Features

  • Masters Rental Tax Bills Stirring Opposition

    July 11, 2019

    Two bills that will be carried over to the 2020 General Assembly have various renters across the state up in arms, but resistance is especially strong at the home of the famed Masters golf tournament: Augusta.

  • Peter Carter: Airline Joint Ventures are Putting Atlanta Front and Center on the Global Stage

    July 10, 2019

    For Georgians, it has never been easier to travel internationally. Take for example, Delta’s non-stop flight between Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Seoul, Korea. This flight was made possible by Delta’s joint venture partnership with Korean Air, which gives travelers convenient access and a seamless experience across the Pacific, with easy connections beyond Seoul to more than 80 additional destinations across Asia.

  • Young Gamechangers to Present Big Ideas to Monroe/Walton County on August 9th

    July 09, 2019

    Since the beginning of the year 45 of Georgia’s brightest young professionals have been working on a project in Monroe/Walton County. They met with community leaders, toured businesses and schools, visited neighborhoods and parks, researched history, and re-imagined the area’s connectivity in their quest to come up with big ideas and innovative solutions to some of the area’s most persistent challenges.

  • Georgia Chamber Completes A Successful Regional Small Business Series

    July 02, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted a six-stop statewide tour throughout the early summer months. The Regional Small Business Series, also known as New Georgia Economy, offered half-day workshops to provide unique insight on the emerging business trends and risks, and the impact to small businesses, innovation and entrepreneurship that the state faces.

  • Members of Georgia Delegation Urge Timely, Effective Implementation of Disaster Relief Funds

    July 02, 2019

    U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) wrote this week to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to encourage the Trump administration to work with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ensure that farmers affected by Hurricane Michael receive needed aid as soon as possible. They applauded Secretary Perdue for his support of disaster aid legislation signed into law on June 6, 2019.

  • Georgia Power Investing Billions in Georgia’s Energy Future; Requests Funding for Grid Improvements, Storm Restoration, Environmental Programs

    July 01, 2019

    Georgia Power filed a request with the Georgia Public Service Commission to increase customer rates by approximately 7% in 2020 to enable the company to continue making investments in Georgia’s energy future.

  • Shan Cooper and Frank Blake Elected to Georgia Historical Society Board of Curators

    June 28, 2019

    The Georgia Historical Society announced that Shan Cooper and Frank Blake have been elected to serve as the newest members of the GHS Board of Curators.

  • Current Signs of the Times in Corporate Responsibility: A Conversation with Coxe Curry's Ann W. Cramer

    June 26, 2019

    The goBeyondProfit team had the privilege to sit with Ann and hear her perspective on trends in Corporate Responsibility. Ann has identified several signs of the time based on the Five Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Watch in 2019, that are published annually by her friend and colleague Tim McClimon, president of the American Express Foundation.

  • Allen, Hice Help Secure Ft. Gordon Cyber Instructional Facility Funding

    June 25, 2019

    The budget process has been out of regular order for several years now. Under normal rules, Congress would pass 12 appropriations measures that form the annual budget. These 12 separate spending bills offer a lot of chances for disagreement and possible partisan wrangling. It is much easier to pass much, much larger bills that combine spending into a package – thus, the “omnibus budget.”

  • The Outlook for the U.S. Housing Market Hits its Highest Point in Three Years

    June 25, 2019

    Last year's sales slowdown, combined with the decidedly mixed data through the first half of 2019, certainly suggested that housing had passed its peak in this cycle. But the latest Health of Housing Markets Report (HoHM Report) from Nationwide Economics sees more positive, sustainable trends for the housing sector for at least the next year.

  • Georgia's Largest Technology Showcase Scheduled for March 2020

    June 24, 2019

    The premier showcase event for Georgia's technology industry, The Summit, returns March 3rd & 4th, 2020 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta to shine a spotlight on the state's industry strengths and gather top leaders and innovative companies at the Technology Association of Georgia's (TAG) annual meeting.

  • AT&T Invests Nearly $5.4B Over 3-Year Period to Boost Local Networks in Georgia

    June 21, 2019

    At AT&T, we’ve invested nearly $5.4 billion in our Georgia wireless and wired networks during 2016-2018. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses.

