April 23, 2021 Georgia Dept. of Labor

Jobs Increase Over the Month in Every MSA

Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that the number of jobs and employment numbers were up in every metropolitan statistical area (MSA) from February to March of 2021. The unemployment rate was down over the month in every MSA.

 

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April 23, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

2021 Industry Outlook

Jeffrey Humphreys reports, while the COVID-19 pandemic seriously damaged Georgia’s economy last year, the state fared better than the nation, and many forces are at work that will sustain economic recovery throughout 2021. In fact, the forecast calls for Georgia’s inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (GDP) to increase by 4% this year, which compares favorably to 2020’s estimated 3.7% decline in GDP.

 

April 23, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Defunct ExpressJet seeks to return as independent airline

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that a former Delta Connection and United Express carrier that shut down operations last year is seeking to return as a small independent airline flying to underserved communities. ExpressJet, formerly known as Atlantic Southeast Airlines or ASA, was a Delta Connection carrier for decades.

 

April 23, 2021 Saporta Report

Coke’s biggest bottler buys one that sells alcoholic beverages and reaches Indonesia, Asia

David Pendered reports that the consumer reach of Coca-Cola’s largest bottler will nearly double through the European bottler’s acquisition of an Australian bottler that sells alcoholic beverages and has access to growth markets in Asia and Indonesia, a bond rating company reported Monday. The Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. owns 30.8% of the Australian bottler, CCA, that’s being acquired by the European bottler, CCEP, according to a report by Moody’s Investors Service.

 

April 23, 2021 GlobalAtlanta.com

Atlanta Officially Named ‘French Tech’ Hub, Raising Prospects for Investment Collaboration 

Trevor Williams reports that Atlanta has been named a “French Tech” hub, a designation boosters say will put the city on the map for startups looking to expand from France to North America. France’s Ministry of Economy, Finance and Recovery announced the seal of approval in a batch with seven other locales that applied, including Chicago in the U.S., the nation of Australia and the Turkish commercial center of Istanbul. 

 

April 23, 2021 Georgia Health News

Reports says Atlanta better on air quality, but still has ozone problem

Andy Miller reports that Atlanta’s air quality has improved, but the city still was given a failing grade for ozone pollution in the latest American Lung Association “State of the Air’’ report. The annual report card tracks exposure to unhealthful levels of particle pollution (also known as soot) and ozone (smog) over a three-year period.

 

April 23, 2021 WABE 90.1

State Has Questions About Mining Plan Near Okefenokee

Molly Samuel reports that the state of Georgia is asking for more information about a controversial mine proposed near the Okefenokee Swamp. The titanium dioxide mine has support from Charlton County officials interested in the possibility of jobs, but environmentalists are pushing back, concerned about effects to the swamp.

 

April 23, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Grants improve quality of life in Central Georgia

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that the Community Foundation of Central Georgia (CFCG) public charity is awarding $600,000 in grants to 32 nonprofits across the region. The funds will assist organizations addressing the most urgent needs and opportunities in Central Georgia communities, including challenges arising from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

April 23, 2021 Capitol Beat News

Georgia teacher tax credit, possible year-round daylight saving time signed into law

Beau Evans reports that Gov. Brian Kemp has signed into law several bills on taxes, time change and teacher retention that the General Assembly passed in the 2021 legislative session. Among the more high-profile measures Kemp signed at a ceremony in Savannah Wednesday is an income-tax credit to recruit and retain teachers for high-need subjects in underserved Georgia public schools.

 

April 23, 2021 GPB

Who Stayed Home More In Georgia’s Senate Runoffs? Rural White Republicans

Stephen Fowler reports that a new analysis of demographic data from Georgia’s November and January elections confirms a larger decline in white rural turnout led to Democrats flipping both U.S. Senate seats, one of the biggest challenges the GOP must tackle ahead of 2022. After a record-setting November 2020 general election that saw more than five million Georgians cast their ballots, enthusiasm remained high for the Jan. 5 runoff with nearly 4.5 million votes.

 

April 23, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Jolt: Herschel Walker rumors blocking top Republicans in Senate race

Patricia Murphy, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report that former the Bulldog great Herschel Walker is still making noise about a U.S. Senate bid, floating the possibility of a campaign against Democrat Raphael Warnock to a growing number of media outlets while refusing to offer specifics. Let’s unpack what we know, and what we don’t know, about Walker’s potential run.

