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When Memory Fails

If you’ve ever misplaced your glasses, searched frantically for lost keys or struggled to remember the name of an acquaintance, you’re far from alone. Almost all of us suffer occasional memory slips and for most these are no cause for…

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…

The $63-billion Connection

Jay Markwalter likes to point out how much of the growth that boosts Georgia’s economy – new businesses, new investment, new jobs – is tied to tourism. “All of that starts with a visit,” he says, someone coming to the…

Creative Collaboration

Over the past 12 months, North Fulton County’s community improvement districts (CIDs) have accomplished some amazing things. They’ve revamped MARTA stations, turning cold concrete into vibrant, colorful spaces. They’ve overhauled major thoroughfares, making them safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. And…

Next-generation Makers

Engineering education in Georgia has existed since before the Civil War, and over the years our universities have developed specialized programs to meet the evolving needs of industries. Today, four of the state’s public engineering schools – Georgia Tech, Kennesaw…