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From Planet to People

What does sustainability mean, exactly? Your first thought may be about the planet and the environment: using fewer resources (like water and non-renewable energy), creating less waste, making sure soil, water and air are clean, and reducing carbon emissions. Those…

2022 Industry Outlook

Georgia continues to outpace the nation in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic due to a number of state-specific factors, and some industries in the state are experiencing dramatic growth. Our annual outlook for Georgia’s primary industries is based on research…

Improving Livability

Peachtree Road, Atlanta’s signature street running through the heart of Buckhead, desperately needed a makeover. “Peachtree had become a ‘traffic sewer’ and was not attractive, and people did not want to walk along it,” says Jim Durrett, the Buckhead Community…

Deep Roots

Georgia is blessed with an almost year-round growing season – one reason that agribusiness routinely ranks as the state’s No. 1 industry. With almost 10 million acres of farmland, the Peach State has a long history of agriculture. Anyone who’s…

Power On

In 2018, when Facebook announced it was opening a massive data center in Newton County, bringing an initial investment of $750 million, it had a big request: to be powered 100% by renewable energy. Fortunately, Georgia was ready and the…

Perpetually Pushing Ahead

Modern and massive, the Georgia ports run like well-oiled machines. Since the 1700s, the Savannah and Brunswick ports have played integral roles in international trade that continue to grow. But their historic past belies today’s future-oriented operations. With efficiency ever…