ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Savannah's unemployment rate increased to 7.9 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 7.1 percent in April.
The Georgia Ports Authority board of directors has elected Robert S. Jepson Jr. of Savannah to serve a second term as chairman of the board. Jepson was first appointed to the board in 2008 and previously served as vice chairman. The new vice chairman will be James A. Walters, and Stephen S. Green will serve as secretary/treasurer.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's deal with a film studio took another step forward, as IDA members approved a bond resolution for the project. "This allows us to move forward with the bond validation," said IDA CEO John Henry. The bonds can be worth up to $300 million, though the actual amount is expected to be far short of that, and the IDA will act as the conduit for the bonds. ...
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is making plans to put the hotel-motel excise tax receipts coming its way to use to spur tourism efforts.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.3 percent in May. The rate was up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.2 percent in April, but it was down eight-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in May a year ago.
Effingham Health System will be celebrating the relocation of its ECB (Effingham-Chatham-Bryan) Occupational Medicine office and the opening of a brand new physician office in the next few weeks.
Effingham Industrial Development Authority officials are hopeful another international project will be calling Effingham home soon.
SAVANNAH - At the close of 2012, the Savannah-area economy appeared poised to maintain its forward momentum into 2013. While the expected growth did not come to fruition during the first quarter of 2013, the economy did not falter, but rather, held steady in the face of faltering consumer confidence, according to Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor.
Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration is working with the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce to help young professionals start their careers and contribute to their communities.
Four massive new ship-to-shore cranes arrived at Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal on Wednesday, bringing the total number of electric-powered container cranes to 25 - the most of any single terminal in the United States.
Georgia Power has introduced My Power Usage, a new online program at GeorgiaPower.com that provides customers with the information they need to better manage energy costs and help eliminate surprises at the end of their billing cycle.
U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel accepted the settlement agreement between all parties involved in the mediation over the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in an order that dismissed the federal litigation pending against the proposed deepening of the harbor channel.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Savannah's unemployment rate declined to 7.1 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.2 percent in April a year ago.
Derrell E. Banks was chosen as the newest member of the Effingham Health System board of trustees to serve as the city of Springfield representative. He was selected to fill the seat vacated by Stephen Mobley.
Georgia Ports Authority moved 2.4 million tons of cargo in April, a 4.7 percent increase - or 108,532 tons - over the same month a year ago.
A Chinese firm that will open a facility in Effingham County is continuing to work on acquiring visas for its initial workforce, but the memorandum of understanding is still waiting action.
Charles Koppelman, chairman and CEO of CAK Entertainment Inc., has joined Medient Studios as vice chairman of the board of directors.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that metro Savannah's unemployment rate increased to 7.5 percent in October, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.3 percent in September. The rate was 8 percent in October a year ago.
The newest member of Medient Studios' corporate team knows something about the movie business and the Coastal Empire.
Just having a Web site may not be enough for business owners anymore.
State Rep. Jon Burns and Melissa Waller of Effingham Care Center visited about long-term care issues after the annual Veterans Day ceremony in Springfield.
The start for heavy construction at Medient Studios has been pushed back a few months, and CEO Manu Kumaran said the company is on the verge of another announcement.
ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.1 percent in October, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in September. The rate was seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than 8.8 percent in October a year ago.
Wesley Corbitt from the City of Rincon and Forrest Floyd from the Effingham County Board of Commissioners graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development's 2013 Region 12 multi-day training program.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development Authority held the annual industry appreciation golf tournament recently at Lost Plantation Golf Club. This event is held every year as a way to say thank you to local industries for all they give back to Effingham County. The City of Springfield provided lunch and Rincon provided the soft drinks to an appreciative field of golfers.
The Savannah Area Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management members were recognized and awarded for their programs as part of the "ERASE The Threat" series.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia's business climate has been named No. 1 in the nation by Site Selection magazine, one of the nation's top economic development trade publications.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) has kicked off an economic development tour of the 12th District. Barrow will visit with Chamber of Commerce and economic development authorities in counties throughout the district to discuss projects that will boost the local economies and create jobs.
EFACEC plant manager Carlos Carvalho was honored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve after one of his employees nominated him.
Marie Livingstone has been named chief nursing officer at Effingham Health System.