As the aviation maintenance and repair industry ages, Georgia lawmakers are taking a long look at how the education system is preparing a new generation of aircraft mechanics and technicians.
ATLANTA — The diminishing number of Georgians with landline telephones in their homes are about to see a savings on their bills thanks to the sunsetting of a decade-old program.
The “Now Hiring” signs are everywhere, from big banner signs draped over chain link fences at local manufacturing plants to the little yard signs peppered around the city. The economy is seeking to make a major turnaround from the effects of a pandemic that hasn’t been seen in a century.
Ulta Beauty, a national cosmetics and beauty supply franchise will take the space vacated by Pier 1 Imports in the Riverbend Shopping Center and is expected to open sometime as early as October.
The first Resources and Opportunity for Minority Engagement Business Conference, billed as a one-stop-shop for businesses or prospective business owners.
ATLANTA - First-time unemployment claims in Georgia dropped significantly last week, echoing a national trend that has held for six weeks running.
The Rome-Floyd Land Bank Authority is working on expanding its horizons to include hands on assistance with the area’s housing shortfalls.
ATLANTA — Georgia tax collections rose dramatically in May for the second straight month, a trend due not so much to a boost in economic productivity but to changes in the filing schedule.
When a major segment of your collegiate experience involves a work element, summer break doesn’t necessarily mean much time away from campus. That’s particularly true for students in the Berry College Student Enterprises program.
The Appalachian Regional Port north of Chatsworth has been open for a little less than three years and is already a target for expansion by the Georgia Ports Authority.
U.S. job growth picked up in May and the unemployment rate fell, signaling firms are making some progress filling a record number of openings as the economy powers up. Payrolls increased by 559,000 last month after a revised 278,000 gain in April, according to a Labor Department report Friday. The median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of economists was for a 675,000 rise. The jobless rate ...
Sakai America Inc. is marking 20 years of assembling asphalt and soil compactors in Adairsville’s Georgia North Industrial Park this month.
ATLANTA — Satilla Rural Electric Membership Corp. will partner with Kansas City-based Conexon Connect to offer high-speed broadband service to nine counties in southeastern Georgia.
ATLANTA — Georgia Power Co. and the utility’s nonprofit foundation announced a $75 million, five-year commitment to advancing racial equity and social justice.
Business is booming across Rome and Floyd County. Take a quick trip, maybe not so quick, from one side of town to the other and it’s easy to witness the wealth of commercial construction underway.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s two U.S. senators are urging Senate leaders to fast-track legislation aimed at preventing shortages of semiconductors, citing next week’s temporary closure of the Kia plant in West Point for the lack of those electronic components.
The state’s Medicaid agency is setting up plans for a health insurer bidding competition that will award a new multibillion-dollar medical contract.
IC Biomedical will open an advanced manufacturing facility to make medical-grade freezers in Bartow County. The new plant will create approximately 80 jobs in a building off Cass-White Road north of Cartersville.
ATLANTA — Georgia energy regulators will decide this fall how much of the costs of building the first of two additional nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle Georgia Power can recover from customers.
Local officials have taken steps to get a better handle on which companies are getting big tax breaks from the community and whether they are living up to their pledges.
Heritage First Bank announced late Monday its planned merger with First National Community Bank is expected in the mid-second quarter of the year.
ATLANTA — A public-private partnership created to lead efforts to make Georgia the technology capital of the East Coast is getting involved in the farming business.
Worker advocates in Georgia are pushing for further expansion of paid family leave after state lawmakers passed legislation to give state employees up to three weeks of time off following the birth of a child.
Atlanta developers Justin Adams and Ryan Griffin have partnered with Charles Williams Real Estate in the hopes they can make a dent in the shortage of rental housing in Rome.
Toles, Temple & Wright, Inc. announced that real estate agent Wendy Lignell has completed the necessary training and curriculum to receive her Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation from the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council. ABRs represent a select group of Realtors who focus on …
ATLANTA — Georgia’s business community is asking the state to suspend federal unemployment benefits Congress approved during the coronavirus pandemic to incentivize out-of-work Georgians to fill jobs that are going begging.
The Rome Floyd Chamber has launched Rise & Thrive 2025, a new campaign to spur growth. The initiative could be called a successor to the old Partners in Prosperity program, which lasted from 2005 through 2019.
ATLANTA — When the coronavirus pandemic struck Georgia in March of last year, no industry shut down harder or faster than hospitality.
ATLANTA - With first-time unemployment claims continuing to fall and more and more businesses reopening, the Georgia Department of Labor is shifting its focus to helping companies fill job openings.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation Wednesday allowing restaurants to sell curbside takeaway alcoholic beverages and distillers to sell liquor on their premises in Georgia.
ATLANTA — A coastal Georgia nonprofit is challenging a plan by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to do away with seasonal limitations on dredging activities that have long protected sea turtles and other marine life.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development launched a multi-pronged campaign Monday to help the state’s tourism industry recover from losses suffered during the coronavirus pandemic.
ATLANTA — First-time unemployment claims in Georgia fell last week, mirroring a nationwide trend as more Americans thrown out of work by the coronavirus pandemic get back on the job.
New fees instituted at the Walker Mountain Landfill starting on June 1 will round the prices to whole dollars to make the dumping process more efficient.
Seven you professionals have been named to the 2021 Exceptional 7 Young Professionals by the Rome Floyd Chamber. They are Krista Lovering, Strom Mull, Leah Mayo, Amanda Farrell, Xaivier Ringer, Ford Knight and Emilia Jackson are being honored as the chamber's Exceptional Seven for 2021.
ATLANTA — Georgia Power Co. has achieved two important milestones in the construction of two additional nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, the Atlanta-based utility announced Monday.
John and Christi Pike spent years as nearly full-time RV campers and the opportunity to acquire an RV park a couple of years ago was just too good to pass up.