Georgia Trend - January 2013

On A Roll

  In spite of a gloomy forecast for transportation after the statewide T-SPLOST referendum last summer, the clouds have cleared, and the future is brighter, not darker.  Although seven of 10 districts voted it down, a band of Middle Georgia…

Cobb County: Team Effort

Cobb County’s motto these days could be a variation on “you can’t keep a good man down.” This suburban region just north of Atlanta went through some rough times during the still lingering great recession, but the news is getting…

Keeping The Lights On

In 1975, the Georgia General As-sembly was under the control of largely rural and almost completely Democratic lawmakers, many of whom proudly labeled their chambers “The Home of Home Rule.” It was in such an atmosphere that enabling legislation was…

Bryan County: Economic Power

Bryan County leaders stop short of claiming their economy was recession- or depression-proof, but there is a widespread feeling here that the region fared much better than other parts of the state, thanks to two giant neighboring economic engines, the…