 

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Georgia Trend Daily - April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021 GPB American Lung Association Report Says Air In Georgia Cities Unhealthy Jill Nolin reports that about four in 10 people nationally are breathing unhealthy air in spite of progress made in curbing pollution, including slight gains here…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 21, 2021

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Georgia Trend Daily - April 20, 2021

April 20, 2021 Dalton Daily Citizen-News, CNHI State ag industry eyes Congress for workforce reform Riley Bunch reports that a bill that would overhaul Georgia’s farm worker industry is making its way through Congress with bipartisan support. Both employers and…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 19, 2021

April 19, 2021 Gainesville Times Gov. Kemp to tour SK Innovation plant in Commerce on Monday Jeff Gill reports that Gov. Brian Kemp is set to visit the SK Innovation plant in Commerce Monday, April 19. He will tour the…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021 Georgia Ports Authority GPA’s March container trade leaps 48 percent Staff reports that the Port of Savannah handled an all-time record of nearly 500,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units in March, an increase of more than 48 percent,…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021 Capitol Beat News Oconee County ranks tops in Georgia for small businesses Dave Williams reports that Oconee County has the highest concentration of small businesses in Georgia, according to a new study from a New York-based financial…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021 Georgia.org Gov. Kemp: $8.43 Billion, 24,000+ Jobs from Economic Development Projects During First Three Quarters of Fiscal Year Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021 Capitol Beat News Georgia traffic, internet needs highlighted in Biden infrastructure plan Beau Evans reports that White House officials highlighted sluggish highway traffic, slow bus travel and spotty rural internet service in Georgia Monday as part of…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021 Capitol Beat News Georgia tax revenues show modest March increase after February spike Dave Williams reports that tax collections in Georgia rose a modest 3.7% last month, as the state Department of Revenue accelerated the processing of…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021 Rome News-Tribune Ga. utility official talks power, pipeline and broadband with local leaders Doug Walker reports that the kind of across-the-grid power failure that paralyzed Texas during a snowstorm this winter is unlikely to happen in Georgia.…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021 11 Alive 'Georgia is open for business' | Gov. Kemp lifts many COVID-19 restrictions Jon Shirek reports that most of the COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place across Georgia will no longer be in effect on…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021 Georgia Health News Employer teamwork boosts vaccine access for Latino community Andy Miller reports that three rival Georgia carpet companies took a break from their floor-covering competition to focus on a foe that united them: COVID-19. Mohawk…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021 LaGrange News Hyundai TRANSYS Georgia Seating System, LLC Expands Manufacturing Operations in Georgia Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Monday that Hyundai TRANSYS Georgia Seating System, LLC, a world-renowned producer of automotive parts, will invest…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021 GPB MLB Moves All-Star Game From Atlanta Over Georgia's New Voting Law Vanessa Romo reports that this summer's Major League Baseball Draft and the All-Star Game won't be held in Atlanta, MLB officials announced Friday. The withdrawal…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021 Gainesville Times Reaction pouring in over Georgia’s water war victory in U.S. Supreme Court Jeff Gill reports that Georgia has secured a monumental win in the long-running water wars with Florida. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously for Georgia…

Georgia Trend Daily - April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021 Georgia.org GCP Applied Technologies Selects Metro Atlanta as Global Headquarters, Creates 80 Jobs Staff reports that Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that GCP Applied Technologies Inc., an international provider of construction products and technologies,…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021 Rockdale Newton Citizen Feit Electric to Open First East Coast Distribution Center in McDonough Staff reports that Feit Electric has announced plans to open a distribution center in McDonough, creating 120 jobs and investing more than $25…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021 Georgia.org Danimer Scientific Planning $700 Million, 400 Job Expansion in Decatur County Staff reports, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced on Monday that Danimer Scientific, a leading developer and manufacturer of biodegradable materials, plans to invest $700 million…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021 Brunswick News U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pushes back against dredging plan criticism Lauren Mcdonald reports that representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pushed back Friday against conservation groups’ claims that a plan to dredge…

Georgia Trend Daily - March 26, 2021

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