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  • Area Development Names Georgia #1 State for Business for Fourth Year in a Row

    September 22, 2017

    Georgia did it again! Georgia has been ranked No. 1 on Area Development’s Top States for Doing Business survey, a distinction Georgia has now earned for the fourth consecutive year.

  • GDOT Explores Statewide Broadband and Wireless Expansion

    September 21, 2017

    Increasingly, the world is dependent on high-speed internet and reliable cell phone service. But many throughout Georgia rely on spotty or inconsistent cellular and slow internet. Better days may be ahead as Georgia DOT explores two initiatives—broadband and wireless—that use the state-owned right-of-way to expand the 511 Navigator system statewide, as well as enhance telecommunications for all Georgians.

  • GDEcD's Global Commerce Generates $6.33B in Investments

    September 20, 2017

  • Nominations Open for 2018 Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR Awards

    September 18, 2017

    According to Mary Ellen McClanahan, Entrepreneur and Small Business director for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the future is bright. That’s why the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) and GDEcD work together each year to “spotlight Georgia’s best, brightest and most unique.”

  • Georgia Sets Record for Total Jobs in August

    September 14, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia set a record in August for total jobs, surpassing 4.5 million for the first time.

  • Third Annual J.W. Fanning Community Leadership Conference Set for February 2018

    September 13, 2017

    Individuals committed to improving their communities and organizations through leadership development are encouraged to mark their calendars to attend the 2018 Community Leadership Conference, Feb. 22-23, 2018, at UGA. Organized by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the Community Leadership Conference will again take place at the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel.

  • Governor Expands State of Emergency to Include All 159 Counties

    September 11, 2017

    Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command and ahead of heavy rains, strong wind and potential flooding from Hurricane Irma, Gov. Nathan Deal expanded the emergency declaration to include an additional 65 counties.

  • Dollars Making Sense: New UWG Program Promotes Smart Money Management

    September 08, 2017

    A key to helping students understand financial wellness and embrace fiscal responsibility is highlighting the freedom that money provides. That’s the basic premise of Dollars Making Sense, a new program being developed by Kim Holder, director of the University of West Georgia Center for Economic Education.

  • Governor Expands State of Emergency for 64 Additional Counties

    September 08, 2017

    Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his emergency declaration to include 64 additional counties, with a total of 94 counties now included in a state of emergency

  • Governor Announces More Than $37.5M in Community Development Awards

    September 05, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that 59 Georgia communities will receive a total of $37.55 million in federal assistance to help grow their local economies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the funding to Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant program, which is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

  • Coca-Cola & Chick-fil-A Keynote Speakers Confirmed for the Georgia Manufacturing Summit

    August 30, 2017

    Manufacturing leaders from across Georgia will hear two of the top leaders in Supply Chain Management during the Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 25th. Debra Shankle, V.P. of Supply Chain for Coca-Cola North America, and Rob Dugas, the Chief Procurement Officer and V.P. of Chick-fil-A, will address the impact of manufacturing on the Food & Beverage Industry.

  • Governor Unveils Martin Luther King Jr. Statue at State Capitol

    August 29, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal, joined by First Lady Sandra Deal, members of the King family, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston, Rep. Calvin Smyre, members of the Georgia Capitol Arts Standards Commission and other dignitaries, unveiled the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue at the northeast quadrant of the State Capitol.

  • Newnan-Coweta Chamber Announces Finalists for Small Business of the Year

    August 25, 2017

    The Top 10 Finalists and the 10 Honorable Mention Award Winners for the 2017 Small Business of the Year Awards presented by SouthTowne Motors and UBS Financial Services, Inc. were named by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber. The judges graded each applicant in six categories: Revenue Growth, Growth Strategy, Uniqueness, Industry Longevity, Community Involvement and Chamber Involvement.

  • CSU’s Leadership Institute to Bring 2017 Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum to Columbus August 28th-29th

    August 25, 2017

    For the 12th year, the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum, hosted by the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, will bring a lineup of the best and brightest minds in the world to Columbus. This year’s event, themed “Inspired Leadership” features leaders in various sectors, including business, education, technology, leadership, sports, politics and military.

  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium Topic of August 29th NuLink Early Bird Forum

    August 23, 2017

    Danny Branch, chief information officer for the Atlanta Falcons, will be in Newnan next Tuesday, August 29th, to speak at our NuLink Early Bird Forum. He will speak on “The Journey to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.”

  • Albany-Dougherty County Spring 2018 Site of Gamechangers Leadership Program

    August 23, 2017

    Albany-Dougherty County leaders announced yesterday the community's selection as the host site for the spring 2018 class of GeorgiaForward's Young Gamechangers, a leadership action program that makes a tangible impact in select communities by bringing young minds into the public sphere as respected idea-generators and problem-solvers.

  • Coweta County School Board Maintains Millage Rate for Fiscal Year 2018

    August 22, 2017

    The Coweta County Board of Education voted to maintain school system property tax rates at 18.59 mills for the 2018 Fiscal Year, during a called meeting on Monday.

  • University System of Georgia’s Economic Impact on Georgia Totals $16.8B

    August 22, 2017

    The University System of Georgia’s economic impact on the state was $16.8 billion in Fiscal Year 2016 according to the most recent study conducted by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.

  • West Georgia Regional Update Shows Decrease in Unemployment Rates

    August 21, 2017

    The University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business has released the latest West Georgia regional update, and data shows that the U.S. economy continues to grow at a steady pace.

  • Georgia’s Jobless Rate Continues to Drop, Down to 4.7% in July

    August 18, 2017

    Georgia’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in over a decade. The state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased for the sixth consecutive month to 4.7 percent in July. The rate is down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.8 percent in June. In July 2016, the rate was 5.3 percent.

  • Georgia Chamber Hosts Annual Congressional Luncheon

    August 17, 2017

    On Tuesday, the Georgia Chamber hosted their annual Congressional Luncheon at the Macon Marriott City Center with a sold-out crowd. Each year, the luncheon brings together over 2,000 business leaders, state and federal elected officials, and community champions from all regions of the state.

  • Coweta Schools Central Educational Center & 8 Coweta Industries to Participate in GA CATT Signing Ceremony Today

    August 14, 2017

    Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle will hold a signing ceremony for the Georgia Consortium for Advanced Technical Training Program apprentices today in Atlanta .

  • Delta SkyMiles Named Best Travel Rewards Program by U.S. News for 2017-2018

    August 11, 2017

    Delta SkyMiles is the top U.S. global airline loyalty program in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Travel Rewards Programs ranking.

  • 8 Ways to Save Time in Bookkeeping

    August 10, 2017

    If you’ve recently decided to start a business, you’re probably finding that it’s a lot of hard work. From funding your idea to marketing it to customers to hiring new employees, things can get a bit hectic. Therefore, it’s important to save time whenever possible so you can get to it all without sacrificing quality. One area you can most likely cut down time in is bookkeeping.

  • Newnan-Coweta Chamber, Community Foundation Team Up for YPs in Philanthropy

    August 09, 2017

    Coweta County’s philanthropic and business communities are teaming up to help grow the next generation of givers in Coweta through a new group, the Young Professionals in Philanthropy.

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