Debate on how to create Georgia jobs

...its low taxes and giveaways. He has signed legislation to remove the tax factories paid on energy, to create a venture-capital fund with taxpayer dollars and to let developers of giant tourist attractions keep one-quarter of the sales taxes...

Georgia seeks to lead drone industry

...suits against drone operators are keeping major investors on the sidelines."It's really hard to make a case for venture capital because we don't know what the rules are going to be," Justice said.

In business news

...gain in more than eight years.Ex-NAACP head joins venture capital firmSAN JOSE, CALIF. - Just months after stepping...entrepreneurs Mitchell Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein at their venture capital investment firm that backs information technology...

USC Aiken center awarded for fostering small business

...South Carolina District.The award is given to a small business development center that assists with new business ventures, capital creation, innovative programming and other aspects that foster economic growth in a community, said Anna Huntley...

Georgia's most innovative companies honored

...year's legislative session, it was pushing a list of proposals that included pooling taxpayer money into a government venture-capital fund like some other states have.TAG also supports government policies that can spark more corporate innovation...

How to get ahead in business with a short resume

...Finger, co-founder of restaurant delivery Web site Seamless, then known as SeamlessWeb and Bob Goodman, partner at venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners. KNOW YOUR WEAKNESSES: Salzberg had worked in finance, and needed people with technology...

Nest Labs tries to smarten up smoke detectors

...has raised tens of millions of dollars from investors that include Google Inc.'s venture-capital arm and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm with a long record of backing innovative ideas.Besides sensing smoke, Nest...

Local companies continue to make Inc. 5000 list

...of 2010, while the average honoree grew a mind-boggling 468 percent."Johnson said he could have sought some venture capital funds and tripled the size of EDTS, but he didn't want heated growth to affect the quality of the work.Johnson's...

William S. Morris IV to lead Morris Venture Capital

...has been named CEO of Morris Venture Capital (MVC), a new division of Morris...several years, he said."Morris Venture Capital gives us a great resource to...opportunities that exist for venture capital investment. In our company we...

'Angel' investors needed to get tech jobs, venture capitalist says

...way to start the trend is through angel investing."Mosley, sometimes called the "grandfather" of the Atlanta venture capital community, spoke to TAG members and others about ways Augusta could become a place where tech jobs thrive.To do...