Business Industry

Dealing with Disaster

For many Georgians, last October’s Hurricane Michael is a distant memory. But nine months later, farmers in the state’s southwest region are still grappling with the swath of destruction the storm left in its wake. It was the first major…

Local Address, Global Reach

Some international nonprofits that call Georgia home were founded here, like The Carter Center and Habitat for Humanity. Others came after being established elsewhere, such as CARE and Development in Gardening (DIG). But all seem to find Georgia a hospitable…

All Aboard

If it feels like MARTA is suddenly bursting out all over Atlanta, that feeling isn’t wrong. Gwinnett may have voted down the MARTA option in March, but expansions are underway in Clayton County. More MARTA in the city of Atlanta…

Strong Competition

In the mid-’90s, John McNair and his wife, Lisa, found themselves in a tough spot. They had just bought a business and had relocated from Delaware to Pennsylvania for the opportunity. Between their new business, their new house and their…

Boosting Business

Streetscapes, sidewalks and trails are the bread and butter of many community improvement districts (CIDs), and those in once-suburban Gwinnett are no exception. In fact, the tiny Braselton CID devoted its efforts to partnering with the city, county and state…

Legal Bootlegging

You might say that the manufacture of distilled spirits has come full circle in the Peach State. Before the days of revenuers chasing moonshiners out of the hills of North Georgia, the production of liquor was a well-respected endeavour. During…

Remaining Relevant

Metro Atlanta resident Renata Dennis falls into the typical credit union demographic. She’s a baby boomer, a woman and a professional. She also followed in her parents’ footsteps: she’s a second-generation credit union member. Dennis joined 1st Choice Credit Union…

Four for the Future

University of Georgia’s (UGA) Public Service and Outreach (PSO) division is a valuable statewide resource that has assisted many communities in implementing solutions to pressing problems, especially where local expertise and funds aren’t available. “Hundreds of PSO faculty experts are…