Category: Business & Economy

Georgia Delivers For Amazon

The state of Georgia has delivered it’s pitch to Amazon for HQ2, which was due today. Never to let any opportunity past to Always Be Closing, Georgia used the delivery itself as part of it’s sales pitch, as shown in the video below: You can find more about how Georgia stacks up against the competition

Vogtle To Get $3.7 Billion In Additional Federal Loan Guarantees

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced today that the entities responsible for the two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle will receive additional loan guarantees. Georgia Power recently announced their intention to complete the project after their prime contractor, Westinghouse Electric, filed for bankruptcy over cost overruns on this and other projects. As others have

Rural Georgia Fares Poorly in the 2017 Distressed Communities Index

This morning, the Economic Innovation Group released its second Distressed Communities Index. Distressed areas are characterized by a variety of factors, including high levels of poverty and joblessness, low levels of educational attainment, and little-to-no economic growth. The years included in the 2017 index are 2011 to 2015. One thing we can see quite clearly on

Moving On To The Next Win

This week’s Courier Herald column: On Sunday night, the Atlanta Falcons christened their new home for the next thirty years or so with a win over the Green Bay Packers. The game wasn’t quite as close as the 34-23 score might indicate. The team, like their new facility, looks to be in world class form.