Georgia’s Legacy Leaders

This month Georgia Trend celebrates 35 years as the statewide magazine dedicated to business, politics and economic development. To mark this milestone, we wanted to recognize people from around the state who have contributed for many years to making Georgia…

Features

Tempting Travelers to Take Flight

For Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the impact of the coronavirus pandemic resembles the steep decline of a roller coaster. The world’s busiest and North America’s most efficient airport at the end of last year became nearly deserted a few…

FinTech in Georgia: From Strong to Stronger

If you’re looking for an economic bright spot this somewhat dismal year, cast your eyes toward FinTech, Georgia’s financial technology industry, encompassing anything and everything that allows, enables or secures online or mobile transactions. The industry has been growing solidly…

Cobb CIDs: No Time Like the Present

Between the twin specters of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recession, investing in community development might be considered a hard sell. But if the past is any indication, the next couple of years could actually be a good time to…

Our State

Gwinnett County: Dynamic and Diverse

Long gone are the famous water towers along I-85 touting “Gwinnett is Great” and “Success Lives Here.” But if a similar slogan greeted drivers today, it might read “Gwinnett – Dynamic and Diverse.” How diverse? The county and its school…

Statesboro | Bulloch County: A Vibrant Community

In a Georgia Southern University football Saturday in Statesboro, there’s room for as many as 25,000 fans in Paulson Stadium. When you consider that Statesboro’s population, per the U.S. Census, is 32,954, you get a feel for the impact of…

Upfront

Organizations: Marta Chapman Memorial Foundation

Marta Chapman was known as a life-changing Hall County teacher who sprang into action in extraordinary ways to help her students. “One girl was being ridiculed for her old clothes, so Marta bought her a new wardrobe,” says her husband,…

Sustainable Georgia Roundup

Coal Ash Bill Passed. Coal ash, the waste left over from coal-fired electric power plants, has been shown to contain heavy metals that can cause cancer, nervous system damage and a host of diseases if it leaks into rivers or…

Political Notes: The Ups, Downs, and In-betweens

Honoring Civil Rights Leaders: Two leaders of the Civil Rights Movement lay in state at the Georgia Capitol building in July: Rev. C.T Vivian and Congressman John Lewis. Both men died on the same day, Vivian at age 95 and…

Trendsetters: Angling Adventure

Two hours north of Atlanta, a serene haven and a successful fly-fishing business await anglers hoping to land wild trout in the 3- to 12-pound range. Blackhawk Fly Fishing offers a private angling experience along about two miles of the…

Economic Development Around the State

Bainbridge Disinfectants: Paerosol Global Partners LLC (PGP), which makes disinfectant solutions and spraying instruments, is investing $17 million to build a facility in Decatur County, creating 140 new jobs. It’s the first Georgia location for the Florida-based company, whose products…

Opinion

From the Publisher: Tradition of Integrity

This issue celebrates the 35th anniversary of Georgia Trend. It’s really a celebration of the lives that have made Georgia such a successful state. These people and their stories are reflected in the pages of our magazine each month. And…

Business Casual: Workspace Reboot

The work-from-home phenomenon that escalated out of necessity last spring, when so many employees had to adjust to working at their dining room tables or on their living room couches, gave us, among many other things, glimpses into the homes…

Economy: Money on the Table

Postsecondary education pays off. That’s true for Georgians who earn college degrees as well as for Georgia’s economy as a whole. And it’s true during good economic times and bad ones. Despite COVID-19, the payoff is likely to increase in…

At Issue: Defund or Defend?

Everyone knows Georgia is an increasingly competitive state on the national political stage. In fact, this November both political parties will spend millions trying to persuade Georgia voters in the presidential campaign and in our state’s two featured U.S. Senate…

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Georgia Trend September 2020 35th Anniversary

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