Author: Karen Kirkpatrick

Creating Opportunities

Re-shoring isn’t a word that has been bandied about much in the United States over the past 20 years. In fact, as manufacturers moved production overseas, the word heard most often was off-shoring. All that is changing, however, as labor…

It Takes A Village

From Carrollton and Cordele to Athens, Americus and Atlanta, business incubators are helping entrepreneurs transform ideas into companies, while at the same time growing the economy of Georgia, introducing cool technology and improving lives. Incubators vary, from those that support…

Renaissance Woman

Take a look at a campus map of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and you know right away that this is an unusual institution. SCAD’s more than 80 buildings in Savannah, many of them renovated pieces of…

Cobb County: The Power Alley

In baseball, power alleys are the areas of the field just to the left and right of center field, so named because it’s where balls launched by power hitters go when hit the hardest. In the Metro Atlanta area, many…

Up In The Air

From Phoenix Air, a Cartersville company with flying emergency rooms that deliver Ebola patients to life-saving treatment in the United States, to a variety of companies working on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS – also known as UAV, unmanned aerial vehicles,…

Creative State

Georgia’s literary heritage includes the likes of Margaret Mitchell, Erskine Caldwell, Flannery O’Connor and even those who may not be thought of primarily as writers, but whose words have touched millions, like Martin Luther King Jr. These authors have inspired…

Thinking Ahead

The United States, once a shining example of higher education attainment, now trails behind 15 other countries in the percentage of college graduates. And within that dismal figure, Georgia remains in the bottom five among the states. Increasing access to…