Archive of: Economic Development

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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

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

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

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
A Farm Family Portrait

A Farm Family Portrait

The Williams dairy farm is forward-looking, technologically sophisticated, micro-managed and consistently profitable. Such success is increasingly rare, as soaring land values and production costs are putting the necessary economies of scale well beyond reach of the average farmer.

August 2005
Trading Partners

Trading Partners

Georgia ranks 11th among states in exports, sending $19.6 billion worth of goods throughout the Western Hemisphere and beyond. State officials say companies that export create and retain twice as many jobs as domestic-market companies. One advocate says international trade is simply the state's future.

April 2005
Growing Pains

Growing Pains

By 2030 Metro Atlanta will be home to 6 million residents. Can the region offset surging population and challenges to its infrastructure? Members of a blue-ribbon task force say it's possible for things to get better instead of worse. But it will require political will and political leadership.

March 2005
Trendsetter - Cities Of Excellence

Trendsetter - Cities Of Excellence

For the sixth year, Georgia Trend partners with the Georgia Municipal Association to honor some of the state's outstanding cities. This year we celebrate six that have distinguished themselves in the area of public safety and in community and economic development.

February 2005
Banking On A Sense Of Place

Banking On A Sense Of Place

Three very different Georgia financial institutions have similar ties to their locales and their missions.

June 2004
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