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Ports Progress

01/21/15

Ports Progress

The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project may be the biggest story to come out of the Georgia Ports in the last year, but it’s not the only one. As that project gets underway, the ports continue to grow and set records for containers handled. In November, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced that its terminals in Brunswick and Savannah moved 2.79 million tons of freight in October 2014 – a record. In addition, October saw the most containers ever moved by intermodal rail – 31,238. “GPA's ability to handle record volumes with speed and efficiency is a powerful tool for economic development in the Southeastern U.S.,” says GPA Board Chairman James Walters. It takes people and space to move all of that freight. To accommodate the growing demand,...

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 This Month in Georgia History

01/19/15

This Month in Georgia History

As we at Georgia Trend celebrate 30 years covering business, politics and economic development across this great state, we’re taking a look back at some of the events that brought us to where we are today. With the holidays behind us, it always feels like January’s a little slower. But that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been some big news in Januarys past. Take a look: Jan. 23, 1986: Ray Charles and James Brown are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Jan. 17, 1991: Eastern Air Lines shuts down. Jan. 12, 1993: Flash floods hit Southeast Georgia, causing $10 million in damages. Jan. 13, 1994: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt’s book that put Savannah on the national map, is...

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Eggs & Issues Update

01/16/15

Eggs & Issues Update

Gov. Nathan Deal laid out his vision for ensuring our state stays No. 1 in the nation for business at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues Breakfast held at the Georgia World Congress Center Jan. 13. As University System of Georgia colleges continue to consolidate, Deal aims at nothing short of a change of culture for high school and higher education by collaborating more closely with target industries. Dubbed the High Demand Career Initiative, it includes plans to change the name of Georgia’s Technical College System to the Georgia Career College System, as well as an expansion of a program that fully funds “tuition for students in our technical colleges pursuing a degree in certain strategic industries,” says Deal. These industries, nearly...

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From Good To Great

01/14/15

From Good To Great

Despite the chill in the air, MARTA officials and supporters were warmed by the good news at last week’s (Wed., Jan. 7) State of MARTA breakfast. General Manager Keith Parker talked about the ongoing process of transforming the system from good to great and called 2014 a banner year. “This is like a shareholders’ meeting,” he said. “This is your system.” Among the highlights: fiscal stability, increased ridership, improved customer service, no fare increase, improved safety, upgraded bond ratings, employee raises and a vote from Clayton County residents to expand the system into their county. At the end of the first quarter of FY 2015, Parker said, MARTA had $9.5 million more than its budgeted expenses, which he attributes to more...

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Atlanta's Leisure Ride

01/13/15

Atlanta's Leisure Ride

The Atlanta Streetcar debuted this month amid talks of expanding transportation choices and the recalibration of transportation funding. It's a good-looking train – extremely comfortable, safe, slow moving and easy to use – and adds a delightful new dimension to the downtown experience. Walking from Ebenezer Church to the King Center streetcar stop, I discovered businesses I didn't know existed, such as Big Mouth Ben's store (pictured below). The formerly homeless rapper offers sundries for the ride and an inspiring life story. That sense of discovery continues on the streetcar, making the 2.7-mile ride seem like a leisurely stroll. I discovered a number of restaurants I'd like to try, such as Noni's and Sweet Auburn Seafood, and areas...

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