Georgia Legislature To Depart Leaving Three Major Questions
March 24, 2023
The Georgia General Assembly is in its final official hours for 2023, with legislators prepared to gavel out “Sine Die” on March 29th. While this will end their 40 official business days in Atlanta for the year, it’s important to understand the real schedule of the legislature.
Spring Travel Surges: AAA Survey Shows 41% of Georgians Plan to Travel for Spring Break
March 23, 2023
Travel bookings for 2023 are off to a very strong start and that is reflected in a new survey from AAA. According to the Auto Club Group, 87% of Georgians plan to travel this year. That’s significantly higher than 56% in 2022.
Georgia Maintains Low Unemployment Rate for the Seventh Consecutive Month
March 23, 2023
Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson announced today that Georgia's February unemployment rate was 3.1 percent, unchanged from a revised 3.1 percent in January. The unemployment rate has held at 3.1 percent for seven consecutive months and was five-tenths lower than the national unemployment rate of 3.6 percent.
Georgia Ranks 8th for Best State to Start a Small Business
March 22, 2023
Capital on Tap, a business credit card expert, has conducted a new research study to determine the best and worst US states for starting a small business. The study analyzed eight factors including new firm survival rates, corporate tax rates, and the number of entrepreneurs per state to determine the viability of starting a small business in each state.
C. Scott Votaw Named Executive Director of the Georgia Film Academy
March 21, 2023
The University System of Georgia has named C. Scott Votaw as executive director of the Georgia Film Academy.
First Lady Marty Kemp Announces New Appointments to GRACE Commission
March 20, 2023
First Lady Marty Kemp announced Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order increasing the membership of the Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education (GRACE) Commission by two seats and appointing four new members to fill both the newly-created vacancies and two others.
36 Finalists Advance to Final Round of Flavor of Georgia Contest
March 17, 2023
Judges tasted their way through 124 products entered by 82 Georgia businesses in the first round of judging for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ annual Flavor of Georgia food product contest on March 10, selecting 36 finalists who will compete in the final round of competition on March 28th.
Georgia Students Learn About Careers in Construction, Design, & Energy at Construction Ready CareerExpo
March 16, 2023
Construction Ready held its annual CareerExpo March 9-10, 2023 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. More than 7,000 students from across Georgia attended the Expo, the state’s largest youth workforce development event for the construction industry.
2023 Georgia Logistics Summit Delivers Port, Logistics Strategies, Insights in Savannah
March 13, 2023
The Georgia Center of Innovation, a strategic arm of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), hosted more than 800 attendees at the 2023 Georgia Logistics Summit, where experts offered insights on the intersection of the economy, technology, and growth of Georgia’s ports.
Georgia Legislature Working On Quality Of Life Issues
March 10, 2023
Forty days of the Georgia Legislature could easily be summed up by paraphrasing Charles Dickens. It is the longest time; it is the shortest time.
AG Chris Carr Recognizes National Consumer Protection Week
March 10, 2023
Attorney General Chris Carr is recognizing March 5-11, 2023, as National Consumer Protection Week by highlighting the efforts of Georgia’s Consumer Protection Division and sharing important tips on how to avoid scams.
Georgia Enters the New Year with All-Time High Job Numbers & Steady Unemployment Rate
March 09, 2023
Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson announced today that Georgia's January unemployment rate was 3.1 percent, unchanged from a revised 3.1 percent in December. Job numbers reached another all-time high, increasing by almost 17,000 from December.
Hyundai Supplier PHA to Create Over 400 Jobs in Chatham County
March 06, 2023
Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that PHA, a global auto parts manufacturer that will supply the Hyundai Metaplant in Bryan County, will create 402 new jobs and invest more than $67 million in a new facility in Chatham County.
Georgia Small Business Owners Post Record Breaking Registration in 2023
March 06, 2023
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced 26,520 new business formation filings for January 2023, an increase of 6,740 from the previous month of December 2022.
Governor, First Lady Celebrate Georgia’s Creative Community with Arts & Humanities Awards
March 03, 2023
Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp announced the recipients of the 11th annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities to honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia in these fields.
Southern Company Again is Top-ranked Utility on Forbes Magazine's Best Large Employers in America List
March 03, 2023
Southern Company has been named the top utility on Forbes magazine's Best Large Employers in America 2023 rankings. Of the 500 large employers ranked, Southern Company was No. 15 overall.
Atlanta Fed President: Striking a Delicate Balance in Making Policy
March 02, 2023
"Even as some recent reports show underlying inflation moderating, I believe inflation remains too high. I want to reiterate that the Federal Open Market Committee is determined to put it on a sustainable path toward our objective of 2 percent, as measured by the Personal Consumption Expenditures price index."
New Expense Management Survey from Center Reveals Uptick in Travel Spend Among SMEs Despite Inflation & Recession Concerns
March 02, 2023
Center released insights from its fourth annual Expense Management Trends survey, revealing that despite an uncertain economic environment, over a third of respondents (36%) plan to spend more than $250k annually on travel, with 16% expected to spend over $500k.
Survey Shows Optimism from Small Business Owners
February 28, 2023
Based on the results of PNC's latest semi-annual survey of small and mid-sized businesses, it appears that resilient business owners are defying predictions of an economic downturn later this year. In fact, business owner optimism about the outlook for their own businesses in the next six months has reached a 20-year survey high.
Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Celebrates 15th Anniversary
February 27, 2023
Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, founded in 2008, celebrated 15 years of serving Georgia’s manufacturers, and manufacturing executives and personnel, during a February 21st Gala at Sweetwater Brewing Company in Atlanta.
2023 Georgia Grown Executive Chefs Announced
February 27, 2023
Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper and Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) President + CEO Karen Bremer announced five new Georgia Grown Executive Chefs at the 2023 Taste of Georgia Legislative Reception last night.
Annual Georgia Archives History Symposium “Georgia, Nature, and the Environment” Coming April 1st
February 24, 2023
The free symposium will feature scholarly presentations discussing Georgia’s history of conservation efforts throughout the years, the various environmental changes in the landscape and animal life of Georgia, and the developments that stimulated the economic growth of Georgia, such as the marble industry, the parks system, and the Blue Ridge parkway.
Georgia Center of Innovation Partners Two Georgia Companies to Solve One’s Labor Challenge
February 23, 2023
In today's labor market, the ability to immediately summon a workforce by simply sending a text may seem like a fantasy. But for TSG Resolute, a small manufacturer in Americus, Georgia, it's reality, thanks to a unique partnership with Atlanta-based communication and scheduling software staffing company Casi, brought about by the Manufacturing team at the Georgia Center of Innovation.
GaDOE Partners with SME Education Foundation to Provide Students with Manufacturing & Engineering Education
February 22, 2023
The Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Association of Manufacturers have partnered with the SME Education Foundation to provide a unique industry-informed, hands-on manufacturing program to select high school students across the state, through the Foundation's SME PRIME program.
Governor Kemp & The Georgia Historical Society Appoint 2023 Georgia Trustees
February 17, 2023
In recognition of the 290th anniversary of the founding of the Georgia colony, the Honorable Brian Kemp, Governor of Georgia, and Dr. W. Todd Groce, President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society, officially appointed Dan Amos and Donna Hyland as the 2023 Georgia Trustees in a signing ceremony at the Georgia State Capitol.