Category Archives: Other State News

Georgia scores Site Selection three-peat.

ATLANTA — For the third consecutive year, Georgia leads the nation placing first in the 2015 Business Climate Ranking by Site Selection magazine. The ranking is a closely watched barometer of which states have the right mix of actual project successes a ...

Jobless rate in Georgia remains low at 5.8 percent.

ATLANTA – Georgia’s jobless rate held steady in September at 5.8 percent, down from 6.9 percent in September 2014. The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) said in a statement that the preliminary unemployment rate in August had been reported earlier at ...

Georgia ports set new records.

  ATLANTA – Georgia ports moved a record 3.66 million twenty-foot equivalent containers units during the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to a recent news release from the Georgia Port Authority. That represented an increase of more th ...

Georgia’s jobless rate continues decline.

ATLANTA — Georgia’s jobless rate in June was 6.1 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 6.3 percent in May. The unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in June 2014. “The rate dropped to its lowest point in seven years, as the number ...

Stefanini expansion adding 400 IT jobs in Atlanta.

ATLANTA—Stefanini, a global information technology service provider based in São Paulo, Brazil, will create expand its Atlanta office and add 400 jobs by the end of 2016, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Economic Development ( ...

Georgia wins Area Development’s Golden Shovel.

ATLANTA – Georgia has been ranked among the best states in economic development by Area Development magazine. The publication awarded Georgia its top Golden Shovel award for states with a population between 5 million and 8 million people. According to ...

Georgia’s job growth remains healthy, Dhawan says.

ATLANTA – The number of jobs added in Georgia in 2014 has been revised upward, from 101,900 to 145,000. According to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, “These growth r ...

State unemployment claims hit 15-year low.

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced recently that the number of initial claims for unemployment insurance in April hit the lowest level since June 2000. There were 2,157 initial claims for unemployment insurance in April, a 7.2-pe ...

State jobless rate held steady in March.

ATLANTA – Georgia’s unemployment rate held steady in March. The jobless rate was 7.3 percent, unchanged from February and matching its lowest level since July 2008. “While the rate held steady in March, we have seen considerable improvement since it ...

Georgia’s annual jobs growth rate hits historic high.

ATLANTA – Georgia’s job growth in 2014 was the most the state has seen since the Olympics, as the jobless rate for February continued a downward trend. “We hit a historical high for jobs in Georgia this February, which helped push our unemploym ...

Georgia trade numbers break all records, again.

ATLANTA — Georgia experienced a record increase in both exports and imports for the fifth consecutive year in 2014. State exports increased by 4.9 percent  while imports increased by 11.5 percent, according to a recent news release from the Georgia Dep ...

Mercedes Benz to build US HQ in Atlanta.

ATLANTA – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) will locate its corporate headquarters in Atlanta. The company will construct a new, state-of-the-art headquarters expected to be completed in early 2017. The company expects to invest about $74 million. “Atla ...