This weekend is the state’s sales tax holiday. On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, sales tax won’t be charged on clothing, school supplies and some computers. Small businesses are hoping it will provide the boost they need. Kyle Jackson, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business says 13 percent of small business owners surveyed this month say poor sales is their greatest concern.
 
Toyo Tires in Bartow County will be expanding. On Tuesday, company officials joined Governor Nathan Deal to sign a deal expanding Bartow County’s bonding capacity by nearly a billion dollars.
Georgia Power says it will be shuttering three power plants for economic reasons. Two coal fired units at Plant Branch in Milledgeville will close in 2013. That’s a result of federal regulation tightening air pollution controls. The company has...
Georgia’s tobacco acreage is expected to hold steady this year, thanks to a new buyer in the state and high demand in Asia. Tobacco acreage has been dropping for two decades. Experts expected fewer acres of the crop to be planted this year, but now...
A Chinese aviation leasing company has announced a deal with Gulfstream Aerospace to buy 50 high-end business jets for more than $2.5 billion. Gulfstream spokesman Jeff Miller has confirmed the deal with Minsheng Banking Corp. The deal is expected...
Despite the Okefenokee Swamp being closed to the public, the towns near the refuge are enjoying an economic boost from fire crews. Hotel managers in Waycross reported increased occupancy over the last two months, and some restaurants have enjoyed a...
Georgia Power says it wants to add 50 megawatts of solar energy to its system by 2015. Georgia Power Vice President Greg Roberts told a conference Monday that a proposal now before state utility regulators would expand the use of solar energy...
Two Rome hospitals are making it easier for cancer patients to access and share their medical information digitally. It's part of a state effort to adopt electronic medical records.
Starting in January, Georgia’s new immigration law requires companies with 500 workers or more to use the federal E-Verify system to ensure their employees can work here legally. Over the next year, smaller employers will be phased in in two waves....
Georgia's home-grown liquor industry is getting a new player. Officials at Milledgeville-based Georgia Distilling Company say, they now have federal and local permits and soon expect their state permit to begin operation. A company official...
State officials say domestic and international visitors to Georgia spent $21 billion in 2010. Officials with the U.S. Travel Association say that represents a jump of more than 8 percent in travel spending over the year before.