Georgia Trend Daily – April 23, 2019

April 23, 2019 GPB

Agriculture Census Paints Positive Picture For Georgia Farms

Ross Terrell reports that the latest data from the U.S. Census of Agriculture showed Georgia lost more than 1,500 small and mid-size farms over the past five years. But it’s not all bad news. While the number of small and mid-size farms has dropped, micro-farms, between one and nine acres, have increased to more than 4,500. That’s up from about three thousand in 2012


April 23, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

2019 Industry Outlook

Jeffrey Humphreys reports, 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.


April 23, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

FAA subpoenas Hartsfield-Jackson records in advance of audit

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that the Federal Aviation Administration has subpoenaed records from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, as the agency prepares for an in-depth audit of the airport’s finances and investigates the potential misuse of airport revenue.


April 23, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Genuine Parts CEO picked to be sixth chairman in the company’s 91-year history

Eric Mandel reports that the final step of the Genuine Parts Co. (NYSE: GPC) succession plan came to fruition Monday with the company’s board of directors picking Paul Donahue as the sixth chairman in its 91-year history. Donahue, who has served as president and CEO since May 1, 2016, was appointed as the successor to Tom Gallagher as chairman, effective immediately.


April 23, 2019 Savannah Morning News

Grant expands military truck driving training at Savannah Tech

Staff reports that the Liberty County Board of Commissioners and Liberty County Development Authority, working in partnership with Savannah Technical College, have been awarded nearly $60,000 in grant funding through the Defense Community Economic Development Fund to allow expansion of Commercial Truck Driving training for transitioning service members and military spouses, the college announced Monday.


April 23, 2019 Rome News-Tribune

New county population estimates for Northwest Georgia show sustained growth in most areas

Diane Wagner reports that Bartow and Paulding remain the fastest-growing counties in Northwest Georgia, according to population estimates released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. But Floyd, Polk and Gordon are showing moderate gains, picking up in recent years, and Chattooga registered a population increase after years of steady decline.


April 23, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

New Americus conference center

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has received $300,000 in funding for its new Griffin Bell Golf and Conference Center from the Sumter County Development Authority. The new conference center will provide a place for entrepreneurs and business owners to meet and collaborate on activities that will result in future growth for Americus and the county.


April 23, 2019 Saporta Report

Predicted boom of data centers could impact energy demand, job market

David Pendered reports that Metro Atlanta may be on the cusp of a building boom for data centers, according to a new report from CBRE. The energy-hungry facilities could present new challenges and opportunities in a region better known for its office and retail commercial markets.


April 23, 2019 Georgia Health News

Social media cracking down on vaccine skeptics

Chris Herbert reports, for the past three years, Amy Haney has administered a private Facebook group for parents in Georgia who seek more information about vaccines. Haney, a metro Atlanta resident and mother of four, founded the group in February 2016 after a policy change required one of her children to turn in a standardized shot record from the health department in order to enroll in school.


April 23, 2019 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Find CEOs in the basement: How CSU, StartUp Columbus is empowering young entrepreneurs

Allie Dean reports, can CEOs be born in a basement? Groups in the Columbus-Phenix City area that are dedicated to help small businesses thrive are banking on it. And so is Columbus State University, as the school announced this week it will be adding a new entrepreneurship and small business minor to its roster.


April 23, 2019 Brunswick News

Family-owned media group to buy, revive local Georgia paper

Staff reports that a family-owned media group that owns several local newspapers around Atlanta is set to buy a decades-old Dunwoody newspaper that has struggled with shrinking revenues and staff. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Appen Media Group announced over the weekend that it plans to buy The Crier. Details of the sale haven’t been disclosed.


April 23, 2019 Clayton News-Daily

Supreme Court to hear Clayton County gay rights case

Robin Kemp reports that the United States Supreme Court says it will hear Bostock v. Clayton County Board of Commissioners, which could set federal precedent for employment protections for gays and lesbians. County attorney Jack Hancock told the News, “The County’s position, as outlined in our briefs, is that sexual orientation is not covered by Title VII. I do not have any schedules [for the Supreme Court] at this time.”


April 23, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Herman Cain abandons bid to join Federal Reserve board

Tamar Hallerman reports that Stockbridge businessman Herman Cain has withdrawn his name from consideration to join the Federal Reserve board of governors, President Donald Trump said Monday, preventing what was bound to be a contentious confirmation process after several Republican senators voiced their opposition.



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