Sept. 18, 2020

Papa John’s Selects Metro Atlanta as Location of a New Global Headquarters

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that internationally known pizza delivery and carry-out company Papa John’s has selected metro Atlanta to open a new global headquarters in 2021, delivering 200 jobs to the area.


Cally Farms Gate

Sept. 18, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

A Farm, Corporate Retreat, and an Exquisite Way of Life  

Julia Roberts reports that as the sun rises, you grab your first cup of coffee of the day, and walk out on your back deck and watch the activities of the farm personnel preparing your farm for another group of corporate guests from Atlanta who are taking that hour drive down I-85 to escape the confines of their regular meeting space to blend business with a myriad of outside sporting activities.


Sept. 18, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia added 21,700 jobs in August as unemployment rate fell to 5.7%

Michael E. Kanell reports that Georgia’s jobless rate dropped last month below 6% — less than half the jobless rate of April and lower than the U.S. as a whole — as the state added 21,700 jobs, officials said Thursday. In another sign the economy is rebounding from the depths of the coronavirus-triggered shutdown, Georgia last week processed 42,085 new jobless claims, the ninth consecutive weekly decline and the first time since March 21 that claims fell below 50,000.


Sept. 18, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Port of Savannah sets record for best month ever thanks to infrastructure projects, holiday demand

Katie Nussbaum reports, while the Port of Savannah is no stranger to setting records for cargo volume, those records have been a little harder to come by in recent months due to the slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. That changed last month.


Sept. 18, 2020

Porsche Names New CEO for North America 

Trevor Williams reports that Porsche Cars North America has appointed a new president and CEO to succeed Klaus Zellmer as head of the Atlanta-based unit. Kjell Gruner, 53, will take up the post Nov. 1, leaving his positions as chief marketing officer and global vice president for marketing for the storied Stuttgart sports car manufacturer.


Sept. 18, 2020 University of Georgia

Football coach and wife commit $1 million to UGA

Clarke Schwabe reports that University of Georgia head football coach Kirby Smart and his wife, Mary Beth, will donate $1 million to their alma mater to support the UGA Athletic Association’s new social justice program, create scholarships for senior student-athletes whose final seasons were impacted by COVID-19, and contribute to the expansion of the UGA football program.


Sept. 18, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Family getaway and e-learning adventure in LaGrange

Mary Ann DeMuth reports, Great Wolf Lodge Georgia is launching an innovative way to help kids with their online classes while providing a safe place for the whole family to vacation. The new Howl ‘N Learn initiative enables kids to focus on their e-learning for a few hours each day, giving parents time to work or relax and enjoy the resort.


Sept. 18, 2020 Marietta Daily Journal

FedEx Ground to hire 3,000 seasonal team members in Atlanta

Staff reports that FedEx announced that it expects to hire 3,000 seasonal team members in its FedEx Ground facilities in Atlanta this year.


Sept. 18, 2020 Covington News, Walton Tribune

Fleming leaving Kemp administration

David Clemons reports that Gov. Brian Kemp’s chief of staff is stepping down to take a job in the private sector after working with the governor on campaigns and in elected offices over the course of nearly two decades in Georgia. Tim Fleming, a graduate of George Walton Academy in Monroe, has worked with Kemp since the future governor ran for state Senate in 2002, while Fleming was a University of Georgia student


Sept. 18, 2020 Georgia Recorder

Collins campaign gobsmacked over fraudster’s dodgy UK perfume spree

Daniel Newhauser reports that someone in the United Kingdom smells a whole lot better thanks to U.S. Rep Doug Collins’ campaign for the Senate. That’s because a fraudster ripped the campaign off to the tune of more than $15,000, spending the money on high-end perfume, mostly in the UK, according to Federal Election Commission records.


Sept. 18, 2020 Capitol Beat News

Issues with Georgia’s June 9 primary detailed in state House inquiry

Beau Evans reports that a state House committee probing issues that occurred during the June 9 primary elections in Georgia released a report Thursday outlining stumbles with absentee ballots and the state’s new voting machines that prompted long lines and steep concerns ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.


Sept. 18, 2020 GPB

1.1 Million Georgians Have Already Requested Absentee Ballots For November

Stephen Fowler reports that more than 1.1 million Georgians have already requested to vote by mail in the upcoming general election, a dramatic increase from previous years as officials expect record turnout. As of Sept. 16, local elections officials had processed applications for 1,133,581 voters, thanks in part to a new online absentee request portal authorized by the secretary of state’s office.


Sept. 18, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Senate Democrats to spend $6M to mobilize voters to boost Ossoff, Warnock

Greg Bluestein reports that a group aligned with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled a $6 million effort in Georgia geared toward mobilizing voters of color to back Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.


