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UGA Support Hels Agriculture Industry

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Georgia’s Agriculture Industry is Weathering the Storms — with the Help of UGA Support Paige Parvin It’s been a rough three years for Georgia pecan farmers, whose cash crop has been battered by a hurricane, a fungal tree disease, and a global pandemic — all in relatively rapid succession. But many have tapped into the… Read more »

Special Needs Scholarship Bill

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Lt. Governor Duncan Praises Senate’s Passage of Special Needs Scholarship Bill Today, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan expressed his strong support for the passage of Senate Bill 47, sponsored by Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega), which expands access to education and learning opportunities for students with special needs through the expansion of Georgia’s Special Needs… Read more »

Grants to Support Tourism

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Explore Georgia Awards Grants to Support Tourism Explore Georgia, the tourism division within the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced that it has awarded $20,000 in tourism product development grants to four new and expanding projects across the state. “Georgia is an incredibly beautiful state. From the mountains to the coast, and from small towns… Read more »

Georgia Has the 9th Most Startup in the U.S.

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Georgia Has the 9th Most Startups in the U.S. Staff Report Startups are a significant driver of the U.S. economy. Each year, thousands of entrepreneurs launch new businesses that create jobs and spur innovation and efficiency across the market. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 420,000 startups accounted for 2.2 million new jobs… Read more »

Hartsfield-Jackson Wins Two 2020 Airport Service Quality Awards

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Hartsfield-Jackson Wins Two 2020 Airport Service Quality Awards Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) earned the 2020 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards for “Best Airport by Size and Region (over 40 million passengers per year in North America)” and “Best Hygiene Measures by Region (North America).” Awarded by Airports Council International (ACI), the ASQ Departures program… Read more »

Racial Equity Commitments Grow to More than 200 Companies

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ATL Action for Racial Equity Commitments Grow to More than 200 Companies in Less Than Two Weeks More than 200 metro Atlanta organizations have aligned with ATL Action for Racial Equity powered by the Metro Atlanta Chamber – the multi-year, multi-step action plan designed to address the ongoing effects of systemic racism impacting the region’s Black community. Since the initiative’s Feb…. Read more »

AG Chris Carr Announces Program to Benefit Georgia Food Banks

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AG Chris Carr Announces 10th Annual Legal Food Frenzy to Benefit Georgia Food Banks Attorney General Chris Carr announced that registration is open for the 10th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a statewide virtual fundraising competition among Georgia’s lawyers to help end hunger across the state. The 2021 competition will take place April 19 –… Read more »

Tech Scams on the Rise

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AG Chris Carr Warns Tech Support Scams are on the Rise With so many people relying on the internet for teleworking and online learning, scammers are doubling down on tech support scams in an effort to steal people’s personal and financial information. Scammers may call their victims posing as a representative from Microsoft, Dell or… Read more »

Reducing Carbon Emissions

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Delta & Deloitte Commit to Reducing Carbon Emissions Via Sustainable Fuel Agreement Agreement represents carbon dioxide emissions reduction of approximately 1,000 metric tons and supports a future of more sustainable business travel Deloitte professionals to fly more sustainably through purchase of sustainable fuel facilitated by Delta Delta and Deloitte are one step closer to sustainable business… Read more »

CTAE Graduation Rate Rises

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Georgia CTAE Graduation Rate Rises to 97.18% The graduation rate for Georgia students involved in Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) has risen to 97.18 percent in Georgia. This rate – which applies to students who complete a Career Pathway – exceeds the overall state graduation rate by 13.38 percentage points, underscoring the relevance and… Read more »