Development Authority courting contractors in plans of constructing speculation buildings

It's a shell game that can pay off for economic developers.Speculation buildings are designed as a shell to attract an industry or commercial interest that can move in quickly and then...

Farmers could soon fly drones over fields

MOULTRIE, Ga. - The next big thing for Georgia farmers could be drones.State economic developers say Georgia's agricultural industry could be one of the areas with the most promising potential for the launch of commercial drone...

U.S. Army, Cyber Security and Business Against a Common Foe conference set for Wednesday

...conference is targeted at technologists, consumers and business owners interested in protecting their information, said Miner, who expects at least 100 security experts, tech personnel and economic developers from Georgia in attendance.

Deal says Georgia, Army Corps should finish agreement to deepen Savannah harbor this month

...dredging could get underway in the Savannah River by the end of the year, Deal told reporters after speaking to local economic developers in Savannah."We're ready to start spending," Deal said. "We can't afford to wait."Savannah and other...

New head of Georgia industry-recruiters group Kevin Shea stresses training, networking

...Kevin Shea is the new president of the Georgia Economic Developers Association. He spent years in the Augusta Metro...Authority."Kevin Shea is one of the most respected economic developers I know," Sprouse said. "I came to Augusta...

Superintendent runoff pits Big Business against parents and teachers

...will continue to nurture the relationships between the education and business communities (and) work with our economic developers, elected officials and business communities, including the state and local Chambers of Commerce ... ."Notice...

Labor commissioner to address Augusta employers

...Labor; J. Edward Enoch Jr., an Augusta lawyer who specializes in business law; and Don Betts, a certified economic developer from Georgia Tech.The all-day conference, held by the Georgia Department of Labor and the State Employer Committee...

Starbucks moving closer to domestic production of VIA in south Augusta

...Corporate Park facility.Landing the $172 million Starbucks plant was the Deal of the Year in 2012. The Georgia Economic Developers Association lauded the Augusta Economic Development Authority for the project.Company spokeswoman Laurel Harper...

Georgia Economic Developers Association drafts former Augusta chamber executive

...new president who's been in their shoes in attempting to woo employers to Savannah and Augusta.The Georgia Economic Developers Association announced it selected Kevin Shea to serve as president and CEO after an extensive search."We are...

Movie studio promises jobs in Georgia county

...ty, about 20 miles west of Savannah, have embraced their chance to become a part of the movie business. Local economic developers reached a deal to lease Medient the $10 million property for 20 years, with no rent due during the first two years...