Georgia has seen a boom in call centers this recession. The rise in low paying jobs like these coupled with a decrease in manufacturing worries some.
Savannah harbor deepening is first and foremost among legislative concerns for Georgia's coastal delegation. But there's another port-related project coming up behind harbor deepening that supporters hope lawmakers take up. It's a new Savannah River seaport that is to be jointly run with South Carolina in that state's Jasper County.
Fifteen states already have tax incentives. Film credits have created business boom in Georgia. Music industry would like to see similar growth.
Judge Ronit Walker says permit does not set proper limits on emissions. Environmentalists applaud decision. Power4Georgians plans to move forward.
Robert Sumichrast says too many corporations are sitting on large cash reserves and small businesses are too reluctant to hire. That led the state unemployment rate to jump to 10.1 percent in November.
The Olin chemical company announced last week it will phase out the use of mercury at its Augusta plant. But environmentalists worry about what will happen to leftovers of the cancer-causing chemical once the switch is made.
According to state labor officials, there are more than a quarter of a million Georgians that have been out of work for 27 weeks or more. Georgia's unemployment rate is up from last month and back into the double digits.
A US Army Corps of Engineers official says, the agency is likely to extend the public comment period on the Savannah harbor deepening project. Some environmental groups and others have said the public comment window was too short given the immense size of the report and its technical difficulty. The official said an extension should be announced this week.
Delta says it wants to be a part of future consolidation in the airline industry. The Atlanta-based airline’s top executive told an investors conference Wednesday that the company needs to be “flexible enough to participate” in “future opportunities”.
Athens-Clarke County economic development officials are looking at a plan to encourage development on a swath of land between downtown and the North Oconee River.