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GA Banks Seek Small Business Lending Funds

Community banks across the state are signing up for a federal program that helps them lend small businesses money.

Job Help Rolls In

People in Macon who are looking for work will have another option a little closer to home. The so-called Mobile Lab from the Macon Office of Workforce Development will begin rolling into neighborhoods Friday.

Study: Cruises Could Bring 1,000 Jobs

Georgia could reap $89 million in direct spending and create a thousand new jobs if Savannah builds a cruise ship terminal. That's one finding of a long-term cost-benefit study. A Miami-based consulting firm prepared the report.

WashPo: $4M Ga. HUD Dollars Squandered

A Washington Post investigation found hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal government's largest housing construction program are being squandered on delayed projects. The projects include several in Georgia.

Gov. Deal Backs Port Access Highway

Gov. Nathan Deal is lending is his support to building a new $140 million highway that would give trucks expanded access to the Port of Savannah.

Savannah's Hotly Debated New Hotel

The developer of a proposed hotel in Savannah is being overly optimistic about its chances for success. That's the conclusion of a consultant hired to run the numbers for some skeptical members of a local board.

DOT Study Could Benefit GA Port

The Federal Department of Transportation is launching a 12-month study to determine which U.S. ports will get funding for improved road and railways.

Delta To Feature Georgia Produce

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines will feature Georgia-grown produce this summer. Passengers on more than 17,000 flights in May and June will see a series of short videos about Georgia’s Vidalia onions, watermelons, peaches, and blueberries.

Full Steam Ahead At Mitsubishi Plant

Mitsubishi Power is ahead of schedule building its electrical turbine manufacturing facility on the coast. Company officials plan to celebrate their progress Wednesday.

State Cracks Down On Fake Vidalias

It’s harvest season for Georgia’s state vegetable and state agriculture officials say they are busy protecting the reputation of the Vidalia onion.

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