ByoPlanet expansion to bring 250 jobs to Athens

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp today announced that ByoPlanet International, a leading producer of electrostatic spray technology, is investing nearly $7 million in expanding its Georgia manufacturing operations, delivering 250 jobs to Athens-Clarke County. “It’s a pleasure to see ByoPlanet International continue to

Want to do your holiday shopping in Savannah? Parking is free

SAVANNAH — The City of Savannah is encouraging holiday shoppers to support local, small businesses by offering free parking in city-owned garages on Small Business Saturday and Tuesdays and Wednesdays in December. Parking is free from noon to 8 p.m. on Nov.

Pike Nurseries offers Christmas tree delivery service

If you want a live Christmas tree this year, but don’t want to risk exposure to coronavirus, Pike Nurseries has a solution. The company is offering a Christmas tree delivery service this year. This year, Pike is delivering Christmas convenience to customers’

Here’s how holiday shopping will be different this year

Black Friday this year marks the start of what could be a difficult holiday season for many Georgians. Tens of thousands of workers continue to struggle to find jobs after COVID-19 decimated retail businesses. One third of holiday shoppers are in a

Home Depot to pay $17.5 million in data breach settlement

ATLANTA – Atlanta-based The Home Depot has agreed to pay a $17.5 million settlement with 46 states including Georgia over a 2014 data breach The settlement, announced Tuesday, resolves a multistate investigation of a data breach involving the payment card information of

New Amazon delivery station coming to Doraville

DORAVILLE — Amazon plans to open a new metro Atlanta delivery station in Doraville and has purchased property in the city for the new station. The new station will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers inside and outside

Here’s how much a dollar is worth in Georgia

The purchasing power of a dollar in Georgia is $1.08 based on the regional cost of items such as housing, groceries and services in 2018, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St. Goods and services in relatively poorer states

Radial to open $40 million distribution center in Locust Grove

LOCUST GROVE — Governor Brian Kemp today announced that international e-commerce company Radial Inc. will invest $40 million in opening a new fulfillment center in Locust Grove, creating 344 full-time job opportunities and more than 1,000 seasonal opportunities in Southeast metro Atlanta.

Atlanta based flooring company fined for inflated earnings reports

Atlanta-based commercial flooring company Interface Inc. agreed Monday to pay a $5 million fine stemming from a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into improper reporting of its quarterly earnings. An order handed down by the SEC found Interface and two former

Zillow is moving into Dunwoody

DUNWOODY — Popular real estate company Zillow will be making its new Southeastern home in Dunwoody. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp today announced that Zillow Group, the largest portfolio of real estate brands on the web, has named the metro Atlanta area its

Georgia Power may pass COVID-19 safety costs on to customers

Georgia Power can recover $7.7 million it spent on COVID-19 safety expenses, but drew criticism over the message that it sends when it sticks customers with the tab. This week’s 3-2 vote by the Georgia Public Service Commission allows the company to

Georgia’s unemployment rate is back in single digits

Georgia’s unemployment rate is back in the single digits, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. Unemployment in Georgia stood at 9.7% for the month of May, down 2.9% from April’s jobless rate of 12.6%. “I think we are going to continue