Category: Business & Economy

Everything Isn’t Awful

This week’s Courier Herald column: 2020 has presented unique challenges that most of us wouldn’t have dreamed of a year ago.  We’ve added social unrest and a pandemic to an election year, and forced a shutdown of much of the economy in the process.  It’s not surprising that much of the news these days is

Congress Is Holding The Unemployed Hostage For Bailouts

This week’s Courier Herald column: Georgians who find themselves unemployed due to the pandemic are no longer receiving additional unemployment insurance payments due to gridlock in Washington.  That’s the nice, sanitized way that the current situation is currently being reported.  It sounds much nicer and less sinister than reporting that those hardest hit by the

Tax Bill Aims To Unwind A Decade of Prosperity

This week’s Courier Herald column: When part of a governing majority, members of the political party in charge get both credit and blame for the state of current events.  Georgia’s Republicans have run for re-election several times sharing the success stories of economic transformation in the aftermath of the great recession.  Many that have taken

Pence, Kemp and Loeffler Going to Waffle House Today

The Vice President, Governor, Georgia’s junior Senator and Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia are getting lunch at Waffle House HQ in Norcross today. A statement from Sen. Kelly Loeffler said the group will have a roundtable discussing how to safely reopen Georgia’s economy. Loeffler added: “The vice president is no stranger to Georgia, and this visit

Governor Kemp Announces 1,500 New Jobs In Microsoft Expansion

Despite the record number of Georgians seeking unemployment due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Georgia’s Economic Development team remains hard at work. There have been several smaller announcements in the past few weeks, but today’s announcement is a trophy. Microsoft is adding a facility in Atlanta’s West Midtown area, and will be adding 1,500 positions to