Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 21, 2019

Nov. 21, 2019 Georgia.org

Nippon Light Metal Georgia to Build Facility, Create 110 Jobs in Bartow Co.

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced that Nippon Light Metal Georgia (NLMGA), a company specializing in aluminum products for the automotive industry, will build a new manufacturing facility in Adairsville, creating 110 jobs and investing $50 million in the project.

 

Nov. 21, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Economy: Logistics in Motion

Jeffrey Humphreys reports that Georgia’s logistics industry is a substantial and dependable source of jobs, economic activity and economic growth. The large number of economic development announcements over the last few years strongly implies that once we get past the trade war, the prospects for the state’s logistics industry are very good.

 

Nov. 21, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Hiring to hit the brakes in 2020, GSU predicts

Michael E. Kanell reports that the longest economic expansion on record will continue, but the pace will slow as hiring hits the brakes in coming months, according to a quarterly report Wednesday from the Georgia State Forecasting Center. America’s ongoing trade battle with China has combined with a global slowdown to hamper growth here, said Rajeev Dhawan, the center’s director.

 

Nov. 21, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

200+ employees getting chopped at Georgia meat plant

David Allison reports that the jobs of more than 200 employees at a Georgia meat plant are getting chopped. Greeley, Colo.-based Colorado Premium plans to close its production facility in Carrollton, Ga., and cut 206 employees, the company says in a notice filed with the Georgia Department of Labor.

 

Nov. 21, 2019 Saporta Report

Metro Atlanta ranks 3rd in nation for green-certified office buildings: CBRE

David Pendered reports that Metro Atlanta ranks third in the United States for the proportion of market certified green space in office buildings, according to a new report by CBRE. The report comes as former President Obama is to take a stage Wednesday at a green building conference in Atlanta, and Georgia Tech has opened the ultra sustainable Kendeda Building.

 

Nov. 21, 2019 WABE 90.1

Anthem Individual Insurance Plans Incorrectly List WellStar As In-Network

Sam Whitehead reports, if you picked an Anthem plan on the individual insurance marketplace, you might want to double-check your selection. In a release Tuesday, Georgia’s insurance commissioner said Anthem incorrectly listed WellStar doctors and hospitals as in-network, when, in fact, they’re not.

 

Nov. 21, 2019 Athens Banner-Herald, UGA

UGA receives $15.75M to combat human trafficking

Laurie Anderson reports that the University of Georgia has been selected to receive $15.75 million from the U.S. Department of State to expand programming and research to measurably reduce human trafficking. The new award, funded by the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, will scale up the UGA-based African Programming and Research Initiative to End Slavery’s current anti-human trafficking work in Sierra Leone and Guinea, as well as expand efforts to Senegal.

 

Nov. 21, 2019 Georgia Recorder

Rural NE Georgia wood-fired plants leave nearby residents with bad taste

Beau Evans reports that a pair of wood-fired power plants made a smelly and messy introduction in two rural counties northeast of Athens in recent months. The smokestacks in chicken farm country promise a new source of electricity made from renewable biomass fuels instead of coal and an economic boon for the surrounding rural communities.

 

Nov. 21, 2019 GPB

Georgia Democrats Pleased With Presidential Primary Debate

Stephen Fowler reports that the four moderators and ten presidential candidates on the debate stage largely eschewed discussion of Georgia issues for a more national view, local Democratic leaders said they are pleased with the overall experience. The presidential primary debate at Tyler Perry Studios was one of the more robust conversations among the expansive Democratic field, with the two-plus hour debate touching on everything from paid family leave to affordable housing to the role of race and gender in politics.

 

Nov. 21, 2019 Georgia Health News

Democratic debate focuses little on health care, but shows divide

Andy Miller reports that in their previous debates, Democratic presidential candidates spent more time discussing health care than any other topic. But at Wednesday’s debate in Atlanta, health care was almost crowded off center stage by several other issues.

 

Nov. 21, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A post-debate prez spotlight still shines on Atlanta

Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report that the Democratic presidential debate is over. The 2020 spotlight on Atlanta is not. White House hopefuls have planned a half-dozen events in Atlanta on Thursday, each catering to African American voters.

 

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