Georgia Trend Daily – Oct. 26, 2020

Oct. 26, 2020

Georgia International Trade Office Earns Unprecedented Fourth U.S. Department of Commerce Award for Export Services

Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that its International Trade division has earned a President’s “E Star” Award for Export Service from the U.S. Department of Commerce in recognition of “continuing significant contributions to an increase in U.S. exports.” The award is the highest honor given to providers of services to U.S. exporters. GDEcD is the first entity in the nation to earn a fourth “E” Award.


Oct. 26, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Gainesville | Hall County: Brighter Future

Kenna Simmons reports, Before: Gainesville and Hall County had a really good year. In 2019 some 14 companies, both new and existing, brought 1,024 jobs and $292 million in capital investment to the county.


Oct. 26, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Report: Ga.-based Inspire Brands in talks to purchase Dunkin’ Brands

Alexis Stephens reports that the Sandy Springs-based Inspire Brands is in talks to purchase the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins, The New York Times reported Sunday. The deal with Dunkin’ Brands, which has a company valuation at nearly $9 billion, could be announced Monday, according to the report, which cites two confidential sources.


Oct. 26, 2020 Georgia Southern University

Parker College of Business Logistics Students Take First Place at National Academic Competition

Staff reports that for the second consecutive year, a team of Parker College of Business logistics students won the Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) National Academic Challenge, an academic competition that supports instruction designed to educate logistics and intermodal transportation students.


Oct. 26, 2020 Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News

Holly Springs is getting a new industry bringing in 50 jobs

Staff reports that an established steel fabrication company is moving to Holly Springs in early 2021, bringing an estimated 50 jobs to Cherokee County, company officials said Friday. Cobb Industrial, Inc., has recently purchased a 100,000 square foot building located at Hickory Springs Industrial Drive, which formerly housed the hydrochemical company Linde Praxair.


Oct. 26, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Relaxed rules by Trump administration boost mining plant near Okefenokee

Mary Landers reports that plans to mine near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge got a boost earlier this week when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took another look at the proposed mining site and decided it didn’t include about 400 acres of wetlands after all. The land itself hadn’t changed in the year or so since the corps first mapped out the swampy areas, but the definition of a wetland did.


Oct. 26, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Organizations in 58 counties receive Georgia Council for the Arts funding

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that seventy-seven entities in 58 Georgia counties received Vibrant Communities and Cultural Facilities grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. The grants for fiscal year 2021 totaled more than $585,000.


Oct. 26, 2020 Brunswick News

Forecast favorable for VB 10,000 arrival by Tuesday

Larry Hobbs reports that Tuesday’s forecast calls for the VB 10,000 to rear its towering, hulking, imposing yellow form in the St. Simons Sound. That’s right, the massive crane vessel that is tasked with dismantling and dismissing the 656-foot-long shipwrecked Golden Ray from local waters very likely could arrive on that day, Unified Command announced Friday.


Oct. 26, 2020 Gainesville Times

‘It’s the final frontier’: Gainesville native selected as one of first Air Force officers in Space Force

Nathan Berg reports that Donavan Moss first developed an infatuation with space as a child, looking up at the stars through a telescope in his yard. And this week, Moss – a Gainesville native and graduate of Gainesville High School – took that passion one step further with his acceptance this week as one of the first Air Force officers to be commissioned into the Space Force.


Oct. 26, 2020 Newnan Times-Herald

Georgia gets more funds for worker retraining

Sarah Fay Campbell reports that the Technical College System of Georgia is receiving more funding to help those who have lost jobs to learn valuable skills. The technical college system has been awarded $13 million is Dislocated Worker Grant Funding.


Oct. 26, 2020 Savannah Morning News

State Officials: Rise in absentee voting due to COVID will shape future of process in Georgia

Will Peebles reports that “the new normal” is a term frequently used to describe life during COVID-19. But according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, the new normal of voting in Georgia will be shaped by many of the adjustments forced because of the pandemic.


Oct. 26, 2020 WSB Radio

Former Atlanta Archbishop Gregory to be first African American cardinal

Staff reports that Wilton D. Gregory, former Archbishop of Atlanta, is one of 13 churchmen who will become cardinals in a ceremony November 28. The announcement was made Sunday by Pope Francis from his studio window in St. Peter’s Square.


Oct. 26, 2020 New York Times

Around Atlanta, Many White Suburbanites Are Sticking With Trump

Elaina Plott reports that Natalie Pontius is an interior decorator, married with two children and a University of Georgia alumna. She was born and raised in Atlanta, but moved to the city’s exurbs with her family several years ago, drawn to the region’s quality of public education.


Oct. 26, 2020 GPB

Battleground Georgia: Joe Biden To Visit Atlanta, Warm Springs On Tuesday

Stephen Fowler reports that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is making campaign stops in Georgia one week before Election Day, hoping to capitalize on the state’s changing demographics and surge in early voting turnout to win the state’s 16 electoral votes and both U.S. Senate seats.


Oct. 26, 2020 Georgia Recorder

Election officials pin Nov. 3 optimism on beefed-up poll worker recruiting

Stanley Dunlap reports that a record-smashing 1.5 million Georgians voted early at precincts at last count Thursday and another 872,000 cast absentee ballots by mail, both approaches encouraged by election officials to avoid the long lines that made the state’s primary election nationally notorious.


Oct. 26, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: Debates get pushed off in two U.S. Senate races

Jim Galloway, Greg Bluestein, Tia Mitchell and Patricia Murphy report, with Nov. 3 only 11 days away, the calendar should be stocked with debates around this time of year. But instead, a lot of question marks are popping up. U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s campaign postponed a WTOC-TV debate appearance scheduled for Tuesday until next week, citing a procedural a vote on a coronavirus relief measure that failed to move.


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