2019 40 Under 40

It’s been 23 years since Georgia Trend’s inaugural 40 Under 40, and each year the winners continue to leave us awed and inspired. That’s no different with this year’s group of young leaders, who while representing the nonprofit, healthcare and…

Features

Working Smarter

Smart cities are being discussed a lot these days, and while definitions vary, the common denominator is the use of new technology to improve infrastructure services, sustainability or government efficiency. There are many different approaches to creating a smart city…

Help Wanted

At a business summit in LaGrange earlier this year, Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler posed a question to the roughly 100 leaders in attendance: How many of you are currently hiring? About 90 percent of the group raised their hands,…

Inaugural goBeyondProfit Champion Award Given to Gas South

In October, Gas South was named the inaugural winner of the goBeyondProfit Champion Award. This honor is given to companies who exhibit exemplary efforts to benefit their community and company by cultivating company culture, deploying company resources and focusing on…

A Study in Contrast

In an Albany clinic, Elois Edge, an experienced midwife, sees a woman in her 31st week of pregnancy who has had no previous prenatal care and begins the process of trying to catch her up. In a Macon hospital, Dr.…

Our State

North Fulton County

Premier investments in technology, healthcare and financial services are continuing to fuel growth in the cities of North Fulton County – Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton and Roswell. And city leaders are carefully balancing growth and development with residents’ need for…

Upfront

Organizations: Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta

Islam is often misunderstood, so when it comes to explaining their faith and their culture, Muslims prefer to speak for themselves rather than leave it to others. “Our goal is to build bridges of understanding and create spaces for mutual…

Sustainable Georgia Roundup

Formal Commitment: The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and The Ray, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming transportation infrastructure, have signed a formal charter that commits the entities to working together. The focus of the…

Political Notes

Era Ending: Georgia’s senior U.S. senator, Republican Johnny Isakson, is leaving his Senate seat at the end of the year due to ill health. “After much prayer and consultation with my family, I have made the very tough decision to…

Trendsetters: MuniRem Environmental - Planet Protector

As a teenager in the Republic of Cameroon, Valentine Nzengung was interested in geochemistry. His career has combined that interest with his dedication to protecting the environment. Since becoming a professor of environmental geochemistry at the University of Georgia in…

Economic Development Around the State

Valdosta Glass: Arglass Yamamura LLC, based in Japan, is investing $123 million to build its first U.S. glass container manufacturing plant in Lowndes County, creating 150 jobs. Cool Investment: Italian refrigeration systems manufacturer Rivacold will create 140 jobs and invest…

Opinion

From the Publisher: Go Higher

Each fall college football season provides a timely reminder that our higher education system is more important than ever as the state seeks to leverage its reputation as the best in the country for business with the workforce it needs…

Business Casual: Do Something

From the long hot summer of horrifying and generally dispiriting news, there is a whole troubling series of images I can’t get out of my head: the dead and injured in California, Texas and Ohio; festival-goers, weekend shoppers and people…

At Issue: War on ICE

In July, a man armed with a rifle and carrying incendiary devices attacked a federal immigration detention center in Tacoma, Wash. The man was shot and killed by police, and no one else was injured. In his manifesto, he claimed…

Downtime

Georgia Fare: The White Bull - Waving a Red Flag

When The White Bull first opened on the Decatur Square in March 2018, I loved it. The concept (new American, heavily seasonal, from Chef Pat Pascarella, formerly of NYC’s Le Bernardin and Atlanta’s The Optimist), the decor (bleached wood and…

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