Georgia Trend Daily – July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

Stitch Fix to Open Facility, Create 900+ Jobs in Douglas Co.

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Friday that Stitch Fix, the leading online personal styling service, will open a new distribution center in Lithia Springs, creating over 900 new jobs in the next few years.


July 15, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Economic Development Around the State

Christy Simo reports on economic development news in Marietta, Monroe, Jackson County and more. In Marietta, on-demand manufacturer Plethora is investing more than $17 million into a new production facility in Cobb County, creating 250 jobs.


July 15, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Feds set timeline for decision on proposed Georgia spaceport

Maya T. Prabhu reports that the Federal Aviation Administration has begun evaluating an application to build a commercial launchpad off the Georgia coast. Camden County recently announced that the FAA accepted its application to construct Spaceport Camden in Kingsland.


July 15, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Serendipity Labs works on big lease at Midtown project

Douglas Sams reports that a new lease with a fast-growing coworking company could accelerate the ongoing transformation of Midtown’s Pershing Point. Serendipity Labs is working on a deal for over 50,000 square feet at the mid-rise office project, which stands along the border of million-dollar homes in Ansley Park and amid a bevy of new investment around 17th Street.


July 15, 2019 PCOM South Georgia

Governor to Speak at Ribbon Cutting on August 6

Staff reports, with a greatly anticipated step in the accreditation process completed, PCOM South Georgia’s leadership team is planning a ribbon-cutting ceremony which will take place on August 6, 2019 at 2 p.m. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has confirmed that he will address attendees as the first four-year medical school in Southwest Georgia opens its doors.


July 15, 2019

Coastal Georgia Nets Swiss Firm’s First U.S. Factory

Trevor Williams reports that a Swiss manufacturer is investing $13.6 million to revamp a 47,000-square-foot factory in coastal Georgia’s Bryan County, creating its first production plant in the U.S.  Preci-Dip, which makes electronic connector pins, plans to hire 100 people at the facility. Industry veteran John Mayer will head up the operations, according to a news release from Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s office.


July 15, 2019 Brunswick News

County to look at tourism tax district, beach business regulations

Taylor Cooper reports that Glynn County commissioners are set to talk about a new tax on businesses to pay for tourism-related improvements at their Tuesday work session. Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau President Scott McQuade said that proceeds from a tourism improvement district could go to pay for various infrastructure improvements, signage, gateways and beautification in specific areas of the county.


July 15 2019 Gainesville Times

NGMC Lumpkin will open Tuesday

Megan Reed reports that Lumpkin County will have its own hospital again starting Tuesday, when Northeast Georgia Medical Center Lumpkin opens its doors at the former site of Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega. NGMC Lumpkin will offer emergency and inpatient services, as well as imaging, lab and pharmacy services.


July 15, 2019 Albany Herald

Lee County officials ‘very close’ to finalizing deal with hospital operator

Rachel Lord reports that after years of intense litigation surrounding the Lee County Medical Center and no visible progress, speculation and rumors have started to circulate about the hospital. However, Lee County Commission Chairman Billy Mathis and Chamber of Commerce Director/Lee County Development Authority Director Winston Oxford both said that the county is very close to finalizing a deal with a hospital operator.


July 15, 2019 Cartersville Daily Tribune News

Plans unveiled for $100M mixed-use project near Savoy Museum

James Swift reports that Barry Henderson has been waiting more than half a decade to launch what he calls the “Highlands Community Development.” And with construction on the Savoy Automobile Museum picking up, the president of JB Henderson Properties, Inc. decided now is the most opportune time to unveil his aspirations for the mammoth mixed-use development along the intersection of highways 20 and 411 in Cartersville.


July 15, 2019 Savannah Morning News

New Savannah preservation team focuses on Oglethorpe plan for the 21st century

Katie Nussbaum reports that hotels and residential buildings to restaurants, there’s no shortage of development in Savannah. Now Ethos Preservation is making it its mission to make sure historic preservation is done with a purpose.


July 15, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A Senate Democratic leader plans his exit in the middle of a gender revolution

Jim Galloway reports that one of the more overlooked outcomes of the 2018 Democratic primary was the defeat of four incumbent state lawmakers. All were men. Three of the four victorious challengers were women.


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