Features

Ecoadventures Abound in Georgia

Kayaks glide peacefully down Skidaway River, winding through pristine marshlands along Georgia’s coast, while a guide points out species of birds – including bald eagles, ospreys, pelicans, gulls, terns and cormorants – and explains why they need protection. Up north…

Curtailing Cancer Care

The list of serious health problems caused or affected by COVID-19 is long and growing: heart disease, pneumonia, blood clots, liver and kidney failure – and now, less directly, cancer. Even though there is no evidence that COVID worsens cancer…

Our State

Glynn County | Brunswick: On the Upswing

Georgia’s Golden Isles boast many tourist attractions: the sun, the sand, the sea and the wildlife. No need for such man-made “attractions” like a roller coaster, but you’ll forgive residents and business owners in Brunswick and Glynn County if they…

Upfront

Organizations: SERV International

From drought-ravaged Kenya to tornado-stricken Newnan, SERV International, with its headquarters in Canton, goes where the trouble is to distribute nutritious food boxes and so much more. SERV – a distinctive way to spell “serve,” not an acronym – is…

Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-betweens

Water Wars Victory: The U.S. Supreme Court handed Georgia a welcome victory in its years-long battle with Florida over water rights. The justices unanimously dismissed Florida’s case that claimed Georgia’s overuse of water during a drought had ruined the oyster…

Economic Development Around the State

Indoor Ag: Pete’s, a California-based green-house grower, is investing $18 million in its first eastern U.S. indoor, controlled-environment agriculture facility in Warner Robins. The indoor growing facility requires 90% less land and water compared to traditional farming. Troup County Auto:…

Opinion

From the Publisher: Keeping Pace?

Georgia continues to be recognized for its business- friendly environment, and it seems announcements about new manufacturing operations locating or expanding here are happening daily. But can the state provide the advanced workforce manufacturing now requires? The state recently moved…

State of Mind: Courage and Change

When I am feeling discouraged about the direction of Georgia’s General Assembly and the lawmakers who passed an elections bill (SB 202) that is, at best, a solution in search of a problem and, at worst, an effort to make…

Downtime

Catching Up With… Dana Rickman

Earlier this year, Dana Rickman became president of GPEE, the nonpartisan research and advocacy organization founded by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Economic Developers Association; she was formerly vice president and research and policy director. These are…

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