Thu., February 28, 2013 8:35am
The Federal Reserve chairman is warning federal sequestration will damage the nation’s fragile economy. Emory University economist Tom Smith helps us sort through the impact on Georgia’s sluggish recovery.
Fri., February 8, 2013 5:00pm
The state House passed an amended budget Friday for the current fiscal year. It reconciles projections from last year with the economic realities of today. State officials had to lower the budget’s revenue estimate because the economy hasn’t recovered as quickly as they had predicted.
Wed., January 16, 2013 2:21pm
A weaker-than-expected economic recovery is proving to be a drag on Georgia's state finances. Republican Gov. Nathan Deal must find a way to close the gap between what Georgia's government collects and what it spends when submitting his budget plans Thursday.
Wed., August 22, 2012 4:53pm
A Georgia economist predicts the state’s economy will stall this year and growth will remain slow next year.
Thu., April 26, 2012 12:34pm
State labor officials say the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Atlanta dropped to 8.7 percent in March. The new jobless rate was announced early Thursday morning by the Georgia Department of Labor. Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate is down from a year ago, when it was 9.6 percent
Thu., April 12, 2012 4:09pm
Athens-Clarke County is the best-positioned community in the U.S. to attract investment and economic growth. That’s according to a Pittsburgh consulting group. The University of Georgia’s home county benefits greatly from its educational institutes.
Thu., March 15, 2012 2:42pm
The $200 million Caterpillar facility along the border of Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties is creating 1,400 jobs. But University of Georgia economic forecaster Jeff Humphreys predicts more openings will emerge.
Thu., January 26, 2012 3:22pm
For the second year in a row, the nonpartisan research group the Tax Foundation ranks Georgia the 34th most business-friendly state. It comes as Governor Nathan Deal releases the state's business development strategy recommendations in the Georgia Competitiveness Report.
Wed., January 4, 2012 5:16pm
Nationally, economists are predicting a rosier year for business and hiring. But there are signs that Georgia’s might not be as bright. Manufacturing order volume is one measure of an economy’s health. And in Georgia, new orders fell in the second half of 2011 after a strong start.
Wed., December 14, 2011 3:50pm
The Longleaf Stewardship Fund announced a new partnership in Columbus Wednesday to preserve the pine tree in Georgia and other southeastern states. Through the Fund, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Southern Company and the Department of Defense and other government agencies are pooling resources to provide grants for environmental management efforts.