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Doubling the minimum wage is fraught with employment dangers

...these increases benefit some in this group, but unfortunately little attention is given to how seriously they injure others.Economic researchers fail to recognize the key role that business owners play in responding to these wage hikes, as if the mere mention...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-07-04/doubling-minimum
Vacations hard to come by for small-business owners

...Savannah."The recession also changed vacationing patterns of business leaders, as those small businesses that did survive the economic downturn often had to cut back on staff, Jackson said."It meant that business owners were stepping in and filling those...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-07-04/vacations-h
Hospitals | The Augusta Chronicle

...Walter C. Jones | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Hospitals Augusta's sizable medical community is among the region's largest economic growth sectors, including Georgia Regents Medical Center, Augusta's third-largest employer. The market's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/hospitals
Deke Copenhaver | The Augusta Chronicle

...election to a full term in November 2006 with 65 percent of the vote. In his 2006 campaign, Mr. Copenhaver focused heavily on economic development and creating more cohesiveness among commissioners. He said at the time that his victory showed he had broad-based...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/people/deke-copenhaver
Film incentives bring in major benefits for Georgia

...million into the state economy in 2007, before the incentives were put in place, said Emily Murray of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.The film and television industry in Georgia supports more than 24,000 jobs and pays local workers more than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-03/film-incentives-bring-major-b
Education, cooperation boost Georgia economy, officials say

...Executive Paul Bowers stressed how important education and engagement from local business leaders are for the success of state economic development when he spoke Tuesday at a Georgia Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Augusta.A featured speaker at the chamber's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-06-30/education-b
Georgia gets new outdoor water use rules

...pressured to craft enforcement based on economic concerns or favoritism rather than science...require the EPD director to consider economic impact when making a determination...a threat to water supply is a severe economic threat of its own," he said. "There...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-30/georgia-gets-new-outdoor
Solid hiring expected for June as US job market nears normal

...anticipation of greater demand marks a shift from earlier in the economic recovery, when many businesses tended to hire only when essential...to the highest level since 2007.Most economists now expect economic growth to reach an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the April-June...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-02/solid-hiring-expected-june
Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage

...week would cover 15 million people, according to the liberal Economic Policy Institute. In 1975, overtime rules covered 65 percent...approval by the Republican-led Congress.They set up a populist economic argument that Democrats have already been embracing in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/boosting-overtime-obama-ca
Sims stepping down at end of term

...represents sections of west Augusta and Columbia County. She led the State Properties Committee and was secretary of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee. She also serves on the Appropriations, Rules, Transportation, Health and Human Services...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-01/sims-stepping-down-end-t