Opinions

2008 40 Under 40: Georgia's Best & Brightest

Each year, the Georgia Trend editorial staff engages the magazine’s readers to help identify those individuals who will lead our state’s business, cultural, academic and governmental institutions in decades to come. This year marks what may be the highest level…

The Sky Is Not The Limit

For 10 years, Ben DeCosta has been general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest. The city of Atlanta-owned airport is home to Delta Air Lines, on track to become the world’s largest carrier when its merger with…

Air Force

Delta Air Lines has long been a major economic engine for Atlanta and Georgia and a big reason Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest. Last year Delta emerged from bankruptcy, after successfully repelling a hostile takeover bid from…

The Georgia-China Connection

The expanding economic ties between Georgia and China were celebrated handsomely, even exuberantly, last spring when Delta launched direct service from Atlanta to Shanghai the same week that Georgia opened a trade office in Beijing. The governor, first lady and…

Hero's Quest

Put yourself in Garrett Gravesen’s polished, square-toed loafers: You’re 28, a handsome, rail-thin 6’, and in only five years have far exceeded the University of Georgia’s great expectations for its youngest-ever student body president and one of its business school’s…

Fuel In The Pines

It was like a religious conversion for Jill Stuckey, or maybe the Big Bang, a tree falling in the woods hundreds of miles away, heard and felt. About two years ago she was called to Gov. Sonny Perdue’s office for…

Championing Home Rule

Click on the following link for extra information http://home.earthlink.net/~oldagolda/georgiatrendextra/ The Georgia Municipal Association is paying a lot of attention these days to the proposal to eliminate local property taxes and replace them with sales taxes – a measure that would…

Georgia's Power Women

A few years before she became governor of Texas, Ann Richards gave the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta. She began by wryly noting the historic scarcity of women at the podium. “But if you give…

Georgian Of The Year: Facing The Future

You could forgive Gov. Sonny Perdue for feeling a little like a badly battered heavyweight boxer in 2007. Coming off a smashing reelection victory the previous November, Perdue was preparing for a major role on the national political scene as…