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Move to deepen Savannah Harbor gets a push

Gov. Nathan Deal, Curtis Foltz, GPA's Executive Director, Panama Canal Authority Administrator Alberto Alemán Zubieta and business leaders gathered Wednesday for a panel discussion in Savannah. The leaders spoke about the ports' impact on jobs and commerce, their importance to the Southeast's economic future and the need to deepen the Port of Savannah.

October 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Appearance but little else changing for auto dealership

As general manager of the dealership, Tommy Arden doesn't want anybody to fret over the letters and iconic Chevrolet symbol having been pulled down from Fuller Chevrolet's façade. In fact, it represents a change in the appearance of the longtime Effingham County business.

October 27, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Springfield Huddle House among those cited for wage violations

ATLANTA-The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has identified significant violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and has obtained remedies for them at 28 Huddle House restaurants in Georgia, Missouri and West Virginia.

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


State unemployment jumps to 10.3 percent

ATLANTA-Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.3 percent in September, its highest level since January.

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Spine & Sport remains at top of fast-growing firms

Spine & Sport, a local, privately owned physical therapy and personal training company, has made the list of "Inc. Magazine's" 500|5,000 list of fastest growing companies in America for the third consecutive year.

October 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber readies for Holiday Classic

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announces plans for this year's 17th Annual Chamber Holiday Classic and Business Expo on Nov. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

October 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Addition at Curiosity Shoppe

The Curiosity Shoppe held a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday for its Christmas Shoppe addition. Pictured are owners Caroline and Allen Zeigler with three of their grandchildren, Evan Zeigler, Clark Heller and Rett Heller, cutting the ribbon.

September 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


GPA to expand its capacity at the Port of Savannah

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board of Directors approved a $4.75 million project Monday that will expand the Port of Savannah's capacity for refrigerated container storage by 45 percent.

September 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Savannah reaches No. 2 as export container port

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced to a crowd of more than 1,100 Thursday at the annual State of the Port Address today that the Port of Savannah, according to the U.S Department of Commerce, had become the second busiest container port for the export of American goods.

September 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


New dates set for GSU project management course

The Division of Continuing Education of Georgia Southern University is offering Beginning and Advanced Project Management courses at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah beginning Sept. 30.

September 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


All about tourism

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott attended the Governor's Tourism Conference in Macon earlier this week.

September 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


It’s a brand-new look for Huddle House

Patrons were welcome to more than just a Big House platter Saturday morning at the Rincon Huddle House.

September 12, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Savannah Tech to offer commercial truck driving at Effingham campus

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College will offer seven-week, daytime instruction in Commercial Truck Driving with classes beginning Oct. 24 at both the Effingham and Liberty campus locations. Classes are limited to 12 students each; financial aid is available to qualified students.

September 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Mims named chief operating officer at Effingham Hospital

Effingham Hospital Chief Executive Officer Norma Jean Morgan announced that the board has approved a staff reorganization plan and several promotions that are aligned with the growth and expansion of services under way.

September 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Irrigation workshop to be held in Statesboro

The Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District will host an irrigation workshop entitled "Looking to the Future: Advances in Irrigation," on Sept. 8 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture in Statesboro.

September 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


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IDA approves work for well on Medient tract

The plans for the largest movie studio complex in North America took a small but necessary step Wednesday evening.

April 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham IDA joins forces with World Trade Center Savannah

World Trade Center Savannah announced Monday that the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has become a founding investor partner.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Gulfstream named manufacturer of the year

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal presented Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation with the Georgia Manufacturer of the Year award in the large company category. A large company is considered to have more than 500 employees.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate falls to 7 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 7.0 percent in March, the lowest rate since September 2008 when it was 6.8 percent. The rate was 7.1 percent in February and 8.4 percent in March a year ago.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Job fair brings a crowd

The past four months have been frustrating for Katie Waldhour.

April 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Medient sets up production slate for next two films

Medient Studios, Inc., announced it will be producing "Kickback," an espionage thriller inspired by real events in Russia.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A banner month for Georgia Ports

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved its highest month on record in March, moving 2.61 million tons of cargo - a 15.5 percent increase over the same month a year ago.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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


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