05 Oct 2018
The Georgia Beer Bill: One Year Later
It’s been nearly a year and a half since Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 85, otherwise known as the “booze bill,” into law. The legislation allows breweries and distilleries to sell their products directly to consumers who patronize their locations. Now that the law has been in effect for a year, it’s time to examine how the craft beer direct sales economy boost is going.
21 Sep 2018
Georgia Named Top State in the Nation for Business
For the fifth consecutive year, Georgia has been named the top state in the nation for business according to the publication Area Development. Governor Nathan Deal joined representatives from Area Development this September at the State of the Ports Address in Savannah to make the announcement. During a statement to the press, the governor said this “coveted distinction reflects the strength and resilience of our pro-business environment.” He credited a low tax structure, global gateways, and pro technology environment to success. In addition, the governor reaffirmed the state’s commitment to workforce and transportation infrastructure.
08 May 2018
What are attendees saying about the ECG ED Summit?
At the 2018 ECG Economic Development Summit we asked attendees, “What does the Summit mean to you?” Each year we present an array of topics including best practices and new and innovative ideas to support our members economic development efforts.
27 Apr 2018
Enjoying the 2018 ECG Economic Development Summit
This year’s ED Summit provided many opportunities for our attendees to hear from leading experts, meet colleagues and build lasting relationships. This was our 15th Economic Development Summit and one of the best. We appreciate our sponsors, our attendees and our staff working together each year to continue to bring valuable information to our membership. We look forward to next year and continued growth throughout our member communities and the state of Georgia.
09 Feb 2018
Georgia Quail Hunt’s 30th Year
“Economic growth benefits every citizen and every industry sector,” said 2018 Georgia Quail Hunt Chairman Daryl Ingram, senior vice president of Electric Cities of Georgia. “That is the objective of this event, which brings together public and private business leaders from around the state and country to showcase our great state. We hope to leave them with a strong impression of why Georgia is the No. 1 state in which to do business.”