Nov. 23, 2020

Gov. Kemp Announces Expansion of SANS Institute Cyber Workforce Development Program

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced on Friday Georgia’s third year of partnership with the SANS Institute along with the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation to launch CyberStart America. CyberStart America builds on the previous Girls Go CyberStart and Cyber FastTrack programs and is now open to all high school aged students.


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Nov. 23, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

College graduates fuel Georgia’s economic engine

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that a new study from University of Georgia’s Selig Center for Economic Growth shows the lifetime earnings of each new four-year college graduate will increase the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) substantially. Specifically, the research calculated an additional economic benefit to the Georgia economy of nearly $2 million per individual who earns a bachelor’s degree and works an average of 40 years.


Nov. 23, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Delta, WestJet withdraw plans for U.S.-Canada joint venture

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that Delta Air Lines and Canadian carrier WestJet have withdrawn their application for antitrust immunity for a joint venture between the two carriers on flights between the U.S. and Canada.


Nov. 23, 2020 Georgia Southern University

Parker College of Business students paint for a purpose

Staff reports that the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County (HSSBC) has a fresh coat of paint for its new adoption center thanks to a group of Parker College of Business students who spent the weekend rolling up their sleeves to help the community organization.


Nov. 23, 2020

Georgia Department of Economic Development Applauds SK Innovation, Jackson County on Expanding Education Investment in Georgia Schools

Staff reports, at a small ceremony on Thursday, leadership from SK Innovation donated $60,000 to the Empower College and Career Center (EmpowerC3), a charter high school in Jackson County scheduled to begin operations in 2021. Jackson County will match this funding through its Education Matching Grant and donate an additional $60,000 to Commerce City Schools (CCS), where the large-scale battery facility is currently under construction.


Nov. 23, 2020 Saporta Report

Tech’s Kendeda Building featured in BBC series on problem-solving structures

David Pendered reports that BBC has begun airing a video about Georgia Tech’s Kendeda Building in a series about buildings around the globe that advance concepts of sustainability and equity. The exposure places the Kendeda Building squarely in a rarefied arena of buildings that help address some of humankind’s great problems.


Nov. 23, 2020

Silicon Ranch to Put Latest Georgia Solar Farm in Houston County

Trevor Williams reports that Silicon Ranch, whose largest shareholder is international energy giant Royal Dutch Shell plc, is to invest $55 million set up its latest solar farm in Houston County. The 68-megawatt project will create 300 jobs during the construction phase and will power 11,000 homes when fully operational.


Nov. 23, 2020 Capitol Beat News

Telecom execs: Business case for rural broadband doesn’t work without lower fees from EMCs

Dave Williams reports that telecom companies are ready and willing to invest tens of millions of dollar extending broadband service into rural Georgia, telecom executives told members of the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) this week. But they can’t afford to do so unless the PSC rolls back the fees the state’s electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) charge for attaching broadband technology to utility poles, the executives testified during a four-day hearing that wrapped up Friday.


Nov. 23, 2020 Georgia Recorder

Georgia secretary of state certifies election results for Biden win

Stanley Dunlap reports that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified the presidential election results Friday, confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s win over President Donald Trump. The official results have Biden edging out Trump by 12,670 votes, with the former vice president’s 2.47 million votes to Trump’s 2.46 million.


Nov. 23, 2020 The Center Square

Kemp calls for audit of Georgia’s absentee ballot signatures

Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp called on Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Friday to complete a sample audit of the signatures on the absentee ballots cast in the general election. Kemp’s recommendation came two days after the state completed a full hand recount and audit of the election results in the presidential election.


Nov. 23, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Trump requests Georgia recount; FBI, GBI investigate threats

David Wickert reports that Georgia is preparing to tally about 5 million votes in the presidential election for a third time as the FBI and GBI investigate threats against some state election officials. On Saturday, President Donald Trump’s campaign filed a petition for the recount, which he is entitled to do under Georgia law because Joe Biden’s margin of victory is less than half a percent.

