The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Northwest Georgia region in June was 5.6 percent, up nine-tenths of a percentage point from 4.7 percent in May. The rate in June 2015 was 6.2 percent.
Cedartown’s Kimoto Tech, Inc. announced in a press release on Monday, July 25, a $6 million capital investment project that will allow the film-coating company to progress with the advancement of new technologies and sustain their global competitiveness.
Rockmart Business Alliance (RBA) members are planning new ways to bring more people to the downtown area as the group continues its mission of helping the community prosper by supporting locally owned independent stores.
The City of Cedartown and Primary Healthcare, Inc., have come to a new lease agreement as the organization is set to take over the rest of the space in the Medical Office Building at the end of the month for an expansion.
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help staffing agency Express Employment Professionals recruit more than 50 quality control technicians to work in manufacturing plants in Carroll and Haralson counties in Georgia and other plants in Alabama.
A deal is in the works to ensure that the Development Authority of Polk County can continue to keep a parcel on the market for potential sale, but financial help will be needed by the county government to ensure the paperwork and legal fees are paid.
Eddie Wilson, president of SouthCrest Bank’s Community Banking Group, today announced that Linda Burch has been named Vice President and Market Leader, West Georgia Region for SouthCrest Bank. In this capacity, Burch will be responsible for the development and growth of the bank’s operations in Polk County.
ATLANTA (AP) — State officials say that UnitedHealthcare will not offer any health plans on Georgia's state health exchange next year.
The state insurance department announced Friday that United is currently the only insurer that has notified the state that it will not participate on the state's health insurance marketplace in 2017.
More than 500,000 Georgia residents purchased plans on the exchange this year, which is one of the key features of the federal Affordable Care Act.
Georgia State University health services professor Bill Custer tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/1Xq1L5F) that the Minnesota-based insurance giant had already told investors that their exchange plans have been losing money.
Custer says the insurance marketplace is a new model and companies are still working to understand the market and develop the infrastructure they need to compete.
The Cedartown Polk County Hospital Authority approved a measure to allow for bond sales through their parent organization to help pay back some of the construction costs on the new Polk Medical Center.
Beth Edwards has been named Director Planning and Decision Support at Floyd. In this role, she will analyze data to help the organization make informed decisions. She will also be involved with strategic planning and managing and planning for certificates of need.
Polk County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tamaka Hudson joined 2016 chair April Welch at the podium during the county commission’s work session on Feb. 1 to provide updates on the latest happenings with the chamber.