Mon., October 28, 2013 2:35am
The news of apparent recovery has come frequently from northwest Georgia’s flooring industry in recent months. The region’s economy remains heavily reliant on flooring. State economic development officials say they focus more on diversifying Georgia’s overall economy rather than looking locally or regionally.
Tue., August 6, 2013 2:40am
Barely a month into his tenure as president of the University of Georgia, Jere Morehead suspects he already knows his fundraising acumen will be the measure of his success in the position. Morehead talked about the importance of UGA's upcoming comprehensive campaign and other issues in a wide-ranging exclusive interview with GPB last week, including economic development the rising cost of college.
Tue., July 16, 2013 6:00am
State and City officials are set to celebrate the kick-off of a new television series featuring Atlanta caterers and eateries and discuss the show's projected economic impact on the region. Lifetime's "Catering Wars Atlanta" is set to premiere Tuesday night.
Sun., May 5, 2013 11:00pm
A Savannah startup investor says more is merrier when it comes to investment in promising Georgia businesses. The comments come after Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill creating a state-backed venture capital fund. John Morisano started the SLAAM startup incubator last year to keep startups from having to leaving Savannah to find investors.
Tue., April 30, 2013 2:46am
University of Georgia President-elect Jere Morehead is announcing plans for a greater emphasis on economic development. Morehead said this week that the university will establish an economic development office in Atlanta to provide a closer link with the business sector and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
Tue., April 2, 2013 11:49am
Savannah city officials have given a new lease on life to an economic development agency they all but dismantled two years ago. The city-funded but state-chartered Development and Renewal Authority was credited with revitalizing sections of historic downtown Savannah. One board member says he wants the agency to return to creating a downtown master plan.
Tue., March 19, 2013 5:02am
Economic development officials near Georgia's coast are expected to reveal details of plans for a movie studio in the area. Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott said the project involves a "large movie studio." Lott said he wasn't able to disclose more details until a Tuesday morning news conference.