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Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 20, 2020

Nov. 20, 2020 Capitol Beat News Georgia unemployment rate drops significantly in October Dave Williams reports that Georgia’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5% last month, the lowest since the coronavirus pandemic broke out last March, the state Department of Labor…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 19, 2020

Nov. 19, 2020 Dongwon Tech Corporation to Open Advanced Manufacturing Plant, Sales Office in Hall County Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp on Nov. 18 announced that Dongwon Tech Corporation, a supplier of heating, ventilation and air conditioning…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 18, 2020

Nov. 18, 2020 Georgia Water Coalition GWC releases 2020 Dirty Dozen report Staff reports that Georgia’s leading water advocacy organizations released their “Dirty Dozen” for 2020 in a 30-page report highlighting 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia’s waters. Rather…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 17, 2020

Nov. 17, 2020 Georgia Health News The good news on Moderna’s vaccine trial resonates in Atlanta Andy Miller reports, “Relief. Excitement. Hope. A fantastic day for all of us.’’ That’s how Dr. Colleen Kelley of Emory University School of Medicine…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 16, 2020

Nov. 16, 2020 Capitol Beat News Gov. Kemp reimposes COVID-19 restrictions in Georgia Dave Williams reports that Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday he is extending coronavirus-driven social distancing and sanitization restrictions for businesses, gatherings and long-term elderly care facilities in…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 13, 2020

Nov. 13, 2020 Gwinnett Daily Post, Rockdale Citizen Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp makes record-breaking announcement at Bridgestone in Covington Alice Queen reports that Gov. Brian Kemp chose Bridgestone Golf in Covington as the site to announce that Georgia — for…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 12, 2020

Nov. 12, 2020 Georgia Dept. of Education Georgia graduation rate increases again, to 83.8 percent Staff reports that Georgia's graduation rate increased again in 2020, rising to 83.8 percent – an all-time high since the state began using the adjusted…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 11, 2020

Nov. 11, 2020 Georgia Economic Development Investments, Job Creation Continue Strong Pace in FY21 Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced that Georgia remains on a record…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 10, 2020

Nov. 10, 2020 October Net Tax Revenues Up 1.8 Percent Staff reports that the State of Georgia’s net tax collections in October totaled nearly $2.02 billion, for an increase of $35.2 million, or 1.8 percent, compared to last year…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 9, 2020

Nov. 9, 2020 WABE 90.1 ‘Black Women Did This’: Alpha Kappa Alpha Celebrates Soror Kamala Harris’ Win In Atlanta Stephannie Stokes reports that after the presidential race was called Saturday, thousands in Atlanta took to the streets to celebrate the…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 6, 2020

Nov. 6, 2020 New York Times Biden now leads Trump in Georgia, where the count continues. Stephanie Saul, Michael Crowley and Glenn Thrush reports that Joseph R. Biden Jr. has pulled ahead of President Trump in Georgia, a state with…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 5, 2020

Nov. 5, 2020 GPB Anxious Nation Watches As Georgia Still Has Votes To Count Stephen Fowler reports that as Wednesday night prepared to give way to Thursday morning, the number of absentee ballots needing to be counted in Georgia dwindled -…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 4, 2020

Nov. 4, 2020 WSB Radio OVERTIME: No winner yet in Trump-Biden race Jamie Dupree reports, Americans went to bed late on Election Night with the worst of all worlds in the 2020 race for the White House, as President Donald…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 3, 2020

Nov. 3, 2020 Brunswick News Preparations continue for cutting up Golden Ray Larry Hobbs reports that with the VB 10,000 crane vessel now astride the shipwrecked Golden Ray in the St. Simons Sound, crews have installed the gates at either…

Georgia Trend Daily - Nov. 2, 2020

Nov. 2, 2020 Capitol Beat News Port of Savannah may be renamed after Johnny Isakson Dave Williams reports that Georgia lawmakers will take up a resolution this winter to rename the Port of Savannah after retired U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson,…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020 WABE 90.1 Zeta Causes Widespread Outages, Damage In Georgia; Voting Hours Extension Sought Due To Storm Staff reports that many in Georgia woke up to power outages, downed trees and other storm damage after Tropical Storm Zeta…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 29, 2020

Oct. 29, 2020 The Center Square Georgia to extend rural job tax credits to include remote workers Nyamekye Daniel reports that the Georgia Department of Community Affairs plans to extend a state tax credit program that incentivizes job creation in…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 28, 2020

Oct. 28, 2020 Capitol Beat News New state wildlife management area to open on Georgia coast Dave Williams reports that the Georgia Board of Natural Resources voted Tuesday to acquire nearly 8,000 acres of the historic Cabin Bluff property in…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 27, 2020

Oct. 27, 2020 The Center Square Kemp ranks near top in economic freedom report on U.S. governors Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp ranked second among U.S. governors in a new conservative think tank report for his policies…

Georgia Trend Daily - Oct. 26, 2020

Oct. 26, 2020 Georgia International Trade Office Earns Unprecedented Fourth U.S. Department of Commerce Award for Export Services Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that its International Trade division has earned a President’s…

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