Archive of: Economic Development

Title Issue
2006 TrendSetter Cities Of Excellence

2006 TrendSetter Cities Of Excellence

For the seventh year Georgia Trend and the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) are continuing a partnership to recognize municipalities that have taken unusual steps to get the maximum from their budgets and widen citizens' participation in local government.

February 2006
2006 Cities of Excellence - Gainesville

2006 Cities of Excellence - Gainesville

The only uniforms you'll see at the Gainesville Citizens' Government Academy are those worn by local cops giving a lecture on crime prevention.

February 2006
2006 Cities of Excellence - Jesup

2006 Cities of Excellence - Jesup

Things are dirt cheap in Jesup, and that's just the way city officials want to keep it. In fact, Jesup lays claim to being the cheapest place in Georgia for purchasing municipal basics. By providing inexpensive services - and a little fun - to its citizens with a dash of small town eccentricity, Jesup charmed the judges into awarding it the top Trendsetter Cities prize in the Fiscal Fitness category for cities with populations of less than 10,000.

February 2006

Georgia Aquarium: The Wow Factor

Atlanta's just-opened Georgia Aquarium is to most aquariums what Home Depot is to most hardware stores - vastly larger, far different from the norm and filled with a huge and diverse inventory.

January 2006

Georgia Catches Up

Inflation-adjusted gross state product will increase by 3.2 percent, better than the 3 percent we expect for 2005 when the final numbers are in. Better news: The pace of job growth will nearly double from 0.7 percent in 2005 to 1.3 percent in 2006.

January 2006

Spreading the Job Wealth

Hot job prospects are in evidence throughout the state, as demographic shifts and changes in the economy help brighten the employment picture

January 2006

Setting Records

So many ships and so much cargo pass through Georgia's deepwater ports at Brunswick and Savannah - with so much efficiency - that business has increased by 150 percent in the past decade and will likely do the same in the next 10 years.

December 2005

The National Picture

Despite the effects of damaging hurricanes, I expect the nation's economic expansion to continue, but with a moderate slowdown in the pace of growth.

December 2005

More Goods, Fewer Workers

In 2006, most retailers will see both top- and bottom-line growth, but job-seekers should look to other sectors of the economy.

November 2005

Finding Solutions

When business owners and civic leaders come together to address common problems, the answer is often a community improvement district. Gwinnett County is about to get the largest one in Georgia.

November 2005
« Previous 1  ···  29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 Next »
Edit Module
Edit Module