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.
 
A consultant working on a joint port project being developed by the states of Georgia and South Carolina says, it could be just two years before the port seeks its permits. The consultant also says, the Jasper Ocean Terminal, on the South Carolina...
Bank failures could increase in 2011. Bad loans in commercial sector becoming a problem. Small community banks hardest hit.
Every county in Georgia could qualify for disaster assistance from the federal government. The designation comes on the heels of several very warm, dry months. Farm operators throughout the state are eligible to be considered for low-interest...
Large scale department stores aren’t the only retailers benefiting from the black Friday rush. Small boutiques across the state are also seeing more customers although with mixed results. Many are window shopping, but some are spending money in...
National reports show, this year's Black Friday could usher in a holiday shopping season slightly improved from last year. Whether Georgia businesses see an uptick in sales, though, will depend on customers. Across the state, several "...
Encore Plastics Corp, a Sandusky, Ohio-based plastics manufacturer, says it will open a plant in Forsyth early in 2011.
Time is running out on a tax rebate for energy-efficient home repairs. The $1,500 tax credit was part of the federal stimulus and has helped Georgia businesses selling air-conditioners, water heaters and other products. Gill Sasser of Savannah...
Georgia Power goes before state regulators Monday to give a status report on the nuclear expansion of Plant Vogtle near Augusta. Public Service Commissioner Bobby Baker says things are going as planned for the two new reactors scheduled to go...
Unemployment in Georgia continues above the national average. That meant the State had to borrow money from the federal government to help pay benefits. The debt is rising and the state will soon have to pay interest.
Kia Motors plans to hire another 1,000 workers at its west Georgia plant. The auto-maker opened the online application process for prospective employees for its plant in West Point, which is near the Alabama state line.