Georgia Trend - November 2010

Building On A Legacy

From his office at the marine science building on the campus of Savannah State University (SSU), Dr. Matt Gilligan, professor and coordinator of the institution’s marine sciences program, need only gaze through his open door to survey the vast salt…

Organized To Be Aggressive

At a time when GEORGIA’S leaders continue to seek an-swers to traffic congestion, transit funding and aging infrastructure issues, community improvement districts, or CIDs, are pushing ahead with creative solutions to the region’s most pressing problems. Georgia has more than…

Economy: Information, Please

Earlier this decade, Georgia’s information industry took a big hit from the collapse of the technology bubble. Although the industry was not the epicenter of the “Great Recession,” spending for information services declined, further intensifying the industry’s ongoing job losses.…

Georgia View: Reading The Tea Leaves

I'm going to forecast two words you'll be hearing often after this November election. The words will be spoken with a slight smile or a smirking sneer, depending on the direction you prefer your networks and talking heads to lean.…

Waycross/Ware County: Sustaining Growth

It takes a while to traverse the 906 square miles of Ware County, the largest county east of the Mississippi, but it is a pleasant drive through seemingly endless stands of forests, some 474,000 acres of trees interrupted by just…

Rome/Floyd County: An Early Harvest

They’re calling it Rome’s summer of 42 million – that’s dollars of new business expansions that have unfolded in recent months. “That’s a pretty good investment in this economy during a recession summer,” declares Heather Seckman, director of economic development…