Georgia Trend Daily – Dec. 3, 2020

Dec. 3, 2020

Boston Consulting Group More Than Doubles Atlanta Presence, Creates 331 New Jobs

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp on Wednesday announced that Boston Consulting Group (BCG), one of the world’s leading management consulting firms and premier employers, will invest $18 million in expanding their Atlanta Business Services Center. The internationally known company’s expansion in the state will result in 331 additional jobs in Fulton County.


Dec. 3, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

From the Publisher: Just One Wish

Ben Young writes, around this time I’m often writing a bit of a wish list – for Christmas, for 2021, or what have you. When I was younger this list could be several pages long. This year I have just one wish for Georgia: need-based funding for public higher education.


Dec. 3, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Era of emotional support animals on flights to end with new DOT rule

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that for years, travelers with the right certification have been allowed to fly with animals that provide emotional support and alleviate mental distress. But, for the airlines, it’s been anything but a smooth ride.


Dec. 3, 2020 Georgia Southern University

Parker College of Business teams advance to semifinals of national student challenge

Staff reports, after collaborating on 30-page pitch presentations and 90-second videos to convince selected retailers why and how their businesses should collaborate, two student teams from the Georgia Southern University Parker College of Business have made it into the semifinals of this year’s National Retail Federation (NRF) Student Challenge.


Dec. 3, 2020 Marietta Daily Journal

Lockheed Marietta to produce at least 24 C-130J aircraft for bases across US

Chart Riggall reports that Lockheed Martin’s Marietta plant will produce at least 24 C-130J Hercules aircraft for Air Force bases in Texas, Kentucky and West Virginia, to be delivered in 2021. A spokesperson from Lockheed Martin confirmed the aircraft will be new planes, separate from the contract Lockheed was granted in January 2020.


Dec. 3, 2020 Capitol Beat News

Logistics exec: Georgia’s freight capacity needs will require private investment

Dave Williams reports that Georgia is going to need $135 billion to $150 billion during the next 30 years to keep up with the demand for freight capacity of a fast-growing state, a logistics industry executive said Wednesday. That’s far too much money for the state government to cover, Brad Skinner, a board member at Denver-based freight railroad operator OmniTrax, told members of the Georgia Freight & Logistics Commission.


Dec. 3, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Board of Registrars: No early voting in Pooler for Georgia Senate runoff

Will Peebles reports thata Pooler will not have an early voting location for the two Senate runoffs, due to a scheduling conflict at Pooler Recreation Park Gym. Board of Registrars Chairman Colin McRae said the conflict didn’t overlap with all of the days in the early voting period, which runs from Dec. 14 to Dec. 31, but because it was so sporadic, it would be difficult to let voters know when they could or couldn’t early vote there.


Dec. 3, 2020 Brunswick News

Ligon to chair committee meeting on election irregularities Thursday

Taylor Cooper reports that Sen. William Ligon, R-White Oak, will chair a special subcommittee of the Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee at 1 p.m. Thursday “to take testimony of elections improprieties and to evaluate the election process to ensure the integrity of Georgia’s voting system.” According to a statement from the state Senate, the judiciary committee has general jurisdiction that includes civil liberties, governmental information and constitutional issues.


Dec. 3, 2020 WABE 90.1

Metro Atlanta School Districts Develop Legislative Priorities Ahead Of 2021 Session

Martha Dalton reports that some metro Atlanta school districts have come up with their lists of legislative priorities before the General Assembly convenes next month for the 2021 session. Some issues, like protecting the Teachers’ Retirement System, are prioritized by districts and other education groups most years.


Dec. 3, 2020 Georgia Recorder

Guns, abortion and Karl Rove: Georgia runoffs attract conservative’s cash

Daniel Newhauser reports that when it comes to the early spending on the Georgia Senate runoff elections, it’s all about guns, abortion and Karl Rove. Super PACs associated with the NRA, an anti-abortion group and the man President George W. Bush nicknamed Turd Blossom are spending big to help Georgia’s GOP Senators keep their jobs and maintain Republican control of the Senate.


Dec. 3, 2020 Athens Banner-Herald

Sam Nunn was known as a Georgia senator, but in his hometown of Perry he was a hardcourt hero

Loran Smith writes, for several years, I have enjoyed seeing former U.S. Senator, Sam Nunn, at the Botanical Gardens ball in the spring but that event was canceled last May. A couple of years ago, I enjoyed reminiscing with him about his days as a high school basketball player while conducting research for Georgia Trend Magazine.


Dec. 3, 2020 Politico

Trump’s Georgia rally sparks GOP anxiety

Marc Caputo reports that Georgia Republicans are excited that Donald Trump is coming Saturday to Valdosta to help save Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. They’re also a little scared. They’re not entirely certain what to expect from the president’s first postelection rally.


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