VSU celebrates $368.8 million impact on area economy

Release: VSU Celebrates $368.8 Million Impact on Area Economy   VALDOSTA — How much does Lowndes County and the surrounding areas benefit economically from hosting Valdosta State University?   That is the question the Selig Center for…

Georgia’s film industry breaks state production records

Release: Georgia Film Records Blockbuster Year Atlanta – July 21, 2021 – The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced recently that the film industry recorded a blockbuster year in Georgia. During fiscal year 2021, the film…

Georgia unemployment rate drops for 14th straight month

Release: Georgia Unemployment Rate Drops for 14th Straight Month to 4.0% as Jobs Increase Atlanta, GA - Recently, Governor Brian P. Kemp applauded Georgia's unemployment rate dropping for the fourteenth straight month since April 2020. The unemployment rate…

Purple Innovation creates 500 new jobs in Georgia

Release: Gov. Kemp Announces Purple Innovation to More Than Double Company Workforce in McDonough, Creating 500 Jobs Atlanta, GA – Recently, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Purple Innovation, Inc. (“Purple”), a comfort technology company known for…

Pregis plans to open a new manufacturing facility

Release: Gov. Kemp Announces Pregis to Open Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Henry County, Creating 150 Jobs Atlanta, GA – Recently, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Pregis, a leading manufacturer of protective packaging, will expand its…

Woodgrain invests $10 Million in Leesburg expansion

Release: Gov. Kemp Announces Expansion of Woodgrain Manufacturing Operations in Lee County, Creates 150 Jobs Atlanta, GA – Recently, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Woodgrain, the largest industrial employer in Lee County, Georgia, will invest…

GDEcD offers cybersecurity grants to defense contractors

Release: GDEcD Launches Cybersecurity Grants for Georgia Defense Contractors Atlanta – June 29, 2021 – The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Center of Innovation for Aerospace recently announced a limited-time cybersecurity grant opportunity available for…