The Census Bureau reports that the number of black-owned businesses in Georgia doubled between 2002 and 2007. Georgia is second only to New York in the number of businesses run by African-Americans.
US Army Corp of Engineers officials plan to release more information about how deepening the Savannah harbor will effect the city's drinking water. The Corp is revising a report on the project's evironmental effects. Savannah's top officials are pushing the project hard while the city's water manager airs concerns about saltwater.
Last night while millions of football fans watched the Packers face off against the Steelers in the Super Bowl a group of University of Georgia researchers were more interested in the commercials. The social networking site Twitter helped them find out exactly how the ads made people feel.
Two metro Atlanta communities are using federal grant money to study the possibility of building high-speed rail lines. They're projects that could tie-in to the bigger transit projects already being studied in Georgia.
This month Georgia Power customers saw a new fee added to their bills to help pay for two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. They are the first to be built in the country in 30 years. Noel Brown has this report on Plant Vogtle and its place in the history of nuclear power in America.
Hotel room rates are rising as a result of increased demand for rooms and lack of new hotels in the pipeline.
Georgia Power has installed solar panels on top of power poles in Augusta, Columbus, Conley, Macon, Rome, Savannah and Valdosta. Date will be collected for 18 months. Information could help decide best solar locations.
Atlanta-based shipping giant United Parcel Service says it plans to turn last year’s success into record earnings per share in 2011. In 2010, earnings improved to $3.6 billion dollars and revenue was up 9.4 percent The company says it’s stronger and more flexible coming into the economic recovery, thanks to internal changes forced by the recession.
The study by an independent research company says over the last decade, the restoration of old buildings has generated more than 10-thousand jobs and more than 420-million dollars in income.
Georgia’s largest solar farm to date is heating homes in north Georgia. Its owner says he would like to start more big projects here, but it’s not financially feasible.