Category: Business & Economy

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

Supreme Court Puts Casinos Back In Play

This week’s Courier Herald column: A couple of weeks ago, while the Georgia political world was mostly focused on political primaries, a United States Supreme Court ruling revived the somewhat dormant debate about casino gaming in Georgia. In a 6-3 decision, the court struck down a federal law that had prohibited most states from authorizing

Georgia Tax Burden Lowest In Nation

This week’s Courier Herald column: With Tuesday’s primary set to select partisan nominees or send candidates to two-person runoffs, it’s time to note that the Republican nomination for Governor is ending for some where it began. There remain emphatic pledges to eliminate Georgia’s income tax. It’s easy to understand why these pledges are made. Voters

300 New Jobs Coming To Bainbridge

Rural Georgia is getting in on the Economic Development game. Yesterday, Taurus USA, a manufacturer of firearms, announced it was going to locate a $22.5 Million dollar manufacturing facility in Bainbridge, in deep Southwest Georgia. While the pursuit of Amazon has some thinking Georgia’s Economic Development efforts are focused only on one company or just