Georgia Trend Daily – Oct. 6, 2022

Oct. 6 2022 Dalton Daily Citizen

Protein company coming to the Carbondale Business Park, creating 80 jobs

Staff reports that a global producer of animal proteins has announced plans to build a broth factory in the Carbondale Business Park just south of Dalton that will create 80 jobs. Essentia Protein Solutions announced it will invest $100 million in the facility, which will be on 20 acres in the park, which hosts facilities for the GEDIA Automotive Group, Hanwha Qcells and XL Brands.

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Oct. 6 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Attracting students to banking

Patty Rasmussen reports, finding qualified workers is the number one challenge facing companies across sectors, but it can be doubly difficult for companies located in rural regions of the state. When every company is attempting to attract the most talented workers, how can smaller companies in dynamic industries like finance compete with their larger counterparts?

Oct. 6 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New tenants join Stonecrest mall’s effort to become entertainment spot

Zachary Hansen reports that a dozen new tenants will soon join an aquarium at the Mall at Stonecrest as the retail center attempts to rebrand itself as a family and entertainment destination. Developer Stonecrest Resorts is in the middle of a multi-phase plan to transform a shuttered Sears store at the mall in the south DeKalb County city. ≈

Oct. 6 2022 Rome News-Tribune

Davis promoted to statewide community development manager for Georgia Power

Staff reports that Elyse Davis, who has served as Georgia Power’s northwest region community development manager since 2014, was recently promoted to the statewide community development manager position. She will be responsible for leading activities associated with the expansion, location and retention of companies in Georgia as well as developing local community growth strategies and building relationships with a range of experts across the state.

Oct. 6 2022 Savannah Morning News

Wawa announces plans to expand to Georgia with first store opening in 2024

Zach Dennis reports, as Wawa has become a favorite for our southern neighbors in Florida, on Wednesday, the beloved convenience store chain announced plans to expand into Georgia. The announcement added that the expansion will also include South Alabama.

Oct. 6, 2022 Augusta Chronicle

Augusta-area home prices fall slightly in September, with houses for sale in high demand

Mike Stucka and Sean Lahman report that a typical Richmond County home listed for $221,225 in September, down from $221,250 a month earlier, an analysis of data from shows. The median list home price in September was up about 31.9% from September 2021.

Oct. 6 2022 The Brunswick News

Organization seeks to help local businesses

Gordon Jackson reports that WorkSource Coastal has hosted job fairs in the Golden Isles for the hospitality industry and manufacturers. Now, the organization is seeking local businesses that could benefit from some additional help to hire and retain skilled workers.

Oct. 6 2022 GPB

A new degree program aims to draw mid-career jobseekers to teaching

Grant Blankenship reports that a federal department of education is granting $9.6 million to a partnership between five Georgia school systems and Mercer University’s Tift College of Education. The aim of the partnership is luring mid-career people to teaching.

Oct. 6 2022 The Center Square

Georgia says it awarded $104.7M in road projects, but $93M deferred

T.A. DeFeo reports that Georgia Department of Transportation said it awarded seven projects valued at more than $104.7 million in August. However, the awards list the agency provided indicates that the state only awarded about $12.1 million in projects. A GDOT spokesman said officials deferred a pair of widening and reconstruction projects worth roughly $93 million and expect to award them later.

Oct. 6 2022

Pharma Innovator UCB’s New Campus Certified as Both Earth- and Employee-Friendly

Trevor Williams reports that Belgian pharmaceuticals giant UCB had the environmental bona fides of its new metro Atlanta campus officially certified last week, months after receiving a royal congratulations from Belgium. The Cobb County complex covering six buildings and 47 acres hosted Princess Astrid from UCB’s home country during her historic mission bringing more than 300 Belgian companies to Atlanta in June.

Oct. 6, 2022 Capitol Beat News

Air cargo study releases wish list of Georgia airport improvements

Dave Williams reports that Georgia will need to invest $103.7 million in air cargo improvements to meet the industry’s future needs, not including investments at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, a new study has concluded. The vast majority of those improvements should occur at the airports serving Savannah and Albany, according to a report released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Oct. 6, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: Judge to hear abortion law challenge ahead of Election Day

Patricia Murphy, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report, despite a request from state attorneys, Fulton County Superior Judge Robert McBurney won’t delay a trial over Georgia’s new abortion law, our AJC colleague Maya T. Prabhu reports. Gov. Brian Kemp signed the “heartbeat bill” into law in 2019, and it went into effect earlier this year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

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