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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
From the Publisher: Sensible Solutions

From the Publisher: Sensible Solutions

Two outcomes from this year’s legislative session are both promising and productive.

Published: June 2018
From the Publisher: Safer Streets

From the Publisher: Safer Streets

Safe routes for walking and biking are becoming an increasingly important part of the state’s transit plan.

Published: May 2018
From the Publisher: Taking Stock

From the Publisher: Taking Stock

Georgia benefits from a large network of environmental groups as well as public and private entities dedicated to sustainability.

Published: April 2018
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Archive »Business Casual

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
Business Casual: Punishing the Poor

Business Casual: Punishing the Poor

Recent attempts to tinker with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could make life harder for those in need.

Published: June 2018
Business Casual: Leading the Way

Business Casual: Leading the Way

Students are demanding new approaches to ensuring their safety. It’s time to take them seriously.

Published: May 2018
Business Casual: House and Home

Business Casual: House and Home

Making a home is a pretty universal instinct, but homefinding and homemaking aren’t always easy.

Published: April 2018
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Archive »Economy

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
Economy: Outpacing the Nation

Economy: Outpacing the Nation

With a growing population, strong economic development and a housing boost, Georgia’s economy should fair well in 2018.

Published: January 2018
Economy: High-performing Ports

Economy: High-performing Ports

Georgia’s deepwater ports create a substantial economic impact.

Published: September 2017
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Archive »At Issue

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
At Issue: Policy Partisanship

At Issue: Policy Partisanship

Two of the state’s most active and often-quoted policy analysis organizations have some key differences – and ideologies.

Published: June 2018
At Issue: Promise and Peril

At Issue: Promise and Peril

With the statewide party primaries coming up May 22, the most excitement around these parts is Georgia politics.

Published: May 2018
At Issue: Planting a Flag

At Issue: Planting a Flag

Tax incentives have been a boon to Georgia, but a careful review is needed.

Published: April 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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