The $63-billion Connection

Jay Markwalter likes to point out how much of the growth that boosts Georgia’s economy – new businesses, new investment, new jobs – is tied to tourism. “All of that starts with a visit,” he says, someone coming to the…

Features

When Memory Fails

If you’ve ever misplaced your glasses, searched frantically for lost keys or struggled to remember the name of an acquaintance, you’re far from alone. Almost all of us suffer occasional memory slips and for most these are no cause for…

Geared for Great Careers

The legacy of former Gov. Nathan Deal has yet to be fully written, but a sizable portion of it will certainly be devoted to his focus on strengthening workforce education through the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Nowhere was…

Four for the Future

University of Georgia’s (UGA) Public Service and Outreach (PSO) division is a valuable statewide resource that has assisted many communities in implementing solutions to pressing problems, especially where local expertise and funds aren’t available. “Hundreds of PSO faculty experts are…

2019 Industry Outlook

As far as the good life, Georgia has got it going on. Whether you’re looking to locate a business, find employment or just seeking that great quality of life, with its expanding economy, the Peach State has you covered. The…

Our State

Metro Atlanta: A Changing Narrative

There’s strength in numbers. Like 63,000 employees at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Seven cities in South Fulton all working together. Or 50,000 acres of undeveloped land. Take your pick – all provide an illustration of opportunity in South Metro Atlanta.…

Chatham County | Savannah: Old Meets New

Richard Kessler stands on what will become a rooftop bar atop his new $275-million development beside the Savannah River. Below, shops and restaurants on River Street are beginning to open on a sunny morning. “Nobody has this,” says the hotelier,…

Upfront

Organizations: Georgia Center for the Book

The Georgia Center for the Book, based at the Decatur branch of the DeKalb County Public Library, uses a variety of programming to promote and preserve Georgia’s rich literary heritage and inspire young readers. “We provide the link between authors…

Sustainable Georgia Roundup

Certified Green: The Atlanta Regional Commission recently recognized seven communities for making significant strides in reducing their environmental footprint. The cities of Alpharetta, Chamblee, Decatur and Sandy Springs joined Cherokee, Fulton and Gwinnett counties in demonstrating leadership in sustainability practices,…

Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-betweens

Lewis in Hollywood: Fifth District Congressman John Lewis, an Atlanta Democrat and veteran of the Civil Rights Movement, got a standing ovation from attendees at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony when he introduced Green Book, which won the Oscar for…

Trendsetters: Yorkville Hops & Produce

The exponential growth of craft breweries in Georgia and throughout the world – and the increasing preference for more robust-tasting beers like India Pale Ales – has created a greater demand for hops, the flowering plants used to flavor beers.…

Economic Development Around the State

Southern Relocation: RFID and security solutions manufacturer ZKTeco is relocating its headquarters from New Jersey to Alpharetta. The $5-million investment will create 40 jobs. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. is locating its North American headquarters in…

Opinion

From the Publisher: Tourism?

April is our biggest issue, a testament to Georgia’s superlative reputation for doing business as it includes our annual Economic Yearbook. It features a dizzying amount of economic development throughout the state and the challenges and opportunities swirling around these…

Business Casual: Keep Them Safe

Twenty years ago this month, the meaning of “school safety” changed forever the day that two troubled Colorado high school seniors killed 13 people and injured 23 more at Columbine High School in Littleton, a Denver suburb, then took their…

At Issue: Runoffs: A Relic

Only eight states in the country, Georgia being one of them, require a runoff election in any party primary if one candidate does not receive a majority. Two other states require primary runoffs in limited situations. But only one state…

Downtime

Georgia Fare: Canyon grill

Lawton had a vision,” says Canyon Grill Executive Chef and General Manager Kevin Dunlap. “He would have closed the doors rather than dilute it. That’s why we’re celebrating our 23rd year.” Dunlap is describing the unlikely – you might even…

Sports Desk: Georgia Masters

Following Super Bowl LIII, the chill of winter is just right for determining the collegiate basketball champion, but there is nothing like the coming of spring and the playing of the Masters Tournament. That golf championship reminds us of the…

Free DAILY eNews

Sign up to get our free news roundup, Georgia Trend Daily, in your inbox

Free digital edition

Sign up to receive the free monthly digital edition of Georgia Trend in your inbox

Browse The Digital Edition

Connect With Us