Georgia Trend - April 2019

From the Publisher: Tourism?

April is our biggest issue, a testament to Georgia’s superlative reputation for doing business as it includes our annual Economic Yearbook. It features a dizzying amount of economic development throughout the state and the challenges and opportunities swirling around these…

Business Casual: Keep Them Safe

Twenty years ago this month, the meaning of “school safety” changed forever the day that two troubled Colorado high school seniors killed 13 people and injured 23 more at Columbine High School in Littleton, a Denver suburb, then took their…

At Issue: Runoffs: A Relic

Only eight states in the country, Georgia being one of them, require a runoff election in any party primary if one candidate does not receive a majority. Two other states require primary runoffs in limited situations. But only one state…

Metro Atlanta: A Changing Narrative

There’s strength in numbers. Like 63,000 employees at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Seven cities in South Fulton all working together. Or 50,000 acres of undeveloped land. Take your pick – all provide an illustration of opportunity in South Metro Atlanta.…

Sports Desk: Georgia Masters

Following Super Bowl LIII, the chill of winter is just right for determining the collegiate basketball champion, but there is nothing like the coming of spring and the playing of the Masters Tournament. That golf championship reminds us of the…

Georgia Fare: Canyon grill

Lawton had a vision,” says Canyon Grill Executive Chef and General Manager Kevin Dunlap. “He would have closed the doors rather than dilute it. That’s why we’re celebrating our 23rd year.” Dunlap is describing the unlikely – you might even…

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 – 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…