Good News Keeps Coming

In spite of global economic and trade uncertainties, the news from the Georgia ports remains upbeat. “Excited” is the word Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Executive Director Griff Lynch frequently uses to describe his attitude about the ports’ progress. “As we…

Features

2019 Silver Spoon Awards: 2020 Vision

As we round out this tumultuous year, it feels as if we’re on the verge of something. Politically, culturally, historically – even meteorologically. The pendulum swings faster; storms blow fiercer. As I write, the Georgia coast prepares for what may…

Banking on Breakthroughs

Labor Day weekend was a bit of a blur for Dr. Jorge Cortes. As the rest of the country celebrated the end of summer, he and his family trekked more than 900 miles for a new beginning, driving 14 hours…

Arc of Atlanta’s Future

Enhancing a gateway to Atlanta. Developing a smart corridor in a commercial district. Reclaiming urban land over the highway. Forward-thinking projects are flourishing with support from South Fulton County’s and Downtown Atlanta’s community improvement districts (CIDs). These self-taxing commercial property…

On the Move

Tim Keane, Atlanta’s planning commissioner, wasn’t happy when he came across an e-scooter lying on the sidewalk downtown, blocking pedestrian traffic and access to a handicapped ramp. “It was almost like someone was doing it on purpose,” trying to create…

Our State

DeKalb County: DeKalb Gets Going

DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond used the phrase at his state of the county address back in March, and it’s one he returns to often: “DeKalb is rising.” There are plenty of projects big and small to point to as proof,…

Effingham County: Big Ambitions

A bird’s-eye view of Effingham County’s morning commuter traffic to and along Interstate 16 could well call to mind Atlanta’s rush-hour snarl. Granted, it’s more or less a single strand of east-bound spaghetti rather than a whole plateful, but commutes…

Upfront

Organizations: Inspiritus

In Georgia, if your life has been upended by trauma or natural disaster in the past 25 years, you probably have received a helping hand from Inspiritus. That sweeping mission includes everyone from refugees to abused children, but much of…

Sustainable Georgia Roundup

2019 Clean 13: The Georgia Water Coalition released its annual report highlighting the state’s water heroes. The efforts of these businesses, industries, nonprofits, individuals and government agencies have led to cleaner rivers and a more sustainable future for Georgians: •…

Political Notes

In Memoriam: Veteran public servant and businessman George Berry, 82, has died. He served as head of the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism, forerunner of the Department of Economic Development, and worked for four different Atlanta mayors, serving…

Trendsetters: Personify 3D - Mini-me Maker

Imagine being able to create exact three-dimensional replicas of cultural artifacts so they can be preserved in pristine condition for future generations to view in person or online. Self-proclaimed “jack of all trades” engineer Jeremy Barker of Macon found a…

Economic Development Around the State

Tops Again: For the sixth year in a row, Georgia has been named the Top State for Business by Area Development. The corporate site selection and relocation magazine stated “It’s hard to go wrong with a site in Georgia,” citing…

Opinion

From the Publisher: Thanks for the Help

It’s time again for turkey, stuffing, gravy, after-the-big-meal naps, football, celebrating and gearing up for the shopping season. These good times stir up a lot of emotions, and whether one breaks bread alone or with friends or family, hopefully sympathy…

Business Casual: Welcome Season

For me, there are two official harbingers of the oh-so-welcome, what-took-you-so-long? fall season: the first UGA football game and the scent of cinnamon brooms in my local supermarket. The first of these is welcome, promising the yin of eventual cool…

Economy: Logistics in Motion

Georgia’s logistics industry is a substantial and dependable source of jobs, economic activity and economic growth. The large number of economic development announcements over the last few years strongly implies that once we get past the trade war, the prospects…

At Issue: An Inspiration

When I was a young college student at the University of Georgia in the 1980s, my political science professor, Chuck Bullock, liked to bring in guest speakers who had accomplished something in politics. I remember one of these speakers, at…

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