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 new economic forecast from Georgia State University says parts of the state are doing well. Augusta is among the best performing areas.
Savannah city officials are considering cutting their film office budget. The move is aimed at closing a gap in revenues and spending. But it's striking some in the film industry as short-sighted. The city recently hosted two high-profile...
The Atlanta-based company saw a jump in net-income and says a tight hold on expenses helped to bring about a positive report.
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced a major new expansion that will create more than 1,000 new jobs. A seven-year, $500 million plan represents a bright spot in Georgia's recession-wracked economy. Company officials say, many of the jobs will...
The state has modified permits for two proposed coal plants in Georgia. Both of the projects have been held up with legal challenges.
The company that manages the former nuclear weapons complex near Augusta says it's laying off 1,400 contractors next year. Savannah River Nuclear Solutions announced the news Wednesday in a memorandum to employees. The memo said the company...
A coalition is speaking out against Georgia Power’s 1.2 billion dollar rate hike request. Groups who might normally be at odds have found themselves on the same side of the fence.
Cremations are on the rise nationwide as Americans hold more tightly to their money during this recession. But Georgia is bucking the national trend. The number of cremations in America has gone up nearly every year for a century, and the...
The Public Service Commission heard testimony Monday morning from several groups opposed to Georgia Power's billion dollar rate hike request. The PSC's advocacy staff also says the amount is too high. In pre-filed testimony, the PSC staff...
A company has been tapped to build a new passenger ferry for Savannah. Custom Steel Boats Inc. in North Carolina has the $1.5 million contract to build a 67-foot, 150-passenger boat. Once in operation, the ferry will take riders from Savannah...