Georgia Trend Daily – Sept. 26, 2019

Sept. 26, 2019 GlobalAtlanta.com

Chamber Annual Meeting: Atlanta Keeps Sights on World Cup Goals

Trevor Williams reports, it might seem far away, but Atlanta is keeping its sights squarely on its goals for hosting key matches during the 2026 World Cup, betting that its newfound soccer bona fides will pay off in an effort to welcome the world — and their tourism dollars. What is settled so far is that the United 2026 bid has succeeded in swaying FIFA to bring the tournament to multiple countries for the first time, with matches set to be spread across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. 

 

Sept. 26, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Gwinnett County: A Beautiful Mosaic

Patty Rasmussen reports that 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.

 

Sept. 26, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Where the jobs are: Top 5 industries in Georgia with lots of openings

Rose Kennedy reports, do you just want a job, any job? When that’s your situation, it’s great to know there are certain industries in Georgia that just want workers – any qualified workers. A handful of Georgia industries are experiencing severe labor shortages, and some of them have been for a good, long while.

 

Sept. 26, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

5.6 million-square-foot distribution project planned near Savannah

David Allison reports that a 5.6 million-square-foot, nine-building distribution development is planned outside Savannah. McCraney Property Co. of West Palm Beach, Fla., is proposing the Logistics 16 at Ottawa Farms project in the town of Bloomingdale, Ga., according to a filing with the state of Georgia as a so-called “development of regional impact.”

 

Sept. 26, 2019 Albany Herald

ABAC has half-billion-dollar impact on region

Staff reports, always a major player when it comes to economic impact, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College hit a home run during the 2018 fiscal year when the college impacted south Georgia to the tune of a half-billion dollars. “ABAC’s footprint in south Georgia makes quite a large impression,” Renata Elad, dean of ABAC’s Stafford School of Business, said in a news release. “As a result of the overall multiplier effect, ABAC’s economic impact was $499,403,672 in 2018.”

 

Sept. 26, 2019 Saporta Report

Brad Currey receives Impact Award for work in addressing water usage in ACF basin

David Pendered reports that Brad Currey’s efforts to protect the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin were highlighted in deliberations at the U.S. Supreme Court well before Currey was recognized Wednesday with an environmental award from the Metro Atlanta Chamber. The chamber presented Currey with an Impact Award in its E3 program.

 

Sept. 26, 2019 Georgia Health News

Cancer risks spark calls to replace ethylene oxide

Brenda Goodman and Andy Miller report that in 2005, the EPA considered banning ethylene oxide in new sterilizing facilities because of the cancer risk it posed to residents who lived around the plants. “We also considered prohibiting the use of ethylene oxide for new facilities, which would necessitate the use of an alternative sterilization process,” reads the proposed rule, published in the federal register on Oct. 24, 2005.

 

Sept. 26, 2019 The Center Square

Georgia receives ‘C’ grade for its financial health

Kim Jarrett reports that Georgia state government was given a “C” for its financial health by a Chicago government finance watchdog. The report released Tuesday by Truth in Accounting said Georgia has $10.2 billion in unfunded costs mainly due to underfunded pension costs and future retiree health benefits. The state has $22.9 billion to pay $33 billion in bills, according to the report.

 

Sept. 26, 2019 Georgia Recorder

Most Ga. House Dems join calls for impeachment inquiry

Jill Nolin reports, as four Georgia U.S. representatives added their names to a growing list of congressional leaders Tuesday who said they support starting an impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump, Georgia’s congressional Republicans roundly condemned the move toward a formal impeachment inquiry. Congresswoman Lucy McBath stood out as the only Georgia Democrat to stay on the sidelines Tuesday.

 

Sept. 26, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

‘We cannot wait.’ Georgia Democrats push for national investment now

Greg Bluestein reports that hardly a day goes by without a blaring national headline proclaiming Georgia, with its tightening statewide elections and dual Senate races, will take center stage in next year’s election. Yet, despite the predictions that Georgia will be a top 2020 battleground, Democrats are growing increasingly concerned that the national party still hasn’t devoted any significant resources to the state.

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