  • Congressman Tom Graves Introduces Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act

    June 20, 2019

    Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA-14) is concerned about criminal hackers in cyberspace. The Republican Congressman from Ranger, GA teamed with Democrat Congressman Josh Gottheimer (N.J.-05), to introduce a bipartisan bill that gives American businesses and consumers more tools to defend themselves online.

  • GMA Convention Guest Speakers Share Unique Roads to Success

    June 18, 2019

    The GMA 2019 Annual Convention themed: “Cities United: Lead to Succeed.” will take place this week at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

  • Georgia Awarded Gold Shovel for Jobs and Investment

    June 18, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Georgia was awarded a Gold Shovel by Area Development Magazine for generating the most jobs and investment in the United States for the eight to twelve million population category.

  • Georgia Small Business Leaders Profit from Speakers' Expertise/Experience at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Event

    June 17, 2019

    This past Wednesday nearly two hundred small business leaders from across Georgia had the opportunity to benefit from attending the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Small Business Series” held in Atlanta: a notable list of fifteen, experienced peers and experts in the small business market segment shared practical advice, anecdotal narratives, and statistical information to help inspire owners, who might want to incorporate them in their business models and plans.

  • Governor Kemp Makes Historic Appointment for Insurance Commissioner

    June 13, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp made history by appointing Doraville Police Chief and Brigadier General John King to serve as Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner and Safety Fire Commissioner. King is the first Hispanic Insurance Commissioner and statewide constitutional officer.

  • Freight and Logistics Commission will Look at All Options

    June 12, 2019

    Democrat and Republican lawmakers in Georgia agree that logistics and moving freight across the state will be a key issue when they meet under the Gold Dome again in January 2020. To prepare for those discussions, a Joint Commission of the state House and Senate has been appointed to study and consider different options.

  • Matt Arthur: Improve Horizons for Millions of Georgians Outside Metro Atlanta

    June 07, 2019

    Metro Atlanta continues to be the hub of economic activity in Georgia and the Southeast, with no sign of slowing down any time soon. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Atlanta has had a 43% growth in jobs since 1991, more than 20 percentage points higher than the national average. It has the fourth fastest population growth in the nation—nearly six million people live in the metro region.

  • Small Business Hiring and Wage Growth Hold Steady in May

    June 06, 2019

    The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch for May shows job and wage growth were essentially unchanged from the previous month. The national jobs index stands at 98.76 and has been relatively stable throughout 2019. Hourly earnings have increased 2.53 percent ($0.67) over the past 12 months, remaining slightly ahead of the 2018 average growth rate (2.49 percent).

  • Georgia Chamber Partners With U.S. Chamber To Host Small Business Series June 12th

    June 05, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be partnering to host the Small Business Series on June 12, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mason Fine Art and Events in Atlanta.

  • Georgia Power Customers to See Credit on June Bills

    June 05, 2019

    The second of three credits associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will be applied directly to Georgia Power customers’ bills in June. These credits are a result of the reduction in Georgia Power’s federal corporate tax rate from 35% down to 21%.

  • Congress Passes Disaster Relief Bill

    June 04, 2019

    Help is on the way. Nearly nine months after farmers in South Georgia were devastated by Hurricane Michael, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a $19.1 billion disaster relief bill Monday, sending the measure to President Donald Trump. The legislation was approved 354-58 by Congress.

  • 10 Most Expensive Places to Retire in the U.S.

    June 04, 2019

    Retirement might be a financial struggle for many retirees, but there is a segment for whom money is not a problem. To help those who like to dream big, Topretirements.com has developed a list of the 10 most luxurious places to retire. Communities where the hardest task is to choose whether it will be the beach club, marina, golf course, or take the plane out for a flight.

  • Conservative Writer Talks Free Speech at Georgia Public Policy Foundation

    June 03, 2019

    The Georgia Public Policy Foundation hosted longtime National Review writer and free speech expert David French last week. Besides being his writing duties, French is a veteran of the Iraq War and has spent much of his career as an attorney fighting for free speech rights.

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