May 24, 2019 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Macon Telegraph

This year’s peach crop is best in years thanks to hard work, luck and blessings, growers say

Wayne Crenshaw reports that Jeff Wainwright stood in an orchard beside a giant crate of freshly picked peaches Wednesday and described what the sweet smell wafting up from the red orbs meant to him. He is president of farming operations for Lane Southern Orchards in Peach County, but rejected a suggestion that the peaches must smell like money.

 

May 24, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Albany | Dougherty County: Forging Ahead

K.K. Snyder reports that it’s beginning to sound like a looping newscast, but many parts of Albany and Dougherty County remain in recovery following yet another natural disaster. The area took a direct hit in October from Hurricane Michael, less than two years after back-to-back tornadoes tore through much of the region.

 

May 24, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Commercial properties in Atlanta undervalued for taxes, report says

Scott Trubey and Arielle Kass report, if you live in a modest house in the city of Atlanta, chances are Fulton County assessors can peg the value of your home pretty close to what it’s worth. But the more expensive a property is, the more likely it is that the county’s valuations will come up short.

 

May 24, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

WeWork eyes first suburban Atlanta location

Douglas Sams reports that after mushrooming from a single location just a few years ago into one of Atlanta’s largest occupiers of office space, WeWork is close to announcing its first entrance into the city’s suburbs. The co-working giant is talking with the ownership of 1155 Perimeter Center West, a 12-story office building along Georgia 400 by the Sandy Springs MARTA station.

 

May 24, 2019 Athens Banner-Herald

Athens entrepreneurs get business help at state chamber event

Caitlin O’Donnell reports that small business owners and Athens area entrepreneurs received some instruction Thursday from successful executives eager to share their insight. The New Georgia Economy Series hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and held at the University of Georgia Tate Student Center included panels on cyber security, social media marketing, finding funding and other topics to contribute to the success of small businesses.

 

May 24, 2019 Valdosta Daily Times

South Georgia receives transportation award

Staff reports that the Southern Georgia Regional Commission has been awarded a 2019 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations for the Southern Georgia Regional Transportation Sales Tax Initiative. Southern Georgia Regional Commission has been awarded a 2019 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations for the Southern Georgia Regional Transportation Sales Tax Initiative.

 

May 24, 2019 Albany Herald

ABAC produces Southeast’s most ag grads

Staff reports, when 26 agricultural education graduates walked across the commencement stage at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on May 9, they represented the largest group of agricultural education graduates in the entire southeastern United States. ABAC President David Bridges said he could not be prouder of the accomplishment.

 

May 24, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Serenbe Saturdays

Mary Ann DeMuth reports, if you’ve never been to the lush, green community of Serenbe in South Fulton’s hill country, you might want to consider venturing there this Saturday, May 25. Along with the beauty of the surroundings, back-to-back activities will take place all day long. To learn more about this unique community and its founder and CEO, Steve Nygren – who is Georgia Trend’s 2019 Most Respected Business Leader – take a look at “Connecting Preservation to Development” in this month’s issue.

 

May 24, 2019 Georgia Tech

Coda Opening Celebrates Innovation, Industry Collaboration

Elizabeth Thomson reports that on May 23, Georgia Tech marked the grand opening of Coda, the flagship building for the Institute’s Technology Square — an area that Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson has called “the Southeast’s premier innovation neighborhood.” Coda, developed by Portman Holdings and Databank, is special in many ways.

 

May 24, 2019 University of Georgia

Georgians have three months to read up before the Great Georgia Pollinator Census

Merritt Melancon reports that in three months, an army of citizen scientists across the state will undertake a first-of-its-kind pollinator count across Georgia. To prepare for the Great Georgia Pollinator Census this August, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is offering a few summer reading suggestions for citizen scientists of all ages.

 

May 24, 2019 Savannah Morning News

Amazon series leaves Savannah over new abortion law

Katie Nussbaum and Zach Dennis report that Emmy award winning director Reed Morano has pulled the plug on plans for a new Savannah-filmed Amazon Studios show titled “The Power” in response to the recent signing of House Bill 481. “We can confirm that the Savannah region lost ‘The Power,’ a film produced by Amazon with a budget of roughly $15 million, as a result of the passage of HB 481,” Savannah Economic Development Authority President and CEO Trip Tollison said in an emailed statement on Wednesday.

 

May 24, 2019 Brunswick News

Senators examine intersection of agriculture and climate change

Wes Wolfe reports that in searching for an idea of what works and what doesn’t to simultaneously support American farming while mitigating climate change, the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee met Tuesday and heard from several experts conversant in different aspects of the challenge. Some of these issues will no doubt come up in the 2020 campaign cycle, as U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., sits on this committee, as do three Democrats who are campaigning for their party’s presidential nomination.

