November 2018 Features

  • AT&T Names Venessa Harrison President-Georgia

    November 16, 2018

    Venessa Harrison has been named new state president for AT&T in Georgia. With over three decades of experience with AT&T and its predecessor companies, Harrison comes to Georgia after serving as AT&T-North Carolina’s state president since 2013. She succeeds Bill Leahy, who recently announced his retirement after a nearly-four decade career with AT&T.

  • Amazon Selects New York City and Northern Virginia for New Headquarters

    November 14, 2018

    Amazon announced that it has selected New York City and Arlington, Virginia, as the locations for the company’s new headquarters. Amazon will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters locations, with more than 25,000 employees each in New York City and Arlington.

  • Corporate Travel Pros Rank Delta No. 1 in Business Travel News Airline Survey for 8th Straight Year

    November 13, 2018

    For a record eighth consecutive year, the corporate travel community has ranked Delta No. 1 among U.S. airlines in the annual Business Travel News Airline Survey.

  • Sen. Isakson: Significant Victories for Veterans

    November 12, 2018

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, delivered remarks on the Senate floor on October 11th highlighting the Senate’s significant bipartisan victories on behalf of our nation’s veterans and to honor our veterans ahead of Veterans Day.

  • Small Business Optimism Reaches Post-Recession High Amid Continued Growth and Strong Economic Conditions

    November 12, 2018

    Continued growth and a strong economy have small business optimism reaching post-recession highs, particularly among male business owners, according to Capital One's latest Small Business Growth Index, a biannual survey of 500 small business owners gauging sentiment related to the economy, business conditions and plans for growth.

  • Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone Recognized as Top Zone in U.S. for Second Consecutive Year

    November 11, 2018

    Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone announced that it was awarded the “Top Free Zones Award” by Site Selection magazine for the second consecutive year. GFTZ, which is consistently increasing its client base, was chosen for this recognition following a confidential global survey of more than 1,000 supply chain executives and site selection consultants.

  • University System of Georgia Enrollment Increases to All-Time High

    November 08, 2018

    Fall 2018 enrollment in the University System of Georgia’s (USG) 26 colleges and universities totaled 328,712 students, an increase of 1.1 percent (or 3,509 more students) over the previous year. This fall’s enrollment continues a five-year trend of modest increases in student enrollment in the USG.

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

    November 08, 2018

    The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released its 2019 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state.

  • Georgia’s Top Food Product Contest Ready for another Year of Delicious Food and Friendly Competition

    November 07, 2018

    From pimiento cheese to prosciutto, Georgians take their food seriously. And they make some seriously good food. Each year the University of Georgia's Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest highlights the state's burgeoning Georgia-made food industry and helps separate the great products from the good ones.

  • Site Selection Ranks Georgia’s Business Climate No. 1 for Sixth Straight Year

    November 06, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia’s business climate has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for the sixth consecutive year by Site Selection, a leading economic development trade publication. According to Site Selection, Georgia is the first state to hold this ranking for six consecutive years under leadership by the same governor.

  • ‘A Lot of Good News’: UWG Hosts 22nd Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast

    November 05, 2018

    The economy in the West Georgia region is like a healthy tortoise, rather than an unhealthy hare. That’s how Dr. William “Joey” Smith put it during the 22nd annual Economic Forecast Breakfast held Tuesday morning at University of West Georgia by the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), a research center in the Richards College of Business.

  • SBA Kicks off National Veterans Small Business Week November 5th-9th

    November 05, 2018

    The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the accomplishments of veteran, service member and military spouse small business owners nationwide during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 5-9.

  • Georgia Chamber Launches Georgia Chamber SMART Plan

    November 02, 2018

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, launched the Georgia Chamber SMART Plan, a new comprehensive health program that offers rate stability and potential savings for groups with 2 to 50 eligible employees.