Local governments with fleets of vehicles and buses that use natural gas can use the stations to fill up, just as people use regular service stations. Currently there are only two natural gas stations in the state, though four more are planned for this year.
The nation’s second-largest airline says it will lose between $250 million to $400 million this year due to the crisis in Japan. Due to that and higher fuel costs, Delta is again scaling-back its flight schedules.
Georgia had the most business start-ups in the nation in 2010. And among the 15 largest metro areas, Atlanta tied for second-most new companies. The data comes from the Kauffman Foundation’s Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. In Georgia, for every 100,000 people, 510 started a business. That ties with Nevada for the top spot among states.
The more than 40 percent spike was double the national average. Sectors with the most women-owned businesses were repair, maintenance, personal and laundry services, and healthcare and social assistance. The data show that women owned 30 percent of all Georgia businesses in 2007.
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced a major new expansion that will create more than 1,000 new jobs. A seven-year, $500 million plan represents a bright spot in Georgia's recession-wracked economy. Company officials say, many of the jobs will be at its Savannah headquarters in areas like production engineering and technical support staff.
Delta Air Lines reports it turned a profit in its third quarter, and company officials say they expect more of the same for the final three months this year. And Delta was joined by two other carriers, US Airways and American, also reporting positive growth.