 

May 24, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Congress cuts deal on disaster relief as Trump relents on Puerto Rico aid

Jamie Dupree reports, ending months of wrangling over billions of dollars in aid for victims of hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, Congress struck a deal Thursday with President Donald Trump on a $19.1 billion aid package, which includes extra relief money for Puerto Rico, but not several billion for border security efforts sought by the President.

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Georgia Trend Daily - May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019 WABE 90.1 Southern Company’s Tom Fanning Talks Carbon Emission Reduction, Plant Vogtle At Annual Meeting Emma Hurt reports that the Southern Company is the largest producer of electricity in the Southeast, and the parent company of Georgia…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019 Georgia.gov Governor Kemp Names 15 Appointments Staff reports that yesterday, Governor Brian P. Kemp named fifteen (15) appointments to five (5) boards and commissions, including the Georgia Department of Economic Development Board of Directors, Board of Community…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019 Savannah Morning News Georgia Ports Authority sets record for April, elects new chairman Katie Nussbaum reports that despite a projected slow down, last month was the busiest April ever for the Georgia Ports Authority with fiscal year-to-date…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019 Albany Herald Hitachi to invest up to $330 million in Monroe Staff reports that Gov. Brian Kemp announced last week that Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc., a Tier 1 supplier of world-class products to the global automotive…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 Gwinnett Daily Post Beck voluntarily steps aside as insurance commissioner as Shafer, Ga. GOP chairman rival debate ties to case Curt Yeomans reports that while Georgia Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner Jim Beck faces calls for his…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 15, 2019

May 16, 2019 WSB Radio, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Coca-Cola widened its lead versus Pepsi in cola wars last year, report says Matt Kempner reports that Coca-Cola Co. widened its lead against archrival PepsiCo last year in their decadeslong battle for U.S.…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 WSB Radio, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Gulch project to ramp up in 2020, be known as Centennial Yards Scott Trubey reports that California developer CIM Group is putting the finishing touches on its master plan for downtown Atlanta’s Gulch,…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019 WABE 90.1 Atlanta, Southern Company Make Climate Promises — The Challenge Is Making Them Happen Molly Samuel reports that earlier this year, Atlanta adopted an ambitious climate change goal: To have all homes, businesses and city operations…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 Savannah Morning News Savannah sees more money, more visitors in 2018 Katie Nussbaum reports that last year visitors to the Hostess City opened their wallets more than ever, spending a record breaking $3 billion in 2018, an…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019 University of Georgia Hurricane Michael continues to hamper Georgia, Florida agriculture Adam N. Rabinowitz and Christa Court report, on October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 5 hurricane, with peak,…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019 WABE 90.1, Atlanta Business Chronicle Kemp Joins Nine Other Governors In Plea For Federal Disaster Relief Dave Williams reports that Gov. Brian Kemp and the chief executives of nine other states have signed a bipartisan letter calling on President…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 8, 2019

May 8, 2019 Ga. Dept. of Economic Development Baker & Taylor to Expand Operations in Georgia Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Tuesday that Baker & Taylor, a leading provider of books and services to public libraries nationwide,…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 7, 2019

May 7, 2019 Georgia.gov April Net Tax Revenues Up 24.2% Staff reports that Georgia’s April net tax collections totaled $2.87 billion for an increase of $559.7 million, or 24.2 percent, compared to April 2018 when net tax collections totaled $2.31…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019 WABE 90.1 New Study Condemns USMCA’s Effects On Georgia Produce Industry Emma Hurt reports that Trump administration’s new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada could mean major losses for Georgia’s produce industry, according to a new study…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019 WABE 90.1 For Southwest Georgians, Stalled Federal Aid Affects Everyone Emma Hurt reports that this week a group of Southeastern Senators, including Georgia’s renewed efforts to pass a federal disaster relief package. For months it’s been stalled…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 2, 2019

May 2, 2019 Georgia Health News Atlanta health care prices on the high end, national reports says Andy Miller reports that Metro Atlanta is in the top third of 112 urban areas on health care pricing, newly released data show.…

Georgia Trend Daily - May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019 Saporta Report Savannah ramping up pitch for economic development, new manufacturing center David Pendered reports that the economic development team from Savannah is in Atlanta Wednesday to trumpet the region’s opportunities in addition to tourism and import/export…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 30, 2019

April 30, 2019 WABE 90.1 Georgia Makes The Transition To Online Testing Martha Dalton reports, it’s testing time for kids in Georgia’s public schools. But this year, no students will have to sharpen their number two pencils to take the…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019 Cartersville Daily Tribune News Chamber president shares vision of ‘New Georgia Economy’ in Cartersville James Swift reports that Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s first stop on its 2019 New Georgia Economy Series was in Cartersville Thursday morning, as…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 Savannah Morning News Offshore drilling plans postponed, including off Georgia coast Mary Landers reports that the Trump administration is suspending plans to expand offshore drilling, including plans to drill off Georgia, after a recent court ruling blocked…

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