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All's well for Medient

The first stirrings of the dirt are taking place on the sprawling Medient property.

May 22, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Senate passes bill for port deepening

The U.S. Senate's passage of the federal Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 has cleared the way for construction to begin on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, Georgia Ports Authority officials said Thursday. The House passed identical legislation Tuesday.

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate remained unchanged in April, holding steady at March's 5.5 percent level.

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Labor Department to help CrossRoads recruit workers

The Georgia Department of Labor is helping CrossRoads Services Group recruit about 30 warehouse workers for its distribution center on Savannah's Crossroads Parkway near Pooler. The GDOL conducted a recruitment for the company last month.

May 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA turns down economic, financial study proposal

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members are close to approving their fiscal year 2015 budget - and it won't include a proposal for an economic and financial study of its Research Forest Tract.

May 19, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Ports to add 24 cranes

The Georgia Ports Authority Board approved Monday $86.5 million to purchase four new ship-to-shore cranes and 20 new rubber-tired gantry cranes used to handle containers at Garden City Terminal.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Veteran training programs coming to Coastal Georgia

Georgia Workforce Development, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, has announced four new veteran training programs in Coastal Georgia, launched by Coastal Workforce Services.

May 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 7.0 percent, unchanged from March. However, the rate was significantly lower than in April a year ago when it was 8.3 percent.

May 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Sale of KAF parent company won’t affect settlements

The recently announced sale of its parent company will not affect a Screven County textile company's compliance with permit and testing mandates.

May 15, 2014 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Business


International Paper recruiting workers on Wednesday

The Georgia Department of Labor will help the International Paper Company recruit production workers for its facility in Savannah. The company manufactures paper and packaging products.

May 12, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA weighs proposal for planning help

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is weighing a proposal on economic and infrastructure services for its Research Forest Tract.

May 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Medient enters pact for Asian markets

Medient Studios, Inc., has announced it has entered into a joint venture with Tarantella Pictures. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will jointly develop, finance, produce and distribute content for the Chinese and other Far East Asian markets, as part of the Medient's strategy to create a content and distribution pipeline for diversified audiences worldwide.

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State Chamber releases legislators’ scorecards

The Georgia Chamber has released its 2014 Legislative Scorecard, providing grades for members of the General Assembly based on their votes on certain pro-business measures considered during this year's session.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A family affair of a ribbon cutting

Family Affair Restaurant on Highway 21 in Rincon hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate its grand opening.

May 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


What you should know about debt collectors

By BILL GEPHARDT, Deseret News

May 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


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Area economy back on the fast track

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - As director of Armstrong State University's Center for Regional Analysis, Michael Toma has been a bearer of grim economic tidings over the last several years. But Thursday morning, his remarks on the region's outlook appeared to be much more well-received.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA waits for answers on Medient master plan

While Effingham Industrial Development Authority members expect to get the master plan for Medient Studios' project, they also still have a slew of questions.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate up to 7.8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.3 percent.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient unveils revised master plan

A studio planning on building a massive complex in Effingham County hopes to have its first building up and ready by the end of the year.

August 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Georgia Ports hit all-time high in container traffic in July

The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 20-foot equivalent container units, a 19.2 percent increase over the previous year.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber membership drive rolls on

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's drive has brought in 27 new members, one renewal and two members upping their involvement to members of distinction level, Chamber Executive Director Rick Lott said.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Savannah SHRM chapter hosts annual retreat

The Savannah Area Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management hosted their annual HR retreat for 125 attendees from Georgia, Florida and South Carolina on July 24 in downtown Savannah at the Embassy Suites.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient ready to deliver revised master plan

The new master plan for a planned massive film production studio could be in the hands of Effingham County officials as soon as Friday, the studio CEO said.

August 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Governor praises film industry impact on state

Georgia-lensed feature films and television productions generated an economic impact of $5.1 billion during fiscal year 2014, Gov. Nathan Deal announced.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Annual farm tour gets into county’s agribusiness

The annual Effingham County Young Farmers tour let participants see how advanced agriculture has become - and get a glimpse of a burgeoning new agribusiness endeavor.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


SouthCoast undergoes a rebranding, name change

The Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group has re-branded officially as SouthCoast Health. The change will be reflected in the organization's name, logo, Web site and overall visual identity.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Zeigler earns personal financial representative title from Allstate

Effingham County's Dusty Zeigler is among an elite group of Allstate insurance agency owners who recently earned the personal financial representative title.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Guyton Animal Hospital opens its doors

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday for the new Guyton Animal Hospital.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business


BI-LO to hold job fair

BI-LO is holding a job fair to accept applications and conduct interviews for various positions in the Pooler area.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber eager to launch membership drive

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced that it will hold a membership campaign for the first time in several years.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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