Gov. Nathan Deal will host the second meeting of his Georgia competitiveness initiative, which focuses on job creation and a statewide economic development strategy.
The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Atlanta at the Georgia Tech Conference Center.
A movement is underway to make Georgia’s rivers more accessible for recreation. A week-long event gets hundreds of paddlers out on a different river in the state each year, and it’s opening up those waters to more people year round.
Georgia’s last drought shut down half of the state’s nurseries and garden centers by some estimates.
It was a double-whammy with the sour economy.
The current drought, however, has not hit the growers quite as severely so far.
Robins Air Force Base officials say they’re well on their way to resolving federal safety violations issued in the last fourteen months. Thirty-six of thirty-nine Occupational Safety and Health Administration citations have been resolved.
A $300,000 federal grant is going to an Atlanta organization to help train low-income residents for jobs and careers connected to the environment. It’s the latest government money headed to Georgia with hopes of spurring development in the green industry.