January 2022 Features
Georgia Lottery Raises $376.5M for HOPE, Pre-K in Second Quarter of FY22
January 31, 2022
The Georgia Lottery Corp. announced it generated $376,513,000 in profits for the second quarter of fiscal year 2022, bringing the total transferred to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account since inception to more than $24.6 billion.
Georgia Chamber Announces Inaugural Members of Hub Chamber Council
January 28, 2022
Acknowledging Georgia’s larger cities and counties outside of the Metro Atlanta region have their own unique issues and concerns that demand a more coordinated and specific program of work, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce along with its chamber partners are proud to announce the creation of the Hub Chamber Council.
Delta is Driving Change for the Earth and the People on It
January 27, 2022
Delta is accelerating its efforts to build a more sustainable and people-first future for air travel. Starting this month, the airline will refresh its onboard product offerings with artisan-made amenity kits, recycled bedding, reusable and biodegradable service ware and premium canned wine.
Georgia Ports Authority Tops 5.5M TEUs, 650K Units in 2021
January 26, 2022
The Port of Savannah moved a record 5.6 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in Calendar Year 2021, growing volumes by a million TEUs, or 20 percent, compared to 2020. In Brunswick, Colonel’s Island Terminal handled 649,550 units of cars, trucks and machinery, an increase of 10.6 percent.
CEOs Eye 2022 With Optimism and a Dash of Uncertainty
January 25, 2022
175 CEOs across 15 industries shared their perspectives, expectations, thoughts, and priorities for the next 12 months.
Robert Bunch Named President, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Georgia
January 24, 2022
Anthem announced that Robert Bunch has been named President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Georgia.
Georgia Resources Fire Up Shooting Sports Industry
January 21, 2022
In a state that treasures individual freedoms, the right to bear arms is highly honored by an ever-increasing number of Georgia citizens. This avid consumer base, coupled with a pro-business environment and gun-friendly legislation, has attracted many advanced manufacturers in the defense, law enforcement, firearms, and shooting sports industries.
Georgia’s Economic Recovery Leads to One of the Nation’s Lowest Unemployment Rates
January 20, 2022
Today, Commissioner Butler announced an all-time low unemployment rate for December 2021 of 2.6 percent, dropping two tenths of a point from November’s rate of 2.8 percent. The national December 2021 unemployment rate was down three-tenths to 3.9 percent.
CEO Optimism Hits 10-Year High: Three-Quarters Expect a Stronger Global Economy in 2022
January 19, 2022
CEOs continued to face pressure generated by the ongoing COVID pandemic and market conditions such as rising inflation, supply chain disruptions and the 'Great Resignation' in parts of the world. Despite the array of shifting headwinds, the CEOs that we surveyed are the most optimistic they have been in 10 years about the prospects for a stronger economy in the coming year.
TAG President: Four Megatrends Shaping the Market for Tech Jobs in 2022
January 18, 2022
The technology ecosystem is moving into 2022 with momentum and a job market hungry for skilled talent. According to Microsoft, the U.S. is estimated to have 13 million new tech jobs by 2025. While this is good news for people with tech skills, it’s a risk for the innovation economy.
WGTC Welcomes TCCC To LaGrange Campus
January 12, 2022
Students attending the Troup County Career Center are now located directly on the LaGrange Campus of West Georgia Technical College as WGTC and the Troup County School System work to expand their partnership and offer students more opportunities.
AG Chris Carr Recognizes Human Trafficking Awareness Month
January 12, 2022
Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging all Georgians to join in recognizing this January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the Office of the Attorney General will share information and resources to help support victims and to ultimately raise awareness of the state’s ongoing efforts to combat human trafficking in Georgia.
FEMA Grant to Create Economic Recovery Training Program for U.S. Businesses
January 11, 2022
As the nation’s communities have grown in complexity through innovation and technological advances, the potential for massive economic damage in the wake of disasters has increased.
Hourly Earnings Growth Ends the Year at a New High; Job Growth Also Continues at U.S. Small Businesses
January 05, 2022
Workers saw record hourly earnings growth and employment levels continued to rise as 2021 drew to a close.
Charlene Lake Shares AT&T’s Commitment to Closing the Digital Divide
January 04, 2022
At AT&T, we believe it’s our responsibility to create connections people need now and in the future and stand ready to work with leaders across the state to leverage our resources, financial capital, skilled workforce and expertise to maximize outcomes for Georgians.
Gov. Kemp Proposes Program to Support Georgia Farmers and Food Banks
January 03, 2022
Governor Brian Kemp joined a number of statewide stakeholders to announce a proposal which will benefit Georgia farmers and food banks.