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Office of Workforce Development realigned

The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced that the Governor's Office of Workforce Development has been repositioned under the umbrella of GDEcD as the new Workforce Division. This streamlined structure is intended to ensure that the state's workforce development efforts are aligned with the economic realities of the marketplace and what businesses need to succeed in Georgia.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State economic development group earns exports honor

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that the Georgia Department of Economic Development has been selected to receive the Presidential "E Star" Award for excellence in providing export programs and services.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber set to host job fair on April 15

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host an Effingham County job fair April 15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy at 2940 Highway 21 N., Rincon.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Business


AASU report: Local economy expanded in 4th quarter of 2013

Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business


AgSouth posts record earnings

Customers in Effingham and two neighboring counties will receive nearly $382,000 from AgSouth Farm Credit's record earnings in 2013.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Ambassadors get up-close look at Effingham County

A little more of the world visited Effingham County on Thursday.

March 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region decreased to 7.2 percent in February, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.5 percent in January. The rate was 8.6 percent in February a year ago.

March 27, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient plans to start work on studio soon

A massive studio project planned for Effingham County has settled on a general contractor and has picked a construction start date.

March 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


EHS names Pizzino chief information officer

Mary B. Pizzino has been named the chief information officer of the Effingham Health System.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Legislature approves additional $35M for port deepening

The $35 million in additional port deepening funds proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal has been approved by the state legislature and now awaits the governor's signature.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State unemployment rate dips to 7.1 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.1 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.5 percent in February a year ago.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber welcomes new businesses

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce celebrated ribbon cuttings for Howard Family Dental and That Dress.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Ameris to acquire The Coastal Bank

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announces the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate up slightly from December’s mark

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in December. The rate was 8.9 percent in January a year ago.

March 13, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Savannah Tech’s impact approaches $57M

In fiscal year 2012, Savannah Technical College had an economic impact on its four-county service area of nearly $57 million with spending directly or indirectly related to the college, according to a new study released by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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Are you prepared for financial disasters?

"Be prepared" is the Scout motto, and it's also pretty good advice for anyone seeking to guard against various disasters - including financial ones.

February 02, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Dennis named Herald general manager

Kim Dennis has been named as the general manager of the Effingham Herald, Morris Multimedia Vice President Joe McGlamery announced Monday.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate rises slightly

ATLANTA-Effingham County's unemployment rate was up slightly for December, according to the state Department of Labor.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Business


EHS names Baker-Witt as chief transformation officer

The Effingham Health System announces that Fran Baker-Witt, RN, BSN, MBA, NHA, has accepted the position of Chief Transformation Officer with the organization effective Jan ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business


FONU2 announces film, financing deal

FONU2, Inc. announced Monday that in co-production with Myles Nestel and Craig Chapman of The Solution Entertainment Group LLC, Scott Mann and James Edward Barker ...

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Effingham Health System chosen for Medicare program

Effingham Health System was selected as one of 100 new Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations, providing Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated ...

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Business


IDA clearing way for new lease with studioplex

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has taken one of the steps needed to go forward with a reworked Moon River Studios deal.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham jobless rate drops to 4.5 percent

Effingham County's unemployment rate declined to 4.5 percent for November, according to the state Department of Labor.

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Elbow room

As the Effingham Health System expanded and moved into a new facility, hospital officials have been finding new uses for the old spaces.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Road work for new Kroger set to start

Work on improvements to Highway 21 in conjunction with the new Kroger being built will begin just as soon as the check is in hand.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Maximize the benefits of your charitable giving

It's certainly the season for giving - and when you make charitable gifts, you can both give and receive.

December 15, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Butterducks wins 10 medals at Georgia Wine Challenge

Bill Utter of Butterducks won 10 medals in the recent Georgia Wine Challenge.

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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