Category: Business & Economy

Power Restoration Progresses In South Georgia Following Hurricane Michael

Power restoration to tens of thousands in South Georgia continues after hurricane Michael. This storm is unique from others in both intensity and that it not only took down power poles and lines in service areas, but many substations and major transmission lines. Repairs to the entire power grid over a large part of the

Oglethorpe Power Throws Future Of Plant Vogtle In Doubt

The board of Oglethorpe Power, one of the owners of Plant Vogtle’s units 3 & 4 currently under construction in Burke County near Waynesboro, has just voted to proceed but demand a cost cap for finishing construction amid escalating costs and multiple extended deadlines. Earlier today another owner, MEAG – the Municipal Electrical Association of

Economic Development Is Not Just About Atlanta

This week’s Courier Herald column: It was not quite a year ago when Amazon launched its search for a second global headquarters location. Visions of landing up to 50,000 new high paying jobs have established a quest from Governors, Mayors, Chambers of Commerce in an economic development super bowl. The eventual winner gets huge bragging

Trump Tariffs Could Cost GA $750 Million, Hurt 1.3 Million Georgians

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a state-by-state analysis of the impact on President Trump’s tariffs and the results are bad everywhere in Georgia. According to the Chamber (a one-pager is below), exports from Georgia to Canada, Mexico, the European Union and China worth worth $749,849,268 could be adversely impacted. The Chamber also says 1,283,800 jobs in

Is Georgia’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit Contrived for Certain Locales?

Ah, Georgia’s historic preservation tax credit. It’s a way to encourage restoration of older buildings to make them comfortable for modern-day residences and businesses while still conforming to each building’s original architectural particularities. Homeowners can receive up to $100,000, and $300,000, $5 million, or $10 million is available for commercial properties, depending on the expense