Thu., May 23, 2013 12:00pm
A new $3.5 million manufacturing plant is being planned for Kingsland. The Brunswick News reports Summer Industries is behind the project. The plant is being planned near Interstate 95.
Mon., May 6, 2013 3:00am
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 6:46am
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 3:49pm
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 9:02am
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.
Mon., December 3, 2012 6:02pm
Georgia has some of the nation’s top universities. But it can be a struggle to convey that selling point to prospective companies.
Wed., September 12, 2012 4:47pm
The U.S. Department of Commerce is giving Georgia two grants totaling $1.9 million to promote economic development.
Wed., August 1, 2012 3:46pm
Only three of Georgia’s 10 regional districts approved a penny sales tax increase for transportation projects. Columbus' Mayor is predicting this will lead to an economic realignment in the state.
Thu., June 7, 2012 6:52pm
Representatives of six historic downtown areas in Georgia are gathering in Rome this week to learn about luring economic development. It’s part of a new state program.
Fri., May 25, 2012 10:00am
Houston County leaders plan to buy two tracts of land amounting to 879 acres for $6.26 million. County commission Chairman Tommy Stalnaker said the county has to do something to add industry in order to expand its tax base.