Q&A with Governor Brian Kemp

Georgia’s 83rd governor, Republican Brian Kemp, took office in January, after defeating Democrat Stacey Abrams in a close 2018 race. A former secretary of state and Georgia legislator, Kemp campaigned in the primary on gun rights and tough immigration tactics…


Fueling Growth

As the busiest and most efficient airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is a behemoth – huge, complex, bustling and powerful. It’s the jewel in Georgia’s economic crown, providing more than 63,000 on-site jobs and generating more…

2019 Higher Education Directory

For nearly 20 years, Georgia Trend has been providing information on the state’s institutions of higher learning. The world has changed dramatically over two decades, and colleges and universities have had to change with the times, from the rise of…

Infrastructure and Beyond

Thirty years ago when the state’s first community improvement district (CID) formed in Cobb County, CIDs were conceived primarily to tackle infrastructure improvements – roads, traffic signals, all the things that help get folks where they want to go. Today,…

Our State

Dalton| Whitfield County: Reason to Believe

When outsiders hear the word “Dalton,” the next word that comes to mind is typically “carpet.” The city proudly claims its textile heritage, with the vast majority of the world’s carpet still manufactured within a 65-mile radius of downtown. Yet…

Gwinnett County: A Beautiful Mosaic

Something’s changed in Gwinnett County. It’s not just the abundance of town centers bursting forth around old town squares or splashy live-work-play developments springing up instead of strip malls. It’s something deeper. In her 2019 State of the County speech,…


Organizations: Project Chimps

Imagine a retirement refuge deep in the forest, with villas, plenty of food, exercise space, room to roam and a life free from the daily grind. It’s available on a 236-acre sanctuary in the mountains of Blue Ridge, but it…

Sustainable Georgia Roundup

Sunny Outlook: The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) has unanimously directed Georgia Power, the state’s largest utility, to double its solar capacity and increase the use of renewable energy. The directive calls for adding 2,210 megawatts of new solar panel…

Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-betweens

A First in Cobb: New Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes is the first female and the first African American to hold that position. Holmes, who was formerly chief magistrate judge for the county, was appointed and sworn in by…

Trendsetters: Pollinating a Business

When she was a kid, Jo Ann Goldenburg raised caterpillars and butterflies in her house. As an adult, the former TV video producer followed her dream of educating people about the colorful creatures and opened North Georgia’s only butterfly farm…

Economic Development Around the State

Amazon Fulfillment: Amazon is opening a 700,000-square-foot fulfillment center on the Gwinnett and DeKalb county line, creating 1,000 jobs. Innovation Center: New York-based global asset management firm BlackRock Inc. is locating an innovation center along the Atlanta BeltLine. The innovation…


From the Publisher: Workforce and Immigration

The immigration debate has warped into a sort of culture war that promises to bulwark against change, damn the consequences. Science fiction tropes have emerged as popular “fact,” as the ramifications of a nation without immigrants are swept under a…

Business Casual: Where Are the Grownups?

The first time I was ever completely alone with my now-grown daughter was in the hospital where she was born. When she began to cry, the thing that popped immediately into my head was a hope that some responsible adult…

Economy: Macon Momentum

Macon is building momentum for growth. Assuming that the trade war does not intensify – and recession therefore is avoided – Macon’s total employment will rise by 0.8 percent this year (800 jobs) and 0.3 percent in 2020 (300 jobs).…

At Issue: Tale of Two Bills

Two controversial bills in the Georgia legislature in recent years have met different fates, and for reasons that are illuminating. I’m speaking of the religious liberty bill, vetoed by former Gov. Nathan Deal in 2016, and the heartbeat bill, signed…


Georgia Fare: Forever Young Harris

We arrived with nerves still jangling. On a second visit, our GPS system had sent us from Atlanta to the charming mountain college town of Young Harris over (we later learned) Blood Mountain. It was a gorgeous Saturday, and daredevil…

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