Brian Kemp

2021 Economic Yearbook: Central

The heart of Georgia will play a major role in the recovery of the Peach State, which will exceed the national average in employment growth and inflation-adjusted Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2021, according to the Georgia Economic Outlook. The…

2021 Economic Yearbook: West Central

As the world slowly grinds back toward a new normal, rural areas with solid infrastructure like the West Central Georgia region are well positioned for the post-pandemic economy. With ample space and an inexpensive cost of living, the area is…

Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-betweens

New Ways and Means Chair: State Rep. Shaw Blackmon, R-Bonaire, now heads the Georgia House’s powerful Ways and Means Committee, which handles tax legislation. Blackmon replaces former Rep. Brett Harrell, R-Snellville, who lost his re-election bid. Wrigley Retirement: University System…