07 Nov 2019

2019 ECG Economic Development Summit

The 2019 Summit was great! Thank you to our sponsors, speakers and those that attended. Each year ECG brings together elected officials, city leadership, statewide agencies and local and statewide economic developers to hear new ides and best practices advancing economic development effors throughout Georgia.

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06 Nov 2019

VII STRAIGHT

From Site Selection Magazine: Georgia sets a record for the most consecutive top state business climate wins. Governor Brian Kemp, in his first year as state chief executive, weighs in.

There’s no need to remove the billboard signs at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport — the ones in the terminals touting Georgia as the best state for business. They’re accurate for another year, thanks to the Peach State’s seventh consecutive claim to that honor, according to Site Selection’s annual ranking of state business climates. Seven straight wins is unprecedented.

This measure of location attractiveness is unique in that it’s 50% based on objective criteria (see methodology on page 72) and 50% on subjective input, and not from the Site Selection editors. Site location experts in the corporate and consulting communities are asked to rank their top states and are invited to explain their selections.

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17 Sep 2019

Tyson Foods Expanding in Camilla, Mitchell County

Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that Tyson Foods has expanded its existing facility in Camilla, creating 100 new jobs with an investment of $34.2 million.

“Georgia’s existing industries are a vital component for job growth in every corner of the state,” said Governor Kemp. “We are grateful that Tyson Foods is continuing their investment in the State of Georgia and excited for the new opportunities that this expansion will create for Mitchell County and the region.”

“This project is great news for our plant, our community, and our customers,” said Eddie Chancellor, Vice President – Operations at Tyson Foods. “We are committed to the community of Camilla and are pleased to add 100 new jobs with this expansion, while also meeting the growing demand for our products.”

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10 Sep 2019

2019 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Ranks #1 Sixth Year in a Row

From the Governor’s Office: Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia has been named the “Top State for Business” by Area Development, a leading publication covering corporate site selection and relocation, for the sixth year in a row. The results are determined by the publication’s poll of site consultants.

“I am exceptionally proud that Georgia has once again been named the Top State for Business by Area Development,” said Governor Kemp. “This announcement serves as a powerful testament to what we all know to be true: Georgia is the best place to live, work, and raise a family. Our efforts to cut red tape and ensure our business environment leads the nation continue to lure world-class companies to the Peach State from every corner of the map.

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08 Jul 2019

The Talent Pool: Humans and Robots Keep One Another Afloat

The backbone of the US economy is the manufacturing industry, which has significantly evolved in its use of technology to handle jobs originally managed by people. For example, Artificial Intelligence (AI) initially handled the heavy duty lifting in manufacturing that humans could not do, and now it can also handle physiological as well as repetitive intellectual duties. AI is useful in performing the daily redundant tasks like filling in details, assembling, customizing, monitoring the production levels and doing quality controls. So where does that leave the human workforce and its role in manufacturing?

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