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State jobless rate rises to 8.1 percent for August

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 8.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.7 percent in July. The rate in August of last year was 8.2 percent.

September 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Logistics company to recruit workers in Springfield

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment next week to help Pinnacle Workforce Logistics hire about 30 workers for a warehouse in Pooler.

September 12, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A new name for studio, but focus remains same, CEO says

The CEO of Moon River Studios said Tuesday they are eyeing an early 2015 start date for construction on a massive studio project slated for Effingham County.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Labor Department to bring business, employer summit to Savannah

The Georgia Department of Labor and several employer committees in coastal Georgia will co-sponsor a business and employer summit Sept. 23 in Savannah.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


ASU quarterly report says coastal economy growing

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to expand during the second quarter of 2014 and should experience strong growth throughout the year.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


SBDC to present GrowSmart series for small businesses

SAVANNAH - In its 10th year, SBDC GrowSmart, the signature series of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, will begin Sept. 16 and consists of five modules over five weeks. Each module will focus on a particular topic, such as marketing, finance, and management, with the sessions lasting from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio not only item on IDA’s menu

When a company planning a massive project in the community changes its name, it takes a little getting used to.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Mapping how to attract, keep tourists

Effingham County could shape itself into a draw for tourists, if enough resources are applied to making it happen, a state tourism official said Thursday.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Jobless rate nudges upward

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's preliminary unemployment for July was 6.6 percent, up from June's rate of 6.4 percent. The rate is down from the July 2013 mark of 7.1 percent.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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


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Chamber annual retreat takes a new direction

ST. SIMONS ISLAND-The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual community retreat took a different direction this year.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA turns on the financing power for solar farm

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority members have given a green light to a solar power project.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Goodbye child care costs, hello college savings

If you're a working parent, you know firsthand about the difficulties of finding quality, affordable care for your children. But eventually, your kids head ...

August 19, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Effingham Extended Care Facility reaches Gold standard

Effingham Extended Care Facility has been recognized as a 2015 recipient of the Gold– Excellence in Quality Award for superior performance in the long term ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Kessler wins GFB hay contest

Effingham County Farm Bureau member Andrew Kessler won the use of a Vermeer 604N baler, compliments of the Vermeer Manufacturing Company for winning the 2014 ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Studio gets county permits

FONU2, Inc. announced Monday that Effingham County has approved Moon River Studios' initial permit request to begin construction of the entrance, roads, and water lines ...

August 18, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Scene set for studioplex work to start

Major work on a proposed massive studio complex can start soon, after the Effingham County commissioners approved the Moon River Studios' master plan.

July 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Jobless rate in metro Savannah, coastal Georgia inches up

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region in June was 6.4 percent, up four-tenths ...

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Ports break record for TEUs moved

The Georgia Ports Authority moved a record 3.66 million 20-foot equivalent container units in fiscal year 2015, an increase of more than half a ...

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State opens inland terminal in mountains

Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority, Murray County and CSX Transportation signed a memorandum of agreement Tuesday to establish the Appalachian Regional Port in ...

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Chamber to host Lunch ’n Learn at ECCA

Effingham Chamber of Commerce is announcing its next Chamber Lunch 'n Learn meeting to be held Aug. 12 from 11:30 a.m.-1p.m ...

July 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


DuVall joins Moon River as vice president of equipment rental

FONU2, Inc. announced that Robert DuVall has joined Moon River Studios as vice president of equipment rental.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


ATLANTA—The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment this week in Savannah. The recruitme

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of more than $6 billion during fiscal year 2015 (July ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State Labor Department to help recruit for area Burger King locations

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment this week in Savannah. The recruitment will be held in the GDOL's Savannah Career ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


IDA nears deal with Project Douglas

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is closing on landing a prospect for its Governor Treutlen site.

July 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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