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Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 17, 2020

Sept. 17, 2020 Macon Telegraph Kemp’s new COVID-19 order to allow in-person visits at some long-term care facilities Nick Wooten reports that Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday extended many of Georgia’s existing coronavirus restrictions, but paved the way for in-person…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 16, 2020

Sept. 16, 2020 Clayton News-Daily, Capitol Beat News Gov. Brian Kemp reopening Georgia elderly-care facilities for first time since COVID-19 struck Dave Williams reports that Gov. Brian Kemp late Tuesday lifted restrictions on elderly long-term care facilities that have been…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 15, 2020

Sept. 15, 2020 11 Alive Retail, shipping companies hiring thousands around Georgia ahead of the holiday season Joe Henke reports that Amazon, UPS, DHL, FedEx, Home Depot, and Walmart are some of the retail and shipping companies currently hiring thousands…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 14, 2020

Sept. 14, 2020 WSB-TV Amazon looking to fill 4,500 full and part-time jobs here in metro Atlanta Staff reports, if you’re seeking a job right now in metro Atlanta – Amazon just may be the company you’re looking for. The…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020 The Center Square Georgia collects about $1.89B in tax revenue in August Nyamekye Daniel reports that net tax collections in Georgia in August were up 7.7 percent compared with August 2019, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday. Georgia…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 10, 2020

Sept. 10, 2020 Valdosta Daily Times, CNHI Survey: 82% of farmers suffered financial loss due to COVID-19 Riley Bunch reports that Georgia farmers have suffered substantial financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers and agribusiness experts knew that Georgia…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 9, 2020

Sept, 9, 2020 WABE 90.1 Trump Places Moratorium On Oil Drilling Off Georgia’s Coast Molly Samuel reports that offshore oil drilling will be banned from Georgia’s coast until 2032. President Donald Trump made the announcement on Tuesday, during a campaign…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 8, 2020

Sept. 8, 2020 Georgia Recorder Labor Day nothing to celebrate for Georgia workers still displaced by pandemic Ross Williams reports, when her job at a Macon daycare cut her hours from 40 to 10 in March, Kalie Mitchum put off…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 4, 2020

Sept. 4, 2020 Deluxe Selects Metro Atlanta for New FinTech Innovation Center and Offices, Will Create Over 700 Jobs Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp yesterday announced that Fortune 1000 company Deluxe will establish a new office complex…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 3, 2020

Sept. 3, 2020 The Center Square Georgia's business status weathers COVID-19 pandemic Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia’s economic climate is showing positive signs despite restrictions enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Job numbers and development projects increased during fiscal…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020 Georgia Named ‘Top State for Doing Business’ for 7th Consecutive Year Staff reports, prior to a tour of the new Amazon fulfillment center in Gwinnett County today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Georgia has been…

Georgia Trend Daily - Sept. 1, 2020

Sept. 1, 2020 WSB-Radio Governor extends COVID-19 emergency orders once again as numbers appear to decline Staff reports that Gov. Brian Kemp extended the state’s Public Health Emergency order once again Monday, not pushing the end date of it until…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 31, 2020

Aug. 31, 2020 Governor Kemp to Make Economic Development Announcement Staff reports that on Tuesday, Sept. 1, Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp will join local leaders and state officials to make an economic development announcement…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 28, 2020

Aug. 28, 2020 The Center Square Georgians will have to wait 3-4 weeks for extended federal unemployment benefits Nyamekye Daniel reports that unemployed Georgians may have to wait three to four weeks to receive an additional $300 weekly federal jobless…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 27, 2020

Aug. 27, 2020  Savannah Morning News Port sets export record, continues as ‘the strength of Savannah’ Katie Nussbaum reports that from January through May, the Port of Savannah exported more loaded containers than any other port in the country, achieving…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020 Georgia communities receive infrastructure loans totaling $195.2 million Staff reports that twenty-one Georgia communities were awarded financing totaling $195,239,420 for water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste infrastructure improvements by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 25, 2020

Aug. 25, 2020 Georgia Recorder New federal jobless pay could take weeks to arrive in Georgians’ wallets Ross Williams reports that a federal program could provide a $300 or more boost to the unemployment deposits of Georgia residents who are…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020 Metro Atlanta CEO Soliant Relocates Headquarters to Peachtree Corners and Adds 400 New Jobs to the Area Staff reports that Soliant, a health care and education staffing company announced on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 it is relocating…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020 Savannah Morning News Georgia experiences job growth in July Staff reports that Georgia’s unemployment rate remained steady last month, but jobs and employment were on the upswing, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. Unemployment in July…

Georgia Trend Daily - Aug. 20, 2020

Aug. 20, 2020 Governor Kemp: Georgia Secures AAA Bond Rating Staff reports that August 14th, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Georgia again secured the highest ratings of AAA with a stable outlook from each of the three main credit…

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