Gov. Deal appoints Augustan to board

...The Department of Economic Development plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products.

Aetna 4Q profit drops but meets forecasts, guidance climbs

...exchanges. It participated in 17 individual insurance exchanges in 2014, making it one of the largest players in that new market.Shares of Aetna rose nearly 30 percent last year, hitting several all-time high prices, as did the stock of rivals...

Slive to retire as SEC commissioner in July

...guided the conference through expansion, bringing on Texas A&M and Missouri to expand the league's footprint into new markets. And he pushed for a four-team playoff in major college football years before it was finally adopted.In 2011...

Chambliss proud of accomplishments after 20 years in Congress

...he said.Reducing subsidies gave the United States greater leverage in trade negotiations, which in turn opened new markets to farmers and manufacturers, he said. Consumers also benefitted by having a more stable food supply, greater selection...

New Metro Market opening Friday next to Augusta Common

A new market opening Friday next to Augusta Common will let downtown shoppers purchase anything from a quick meal and a glass of wine to a tube...

Georgia praised for export effort

...Its news stories are credited with helping to bring together buyers and sellers and highlighting opportunities for new markets.Published by veteran newspaper reporter Phil Bolton, the online news site is credited as the only place to find comprehensive...

Retail recruiters seeing interest in downtown Augusta

...Branch's data showed 2,400 businesses and 32,370 employees currently operating in that section.Branch encouraged the city to look at adding tax breaks for developers, noting most of downtown is eligible for new market tax credits.

Chick-fil-A top chicken chain

...for Chick-fil-A said in an email the company was "deeply grateful" for its loyal customers as it expands into new markets. A KFC spokesman, Rick Maynard, noted in a statement that the chain "has seen a lot of competitors come and go since...

Federal tax credit to aid new Graniteville recycling plant

...has received funding through the New Markets Tax Credit Program that will finance...of better things to come."The New Markets Tax Credit Program was created...Rosen, the program director of the New Markets Tax Credit at SunTrust.

AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet to as many as 25 metro areas outside Northeast

...potential demand. The company said it may start building some of the new networks by the end of the year.None of the new markets are in the Northeast because AT&T doesn't have landline operations there. Verizon serves much of that area and...