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High-tech Makers

Georgia is a place where people know how to make things. Consider that the parts holding rockets together as they blast into space are made in Dodge County. Carbice in Atlanta produces thermal tape for satellites. And Saft America in…

Perspectives: Regions Bank - Private Wealth Management

This month, Georgia Trend's Perspectives Video Series is coming to you from Regions Bank - Private Wealth Management. In video four, the final Perspectives video in this series from Ty Smith, Regional Executive with Regions Private Wealth Management, focuses on…

Overcoming Challenges, Improving Lives

As COVID-19 continued to impact our lives last year, county governments across the state stepped up to address critical needs. Georgia Trend and ACCG, a nonprofit serving county governments, teamed up to recognize six initiatives that not only solved pandemic-related…

A Preventable Disease

By many measures, the story of colorectal cancer is one of success and hope. The number of cases in the United States has been steadily decreasing since the mid-1980s. In 2019, the death rate from colon and rectal cancer was…

Upfront

Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-betweens

Smyre Farewell: Columbus Democrat Calvin Smyre, dean of the House of Representatives, who served from 1975 through this year’s session – longer than any other lawmaker – was honored on his last day with standing ovations, tributes and the unveiling…

Organizations: Skyland Trail

In the early 1980s, Atlanta offered few mental health resources to help people make the pivotal transition from inpatient care to reintegration into the community. West Lumber Company helped purchase an old apartment building for that use, which launched Skyland…

Economic Development Around the State

Lyons Manufacturing: Michigan-based East Jordan Plastics, one of the largest horticultural container manufacturers in North America, is investing more than $44 million in a new logistics and distribution facility in Toombs County, creating 80 new jobs. Athens Innovation: German-based pharmaceutical…

Opinion

From the Publisher: Rural Georgia Opportunities

Having been ranked the best state in the country in which to do business by multiple national media outlets for nearly a decade, Georgia appears to have the market cornered in the corporate recruitment department. One unlikely reason: rural opportunities.…

The Georgia File: Changing Lives

No one in Katie Watson Speed’s family had gone to college, but her Rabun County public school teachers knew she could become a first-generation graduate if she got the right support. She had fortuitous timing. When she was in eighth…

Red, Blue & You: Contentious Crime Conversations

Public safety issues are among the most contentious in our state. While there remains a great deal of overlapping viewpoints in Georgia about how to keep communities safe, the rhetoric around policing and criminal justice has never been further apart.…

Our State

Columbus | Muscogee County: Continued Momentum

You may think you know Columbus and Muscogee County, but then again, Georgia’s second-largest city may surprise you. Despite being the hometown of major corporations like Aflac, TSYS, Synovus and W.C. Bradley Co., not to mention Fort Benning, for years…

Brunswick | Glynn County: Hitting on All Cylinders

For several years now, historic downtown Brunswick has been poised for takeoff. Signs of progress were there – a successful storefront here, a new restaurant there – indicating a willingness of residents to return to a downtown that commercial sprawl…

Downtime

Catching Up With … Danah Craft

Feeding Georgia, formerly the Georgia Food Bank Association, is a consortium of seven regional food banks working to end hunger across the state. These are edited highlights of an interview with Craft. Q: Tell us about hunger in Georgia. Who’s…

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