June 2022 Features

  • Georgia Power to Launch Single Largest Beneficial Use Project for Coal Ash in U.S.

    June 30, 2022

    Georgia Power has announced a landmark coal ash beneficial use project at Plant Bowen near Cartersville, where millions of tons of stored ash will be excavated for use in concrete to construct bridges, roads, and buildings in Georgia – and throughout the Southeast. The project will be the single largest beneficial use project of its kind in the U.S.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interview: Long-term Sustainability of Love as a Business Strategy

    June 30, 2022

    Herschend Enterprises and their CEO, Andrew Wexler, were recently nominated and selected as the first 2022 goBeyondProfit Champion. We sat down with Andrew and learned how he views the long-term return on investment of love as a business strategy.

  • University System of Georgia’s Economic Impact Grows to $19.3B

    June 28, 2022

    The University System of Georgia contributed a total of $19.3 billion to Georgia’s economy between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, a $700 million or 3.8% increase over the previous year as the university system continued to make a significant economic impact across the state, a new study shows.

  • Cost of July 4th Cookout 17% Higher Compared to Year Ago

    June 28, 2022

    U.S. consumers will pay $69.68 for their favorite Independence Day cookout foods, including cheeseburgers, pork chops, chicken breasts, homemade potato salad, strawberries and ice cream, based on a new American Farm Bureau Federation marketbasket survey.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interview: Love Made Real in Communities & with Employees

    June 24, 2022

    Herschend Enterprises and their CEO, Andrew Wexler, were recently nominated and selected as the first 2022 goBeyondProfit Champion. We sat down with Andrew to learn how they operationalize love within each of their 26 business units across the US and British Columbia and positively impact the experience of 11,000+ employees as well as their guests and broader communities.

  • Georgia Bankers Association Elects & Installs Officers & Directors to its Board

    June 22, 2022

    Members of the Georgia Bankers Association have elected and installed officers for the 2022-2023 fiscal year and added seven members to its board of directors.

  • Georgia Historical Society Names New Board Leadership

    June 21, 2022

    The Georgia Historical Society has announced that Shan Cooper and David Abney have been elected to serve as Board Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of the GHS Board of Curators. GHS also announced that Dan Cathy, Beatriz Perez, Venessa Harrison, and Jeff Kole have been elected to serve as board members.

  • Leadership Southeast Georgia Seeks Nominations For Class of 2023

    June 21, 2022

    Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) is seeking nominations for civic, nonprofit, and business leaders across the 10-county Southeast Georgia region to join the 2023 class of its leadership program. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, August 31st.

  • Georgia Unemployment Rate Drops to All-Time Low of Three Percent

    June 17, 2022

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced on Thursday that Georgia’s May unemployment rate hit an all-time low of 3 percent while Georgia's number of jobs continued to climb to an all-time high of 4,782,400.

  • Gov. Kemp Announces Purchase of Middle Georgia Megasite in Peach County

    June 17, 2022

    Governor Brian Kemp announced the purchase of a more than 1,100-acre economic development site in partnership between the State of Georgia and the Development Authority of Peach County.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interview: Love Tested: Navigating an Industry Crushing Pandemic

    June 17, 2022

    Herschend Enterprises and their CEO, Andrew Wexler, were recently nominated and selected as the first 2022 goBeyondProfit Champion. We sat down with Andrew and learned how “Leading with Love” helped the nation’s largest privately-held themed attractions company weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Georgia Ports Set All-time Trade Record in May

    June 16, 2022

    The Georgia Ports Authority moved an all-time high 519,390 twenty-foot equivalent container units in May, breaking the previous record of 504,350 TEUs set in October 2021.

  • New Research Finds One in Three Georgia Workers Would Quit Job for Mental Health Reasons

    June 14, 2022

    Georgia employed adults say that burnout and mental health issues – not just compensation – are the top reason they would leave a job in 2022, according to a new report released today by goBeyondProfit and Georgia CEO.

  • Georgia Secures AAA Bond Rating in 2022

    June 14, 2022

    Governor Brian Kemp announced Monday that Georgia has again secured the highest ratings of AAA with a stable outlook from each of the three main credit rating agencies: FitchRatings, Moody’s Investors Service, and S&P Global Ratings.

  • Things You Need to Know About Georgia Life Sciences

    June 13, 2022

    Most people might not be aware that the state is home to over 2,000 life science companies including global industry leaders Alcon, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, and Takeda, as well as headquarters of American Cancer Society, Arthritis Foundation, and the CDC just to name a few.

  • Lt. Governor Duncan, Mayor Dickens & Business Leaders Partner to Increase Tech Investment in Georgia

    June 10, 2022

    Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan and Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, along with key Georgia business leaders, traveled to California this week to promote Atlanta’s strong partnership with state leaders and attract potential investors to the Peach State. The trip coincided with the 2022 RSA Conference in San Francisco, the premier event for cybersecurity industry leaders.

  • goBeyondProfit CEO Interview: Changing Love from a 4-Letter Word to a Core Business Strategy

    June 10, 2022

    Herschend Enterprises and their CEO, Andrew Wexler, were recently nominated and selected as the first 2022 goBeyondProfit Champion. We sat down with Andrew and learned how he credits seventy years of success to love as the core business strategy.

  • Gov. Kemp, DNR Leaders Honor 2022 Forestry for Wildlife Partners

    June 09, 2022

    Gov. Brian Kemp recognized three corporate forest landowners Monday for their stewardship and land management practices benefiting wildlife across Georgia. Georgia Power, Weyerhaeuser and CatchMark Timber Trust are the agency’s 2022 Forestry for Wildlife partners.

  • Small Businesses Fight Back & Adopt New Strategies as Inflation Squeezes Profits

    June 08, 2022

    Most small business owners report lower profits than expected over the past six months due to declining sales and higher expenses as inflationary pressures rise, according to new survey data from SCORE, mentors to America's small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

  • Georgia Legal Community Provides Over 3.5 Million Meals to State’s Regional Food Banks

    June 07, 2022

    Attorney General Chris Carr announced that attorneys across Georgia raised a total of $880,248.08 during the 11th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy fundraising competition. This is the equivalent of 3,520,992 meals for the state’s regional food banks to then distribute to Georgia children, seniors and families in need.

  • Where Georgia Ranks Among Fastest-Growing Economies

    June 03, 2022

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have struggled to understand exactly what is happening with the U.S. economy. In the spring of 2020, many observers feared massive job loss and economic hardship, but robust federal stimulus helped stem the worst effects.

  • Georgia Sees 9th Most Employment Growth in the U.S.

    June 02, 2022

    At the national level, many key employment indicators in the U.S. look similar to before the COVID-19 pandemic, and robust employment growth plays a part in that. Out of all states, Georgia experienced the 9th most employment growth between March 2021 and March 2022.

  • Chick-fil-A to Test Autonomous Delivery Robots

    June 02, 2022

    Refraction AI, a last-mile, autonomous robot delivery company, announced today it has deployed a fleet of its self-driving vehicles to provide energy-efficient meal deliveries at two Chick-fil-A restaurants located in downtown Austin, Texas.

  • Georgia Resources Put Businesses on the Map Worldwide

    June 01, 2022

    It’s incredible to consider that Georgia-made products and services are available in nearly every country in the world. Georgia products reached 215 unique countries and territories in 2021, thanks to a large number of diverse and innovative companies across the state.