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From the Publisher: Workforce Woes

From the Publisher: Workforce Woes

An educated workforce is essential to Georgia. So why do we keep cutting K-12 funding?

Published: February 2019
From the Publisher: Recycling Resolved

From the Publisher: Recycling Resolved

Published: January 2019
From the Publisher: Deals of the Year

From the Publisher: Deals of the Year

A look at the 2018 Deals of the Year, as selected by the Georgia Economic Developers Association.

Published: December 2018
From the Publisher: Burt’s Legacy

From the Publisher: Burt’s Legacy

Published: November 2018
From The Publisher: Business Oasis?

From The Publisher: Business Oasis?

The success of our state depends largely on its standing in the world – all eyes will be on Georgia next month to see if our business oasis becomes a mirage.

Published: October 2018
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Archive »Business Casual

Business Casual: The High-water Mark

Business Casual: The High-water Mark

Lessons learned from the Great Decatur Condo Flood of 2018.

Published: February 2019
Business Casual:  The To-do List

Business Casual: The To-do List

It's time for state legislators to address problems that plagued the 2018 elections.

Published: January 2019
Business Casual: Targets and Truths

Business Casual: Targets and Truths

In defense of the media’s ideas, ideals and challenges.

Published: December 2018
Business Casual: Unity? Yes, Please

Business Casual: Unity? Yes, Please

In Georgia, as elsewhere, politics has become personal and divisive. So, here’s a plea for the new governor: Think unity.

Published: November 2018
Business Casual: Atlanta’s Airport

Business Casual: Atlanta’s Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a point of pride for all of Georgia. Why wouldn’t the state want to control it?

Published: October 2018
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Archive »Economy

Eonomy: Continued Growth

Eonomy: Continued Growth

There’s good news and bad news about the state’s economic outlook for 2019.

Published: January 2019
Economy: Valdosta in View

Economy: Valdosta in View

Organic growth, tourism, university-related spending and economic development projects add up to a positive outlook for Valdosta’s economy.

Published: November 2018
Economy: U.S. Outlook Mixed

Economy: U.S. Outlook Mixed

The country’s economic outlook for 2019 shows some ups and downs ahead.

Published: September 2018
Economy: Island Impact

Economy: Island Impact

Jekyll Island generates a significant, sustainable economic impact for the Golden Isles region and all of Georgia.

Published: July 2018
Economy: Firm Foundation

Economy: Firm Foundation

Albany continues to build upon three consecutive years of job growth as its economy slowly transforms itself.

Published: May 2018
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Archive »At Issue

At Issue: Seeking Solutions

At Issue: Seeking Solutions

Among the many important issues on the new governor’s plate: solving healthcare

Published: February 2019
At Issue: Interesting Times

At Issue: Interesting Times

The blue wave wasn’t quite a tsunami in Georgia, but it did raise some questions about what lies ahead.

Published: January 2019
At Issue: Legal Limbo

At Issue: Legal Limbo

While medical marijuana is legal in Georgia, there is nowhere to legally purchase it. It’s an untenable situation.

Published: December 2018
At Issue: Deal Delivered

At Issue: Deal Delivered

As we elect a new governor, it’s a good time to look at current Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s legacy.

Published: November 2018
At Issue: Battle of the Bases

At Issue: Battle of the Bases

Will there be a Blue Wave in November, or is Georgia still too red and President Trump too powerful a cultural force for Democrats to prevail?

Published: October 2018
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Archive »Sustainable Georgia

Sustainable Georgia: Get On Board

Sustainable Georgia: Get On Board

The student transportation funding formula may change with a new education budget, but there is an opportunity to make a difference in the school districts that need it most.

Published: March 2017
Sustainable Georgia: Setting the Standard for Sustainability

Sustainable Georgia: Setting the Standard for Sustainability

With so many initiatives underway in our state capital, Atlanta is positioned to become a national model for integrated sustainability.

Published: February 2017
Sustainable Georgia: Ready to Adapt

Sustainable Georgia: Ready to Adapt

Georgia’s DNR is marshaling resources and supporting coastal efforts to prepare for rising sea levels. But is it enough?

Published: January 2017
Sustainable Georgia:Making Hard Choices

Sustainable Georgia:Making Hard Choices

There’s hope for Georgia’s sustainability future – and our biggest industry, agriculture – in our state reptile, the gopher tortoise.

Published: December 2016
Sustainable Georgia: What Are We Trading?

Sustainable Georgia: What Are We Trading?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a political hot potato, but it could go a long way to combating illegal fishing, wildlife trafficking and more around the world.

Published: November 2016
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Archive »Neely Young

From the Publisher: Is Character Still King?

From the Publisher: Is Character Still King?

Only four presidents in our country’s history have been elected without approval of the common man and woman.

Published: March 2017
From the Publisher: 3-D Revolution

From the Publisher: 3-D Revolution

Advanced manufacturing promises to uproot our current way of doing things, but there’s no reason why Georgia can’t be ready for the change.

Published: February 2017
From the Publisher: Let’s Get Something Done

From the Publisher: Let’s Get Something Done

At the On Board Atlanta event, local decision makers brainstormed new ways of tackling today’s issues.

Published: January 2017
From the Publisher: Quotes for All Seasons

From the Publisher: Quotes for All Seasons

Some truths, wit and whimsy for the holiday season.

Published: December 2016
From the Publisher: Rolling Out the Red Carpet

From the Publisher: Rolling Out the Red Carpet

As the No. 1 state in which to do business, Georgia has what you’re looking for.

Published: November 2016
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Archive »Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary: Doing The Right Thing

Guest Commentary: Doing The Right Thing

The decisions made by leaders in Georgia’s past got us where we are today, and what we choose to do today will lead us into the future.

Published: December 2015
Guest Commentary: One Neighborhood At A Time

Guest Commentary: One Neighborhood At A Time

Turning Atlanta’s East Lake Community around meant improving housing, education and quality of life. The problems were great, but so was the opportunity.

Published: June 2015
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
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