rising cost of college.
Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday the state is very close to a landing a deal that could bring what he described as Georgia's largest business project since automaker Kia opened a massive plant in West Point.
Work Ready has used about $1.4 million in stimulus funds. And the state has certified 56 counties as "Work Ready," meaning that they've met educational and other goals. Rural areas, however, have few employers that recognize the certificate and even fewer are hiring.