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Please DO NOT DISTURB

Please DO NOT DISTURB

Georgia’s hospitality industry is thriving but wary of legislation that could do economic harm.

Published: March 2017
From Pipe Dream To Reality

From Pipe Dream To Reality

A controversial natural gas pipeline is set to run through Southwest Georgia this summer, but will it bring jobs and energy to the region?

Published: March 2017
Deep Roots

Deep Roots

Forestry is Georgia’s second-largest industry, with more than 24 million acres of land providing 133,000 jobs and generating a $32.2-billion economic impact.

Published: March 2017
2017 Georgia Trustees

2017 Georgia Trustees

This year’s Georgia Trustees – the state’s highest honor – go to two men with a common vision: making their community a better place.

Published: February 2017
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
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Archive »Economic Development

Live, Work, Play Cities

Live, Work, Play Cities

These nine cities are well managed, sure, but it’s that extra spark that makes them shine

Published: February 2017
Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

Community Improvement Districts along Atlanta’s eastern edge are working together to improve the whole region.

Published: February 2017
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
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Archive »Education

Unconventional Learning

Unconventional Learning

Outside the typical college offerings, there’s a broad range of higher-ed opportunities in Georgia.

Published: March 2017
Playing the Odds

Playing the Odds

The Georgia Lottery’s history, legacy and next moves

Published: February 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
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
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Archive »Environment

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

Straight to the Heart

Straight to the Heart

Heart disease rarely occurs in isolation. Learn about its common companions and what you can do to protect yourself.

Published: February 2017
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
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Archive »People

2017 Georgia Trustees

2017 Georgia Trustees

This year’s Georgia Trustees – the state’s highest honor – go to two men with a common vision: making their community a better place.

Published: February 2017
2017 Legislative Guide

2017 Legislative Guide

What’s on the General Assembly’s agenda, plus Georgia’s state officers and legislators, as well as our state’s congressional delegation.

Published: February 2017
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
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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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