Effingham County near Savannah could be getting a new film studio. Medient Studios has received approval from local officials to begin building a new $90 million movie production facility next to I-16. Film and Television professor Michael Chaney of the Savannah College of Art and Design says the area already has many ties with the film industry.
Georgia’s top education official says the state’s schools are improving by every national standard. State school superintendent John Barge told policy makers Friday that’s because education and business officials are doing a better job of working together.
There’s no prescription or operation to get rid of celiac disease or a wheat allergy. The only cure is to cut out all foods with gluten like pasta, pastries and bread. The growing number of people opting for a gluten-free lifestyle is creating opportunities for businesses.
Georgia Tech is testing new products designed for aging baby boomers. The project is called Homelab. Currently launched in 100 homes statewide, the project plans to expand to over 500 homes within three years.
A Duluth-based technology firm is expanding its Columbus manufacturing operation, bringing with it about 100 new jobs. National Cash Register Co. executives say the new manufacturing operation will make electronic point-of-sale systems for the retail restaurant and hospitality industry.
While agriculture profits are up 28 percent nationally this year to just over 100 billion dollars, Georgia farmers are experiencing more mixed results. Georgia’s extended drought has challenged key crops this year. In 2010 Georgia led the nation with 44% of peanut crop yields. But according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Georgia peanut production slid by 18% this year