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2017 Georgian of the Year: Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black

2017 Georgian of the Year: Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black

Growing the Georgia Brand

An emphasis on economic development and an expanded Georgia Grown program are strengthening the state’s $74-billion agribusiness industry thanks to Gary Black.

Published: January 2017
2017 Notable Georgians

2017 Notable Georgians

Published: January 2017
Military Might

Military Might

Georgia’s nine military installations have a $20-billion economic impact on the state

Published: January 2017
Reaching for the Sky

Reaching for the Sky

Georgia’s aerospace companies – representing sectors from airports to IT – are soaring to success.

Published: December 2016
2016 Silver Spoon Awards

2016 Silver Spoon Awards

Georgia’s top restaurants are fueling local economic development and giving us new and interesting tastes, propelling our dining scene onto the national radar. Plus, 10 of the state’s best restaurants with an international flair.

Published: November 2016
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2017 Georgian of the Year: Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black

2017 Georgian of the Year: Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black

Growing the Georgia Brand

An emphasis on economic development and an expanded Georgia Grown program are strengthening the state’s $74-billion agribusiness industry thanks to Gary Black.

Published: January 2017
2016 Deals of the Year

2016 Deals of the Year

Three successful projects show how friendliness and care can often spur new business.

Published: December 2016
Changing Landscape, Changing Lives

Changing Landscape, Changing Lives

Eleven years after announcing its first American production facility, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia continues to impact the region through jobs, economic growth and giving back to the surrounding community

Published: November 2016
Georgia Trend’s 2016 40 Under 40

Georgia Trend’s 2016 40 Under 40

Twenty years of the state’s best and brightest in business, government, nonprofits, science, healthcare and education, plus a look back at some of our previous nominees and where they are now.

Published: October 2016
A Shift in Perspective?

A Shift in Perspective?

Two referenda up for a vote this November plus funding for projects across the state could signal a seismic shift in focus toward more transit

Published: October 2016
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Archive »Education

Gate of Opportunity

Gate of Opportunity

The mission of Berry College – to provide an excellent education to people from all social and economic backgrounds – is one that Martha Berry laid out more than 100 years ago.

Published: January 2017
Legal Evolution

Legal Evolution

The Great Recession had a huge impact on the practice of law, leading Georgia’s law schools to respond with programs that prepare grads for the new legal landscape.

Published: December 2016
Blurring the Lines

Blurring the Lines

Used to be there were hard lines between high school, college and career. College and career academies are changing all that.

Published: December 2016
On the Cutting Edge

On the Cutting Edge

Researchers at Georgia universities are seeking cures for cancer, advancing cybersecurity and breaking ground in immunology. It’s a $2-billion enterprise – with room to grow.

Published: November 2016
Georgia Trend’s 2016 40 Under 40

Georgia Trend’s 2016 40 Under 40

Twenty years of the state’s best and brightest in business, government, nonprofits, science, healthcare and education, plus a look back at some of our previous nominees and where they are now.

Published: October 2016
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Georgia Trend’s 2016 40 Under 40

Georgia Trend’s 2016 40 Under 40

Twenty years of the state’s best and brightest in business, government, nonprofits, science, healthcare and education, plus a look back at some of our previous nominees and where they are now.

Published: October 2016
On the Right Path

On the Right Path

Through a network of trail systems, communities around the state are taking steps to create healthier environments and encourage economic development

Published: August 2016
The Energy Future Is Now

The Energy Future Is Now

Renewable power sources are no longer fighting for a seat at the table. They are present and thriving, part of the mix that includes fossil fuels and nuclear energy.

Published: August 2015
Growing Green

Growing Green

The state is making strides and receiving accolades for its environmental efforts but still faces challenges and untapped potential.

Published: August 2014
When Powers Combine

When Powers Combine

A Q&A with Laura Turner Seydel on environmental education and stewardship.

Published: June 2014
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Archive »Health Care

Georgia's Hospitals: Rural Hospitals In Crisis

Georgia's Hospitals: Rural Hospitals In Crisis

Many small Georgia hospitals are in serious financial trouble, trying to do more with less. A state tax credit may help, but will a new administration in Washington make more drastic changes? Plus a ranking of the Top Hospitals in the state.

Published: December 2016
Home Alone?

Home Alone?

Home care offers a more affordable and less restrictive option to nursing homes. But will the effect of recent federal mandates on the home care industry leave some elderly Georgians without care?

Published: November 2016
Under the Microscope

Under the Microscope

Bioscience is an industry that generates billions each year with surprisingly little visibility. But that could soon change.

Published: October 2016
Georgia Trend’s 2016 40 Under 40

Georgia Trend’s 2016 40 Under 40

Twenty years of the state’s best and brightest in business, government, nonprofits, science, healthcare and education, plus a look back at some of our previous nominees and where they are now.

Published: October 2016
Changing the Conversation

Changing the Conversation

No longer being swept under the rug, the perception of mental health issues and the 43.8 million Americans who suffer from them is changing. Here’s how the shift is playing out in Georgia.

Published: June 2016
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Archive »People

2017 Georgian of the Year: Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black

2017 Georgian of the Year: Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black

Growing the Georgia Brand

An emphasis on economic development and an expanded Georgia Grown program are strengthening the state’s $74-billion agribusiness industry thanks to Gary Black.

Published: January 2017
2017 Hall of Fame: Lasting Influence

2017 Hall of Fame: Lasting Influence

Hank Huckaby and Alicia Philipp join Georgia Trend’s Most Influential Hall of Fame.

Published: January 2017
100 Most Influential Georgians of 2017: Wielding Power

100 Most Influential Georgians of 2017: Wielding Power

The 2017 roster of the state’s top leaders and people making an impact on the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians.

Published: January 2017
2017 Notable Georgians

2017 Notable Georgians

Published: January 2017
Gate of Opportunity

Gate of Opportunity

The mission of Berry College – to provide an excellent education to people from all social and economic backgrounds – is one that Martha Berry laid out more than 100 years ago.

Published: January 2017
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Archive »Sports & Leisure

Georgia Trend’s 2016 40 Under 40

Georgia Trend’s 2016 40 Under 40

Twenty years of the state’s best and brightest in business, government, nonprofits, science, healthcare and education, plus a look back at some of our previous nominees and where they are now.

Published: October 2016
Squad Spirit

Squad Spirit

More than 100,000 people play soccer in Georgia through professional, youth and adult leagues. Now, our first MLS team is poised to make history – and have a major league impact on the state.

Published: August 2016
On the Right Path

On the Right Path

Through a network of trail systems, communities around the state are taking steps to create healthier environments and encourage economic development

Published: August 2016
The Amazing, Tragic, Iconic and Surprising Legacy of the 1996 Olympic Games

The Amazing, Tragic, Iconic and Surprising Legacy of the 1996 Olympic Games

In the summer of 1996, all eyes were on Georgia for the greatest sports event on Earth. Twenty years after hosting the Centennial Olympic Games, how has its legacy changed the state?

Published: July 2016
Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites celebrate 85 years of family-friendly outdoor recreation and a significant economic impact

Published: May 2016
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