Georgia Trend Daily – Aug. 27, 2020
Aug. 27, 2020 Savannah Morning News
Katie Nussbaum reports that from January through May, the Port of Savannah exported more loaded containers than any other port in the country, achieving a 12.2% market share the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced this week and officials only expect it to grow with the completion of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. The Garden City Terminal handled a total of 593,195 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) of loaded exports during the first five months of the year.
Aug. 27, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!
Mary Ann DeMuth reports that Calhoun-based Mohawk Industries has published its 2019 sustainability highlights online. Among the achievements over the last decade are an 18.8% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and a 53.9% decrease in waste sent to landfills.
Aug. 27, 2020 Georgia.org
Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced yesterday that minority-owned digital media company RYSE Interactive will redevelop a historic school space in Southwest Atlanta and transform it into a brand-new dynamic content production studio and development incubator, RYSE Creative Village. The first phase of the project will bring nearly $10 million in investment and create approximately 85 jobs in Southwest Atlanta.
Aug. 27, 2020 Gwinnett Daily Post
Curt Yeomans reports that a health care staffing company is moving its national headquarters from Tucker to Peachtree Corners, and it’s bringing 400 jobs with it. Peachtree Corners officials recently announced the move by Soliant.
Aug. 27, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kelly Yamanouchi reports that UPS has named two executives to posts heading up U.S. operations and international business. Nando Cesarone, president of UPS International, will become president of U.S. operations.
Aug. 27, 2020 Georgia Health News
Andy Miller reports that three Georgia counties appear among the top 20 hot spots for new COVID-19 cases over the past seven days, as compiled Wednesday by the New York Times. Cases at Fort Benning are evidently still driving high virus numbers in Chattahoochee County, which is No. 3 in per capita rates among counties nationally in the past week, according to the Times’ list.
Aug. 27, 2020 WSB Radio
Darryn Moore reports that Georgia Power crews in Floyd County will be heading west this morning to help out with the expected massive damage left behind from Hurricane Laura. Power companies in Louisiana sounded the alarm about needing help over the next week to get the power restored after the powerful category 4 storm made landfall Thursday.
Aug. 27, 2020 Saporta Report
David Pendered reports that Atlanta residents appear intent to walk away from federal funding and congressional representation for the upcoming decade, based on response rates to the Census. The deadline is Sept. 30.
Aug. 27, 2020 The Center Square
Nyamekye Daniel reports that workers in the retail and service industry should not force customers to follow COVID-19 prevention guidelines, including wearing a mask, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s current executive order recommends but not requires Georgians to wear face coverings.
Aug. 27, 2020 Brunswick News
Taylor Cooper reports that the Glynn County Board of Elections voted Wednesday to rescind its earlier decision to hold a special election on a referendum on whether to abolish the Glynn County Police Department, deciding instead to place it on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.
Aug. 27, 2020 Capitol Beat News
Dave Williams reports that Georgia’s economic development agency signed off Wednesday on the first phase of the planned expansion of the Savannah Convention Center. The Department of Economic Development’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to sell $70 million in bonds to begin construction of the $210 million project on Hutchinson Island.
Aug. 27, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Greg Bluestein reports, at a Sea Island resort this week, some of the nation’s top GOP legislative officials are gathering to hash out policy in between rounds of golf and clay target shooting. At night, watch parties for the Republican National Convention are on the agenda.