• Gov. Kemp: Hyundai Motor Group & SK On To Build EV Battery Facility

    December 08, 2022

    Governor Brian Kemp today announced that Hyundai Motor Group and SK On have selected a site in Bartow County for a new electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility that will supply Hyundai Motor Group’s plants in the U.S. One of the largest economic development projects in state history, stakeholders estimate it will create more than 3,500 new jobs through approximately $4-5 billion of investment in Bartow County.

  • Tripadvisor's Year in Review: Unpacking All the Good in 2022

    December 08, 2022

    With borders open and flight routes reinstated (almost) all over the world, this year will forever be known as the great travel reboot. In 2022, travelers learned how to travel again — exploring new terrain, rediscovering favorite places, and making the most of long layovers.

  • EY Survey Shows Technology Leaders are Optimistic

    December 07, 2022

    Ernst & Young LLP announced the release of a new pulse poll examining technology leaders' perspectives on the economic downturn heading into 2023. In October 2022, EY surveyed 250 senior business leaders at US technology companies to see how they are preparing for a potential recession.

  • Georgia Ports Authority to Renovate Ocean Terminal Docks

    December 06, 2022

    The Georgia Ports Authority Board has approved a plan to renovate and realign the docks at the Port of Savannah’s Ocean Terminal to better accommodate its expanding container operation.

  • Small Business Hiring and Worker Wages Hold Steady

    December 05, 2022

    The rate of job growth and hourly earnings growth held relatively steady at U.S. small businesses in November, according to the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interview: Jeff Jones, CEO of Ad Victoriam

    December 02, 2022

    Why would a company worry about generosity in start-up mode? Our CEO Deep Dive with software consultancy Ad Victoriam Solutions’ Jeff Jones has plenty of insight for companies of all sizes, on the benefit of taking on a B Corp framework and how early investment in purpose pays off.

  • Vector Global Logistics Honored with goBeyondProfit 2022 Champion Award

    December 01, 2022

    goBeyondProfit today announced it is honoring Georgia-based Vector Global Logistics, a logistics and supply chain company that is coordinating efforts to aid the people of Ukraine, as a winner of the goBeyondProfit champion award for 2022.

  • Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic Discusses Financial Inclusion with Georgia Fintech Academy

    November 29, 2022

    Raphael Bostic, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, met with students and faculty for a conversation on financial inclusion during a visit to Georgia State University arranged by the Georgia Fintech Academy of the University System of Georgia.

  • Georgia Center of Innovation Announces Speakers, Topics for 2023 Georgia Logistics Summit

    November 28, 2022

    The Georgia Center of Innovation’s logistics team has announced keynote speakers and topics for the 2023 Georgia Logistics Summit to be held on March 8th, at the Savannah Convention Center. The event will explore the intersection of the economy, technology, and growth of Georgia’s ports in an industry that touches every facet of commerce.

  • AAA Expects Thanksgiving Travel To Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels

    November 18, 2022

    AAA predicts 54.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving. While that national figure remains slightly below pre-pandemic levels, travel in Georgia is forecast to be one of the busiest in nearly two decades (since 2005).

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interview: Stephen Kump, CEO of Charityvest

    November 18, 2022

    Leading up to Giving Tuesday, this goBeyondProfit interview with Charityvest CEO Stephen Kump outlines how supporting your employees’ individual giving is an easy way for businesses of every size to join with their employees to do good in the world.

  • Charlie Harper: A Belated Thank You Note To Speaker David Ralston

    November 18, 2022

    David Ralston became Speaker of Georgia’s House in 2010. While most outsiders were secure in knowing that Georgia had spent the past 8 years flipping to a solidly Republican state, there were serious problems below the surface.

  • Be Your Own Boss: UWG Hosts Inaugural Entrepreneurship Week

    November 17, 2022

    With an emphasis on enlivening entrepreneurial activity across the institution as part of its strategic plan, the University of West Georgia recently hosted the inaugural Entrepreneurship Week.

  • Georgia Ranks 8th Nationally in Economic Freedom

    November 17, 2022

    Georgia is the 8th most economically free state in the country, according to the report Economic Freedom of North America 2022 by the Fraser Institute. The report tracks freedom across three variables — government spending, taxes, and regulation — and focuses on the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

  • The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Announces Its 2023 List of State's 10 'Places in Peril'

    November 17, 2022

    The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released today its 2023 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state.

  • Leadership Georgia Announces 2022 Award Recipients

    November 16, 2022

    The Leadership Georgia Board of Trustees today announced the recipients of the organization’s most prestigious awards, presented to Georgians who exemplify the principles of Leadership Georgia and whose impact through leadership and stewardship has helped shaped communities and the state.

  • Port of Savannah Outperforming National Container Market

    November 15, 2022

    The Georgia Ports Authority handled 552,800 twenty-foot equivalent container units in October, for an increase of 9.6 percent (48,460 TEUs) compared to the same month last year.

  • At Georgia’s Capitol, The More Things Stay The Same, The More They Are Changing

    November 14, 2022

    The headlines this week were all about the elections. The real news this week in Georgia politics is that Georgia House Speaker David Ralston is dealing with a significant health issue, and has set in motion the process for House members to select his successor.

  • Battery Manufacturer to Invest $2.57B, Create Over 700 Jobs in Coweta County

    November 11, 2022

    Governor Brian Kemp today announced that FREYR Battery, a developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, will invest $2.57 billion into Georgia’s sustainable technology ecosystem and create 723 new jobs over the next seven years at a manufacturing facility in Coweta County.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interviews: Heather Fortner, CEO of SignatureFD

    November 11, 2022

    In part 2 of our conversation with goBeyondProfit Champion, SignatureFD CEO, Heather Fortner spoke about the challenges of selling a vision. In candid detail, Fortner outlines the courage required to translate an idea and bring it to fruition, and tackles the question of ‘what do you want to be known for?’

  • New State Program Launches to Support Georgia's Veterans

    November 10, 2022

    The Georgia Department of Veterans Service, and Unite Us, the nation’s leading technology company connecting health and social care, are partnering to help meet the unmet needs of Georgia’s veteran population through a coordinated care network called Unite Georgia.

  • GEDA Announces New President & CEO: Grant Cagle

    November 08, 2022

    GEDA's 2022 Chair, Benjy Thompson, and the GEDA Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Grant Cagle has been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of your statewide economic development organization. Grant will officially join GEDA in this role on Monday, November 28th.

  • GeorgiaForward Announces Columbus as Host City of 
2023 Young Gamechangers Program

    November 07, 2022

    GeorgiaForward is proud to announce Columbus, Georgia at its 2023 Host Community for its Young Gamechangers program.

  • Georgia Voters Set All-Time Midterm Early Turnout Record

    November 07, 2022

    Georgia voters exceeded expectations on Friday, shattering the 2.5M mark for ballots cast prior to Election Day.

  • Chris Clark: Georgia Is Making the Business Case

    November 04, 2022

    While most of the country has suffered significant GDP losses and an economic downturn, Georgia has experienced a solid top 10 economic growth in the first half of 2022. Around the state Georgia corporate leaders and small businesses are worried about national inflation but remain optimistic and confident about Georgia’s own economic prospects.