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Neely Young: Wishful Thinking

Neely Young: Wishful Thinking

We’re just a few months away from the 2015 state legislative session. Here are three important ideas to consider.

Published: November 2014
Neely Young: Ether And Other Myths

Neely Young: Ether And Other Myths

Like the notion of ether, which was once heartily believed but later disproved, our present political world has a few misconceptions.

Published: October 2014
Neely Young: Proud To Be Number One

Neely Young: Proud To Be Number One

Economic development should never be political when there are so many important issues to be addressed.

Published: September 2014
Neely Young: Capital Plans

Neely Young: Capital Plans

Since the Great Recession in 2008, Republicans and Democrats have been debating how to fix our current economy using many of history’s great economic theories.

Published: August 2014
Neely Young: Summer Musings

Neely Young: Summer Musings

A bit of truth, wit and whimsy for the summer months.

Published: July 2014
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Archive »Business Casual

Business Casual: When Violence Comes Close

Business Casual: When Violence Comes Close

The recent instances of domestic violence that ended the NFL career of Baltimore Raven Ray Rice have forced this issue to the forefront of the national consciousness.

Published: November 2014
Business Casual: Falling Back, Gladly

Business Casual: Falling Back, Gladly

The rituals of fall are as rewarding as they are enduring.

Published: October 2014
Business Casual: Getting It Right

Business Casual: Getting It Right

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta was a long time coming, but it is worth the wait.

Published: September 2014
Business Casual: Summer Games And Fans

Business Casual: Summer Games And Fans

I love the whole sports experience: the game sure, but also the crowd, the rituals, the mood in the stadium or the gym or on the field, and the interaction among fans.

Published: August 2014
Business Casual: Battle Lines, Punchlines

Business Casual: Battle Lines, Punchlines

As of the first of this month, we have the most permissive and most ridiculous gun law in the nation.

Published: July 2014
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Archive »Georgia View

Georgia View: Turning Purple

Georgia View: Turning Purple

With this month’s elections, are the cards now in place to turn a red state blue?

Published: November 2014
Georgia View: Thanks For Your Service

Georgia View: Thanks For Your Service

Saying “thank you” seems to me to be the very least we can do for both our military and elected officials.

Published: October 2014
Georgia View: The Never-Ending Story

Georgia View: The Never-Ending Story

Elections are no longer really over when they are over, thanks in part to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.

Published: September 2014
Georgia View: Beachy Developments

Georgia View: Beachy Developments

New hotel construction and a recently opened convention center are drawing people back to Jekyll Island, but marketing challenges still remain.

Published: August 2014
Georgia View: Georgia's Talented Trio

Georgia View: Georgia's Talented Trio

When you hear the phrase political dynasty in Georgia, you may think Talmadge, Russell or even the Kidd family, but it’s the Denson clan that’s making an impact today.

Published: July 2014
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Archive »Economy

Economy: Keep On Trucking

Economy: Keep On Trucking

The state’s trucking and cargo industries are looking good heading into 2015.

Published: November 2014
Economy: Picking Up Speed

Economy: Picking Up Speed

Advanced manufacturing will continue to be a source of high-paying jobs in 2015.

Published: October 2014
Economy: Building Up Wood Products

Economy: Building Up Wood Products

Get ready for an uptick in the state’s lumber and wood products industry as the economy continues to recover.

Published: September 2014
Economy: Growing Clout

Economy: Growing Clout

The immense buying power of Hispanics continues to energize the U.S. consumer market.

Published: August 2014
Economy: Recruiting Retirees

Economy: Recruiting Retirees

Approximately 1 million retirees live in Georgia, and they could help move the state’s economy onto a higher growth path.

Published: July 2014
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Archive »Sustainable Georgia

Sustainable Georgia: Tackling Homelessness

Sustainable Georgia: Tackling Homelessness

Our leaders are aware of social service issues and are trying to do something about them, but we still have a ways to go.

Published: November 2014
Sustainable Georgia: Two Decades And Change

Sustainable Georgia: Two Decades And Change

The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper celebrates 20 years of cleaning up the Hooch.

Published: October 2014
Sustainable Georgia: Rethinking Transportation

Sustainable Georgia: Rethinking Transportation

Cities and counties are looking to grow their younger populations, but we could lose our edge as the best state to do business if they remain unable to accommodate new tastes in living.

Published: September 2014
Sustainable Georgia: Counting Down To Zero

Sustainable Georgia: Counting Down To Zero

Twenty years after carpet industry executive and environmental pioneer Ray Anderson launched Mission Zero, sustainability has entered the business mainstream.

Published: August 2014
Sustainable Georgia: On Common Ground

Sustainable Georgia: On Common Ground

More than ever, it will take shared expertise to come up with the kind of solutions we need for the state’s environmental issues.

Published: July 2014
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Archive »Guest Commentary

Commentary: Bo Callaway's Legacies

Commentary: Bo Callaway's Legacies

Bo Callaway left a number of important legacies, but Callaway Gardens is a gift Georgians – and the world – will cherish for generations.

Published: May 2014

Guest Commentary: A Legal Workforce

The heart of the new immigration law is to expand the use of the online federal e-verify requirements for businesses with 11 or more workers.

Published: January 2012

Commentary: A Vital Statistic

Published: January 2011

Commentary: A Court Without Wasps

Published: August 2010

Commentary: VAT Would Be Disastrous

Published: July 2010
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