Georgia Trend Daily – July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020

Gulfstream Continues to Grow London Presence With New Service Center

Trevor Williams reports that Georgia-based private jet maker Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has opened a new service center near London in an effort to offer greater convenience to customers, many of whom are spread across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


July 29, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Trendsetters: Protecting Deliveries

Mary Ann DeMuth reports, before the coronavirus upended normal life, residential package theft was at an all-time high. An estimated 1.7 million packages were going missing each day. That’s a daily loss of $25 million.


July 29, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Shift in Cox leadership; Steve Rowley to take automotive slot

Michael E. Kanell reports that in a shift of leadership, Cox Enterprises has named Steve Rowley the new president of Cox Automotive, replacing Sandy Schwartz, who is becoming the chief executive of the Cox Family Office. Schwartz has been with Cox for 35 years, starting as a newspaper editor.


July 29, 2020 Savannah Morning News

TripAdvisor says this Savannah food tour company has one of the best experiences in the world

Katie Nussbaum reports, if you’re looking for one of the world’s best food tours you don’t have to travel very far, according to TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards along with thousands of travelers, who recently named Savannah Taste Experience as one of the top food experiences in the world.


July 29, 2020 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Rockefeller Group pays near record price for one of Midtown’s prime high-rise development sites

Douglas Sams reports that a New York developer has paid one of the steepest prices yet for a potential high-rise site in Midtown Atlanta. Rockefeller Group bought 1.1 acres at West Peachtree and 12th Street, a U.S. Post office next to the SkyHouse Midtown apartment tower and diagonal from the more than $500 million 1105 West Peachtree mixed-use project, according to Fulton County property deeds.


July 29, 2020 WABE 90.1

Hundreds Of Georgia College Professors Are Concerned About Reopening Campuses This Fall

Martha Dalton reports that some local private colleges — like Morehouse, Spelman, Clark Atlanta University and Agnes Scott College — have decided to start the school year remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, Georgia’s public colleges and universities plan to hold in-person classes this fall.


July 29, 2020 Georgia State University

Georgia State Sets Research Funding Record with More Than $150 Million in Awards

Jennifer Rainey Marquez reports that Georgia State University faculty set an institutional record, earning $150.2 million in research funding in fiscal year 2020. The record surpasses the previous high of $147 million set in fiscal year 2017 and is $22 million higher than the previous year’s total.


July 29, 2020|Daily Report

Judge Cancels Mask Hearing, but Not Mediation

Katheryn Tucker reports, the hearing is off. The lawsuit is still on. And the judge is doubling down on her order to try and work this out. That’s the latest on the complaint Georgia Gov.  Brian Kemp filed against Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over her mask mandate and other precautions against the spread of COVID-19 that were more restrictive than his.


July 29, 2020 Georgia Recorder

Georgia lawmakers’ businesses received coronavirus relief loans

Nicole Sadek reports, at least 38 Georgia elected officials and congressional candidates have ties to businesses that received Paycheck Protection Program loans from the federal government to protect workers from the financial fallout caused by COVID-19. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has doled out $518 billion in PPP money since April as part of a federal initiative to provide companies with loans to keep employees on the payroll during the pandemic.


July 29, 2020 The Center Square

Unemployment taxes could put state in better shape, Georgia appropriations leader says

Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia is collecting a record amount of revenue from unemployed workers, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Sen. Blake Tillery, R-Vidalia. As the state pays out billions of dollars in unemployment benefits to laid-off workers, it has collected about $120 million to $135 million a month in state income taxes from the payments, Tillery said.


July 29, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Happening now: Rep. John Lewis returns to Atlanta to be laid to rest

Ernie Suggs and Tia Mitchell reports that U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ body will arrive today in Atlanta, his adopted home and final resting place. The civil rights giant, who died July 17 at age 80, spent his adult years here and started his political career on the Atlanta City Council.


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