September 2023 Features

  • FEMA and SBA Opening Mobile Sites Throughout Lowndes County

    September 29, 2023

    FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration continue to staff the Disaster Recovery Center at the Lowndes County Civic Center located on East Hill Avenue, seven days a week, from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM each day.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interviews: Jasmine Crowe-Houston, Founder & CEO of Goodr

    September 29, 2023

    Goodr and their founder and CEO, Jasmine Crowe-Houston were recently awarded the goBeyondProfit Champion award for developing innovative business solutions that bring countless companies into the fight against hunger and food waste.

  • UPS Recruits 100,000 Seasonal Workers For The 2023 Holiday Season

    September 29, 2023

    UPS announced it will hire more than 100,000 seasonal employees to serve the 2023 holiday rush. As the industry leader in on-time delivery performance for five consecutive peak seasons, UPS is positioned again to deliver the reliable service that customers depend on year-round, especially during the important holiday shopping season.

  • GRA President & CEO Susan Shows to Retire with 22-Year Legacy

    September 28, 2023

    A driving factor in the development and success of the Georgia Research Alliance over a tenure that has spanned more than two decades, President and CEO Susan Shows announced her retirement from the Alliance at the fall meeting of GRA’s Board of Trustees.

  • 2023 GAgives on GivingTuesday Highlights the Power of Giving Back with #GAgivesThanks

    September 28, 2023

    With schools well into their new academic year and the lingering heat of summer still in the air, Georgia nonprofits find themselves gearing up for the upcoming season of giving. This year, the importance of this season is magnified due to a challenging landscape: a nationwide drop in donations juxtaposed with a significant surge in the demand for their vital services.

  • Georgia's Graduating Class of 2023 is Sixth in a Row to Beat National Average on SAT

    September 26, 2023

    Georgia's public-school class of 2023 recorded a mean score of 534 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) portion of the assessment, and a mean score of 511 on the math portion. That's compared to averages of 510 and 493, respectively, for students in the nation's public schools.

  • Carol Tomé & Dr. Louis Sullivan Named 2024 Georgia Trustees

    September 22, 2023

    The Georgia Historical Society announced that Carol Tomé, CEO of UPS, and Dr. Louis Sullivan, founding Dean and President of the Morehouse School of Medicine and the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be inducted by the Georgia Historical Society and the Office of the Governor as the newest Georgia Trustees.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interviews: Alex Willson, CEO of Sunnyland Farms

    September 22, 2023

    In part 2 of our conversation with goBeyondProfit Champion Alex Willson, CEO of Sunnyland Farms, we discussed expanded definitions of flexibility – both in leadership and in manufacturing – and how flexibility in mindset and practice positioned Sunnyland Farms for greater success.

  • Stephanie Fischer Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Restaurant Association

    September 21, 2023

    The Georgia Restaurant Association announced that it has appointed Stephanie Fischer as the association’s new president and chief executive officer. Fischer will succeed longtime president and CEO Karen Bremer, who recently announced her retirement. Fischer brings 25+ years of hospitality experience to her new role.

  • Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority Receives $400K in OneGeorgia Funds

    September 20, 2023

    The Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority is the newest recipient of OneGeorgia Authority Equity Funding. This grant will assist the Industrial Authority in extending Hunt Road.

  • Georgia Grows While the UAW and the Big Three Fight

    September 20, 2023

    The United Auto Workers has initiated strikes against all members of “The Big Three” U.S. automobile manufacturers, asking for 40% pay raises for union members as well as a 32-hour work week, among other demands. The path from here to the strike’s resolution is worth watching for both economic and political ramifications.

  • GSU Forecaster: U.S. Economy is in a White-Collar, Middle-Management “Recession”

    September 20, 2023

    Job compression in sectors ranging from corporate to transportation resulting in fewer homeowners moving up to bigger and better jobs, combined with a reluctance to take on higher-rate mortgages, has put the nation in a white-collar, middle-class, middle-management “recession."

  • Georgia Ranks as the Second Most Entrepreneurial State in America

    September 19, 2023

    Data has revealed that Florida is the most Entrepreneurial states in America, and Georgia ranked near the top.

  • USG Foundation Raises $827,000 for Need-Based Student Scholarships

    September 18, 2023

    The 19th annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala on Friday, Sept. 8, raised $827,000 from generous sponsors to support and provide need-based scholarships for University System of Georgia (USG) students across the state.

  • Georgia’s Job And Labor Market Soar To All-Time Highs

    September 18, 2023

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson announced that Georgia's August unemployment rate was 3.3 percent, up one-tenth from a revised 3.2 percent in July. The unemployment rate was five-tenths lower than the national unemployment rate of 3.8 percent.

  • Consultants Rank the “Top States for Doing Business” — Georgia Ranks #1

    September 15, 2023

    Area Development, the leading site selection and facility planning publication, announces the results of its 2023 Top States for Doing Business survey of location consultants.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interviews: Alex Willson, CEO of Sunnyland Farms

    September 15, 2023

    Sunnyland Farms and its CEO Alex Willson were recently awarded the goBeyondProfit Champion award for their comprehensive, generational approach to generosity. Evidence that this notion of going beyond profit, infuses a company with enduring qualities that helps everyone around them prosper.

  • Commander Outlines Priorities at First All Call

    September 14, 2023

    Within two months of his arrival, Wing Commander, Col. Paul Sheets, hosted his first all call at Moody Air Force Base on Sept 7th.

  • Celebrating 50 Years of the Georgia Film Office, Film, TV Productions Spend $4.1B in State

    September 14, 2023

    As the State of Georgia celebrates 50 years of the Georgia Film Office, Governor Brian Kemp announced another blockbuster year for the film and television industry as productions spent $4.1 billion in Georgia during fiscal year 2023.

  • Georgia Breaks Tourism Records in 2022

    September 13, 2023

    Governor Brian Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced that calendar year 2022 was record-breaking for the state’s tourism industry, welcoming the largest number of visitors the state has ever seen.

  • Georgia Tech’s GaMEP is Driving Innovation in Manufacturing Across Georgia

    September 12, 2023

    “A stitch in time saves nine,” goes the old saying. For a company in Georgia that adage became very real when damage to a key piece of machinery threatened its operation. The group helping with the stitch in time was the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP), a Georgia Tech program that — for more than 60 years — has been helping small- to medium-sized manufacturers in Georgia stay competitive and grow, boosting economic development across the state.

  • MARTA Railcars Head for Atlantic Ocean as Part of Department of Natural Resources Reef Project

    September 11, 2023

    The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority shipped off the first of two railcars bound for the Georgia coast and eventually the Atlantic Ocean. MARTA is partnering with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Reef Project to contribute railcars from MARTA’s original fleet as they are replaced by new railcars in coming years.

  • South Georgia Women’s Leadership Initiative Names Inaugural Cohort

    September 08, 2023

    The South Georgia Women’s Leadership Initiative is proud to announce the participants of its inaugural cohort of women leaders who will engage in an immersive development experience designed to create clarity of voice and intentionality for female leaders across the region.

  • Health Connect South Celebrates Ten Years With Event Full of Industry Leaders

    September 08, 2023

    Health Connect South, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting collaboration and innovation in healthcare, will host its tenth annual gathering on September 21.

  • Sunnyland Farms Honored with the goBeyondProfit 2023 Champion Award

    September 07, 2023

    goBeyondProfit, a first-of-its-kind business leader initiative that inspires business generosity, today announced it has honored Albany-based Sunnyland Farms and its CEO, Alex Willson, with the goBeyondProfit Champion Award.