Archive of: Economic Development

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New Projects, New Prosperity: East Central Georgia Flexes Its Economic Muscle

New Projects, New Prosperity: East Central Georgia Flexes Its Economic Muscle

Even though many communities in East Central Georgia are small, that doesn't keep them from thinking big.

April 2006
Better Times: In Southwest Georgia, The Mood Is Upbeat

Better Times: In Southwest Georgia, The Mood Is Upbeat

Tim Martin well remembers the sigh of relief he breathed when word came down late last year that the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Dougherty County had escaped closure.

April 2006
Modern Sport, Heritage Tourism

Modern Sport, Heritage Tourism

For one day last April, Dalton surrendered its title as Carpet Capital of the World and became the Cycling Capital of the World. The city didn't mind one bit.

April 2006
2006 Economic Yearbook

2006 Economic Yearbook

Performing more like a marathoner than a sprinter, Georgia's economy moved ahead this past year at a steady pace, drawing on strengths, forming productive partnerships and taking advantage of opportunities.

April 2006
Optimism and Recovery: Central Georgia Welcomes New Jobs, New Opportunity

Optimism and Recovery: Central Georgia Welcomes New Jobs, New Opportunity

There's economic activity throughout Georgia's central region, with new jobs, new initiatives and a renewed determination.

April 2006
Coming On Strong

Coming On Strong

The mood in Metro Atlanta is upbeat despite the grim news that Delta Air Lines has declared bankruptcy and General Motors and Ford are closing their assembly plants. Much of the credit for Atlanta's jubilation can be attributed to continued job growth and a large tank full of fish.

April 2006
West Central Georgia Forging Ahead

West Central Georgia Forging Ahead

In these still hard-to-predict economic times, most Georgia forecasters are more hopeful than positive that better days are ahead. Becca Hardin has no doubts.

April 2006
Special Commendation: A Shining Example

Special Commendation: A Shining Example

Seven counties joined forces in a precedent-setting effort to create the Middle Flint Regional E911 Authority. Schley, Dooly, Macon, Marion, Sumter, Taylor and Webster counties formed the authority in late 2001 to provide 911 service for all their residents.

March 2006
Georgia County Excellence Awards

Georgia County Excellence Awards

Georgia is the 24th biggest state in the union but it has the second highest number of counties. That's 159 local governments crammed into a tight space, all of them scrambling to provide services for their citizens, accentuating their limited capacities for revenue generation, competing with one another for business, or joining forces to maximize their collective resources.

March 2006

Who's Slowing Job Growth?

Atlanta's jobs will grow by only 1.8 percent next year, fifth best in the state for a city that is typically number one or two. Four metropolitan areas will grow faster: Columbus (3 percent) Brunswick (2.9 percent), Savannah (2.5 percent) and Valdosta (2 percent). What will be holding Atlanta back in 2006? Does it have something to do with recent headlines?

March 2006
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