Eco Yearbook

EY – Southeast

Logistics is the term that surfaces in almost every discussion of workforce development in southeast Georgia. Finding a way to make money and create jobs from the act of moving goods is an ever-growing factor in the region, home to…

EY – Metro Atlanta

From the ambitious Gulch project in the heart of Atlanta to billion-dollar data center deals in the suburbs, the Metro Atlanta region continues to boom. Unemployment is low, and almost every county can brag about its project pipeline, the number…

EY – Southwest

Into every life a little rain must fall, as the saying goes, but when that rain comes in the form of a Category 3 hurricane named Michael, the results are devastating. Michael roared into Southwest Georgia packing 115 mph winds…

EY – East Central

Everyone loves prosperity, but in Georgia’s East Central region, prosperity can also pose challenges – like having more jobs than people. “We have a very tight labor market in the East Central region,” Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) Commissioner Mark…

EY – Central

Across Central Georgia the economy is gearing up, with existing companies expanding and new ones picking new sites. The region has been winning its share of economic development prizes by offering companies what they need, and at the top of…

EY – West Central

A quick Google search proves there are plenty of job openings in the West Central part of the state. But connecting qualified people to those jobs has not always been easy. Now, though, there are innovative ways to forge these…

EY – Northeast

From healthcare to manufacturing to logistics, businesses across the Northeast Georgia region are creating a skilled workforce by building partnerships between industry and education as well as eliminating geographical barriers to training. Tim Evans, vice president for economic development at…

EY – Northwest

As in years past, manufacturing continues to be the main economic driver in Northwest Georgia. The region’s long tradition as a national leader in creating carpet and floor coverings, coupled with a trained workforce, is attracting new companies to the…