Features

From Shutdown to Show Time

If the state’s economy in general recovers anything like Georgia’s film industry has, we’ll be in for a big boom. Coming off a record 2019 – when 391 film and television productions spent $2.9 billion shooting in Georgia – it…

2021 Top Doctors

As the coronavirus has upended the state – especially the health of Georgia residents – the expertise of our doctors has been more important than ever. This year, Georgia Trend is proud to offer the second annual listing of the…

Learning in the Technological Age

Ultimate Medical Academy shares why harnessing technology is critical to increasing educational and career access for adult learners. Technology is a true wonder – allowing us to communicate with each other from across the country, to send documents at the…

Boosting Business Skills

A master of business administration, or MBA, has long been considered the gold standard in business credentials. That thinking seems to have gained support during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the period of economic instability offered opportunities for resumé building with…

Our State

Perimeter Area: Belief and Betterment

Competition drives the economy, but collaboration builds – and sustains – community. One side effect of the difficult pandemic year in the Atlanta metro is people coming together, in a mostly socially distant but still meaningful way. This is especially…

Newton County | Covington: Charm and Impact

It’s 7 p.m. on a February Saturday night on Covington’s town square during the pandemic, and the frosty air is buzzing with activity. Parking is scarce, trees twinkle with lights and eateries City Pharmacy and The Social Goat Tavern have…

Upfront

Organizations: Georgia Music Foundation

If you are a musician about to take your guitar to the sidewalk to busk for spare change, first check out the Georgia Music Foundation (GMF). You might be eligible for a grant or another opportunity. Last year, the organization…

Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-betweens

Elections Law Fallout: Local and national response to SB 202, which makes extensive changes to voting in Georgia, came swiftly and fervently after it was passed by the General Assembly and, within the hour, signed into law by Gov. Brian…

Economic Development Around the State

Compostable Packaging: Danimer Scientific is investing $700 million to expand its Bainbridge facility and develop home compostable packaging for Mars-Wrigley’s Skittles brand. Eastern Hub: Airbnb will open its East Coast technical hub in Atlanta later this year, bringing hundreds of…

Opinion

From the Publisher: Election Fraud?

There’s been a lot of talk about voting fraud recently. In all my years of reporting I don’t think I’ve ever covered a case. In doing some research on it, I found that the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank tracks…

State of Mind: The Backlash

Even if the intention of those who drafted, supported and voted for SB 202, now a Georgia law drastically changing how elections are conducted in the state, was simply to make those elections more secure – which I find hard…

Economy: Jobs Recovery

Georgia will fully recover the jobs lost to the COVID-19 recession much faster than it recovered jobs lost to either the 2001 recession or the Great Recession. Of course, the jobless recoveries that followed those recessions set a low bar.…

Downtime

Peach Plate: Entertaining Safely

Holiday parties, office luncheons and company-wide events – these staples of business life all but disappeared in the past year. Some of us are still not comfortable dining out in a group setting and continue to eat lunch at our…

Catching Up With … Lisa Cupid

Lisa Cupid, a lawyer and engineer who served two terms as District 4 commissioner, is the first woman and first Black person in her position. She heads a commission that is all female and majority Democratic – a big change…

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