Recent Announcements
Below is a list of some of the companies that selected Georgia for new or expanded facilities during the past few months. >>more



Spotlight:  Cobalt Center, Alpharetta
Cobalt Center, located in the heart of Atlanta’s thriving northside business mecca, offers 376,000 square feet of contiguous Class A office space in a campus setting. The twin, six-story buildings are connected by a glass-enclosed atrium and uniquely designed for corporate users with significant power and fiber demands >>more


Spotlight:  Gateway Industrial Centre, Hall County
The Gateway Industrial Centre in Gainesville is located less than three miles from Interstate 985 and approximately 60 miles northeast of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The park has 483 remaining acres, many of which are rail-served, and the largest tract is 167 acres. . >>more


It's All About Georgia
In my developmental years, I was fortunate to have parents who encouraged me to learn and seek to continuously improve myself. In her role as an elementary school teacher and a mom, my mother wanted to create an environment where my brothers and I could be successful. One of my favorite "Mom-ism's" was the expression, "Good, better, best . . . never let it rest until the good is better and the better is best."... >>more



Georgia’s High School Graduation Rates Rise
Georgia's graduation rate for public high schools rose more than two percentage points - from 67.4 percent in 2011 to 69.7 percent in 2012. The rate of students getting diplomas has risen by 11 percentage points since 2009. The state uses the adjusted cohort method as required by the U.S. Department of Education to calculate graduation rates.
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Engineered Floors Selects Georgia
On May 1, Engineered Floors announced plans to expand its presence in northwest Georgia. The carpet maker is building a 2 million-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Dalton, >>more


Georgia Receives Gold Shovel Award
Each year, Area Development magazine recognizes states for excellence in economic development with its Gold and Silver Shovel designations. This year, Georgia was honored to receive a Gold Shovel for the state’s success during the past year.
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Four For The Future Award:  Collaboration and Community Development
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n April, the University of Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach (PSO) department and Georgia Trend magazine recognized four communities for “demonstrating collaboration, leadership and innovation in projects ranging from protection of the coast and literacy to ... >>more



Mitigating Risk: How Engineering Services Can Help
It’s been said that economic development is a “risk management” business – that is, a company must be sure that the location chosen for its new facility offers the greatest potential for success and the lowest risk of failure. >>more



From Airplanes to Onions:  New Industry Reports
Georgia Power’s economic development research team has been busy this year, not just supporting RFIs and active projects, but also publishing three completely updated industry reports. >>more


The Georgia Power Team
Georgia Power’s economic development professionals can help with all your project needs. You can contact our statewide project managers or our community development managers in metro Atlanta or non-metro areas for assistance.


2nd Quarter 2013 Quiz:
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of how Georgia stacks up on national business surveys.
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