Georgia Trend - January 2014

Houston County: Playing To It's Strengths

Major General Bob McMahon (U.S.A.F. ret.) is a 34-year Air Force veteran and the former commander of Robins Air Force Base, a powerful engine that drives the economy of Middle Georgia. On this day he is briefing a visitor to…

Columbia County: Getting It Right

In a resounding demonstration of Columbia County’s drawing power, Thunder over Augusta, the annual Armed Forces Day celebration, crossed county lines to relocate to Evans Towne Center Park in 2012. Last year the park also began hosting “Drive for Show,…

Growing Green

It’s been another massive year for the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), which moved nearly 3 million containers and some 27 million tons of cargo off the East Coast. Amid the debacle of the government shutdown emerged funding for the dredging…

Cobb County: Staying Competitive

When it comes to attracting new business and growing the economy, you have to know your competition and ensure that everyone knows why you’re best. In suburban Cobb County, local leaders have been busy getting to know how this portion…

On The Road Again

If there were a Georgia Commuter Hall of Fame, Bill Daniel would surely be a candidate for induction, for longevity if nothing else. “I’m a lifetime Atlanta resident,” says Daniel, speaking on his cell phone while driving on a business…

100 Most Influential Georgians

This 16th edition of Georgia Trend’s 100 Most Influential Georgians includes, as always, some new names and some old ones, as leadership changes and recent achievements combine with resignations, retirements, course corrections and shifts in power to shake the list…