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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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.

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21 Nov 2017

Minimizing Risks for Industrial Prospects

fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work

3rd Quarter, 2017

The economic development playing field is more competitive than ever. New corporate locations and expansions create jobs and expand and diversify the tax base. City councils, development authorities and utility leaders are finding ways to problem solve and eliminate risk for the prospect whom they hope will become a long-term partner. “The antidote to risk is alignment and readiness,” explains Janet Ady of Ady Advantage.

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