State agencies are weighing their reponses to another order to cut. Governor Nathan Deal is asking department heads to come up with another half-billion-dollars in reductions for next year's budget. The cuts are larger than last year's and represent the fifth straight year the Governor's office has asked for cuts.
A study by the University of Georgia found the 35 schools in the University system generated $13.2 billion for Georgia’s economy last year. That’s mainly due to the growing number of students and the amount they spend..
About 350,000 Georgia workers owe their jobs in some way to the Georgia ports. A report released by the University of Georgia says, 1-in-12 Georgia jobs is port-dependent. Critics say, the figures are inflated, counting every Wal-Mart greeter and store clerk as port-dependent since they work at a company that uses the ports.
Kennesaw State University’s monthly index on Georgia manufacturing activity fell slightly in March after two blockbuster months of growth. Intuit Payroll’s latest index shows another month of slight increases in the state’s small business employment. And unemployment keeps inching down. Economists say it all indicates a recovery. Just a slow one.