Georgia Trend - November 2008

The GreenRoom: November 2008

• Boat propellers are believed to have killed four endangered manatees that washed up on the coast of Savannah near Talmadge Bridge in September. A U.S. Geological Survey found that boat collisions are the top long-term threat to manatees; boats…

Cutting The Red Tape

It is mid-afternoon and Yvonne Williams steers her SUV in and out of light traffic, crisscrossing the Perimeter area on the northern side of Atlanta pointing out to her passenger office towers, restaurants, roads, residential high rises, municipal buildings, pedestrians,…

Holding Up, Holding On

A few months ago Georgia Trend published our annual Economic Yearbook, a region by region look at Georgia’s economy in the year 2008. It indicated that while things are not going well in other parts of the nation, our state…

Georgia's Chemistry Set

Drivers rounding the curve near exit 16 on Interstate 520 in Augusta top a bridge stretching across manmade lakes, filled after a local company excavated clay to make bricks. In the distance are a cluster of stacks from industrial plants…

The Good Fight

Some years ago I was catching up with an old friend who had recently left newspapering. He was the classic ink-in-his-veins news junkie, and it was impossible to imagine him in any other profession. I figured he would be the…

$150 Million And Counting

When he was first elected in 2002, Gov. Sonny Perdue set out to bring business practices and principles to state government – with a little help from his friends. The result was The Commission For A New Georgia (CNG), formed…

Rome/Floyd County: Back To It's Roots

If you want to understand why Rome, Georgia, has become home to so many industries, look no further than the boardroom of Coosa Valley Technical College. On one wall a framed plaque commemorates four major manufacturers that the school helped…