Archive »Neely Young

Neely Young: Summer Musings

Neely Young: Summer Musings

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

Published: July 2014
Neely Young: A Good Hook

Neely Young: A Good Hook

For effective economic development, every community needs a “hook,” something different to offer prospective contacts.

Published: June 2014
Neely Young: Kiss My Grits

Neely Young: Kiss My Grits

Snow Jam 2014 proved that Georgia needs new road-building efforts to protect us from situations that place us in danger.

Published: May 2014
Neely Young: Larger Than Life

Neely Young: Larger Than Life

Honoring Ed Lightsey, Georgia Trend’s longtime senior correspondent, who was a friend to many in the state.

Published: April 2014
Neely Young: Heart Of The Community

Neely Young: Heart Of The Community

Courthouses are built and designed to reflect the pride of citizens in the communities they serve. They’re also the best place to find a juicy story.

Published: March 2014

Archive »Business Casual

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
Business Casual: Teachers Rule

Business Casual: Teachers Rule

Teachers – the good ones – are the answer to many of the questions and problems plaguing schools. Any effort to involve them should be applauded.

Published: June 2014
Business Casual: The Bullies' Pulpit

Business Casual: The Bullies' Pulpit

Some things don’t change much. Each spring you can count on pollen to make you miserable, and you can count on some of the old boys down at the Capitol to make you ashamed.

Published: May 2014
Business Casual: Shaggy Hair, Big Changes

Business Casual: Shaggy Hair, Big Changes

It wasn’t the most significant event of 1964, but the arrival of The Beatles marked a time when the music changed – along with a whole lot of other things.

Published: April 2014
Business Casual: And The Boot Goes On

Business Casual: And The Boot Goes On

Illegal parking is a problem, but restaurants and businesses put a lot of effort into attracting patrons. One really bad experience can trump a good marketing campaign.

Published: March 2014

Archive »Economy

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
Economy: Athens' Expanding Economy

Economy: Athens' Expanding Economy

From an expanding healthcare sector and more manufacturing to UGA’s new College of Engineering, the Athens area is set to grow.

Published: June 2014
Economy: On The Upswing

Economy: On The Upswing

Published: May 2014
Economy: Telecom Outlook

Economy: Telecom Outlook

Convergence of previously separate communications industries has brought more intense price competition, innovation and proliferation of service offerings.

Published: March 2014
Economy: Prospects For The A-Team

Economy: Prospects For The A-Team

Atlanta, Athens and Augusta are seeing recoveries fueled in part by new manufacturing projects, the healthcare sector and higher education.

Published: February 2014

Archive »Georgia View

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
Georgia View: Keeping Score On Common Core

Georgia View: Keeping Score On Common Core

The Common Core debate has spawned both some misconceptions and a few odd alliances.

Published: June 2014
Georgia View: A Missed Opportunity

Georgia View: A Missed Opportunity

When the cannabis oil bill failed to pass this legislative session, the GOP missed an opportunity to win over voters during a crucial election year.

Published: May 2014
Georgia View: Let It Snow

Georgia View: Let It Snow

It’s rare for two snowstorms to hit Georgia in one season, but many leaders across the state are glad for the second chance to get things right.

Published: April 2014
Georgia View: Changing Of The Guard

Georgia View: Changing Of The Guard

A little change can be a good thing. When it comes to the smooth flow of legislative bodies, however, it can also gum up the works.

Published: March 2014

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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