A record number of employers are having a hard time finding workers despite millions on the jobless rolls.
The trouble in the coastal area is especially deep in manufacturing and other sectors requiring skilled labor.
An Illinois real estate company has purchased the former Cooper Tire and Rubber Company plant in Albany for $8.5 million.
Court records say the transaction between Cooper and Hilco Real Estate LLC of North Brook, Illinois, was completed September 29th.
Banking regulators have told a relatively well-performing Savannah bank to reduce its troubled assets.
The agreement between the The Savannah Bank and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency reflects just how far Georgia banks have to recover from the Great Recession.