Archive of: Economic Development

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Reinventing The Cloister

Reinventing The Cloister

The crown jewel of Georgia's fabled Sea Island resort will reopen later this year, resurrected, reborn and rebuilt. Bill Jones III, the man whose vision has guided the process, says the new building has to respect the past and look to the future.

June 2006

Slow-Growing But Solid

What is the bottom line for the U.S. economy? My forecast calls for U.S. Gross Domestic Product to rise by 3.2 percent in 2006, and by 2.7 percent in 2007.

June 2006

The HomeFront

Residential real estate is still going strong in Georgia, fueled by available land throughout the state, traffic concerns in Atlanta and booming economies in Columbus and along the coast.

June 2006

Looking to the South

While Georgia's economic growth will tend to track the nation's this year, our neighbor to the south — Florida — will boast the top performing economy east of the Rockies.

May 2006
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
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
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
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
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
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