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Four for the Future

From apprenticeships and downtown revitalization to leadership and student development, the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Public Service and Outreach (PSO) division has helped with projects in communities around the state that bring solutions to pressing problems, especially where local expertise…

Rural Renaissance

The needs and projected growth of Georgia’s rural communities are quite different from their urban counterparts. While large and small metro areas are currently adding residents, rural parts of the state are seeing populations level off or decline. The Georgia…

Continuous Improvement

Putting in a sidewalk. Replacing lampposts. Planting new flowers. All small things that community improvement districts (CIDs) do as a matter of course. And they’re all important – they do a lot to affect the daily quality of life in…

Lodging Disrupters

Hotels offer travelers – both business and vacation – consistency, convenience and the general feeling of knowing exactly what you’re going to get from a booking. But what if you dream of staying in a treehouse or a tiki hut,…

Reaching New Heights

When it comes to the aerospace industry, Georgia is in the big league. In 2017, aerospace companies located here provided direct employment for more than 108,000 citizens. It’s a diverse mix of businesses that run the gamut from family-owned Aerodox…

Good News Keeps Coming

In spite of global economic and trade uncertainties, the news from the Georgia ports remains upbeat. “Excited” is the word Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Executive Director Griff Lynch frequently uses to describe his attitude about the ports’ progress. “As we…

Arc of Atlanta’s Future

Enhancing a gateway to Atlanta. Developing a smart corridor in a commercial district. Reclaiming urban land over the highway. Forward-thinking projects are flourishing with support from South Fulton County’s and Downtown Atlanta’s community improvement districts (CIDs). These self-taxing commercial property…