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Kia May Expand West Ga. Workforce

Suppliers for the Kia Motors plant in West Point say they're considering expanding their workforces in preparation for the automaker's plan to construct the Optima sedan.

Balancing Water Conservation and Energy Needs

More than half the water in Georgia is used to make electricity. From nuclear to hydro-power, just about every river in the state has some kind of power plant on its banks.

Brunswick Port To Get $5 Million Upgrade

A Canadian company says, it will spend $5 million to upgrade the Port of Brunswick. The goal is to boost Georgia's growing wood pellet industry. European energy companies use wood pellets as renewable energy.

Ga. Included In Beef Recall

At least three major grocery store chains are recalling certain packages of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination.

Biomass Plant Brings Jobs

The largest biomass plant in Georgia is planned for Laurens County.The Courier Herald reports that Beasley Forest Products LLC and Land Care Services are partnering to build a 56 megawatt power plant near Dublin called Green Power Solutions.

Grants Help Small Businesses Export Products

Small agricultural businesses in Georgia and the South can get money to help sell their products abroad through a program with the Southern U.S. Trade Association.

Chatham Officials Move Hotel Forward

Chatham County Commissioners want more study into a proposed convention hotel in Savannah. The hotel has generated heated opposition because of possible public support.

Middle Georgia Meets To Boost Business

Economic development officials met with business leaders from Middle Georgia Macon today in Macon. The goal is to come together as a region and create jobs. It’s all part of a statewide competitiveness initiative launched by the governor in April.

Savannah Marathon Could Set Record

A running event in Savannah is on pace to become Georgia's largest marathon and half-marathon. A spokesman for the national Rock 'n Roll Marathon group says, about 20,000 people so far have registered for the November event.

Congress To Hold Georgia Bank Failure Hearing

The proliferation of bank failures in Georgia has drawn the attention of Congress.

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