Georgia’s film industry has strong rebound from pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic, after depressing Georgia’s film industry during its early months, actually helped the state bounce back strong during the last fiscal year. Movie and TV productions accounted for a record $4 billion in direct spending during fiscal 2021, which ended

Here’s how Gwinnett County can jumpstart your small business

If you’re a new business owner in financial need or one who needs a jumpstart, the Gwinnett Entrepreneur Center wants to lend a helping hand. The center is now accepting applications for membership from budding business owners.  “Small businesses are essential to

Why aren’t workers returning to restaurants and hotels?

After nearly 16 months, COVID-19 -related restrictions are lifting across the nation, breathing life back into the hospitality industry as people return to dining out at restaurants and traveling for both business and pleasure. In an industry hard-hit by the pandemic —

Georgia film industry has strong rebound after pandemic

Georgia’s film industry is setting records even as the coronavirus pandemic continues dampening activity in other economic sectors. Movies and TV productions filmed in Georgia generated $101 million in wages for members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees during the

Labor and employers battle over plan to nix $300 extra unemployment

Labor advocates and state lawmakers in Georgia called on Gov. Brian Kemp Wednesday to reverse his decision to end expanded federal unemployment benefits next month, saying the move would hurt low-wage workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor’s announcement last week that he will

Cryogenic freezer company to open manufacturing facility in Bartow County

Governor Brian Kemp today announced that IC Biomedical, a producer of cryogenic freezers, will make a multi-million dollar investment in opening an advanced manufacturing facility near Cartersville. As demand for medical-grade freezers continues to surge, the facility will deliver more than 80

Newest Amazon expansion will bring 1,000 full-time jobs to Savannah

Amazon will build a fulfillment center in Savannah that will create 1,000 full-time jobs, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday. The 640,000-square-foot facility, expected to open next year, will use innovative robotics technology to pick, pack, and ship smaller customer orders, such as

Georgia’s top county for small businesses will surprise you

Oconee County has the highest concentration of small businesses in Georgia, according to a new study from a New York-based financial technology company. The report, compiled by SmartAsset, ranked counties based on the percentage of the county’s total tax returns filed by

All-Star game pullout could cost Georgia $150 million

In the days following the passage of Georgia’s controversial new elections law, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game has relocated to Colorado and boycotts are being discussed for major Georgia corporations including Coca-Cola, Home Depot, and Delta. GPB’s Sarah Rose spoke with

Pete’s plans $18 million expansion in Warner Robins

WARNER ROBINS — Pete’s, a long-time, California-based greenhouse grower, will invest $18 million in opening their first eastern U.S. indoor, controlled environment agriculture facility in Warner Robins in Peach County, Georgia. “Agriculture is our top industry, and Pete’s will bring another game-changing,

Here’s why gas prices are going up in Georgia

If you’ve filled up your car’s gas tank lately, you may have felt a slight sting looking at the prices per gallon. Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price

Sod prices are expected to be high this year

If seeing the turfgrass during the Super Bowl has you itching to unfurl sod for a new lawn, it will likely cost a bit more than usual, according to a report by the University of Georgia. Price increases for sod could range

What does 2021 hold for Georgia’s farms?

The pandemic has put a strain on all sectors of the economy, and the agricultural and food industries were no exception. From supply chain disruptions that led to dumping milk and crops to increased consumer demand for plants, there were many ups

Boat manufacturer to bring 90 jobs to Valdosta area

Correct Craft, a leader in building tournament inboard, freshwater fishing, utility and recreational boats, will invest more than $1.7 million in opening a manufacturing facility in Valdosta. Company officials say the new facility will deliver 90 jobs to Lowndes County. Correct Craft’s

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