Georgia Trend - April 2010

Central: Staying Busy

A cautious optimism is overtaking economic development officials in the central part of the state, as interest in manufacturing and warehousing sites is on the rise. “Our activity has picked up in the last three months over the previous eight,”…

Savannah: Reaping Benefits

To the casual observer, the doorway among the row houses along Savannah’s East Oglethorpe Avenue could be the entrance to one of the charming homes that line the side streets linking this city’s network of shaded squares. Step inside this…

Organizations: Nuci's Space

A different drum: At 22, Nuçi Phillips wrote songs and played guitar with a grace and feeling unusual for someone so young, but then, he always had been that kind of kid – deeply affected by The Yearling, always aligned…

East Central: Working Harder

Augusta and Richmond County saw new investment and new jobs created in 2009, and other parts of the East Central region are anticipating construction of new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle or new biomass facilities. But many communities are looking…

South Metro Atlanta: Moving South

It’s a new day for the south side of Atlanta. For years, businesses overlooked the promise of the southern arc of counties – Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Spalding and the southern portion of Fulton. Now, as Atlanta slowly pulls itself…

GreenRoom: April 2010

In a dramatic endorsement of nuclear energy, President Barack Obama has announced $8.3 billion in low- interest stimulus loans for construction of two more nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro. This huge chunk of dough means that opposition to…

Southwest: Encouraging Signs

Despite an economy that just can’t seem to shake the recession blues, spring 2010 finds economic developer Bruce Drennan in an upbeat mood. He’s about to see a project seven years in the making finally come to fruition. Construc-tion is…

Political Notes: April 2010

That old gang of mine: Georgia’s seven Republican congressmen were long known as “G-7,” one of the most conservative groups in the U.S. House, but the old gang is breaking up. Rep. John Linder of Gwinnett County announced he won’t…

Southeast: Power Points

Economic developers in many of the larger counties of southeast Georgia are reporting that their communities maintained stability and even saw some job growth through the economic turbulence. At the same time, smaller counties saw new jobs arriving, thanks in…