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Local Corps office to host course for contractors

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, will host a one-day "Construction Quality Management for Contractors" course on Aug. 17.

July 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Motorcycle shop likes its view

Being back on Laurel Street in downtown Springfield is a welcome sight for Steve Harrell.

July 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Tourists spent $21B in Georgia in 2010

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that domestic and international visitors spent $21 billion in Georgia in 2010, up 8.3 percent from 2009, according to the U.S. Travel Association.

July 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Leading the way

The 2011 Leadership Effingham Class finished their year by presenting class group projects June 30 in the County Commission meeting room in Springfield.

July 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Plan for the expected — but prepare for unexpected

To enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle, you'll need to have adequate financial resources in place. And that means you must plan for the expected - but prepare for the unexpected.

July 04, 2011 | By Frank Bevenour | Business

A home-grown choice at Madrac Farms

Tables and coolers were covered in a rainbow of fresh produce at Madrac Farms' ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning. The dazzling veggies were so unique they could have been mistaken for some exotic import.

July 04, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Business

IDA's Treutlen site earns GRAD status

The Governor Treutlen Site in the Effingham County Industrial Park has been named a market-ready site by the Georgia Allies

July 04, 2011 | Staff report | Business

Poitevint re-elected as Georgia Ports chairman

The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has re-elected Alec L. Poitevint II of Bainbridge to serve a second term as chairman of the board.

June 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Bank enters into agreement with regulators

The Coastal Bank announced Thursday that it has entered into a formal agreement with federal and state banking regulators to improve asset quality and to maintain capital above agreed upon levels.

June 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Hospital enters into new partnership with Statesboro-based radiology group

Effingham Hospital announced this week that it has developed an association with a new radiology group to further ensure and enhance its radiology services.

June 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Habitat’s ReStore remains ready for business

As its remodeling and reorganizing commenced, the Habitat for Humanity of Effingham's ReStore remained open for business.

June 13, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Seminar to cover family leave issues

Georgia Southern University invites human resource personnel and other managers to learn better salary solutions for employees with medical conditions at the University's next Legal Awareness in the Workplace (LAW) seminar.

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

BEST seminar to cover communication skills

What are the three most important focus areas for every leader? Learn the answers to this and other key business-success questions at Georgia Southern University's next Business Enrichment through Strategic Training (BEST) seminar in Savannah on June 9.

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

J&S Automotive cuts the ribbon

The Effingham Chamber held a ribbon cutting for J&S Automotive in Rincon at the old Ford location. Joe Taylor along with his wife and staff put together a day full of activities, including great food and beautiful old vintage automobiles. City Limit Customs was also on hand with an early Harley servicar that is being raffled off for charity.

May 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Unemployment in metro area falls to 8.5 percent

ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area decreased to 8.5 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.6 percent in March. The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area in April a year ago was 8.3 percent.

May 26, 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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