Georgia Trend - April 2018

Southeast: Growth Catalysts

Infrastructure development is something that’s often taken for granted by those who don’t understand what really goes into a region’s economic development. Just don’t count Ronald E. Tolley, CEO of the Liberty County Development Authority, among those who discount infrastructure’s…

East Central: Much to Offer

Whether it’s a scenic route like Highway 15 that traverses through Johnson, Washington and Hancock counties, a new bridge or other road improvements, the movement of people and products is key to economic development efforts in the East Central Georgia…

Southwest: Changing Times

Southwest Georgia is a beautiful region that was once considered part of the Black Belt’s far eastern edge. Rich in water resources, verdant forests and prime farmland, it continues to be defined by agricultural industries. In the 20th century, the…

West Central: Regional Rewards

From an inland port and public transportation system to bike paths and bridges, much of West Central Georgia reports recently completed and ongoing projects to improve and increase infrastructure in the region. Columbus and Muscogee County are part of the…

Central: Strengthening Ties

Major transportation projects in Central Georgia will make it easier for existing and new businesses to reach the Port of Savannah – and beyond. Savannah’s harbor expansion already is helping the central region garner job commitments and investment from global…

Northeast: Plum Projects

The Osage Farm store on U.S. 441 in Rabun Gap is a popular destination in the summer and early fall for locals and tourists in search of farm-fresh vegetables and fruits. During the peak season, it can be tough finding…

Northwest: Creating New Connections

As economic activity has picked up throughout the Northwest Georgia region, so has a renewed commitment to building the roads and infrastructure that attract and keep business and industry. Road projects that were stalled during the Great Recession are finally…

Metro Atlanta: A Great Ride

How are things going in Metro Atlanta? Even a miss turns into a win. Back in 2015, Atlanta was bidding for GE to move its headquarters here. Didn’t happen – but the following year GE did select the city for…