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GPB News - Innovation

Golf Hall of Fame Site Up for Grabs

The Medical College of Georgia is eyeing the site of the state’s failed Golf Hall of Fame for a new biotechnology research park. More than 8 months have past since the state put the 17 acres of down town Augusta property up for auction.

Critics Challenge Port Project's Impact On Jobs

With about two weeks remaining in a public comment period for the Savannah harbor deepening project, some environmental groups are challening a key claim of the project's backers. They doubt it'll create jobs.

Senators Want Nuclear Waste Site

The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future was created after the Obama administration decided not to peruse a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain near Las Vegas.

High Reward For Copper Thieves

As the price of copper surges, so does the number of copper thefts from electricity transmission stations. Power companies across the state are now offering hefty rewards for information about copper thieves.

German Company to Expand in Fulton County

State officials announced Thursday that ThyssenKrupp has chosen Fulton County as its new corporate headquarters The German company plans to invest $30 million to consolidate its North American technology services.

SC Wants More Time To Study Harbor Project

South Carolina environmental officials plan on saying no to a water quality certification necessary to deepen the Savannah harbor. Georgia officials worry the denial could delay a project deemed critical for new jobs.

Commission Plans Nuclear Tour

The commission has until June to come up new strategies for dealing with the thousands of tons of spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors across the country that would have gone to Nevada.

Insurance Costs Surge Past Incomes

People’s incomes in Georgia are not keeping pace with the rise in health insurance premiums. Many families are now spending nearly 20-percent of their earnings to stay insured.

$1B Sports Complex Nears Approval

A billion-dollar sports complex is set to break ground near Lake Allatoona this spring. The 1,400-acre parcel is under contract, and the permitting and zoning processes are under way.

State Manufacturing Grew In 2010

Georgia’s manufacturing index trended up in 2010. That comes out of the latest survey from Kennesaw State University's Econometric Center. Despite a drop in inventory, a group of important factors rose in December. That included new orders, production, and employment.