Georgia Trend Daily – Oct. 29, 2019

Oct. 29, 2019

Qatar Airways Helps Launch New Gulfstream Jet

Trevor Williams reports, with an initial order of 10 planes, Qatar Airways’ executive charter service is helping Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s new G700 series of corporate jet take off. Qatar Executive is already a major Gulfstream customer, with 11 total jets in existing fleet — six G650ERs and five of the earlier G500s, for which the Middle Eastern airline was also the launch partner.


Oct. 29, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

2019 Georgia’s Top 100 Public Companies

Staff reports that Georgia continues to top lists of the best places in the country to do business – No. 1 for six years running. The state is home to a wealth of universities and technical colleges that provide a pipeline of great talent. Flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport reach more than 80 percent of the country in less than 2 hours.


Oct. 29, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Hartsfield-Jackson to rebid airport restaurant contracts

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that the city of Atlanta plans to rebid contracts for restaurants at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in December, following years of delays and controversy. A possible new local preference provision could give a leg up to local businesses this time.


Oct. 29, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Deal makes Gas South fourth-largest gas marketer in Florida

Staff reports that Gas South, one of the Southeast’s leading natural gas providers, said Oct. 28 it will purchase the Florida assets of Peninsula Energy Services Co. (PESCO). PESCO is a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (NYSE: CPK), a diversified energy company. It’s the third sale of PESCO’s assets and contracts, according to Street Insider.


Oct. 29, 2019 Georgia State University

Panther Band Receives Invitation to the 2021 Tournament of Roses Parade

Kaylee Bramlett reports that the Georgia State University Panther Band has been selected as one of 20 marching bands to perform in the Tournament of Roses parade on New Year’s Day 2021 in Pasadena, Calif. In the coming months, the Tournament of Roses president, Dr. Robert Miller, will visit Georgia State to extend a personal invitation to members of the band and meet with community leaders.


Oct. 29, 2019 Union-Recorder

300 New jobs coming to Milledgeville

Billy Hobbs reports that Milledgeville and Baldwin County are getting some good news in terms of economic development. Fouts Brothers Inc., is moving its headquarters and main production facility to the old Rheem Company building off Roberson Mill Road in Milledgeville — generating 300 new jobs.


Oct. 29, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Tech companies connect with investors

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that more than 300 venture capitalists and tech investors, 78 early-stage and startup companies and 1,100 attendees recently came together for the annual Venture Atlanta conference. Billed as the premier venture capital conference in the Southeast, the two-day event created opportunities for investors to connect with and fund the region’s most promising technology companies.


Oct. 29, 2019 Dalton Daily Citizen News

Laughter warns of ‘cataclysmic event’ if agreement with Dalton not reached by deadline

Chris Whitfield reports that amid a failed day of mediation, trading negotiating offers in letters and with a Thursday deadline from the state to reach an agreement on a new service delivery agreement, Whitfield County Board of Commissioners Chairman Lynn Laughter said the City of Dalton is on the verge of pushing the county and the four municipalities within it “off a cliff.”


Oct. 29, 2019 Georgia Recorder

‘Fair forest tax’ gives taxpayers sticker shock in some Georgia counties

Jill Nolin reports, when Danny Agan skimmed over a long, complicated ballot question last year, his eyes latched onto the word “conservation” that appeared – twice. “Conservation. That sounds good,” the Wilkes County resident said he recalled thinking. “Puppies and kittens and ‘Let’s save the whales’ and all this. It was worded in such a way that I thought, ‘What can be bad about this?’”


Oct. 29, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Purge of about 300,000 voter registrations planned in Georgia

Mark Niesse reports that about 330,000 voter registrations in Georgia could soon be canceled because registrants haven’t participated in elections for several years. The purge comes after Georgia canceled 534,119 registrations in July 2017, the largest single removal of voters in U.S. history.


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