Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 2, 2021

Nov. 2, 2021 Fox 5 Atlanta

Expert breaks down factors contributing to the labor shortage

Janice Yu reports, businesses big and small in the US are struggling to fill their job openings.  “We are observing a whole bunch of people who are on a break,” said Dr. Ramnath Chellappa, the Associate Dean and Academic Director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

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Nov. 2, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Perpetually Pushing Ahead

Mary Ann DeMuth reports, modern and massive, the Georgia ports run like well-oiled machines. Since the 1700s, the Savannah and Brunswick ports have played integral roles in international trade that continue to grow.


Nov. 2, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Coca-Cola buys control of BodyArmor for $5.6 billion

Michael E. Kanell reports that Coca-Cola paid $5.6 billion to take full control of sports drink maker BodyArmor, the company’s largest-ever acquisition, the Atlanta-based beverage giant announced Monday. Coke had owned a 15% stake in BodyArmor since 2018.

Nov. 2, 2021 Brunswick News

FAA delays spaceport decision again

Gordon Jackson reports that the Federal Aviation Administration is delaying a decision on a proposed spaceport in Camden County, a decision it was initially scheduled to announce three years ago. The federal agency’s Record of Decision, most recently planned for Wednesday, is now scheduled for Dec. 15.

Nov. 2, 2021 University System of Georgia

University System of Georgia enrollment at 340,638 for Fall 2021

Lance Wallace reports that University System of Georgia (USG) enrollment dipped only slightly this fall despite facing similar challenges that have buffeted higher education institutions nationally. Total enrollment stands at 340,638 students attending the state’s 26 public colleges and universities.

Nov. 2, 2021

Georgia Center of Innovation Launches New Website Following Record Year

Staff reports, following a year of record impact on Georgia businesses, the Georgia Center of Innovation, a strategic arm of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), has refined its branding through the launch of new website assets to ensure that Georgia businesses of all sizes understand the Center’s services and benefits.

Nov. 2, 2021 Georgia State University

Welcome President Blake

William Inman reports, for M. Brian Blake, Georgia State’s new president in just his second week on the job, convocation is his first chance to see the university’s lifeblood — its students. This group, masked-up and streaming through the Sports Arena on a sweltering August day, is an exceptional one: It’s the largest, most qualified and most diverse first-year class in Georgia State’s history.

Nov. 2, 2021 Georgia Recorder

Georgia bids for time to help renters avoid eviction as aid deadline looms

Stanley Dunlap reports that the fate of Georgia renters waiting on emergency housing relief aid hangs in the balance as the state agency managing a $550 million program will ask the U.S. Treasury Department to sign off on a plan to get money in the hands of those who need it to avoid eviction.

Nov. 2, 2021 Augusta Chronicle

Augusta Mayor’s race grows to 10 including first woman candidate

Susan McCord reports that Augusta mayor’s race grew to 10 Friday with the entry of retired west Augusta educator Lori Myles and Forest Hills resident Donald D. Bradshaw. Both filed declarations of intent to seek campaign contributions with Richmond County Board of Elections, meaning they can begin accepting donations.

Nov. 2, 2021 Capitol Beat News

Kemp files complaint against Biden vaccine mandates; Democrats decry ‘political stunt’

Tim Darnell reports that Georgia has joined six other states in filing a long-threatened complaint against President Joe Biden and other federal agencies over the White House’s COVID vaccine mandates. Gov. Brian Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr filed the complaint late last week in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

Nov. 2, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: It’s Election Day in Georgia. Here’s what to watch.

Patricia Murphy, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report that normally, a wide-open vote for Atlanta mayor would take center stage in the metro area on Election Day. But low early turnout, a high number of undecided voters, and major competition for attention from Game Six of the World Series could scramble the all-important race.

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