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  • Communities Team with UGA, Go Virtual to Develop Leaders

    May 21, 2020

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fanning Institute—a unit of UGA Public Service and Outreach—has created virtual program formats for both its Community Leadership Program and Youth Leadership in Action curricula. This now allows the institute’s faculty to deliver the adult and youth curriculum modules to program participants in an interactive, virtual format.

  • USG Administrator Says Government/Constitution Requirement Restored

    May 21, 2020

    Several months ago University System of Georgia (USG) chief academic officer, Dr. Tristan Denley, floated a plan to reduce core courses students must take upon enrollment. It included abolition of the American government requirement— POLS 1101, which incorporates study of the U.S. Constitution and federalism. Yesterday, however, Denley made news.

  • Deloitte CFO Signals Survey: Executive Teams Are Largely Focused on Adapting Operations for Near-Term Performance & Evolving Their Businesses for a Post-Crisis Future

    May 21, 2020

    Executive teams are primarily focused on responding by maximizing performance during the crisis and preparing to thrive by evolving business models and making fundamental business strategy shifts for the post-crisis future. CFOs cite historic lows for expected revenue and earnings growth, with domestic hiring growth also falling sharply.

  • Delta-designed Airport Lobby & Gate Safety Barriers on the Way

    May 20, 2020

    To add another layer of safety at airports for Delta customers and our people, Delta turned to its Delta Flight Products subsidiary to design and manufacture a custom plexiglass safety barrier especially for airport check-in lobbies, departure gates and Delta Sky Club counters.

  • Georgia DOT Restricts Construction-Related Lane Closures Statewide During Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

    May 20, 2020

    To ease potential Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday, May 22nd through 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 26th on Interstate highways and limiting lane closures on state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers.

  • Georgia Marks Lowest COVID-19 Positive Hospitalizations Since Early April

    May 20, 2020

    Governor Brian Kemp announced that Georgia reached its lowest number of COVID-19 positive patients hospitalized since hospitals started reporting data to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) on April 8th.

  • Over 220 Georgia Companies Producing Critical Supplies to Fight COVID-19

    May 19, 2020

    The Georgia Suppliers Interactive Map and List, compiled by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), includes more than 220 Georgia companies providing needed protective supplies, along with an interactive map displaying business location and a tool to sort supplies by category.

  • Small Business Employment Declines, Reflecting the Ongoing Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

    May 19, 2020

    The latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch shows a decrease in small business employment as the COVID-19 pandemic caused instability for employers nationwide.

  • Microsoft Corp. to Expand Presence in Atlanta with 1,500 New Jobs, New Facility

    May 18, 2020

    Governor Brian Kemp announced that Fortune 500 company Microsoft Corp., a worldwide leader in software, services, devices, and solutions, will open a new facility in Atlanta, anticipated in summer 2021. The $75 million investment will create 1,500 new high-tech jobs in West Midtown.

  • GDOL Launches Claims Conversion Program for Employers

    May 18, 2020

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced that the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has developed a program which will allow employer filed partial claims to be converted to individual claims. This new process will allow employees who are permanently terminated the opportunity to continue receiving benefits without interruption.

  • Homegrown Georgia Artists and Songwriters Unite on May 26th for "Georgia On My Mind"

    May 15, 2020

    Traditionally hosted at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, the seventh annual “Gretsch Presents Georgia On My Mind” concert benefiting the Georgia Music Foundation will reach a global audience this year with an online musical event Tuesday, May 26th hosted by Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls and artist/songwriter Brent Cobb.

  • Senator David Perdue: Why We Need to Continue Opening the Economy

    May 15, 2020

    Since the Covid-19 crisis began, tens of millions of Americans have filed for unemployment. Consumer confidence has fallen dramatically. Small businesses, which operate on thin margins even in the best of times, are hanging by a thread. This should be a glaring wake-up call: we must continue taking critical steps to reopen the economy.

  • First Quarter-Million Absentee Ballots Cast

    May 15, 2020

    Counties have accepted more than 250,000 absentee ballots for the combined Presidential Preference Primary and General Primary, a record amount considering there are still more than three weeks to go before Election Day, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Thursday.

  • Georgia To Receive $260M For COVID-19 Testing

    May 14, 2020

    The White House announced that Georgia will receive over $260 million in federal funding to increase testing capacity in the state.

  • WGTC Assists Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia With Transporting Face Shields

    May 13, 2020

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, trucks from colleges in the Technical College System of Georgia have been assisting in the pickup and delivery of medical supplies as part of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s emergency plan.

  • Legislators Get Back to Work in Committee Meetings

    May 13, 2020

    Georgia lawmakers have not been called in to complete the 2020 legislative session yet, but many committees are getting back to work.

  • Georgia Deploys 448 Wi-Fi Rangers to 36 School Districts

    May 13, 2020

    Governor Kemp announced a donation from AT&T to the Georgia Department of Education, Foundation for Public Education. The donation will be used to deploy 448 Wi-Fi Rangers to 36 school districts, filling the internet connectivity gap for thousands of students in rural areas, tripling the number of Wi-Fi buses in the state.

  • Corsica Technologies: Corona Virus Pandemic – Is Your Business Continuity Plan Ready?

    May 12, 2020

    Now that the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic, more and more organizations are looking for ways to keep their workforce safe and continue operations running for their clients.

  • Georgia Sees Lowest Ventilator Use, COVID Positive Hospitalizations

    May 12, 2020

    Today Governor Brian P. Kemp reported the lowest number of ventilators in use and COVID-19 positive patients hospitalized in Georgia since hospitals began submitting data to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA) on April 8th.

  • UWG Graduates Record Class in First-Ever Virtual Ceremony

    May 11, 2020

    The University of West Georgia conferred a record number degrees in a virtual ceremony that was live-streamed around the world Saturday.

  • The Pandemic’s Economic Aftermath

    May 11, 2020

    Georgia State University Professor and economic forecaster Rajeev Dhawan discusses the lasting impact that COVID-19 could have on the economy.

  • Eric Tanenblatt: A National Service Response to a National Disaster

    May 08, 2020

    The crises the United States knows best — fires and floods, hurricanes and tornadoes, school shootings and mass violence — have all been proximate to individual communities or states. Government and civil society are prepared for this backyard disaster paradigm because we’ve been called to respond to so many before. But the coronavirus pandemic is a uniquely national crisis affecting every nook and cranny of the country, and policymakers have struggled to develop a “whole of America” response.

  • Governor Kemp Signs Dual Enrollment Bill Aimed at Keeping the Program Sustainable

    May 08, 2020

    Late last week, Governor Brian Kemp signed the House Bill 444 into law and Representative Bert Reeves (R-Marietta), sponsor of the bill, believes this is the best way to keep dual enrollment sustainable.

  • Business Leadership Insights for Georgia from Fortune CEO Alan Murray

    May 07, 2020

    “I hear a very different tone among leaders than I did during the last recession,” said Alan Murray, CEO of Fortune Magazine. This and a range of business insights were offered during the May 5th goBeyondProfit CEO Forum featuring Murray in conversation with Frank Blake, retired CEO and Chairman of The Home Depot and current Chair of both Delta Air Lines and Grady Health.

  • April State Tax Revenues Fall -35.9%

    May 07, 2020

    The State of Georgia’s April net tax collections totaled nearly $1.84 billion for a decrease of $1.03 billion, or -35.9 percent, compared to April 2019 when net tax collections totaled $2.87 billion.

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