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From the Publisher: Island Appreciation

Cumberland Island National Seashore is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. It’s a truly beautiful place, a spiritual jewel in the network of Georgia’s wonderful barrier islands. Cumberland Island is one of Georgia’s largest and most cherished protected spaces. Home…

Economy: Hinesville’s Quick Recovery

Thanks to Fort Stewart, the Hinesville metropolitan statistical area’s (MSA) economy performed well during the pandemic recession and recovered quickly. From peak-to-trough, Hinesville lost 9% of its jobs, which is much smaller than the 13% loss posted by the state…

Meaningful Impact

Monumental. Unprecedented. Transformative. Historic. Those are not words you often hear from mental health advocates, experts and professionals in Georgia, a state that ranks at or near the bottom for mental healthcare, year after year. In 2021, Georgia ranked 5th…

Electric Revolution

A remarkable and deliberate shift occurred in Georgia’s automotive industry over the past five years and accelerated in the last 24 months. Seemingly almost out of nowhere, an entire electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem began to flourish. Since 2020, the state…

Global Power

After a year marked by a global pandemic, disrupted supply chains, shortages of key parts, clogged ports and general confusion about the state of the global economy, it was with relief and pride that Georgia officials announced in February that…

2022 TravelBlazers

Passion projects that embraced partnerships – that personifies the 2022 crop of TravelBlazers, the initiatives chosen by the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (GACVB) and Georgia Trend that exemplify innovation in the state’s diverse tourism industry. Each of…

Economy: Brunswick’s Strengths

From its 2020 peak-to-trough, the Brunswick metropolitan statistical area (MSA) – Brantley, Glynn and McIntosh counties – lost 19.2% of its jobs to the COVID-19 recession. The heaviest losses were in leisure and hospitality and state government. Because the Brunswick…