Thu., January 26, 2012 9:13am
A report aimed at making the state more attractive to businesses cites education and workforce development as the most important factors for companies looking to locate or expand in Georgia.
Fri., January 13, 2012 11:00am
Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday the state is very close to a landing a deal that could bring what he described as Georgia's largest business project since automaker Kia opened a massive plant in West Point.
Fri., October 14, 2011 8:55am
An Illinois real estate company has purchased the former Cooper Tire and Rubber Company plant in Albany for $8.5 million. Ray Kaye, executive vice president of Hilco, confirmed the purchase Wednesday and says the company is already working with prospective tenants.
Thu., October 13, 2011 8:51am
Governor Nathan Deal tomorrow embarks on a trade mission to Asia. The governor, his wife and members of his economic development team will visit South Korea and China. Deal called the Asian countries "two of the world's most dynamic economies" and said they hold "a myriad of opportunities for Georgia."
Wed., September 21, 2011 4:08pm
Developers officially break ground on a white water course on the Chattahoochee River in Columbus Thursday. The 20 million dollar public private partnership project entails blowing up two major dams later this year
Mon., July 18, 2011 8:24am
Gov. Nathan Deal will host the second meeting of his Georgia competitiveness initiative, which focuses on job creation and a statewide economic development strategy. Deal announced the effort soon after taking office in January. It concentrates on attracting and keeping high-paying jobs in Georgia.
Wed., June 29, 2011 1:26pm
Two south Georgia counties are among seven sites being considered for construction of what would be the world’s largest solar farm. Sumter and Tatnall counties are in the running for a $1.4 billion, 400 megawatt project to be built by Florida-based National Solar Power. Four other sites are being considered in Florida, with one other in North Carolina.
Wed., June 29, 2011 12:43pm
200 jobs and $120 million in investment is on the way to Spalding County, south of Atlanta. Governor Nathan Deal's office says engine manufacturer Caterpillar is set to make a major investment in its Griffin Engine Center. The Peoria, Ill.-based company will create at least 200 jobs and invest $120 million in machinery, equipment and upgrades to the existing facility.
Thu., June 23, 2011 1:36pm
Up to 200 new jobs are on the way to southwest Georgia. And an economic official calls it the region’s biggest economic announcement in decades. A new military and para-military training center will call Early County home. The American International Marksmanship Academy could be open by the fall with 100 jobs. Another 100 could be in place within two years.
Fri., May 13, 2011 12:45pm
Governor Nathan Deal flies to Europe on Sunday for a ten day business development trip. It will take him to the United Kingdom, Germany, and Austria.