Why Early Reading Matters

The first thing to know about early literacy is that it is critically important; the next, that it connects to a whole lot of other conditions and challenges. But the best thing to know is that there are solutions to…

Features

Reaching New Heights

When it comes to the aerospace industry, Georgia is in the big league. In 2017, aerospace companies located here provided direct employment for more than 108,000 citizens. It’s a diverse mix of businesses that run the gamut from family-owned Aerodox…

Healthcare Hacks

“Because that’s where the money is.” That’s supposedly what outlaw Willie Sutton said when asked why he robbed banks. If he were alive today, he’d probably be a cyber criminal, and he might be breaching hospitals’ and healthcare systems’ technology.…

2019 Legal Elite

Who are some of the top lawyers in the state? Ask the people who know them best – fellow attorneys. That’s what Georgia Trend did to select this year’s Legal Elite, the 17th time the magazine has recognized attorneys considered the…

Good News Keeps Coming

In spite of global economic and trade uncertainties, the news from the Georgia ports remains upbeat. “Excited” is the word Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Executive Director Griff Lynch frequently uses to describe his attitude about the ports’ progress. “As we…

Our State

Southwest Georgia: Patience Pays Off

While all new and expanding industry announcements, as well as a continued boom in retail, restaurants and hotels, are met with applause, Southwest Georgia is celebrating some extra-big wins. From metal stamping and handguns to glassmaking and blockchain technology, hundreds…

Upfront

Organizations: Jackson County Community Outreach

Jackson County is relying on education to prepare for a boom. SK Innovation, a South Korean company that makes batteries for electric vehicles, is expected to bring 2,000 jobs – Georgia’s largest economic development project in a decade – to…

Sustainable Georgia Roundup

Promoting Hope: The Georgia continental shelf and Blake Plateau off the state’s coast have been declared a Hope Spot by Mission Blue, an international marine conservation nonprofit. This shelf hugging the shore is 80 miles wide – the Atlantic Coast’s…

Political Notes

Airport Restaurant Bids: The city of Atlanta expects to rebid restaurant contracts for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport starting this month, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Contracts for retail shops should start early in 2020. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said last…

Trendsetters: Aggressor Adventures

Wayne Brown, chair and CEO of Aggressor Adventures, loves to travel. “After seven or eight days at home, I start to get antsy,” he says. That’s why, in 2007, it made perfect sense for the former Taco Bell franchisee to…

Economic Development Around the State

Fast Expansion: Cybersecurity technology provider Parsons Corp. is already expanding operations at its Georgia Cyber Center location in Augusta, adding more than 80 new jobs. The company first announced it was opening in Georgia last August. Aerospace Investment: Dean Baldwin…

Opinion

From the Publisher: Rural Resources

Rural Georgia has much potential and some real work on the ground. It’s a slow ramp up, but I am impressed with what is now available to accelerate options for investment and the commitment of our governor and legislature toward…

Business Casual: Healthy Wish List

Despite being well over the age limit for Santa visits, I can’t resist coming up with an end-of-year wish list, much of it focusing on health for family, friends and a lot of people I don’t know. Yet it’s not…

At Issue: Political Winds

Next month, Georgia’s state legislators will gather in Atlanta for what could be one of the most consequential sessions of the General Assembly in decades. There’s significant business left over from the 2019 session, but there are also tremendous political…

Downtime

Sports Desk: Life After Football

The money a football player can earn in the National Football League (NFL) today is head turning if not mind-boggling. That often depends, of course, on the position one plays. Quarterbacks make the most, most of the time. What about…

Georgia Fare: Chuck’s Fish - Good Stuff

I sip a bit of icy Nama sake from a tiny cup and nestle into the cushioned corner of our banquette. In front of us, a beautiful rainbow sushi roll – misheard by our waitress instead of the eel roll…

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Georgia Trend December 2019

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