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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
From the Publisher: Affordable Homes

From the Publisher: Affordable Homes

Rising housing costs are pushing some people out of city centers, but ideas are on the table to give everyone a chance to live in town.

Published: September 2018
From the Publisher: Targeted Impact

From the Publisher: Targeted Impact

A healthy philanthropic community reflects a healthy business community, and the Community Foundation of Atlanta plays a huge part in that success.

Published: August 2018
From the Publisher: Hard Lessons

From the Publisher: Hard Lessons

A trip to San Diego brought many parallels with our own state capital into view.

Published: July 2018
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Archive »Business Casual

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
Business Casual: More Water Wars

Business Casual: More Water Wars

There’s still no solution to the watery tug-of-war between Florida and Georgia.

Published: September 2018
Business Casual: The Fear Factor

Business Casual: The Fear Factor

What is driving people to feel so threatened by others across the country?

Published: August 2018
Business Casual: Community and Connectivity

Business Casual: Community and Connectivity

Experiences in customer-service purgatory are universal.

Published: July 2018
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Archive »Economy

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
Economy: Athens’ Upside

Economy: Athens’ Upside

Higher education and healthcare are doing well, along with more new and expanding businesses.

Published: March 2018
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Archive »At Issue

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
At Issue: Tarriff Anxiety

At Issue: Tarriff Anxiety

With more tariffs announced and the potential for a trade war on the horizon, Georgia is starting to feel some effects.

Published: September 2018
At Issue: Friendly Advice

At Issue: Friendly Advice

For the governor-to-be, there’s a long list of priorities that will need attention come January, if he or she can rise above the politics.

Published: August 2018
At Issue: Welcome News

At Issue: Welcome News

It’s high time the state takes some decisive action on mass transit in Metro Atlanta before it’s too late.

Published: July 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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