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  • Georgia Quick Start Again Named Number One Workforce Training Program in the U.S.

    October 05, 2017

    Georgia Quick Start, a division of the Technical College System of Georgia, has once again been voted the number one workforce training program in the U.S., according to a survey conducted by Area Development magazine, a trade publication for professional site locators. The magazine has conducted its survey of site professionals for eight years, and this marks the eighth consecutive time Quick Start was voted the best workforce training program in the country.

  • UWG Newnan Lunch & Learn: MS Office Tips & Tricks October 10th

    October 04, 2017

    Visit beautiful UWG Newnan for a Lunch & Learn session hosted by UWG Continuing Education! Each month during the Fall 2017 semester, Tiffany Powers will lead a fun and interactive conversation about "in the headlines" topics related to business and professionalism!

  • Stonecrest Announces Bid for Amazon HQ2 with "Amazon City"

    October 04, 2017

    The newly-incorporated city of Stonecrest will ask the DeKalb County legislative delegation in 2018 to create the city of Amazon, Ga. within a portion of its own city limits if the online retail giant picks the city to build its second world headquarters.

  • Technical College System of Georgia Extends State’s Workforce Development Ties with Germany

    September 29, 2017

    Leaders of the Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Culture and Science and the Technical College System of Georgia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes a partnership giving Georgia and German students expanded educational opportunities. TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin and Georg Eisenreich, the Bavarian ministry’s State Secretary, signed the MOU in a ceremony held Sept. 26th in Munich.

  • Small Business of the Year Finalist: Cecelia Hilton of Fine Lines Art and Framing

    September 28, 2017

    We’re delighted to continue introducing our finalists for this year's Small Business of the Year Awards, to be presented on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at The Newnan Centre and sponsored by SouthTowne Motors and UBS Financial Services. Meet Cecelia Hilton of Fine Lines Art and Framing!

  • Bank of America’s Evolution of Workplace Policies: Insights on New 16-Week Leave Policy for Mothers and Fathers

    September 27, 2017

    Bank of America recently expanded its parental leave policy from 12 to 16 weeks of paid leave for new mothers and fathers – one of the most competitive offerings across the industry. We sat down with BofA’s Jennifer Darwin, SVP of Corporate Communications for the Carolinas to learn more about this workplace evolution.

  • 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.

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