Macon is vying to keep the hall, while Athens, Dunwoody and Woodstock are trying to lure it to their communities. The board will now have to seek guidance from the Governor’s office on what to do next.
Flemming says last year more than 4500 jobs were lost to overseas outsourcing. A bill that would have given companies a tax credit for hiring the unemployed was vetoed by Governor Sonny Perdue in 2009.
The Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority will take more time to decide on the new location for the museum. The board rejected a proposal for the museum to stay in Macon.
Industrial production and weather help earnings. Even though revenue's rose, profits fell. Company expects strong 2011.
Georgia lost 11,800 construction jobs in 2010, 7.5 percent of the construction workforce. The rate of job losses is the fifth-highest in the nation.
The public comment period on the Savannah harbor deepening project ends Tuesday. The half-billion-dollar project is one of the state's highest political priorities. The comment period has been a ping-pong table for environmental groups and business interests.
Georgia retailers are fighting to bring back the sales tax holiday this year. The lobbying effort comes despite state lawmakers’ reluctance, and the Tax Reform Council’s recommendation, to not bring it back.
The Georgia Supreme Court says MCG Health has no claim to a $50,000 settlement awarded to an Augusta soldier who was injured in a car accident. The decision could affect the way hospitals in Georgia are able to collect on bills.
Despite hopes a new car plant just over the Tennessee border would bring jobs to Georgia, that apparently hasn’t happened.