Author: Kenna Simmons

After School

Ask any business owner or manager what keeps them awake at night, and somewhere on the list – near or at the top – is finding enough qualified workers. Georgia’s riding the national boom with an unemployment rate of 3.2…

The Biggest Game in Town

For a city that routinely experiences sports heartbreak – looking at you, just about every team except Atlanta United – Atlanta often finds itself at the center of the sports universe. Basketball Final Fours, college football playoffs and championship, Major…

Going Places

You could call it the Amazon Effect, but it’s more accurate to dub it the Mercedes Movement. Or the State Farm Solution. Or the Pulte Homes Preference. There’s plenty to choose from among the companies deciding to locate their headquarters…

The Power to Choose

When Pure Flavor, a Canadian company that grows greenhouse vegetables, went looking for 103 acres to build a new high-tech, $105-million, 75-acre greenhouse complex, Peach County was not on its list. Some 300 other sites were. But the Electric Cities…

In the Zone

"Cornelia is on fire!” writes Jessie Owensby, community development manager for the northeast Georgia city, in an email. For good measure, she uses the fire emoji. That’s due in part to Georgia designating the city as a Rural Zone, where…

Action-oriented MBAs

Bump. That nudge some of us felt was the big bump in the population graph, as millennials are poised to outnumber baby boomers in 2019, according to the Pew Research Center. The center recently defined millennials as those born between…

Metro Atlanta: A Great Ride

How are things going in Metro Atlanta? Even a miss turns into a win. Back in 2015, Atlanta was bidding for GE to move its headquarters here. Didn’t happen – but the following year GE did select the city for…