Georgia Trend Daily – April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019 Rome News-Tribune

Innovation: New buzzword for future of job growth

Doug Walker reports that as Georgia seeks to grow jobs in an economic atmosphere that is changing on an almost daily basis, Steve Justice, executive director of the Georgia Centers of Innovation, said there are fundamentally two routes to take. “One is to invite people to come and bring them (jobs) there, the other is to grow them from the ground up, and you’ve got to have both,” Justice said.


April 15, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Geared for Great Careers

Patty Rasmussen reports that 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 that more vividly demonstrated than at last October’s ribbon cutting of the dazzling new Hall County campus of Lanier Technical College, the first newly constructed technical college campus in the history of technical education in Georgia.


April 15, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia’s timber industry makes a power play for state’s energy future

Matt Kempner reports that Georgia’s more than 24 million acres of forest produce a bumper crop of branches and other woody scraps. Now, timber industry players want those leftovers to power air conditioning and lights for more of Georgia Power’s 2.6 million customers.


April 15, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlantic Aviation invests over $18.5M in PDK Airport facility

Alex Gailey reports that Atlantic Aviation, one of three fixed-based operators at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, recently renovated its terminal and built two new on-site hangars. The Decide DeKalb Development Authority assisted the aviation services company in 2018 with business connections crucial to the development of the new hangars as well as the rebuild of the terminal with a total capital investment of over $18.5 million.


April 15, 2019 Georgia Southern University

Online Master of Science in Applied Economics prepares students for job market

Staff reports that students pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Economics through Georgia Southern University’s online program have access to an affordable and flexible program that provides training for real-world situations. The fully online Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) program, which is ranked No. 1 in affordability by and No. 11 by, prepares students for careers in various roles including financial markets, industrial organization, government regulation, international trade, health care, economic development and consumer choice.


April 15, 2019

How Delta Could Help Kenya Airways Launch an Atlanta-Nairobi Flight

Trevor Williams reports that Atlanta is in the flight plan for Kenya Airways, a SkyTeam partner of Delta Air Lines Inc. which could eventually fulfill the latter’s decade-old effort to link its hometown and Nairobi, Kenya’s capital.


April 15, 2019 Georgia Tech

Researchers Awarded $6.25M to Study Collective Emergent Behavior

Tess Malone reports that Georgia Tech researchers have been awarded $6.25 million from the Department of Defense (DoD) to use collective emergent behavior to achieve task-oriented objectives. DoD’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives (MURI) Program funds projects that bring researchers together from diverse backgrounds to work on a complex problem.


April 15, 2019 Newnan Times-Herald

Folks from down under follow literary trail to Moreland

Staff reports that a group from Australia traveling the American South to learn about its literature spent Friday morning soaking up some Coweta history in Moreland. The group of 26, led by Susannah Fullerton, visited First Baptist Church of Moreland and toured the Erskine Caldwell Birthplace and Museum and the Moreland Hometown Heritage Museum. Carol Chancey of the Moreland Cultural Arts Alliance planned the details of the stop in Moreland.


April 15, 2019 Augusta Chronicle

Scuttlebiz: Army Cyber Command mulls name change

Damon Cline reports, unless you’re an avid consumer of inside-baseball military media, you may not have heard the news: Army Cyber Command is considering changing its name. Yes, the same Army Cyber Command scheduled to relocate to Fort Gordon by next year. The same Army Cyber Command that – depending on who is talking – will do everything from bring thousands of new jobs in town to spark a wholesale transformation of the regional economy.


April 15, 2019 WABE 90.1

President Trump Called Former President Carter To Talk About China

Emma Hurt reports that President Donald Trump called former President Jimmy Carter for the first time this weekend. Carter revealed that news during his regular Sunday school lesson at his home church, Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, on Sunday morning.


April 15, 2019 Gwinnett Daily Post

Woodall welcomes South Korean president during Washington trip

Curt Yeomans reports that U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., extended a welcome to South Korean President Moon Jae-in this past week as the foreign leader came to the U.S. to meet with President Donald Trump.


April 15, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Ossoff sharpens populist message as he weighs US Senate run

Greg Bluestein reports, as he weighs a U.S. Senate run, Democrat Jon Ossoff is sharpening a populist message that echoes his party’s liberal wing: a pledge to stop “criminalizing poverty,” a promise of a debt-free higher education system, a vow to legalize recreational marijuana and a guarantee of health insurance for all Americans.


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