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.
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.
A group of 40 new University of Georgia faculty members departed Monday on a whirlwind tour of the state. The idea is to expose them to parts of the state they may not have a chance to visit on their own.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.