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Deal announces a sales tax holiday for energy-, water-saving items

Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that Georgians can save money while conserving energy and water during the upcoming ENERGY STAR and WaterSense sales tax holiday.

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Business


State says investment, jobs created set a record

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that jobs and investment generated by the Global Commerce division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development jumped by almost a third during the state's most recent fiscal year. The department reported that the 403 company expansions or locations with which it assisted created 28,776 jobs, an increase of 29 percent from last fiscal year, and $5.97 billion in investment, a 32 percent increase. These statistics reflect a trend of continued growth since the state's 2009 fiscal year.

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Business


One-Stop to hold job fair

The Effingham One-Stop will host a job fair Wednesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Metro Savannah jobless rate falls to 8.6 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah declined to 8.6 percent in August, down five-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 in July. The rate was 9.5 in August 2011.

September 27, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Commissioners debate merits of excise tax

Effingham County officials are continuing to ponder whether to enact an excise tax the state is abandoning.

September 24, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Manager: Mill running strong and safely

Safety has taken a step forward at Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill, plant manager Kelly Wolff said.

September 24, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State adds more jobs, but the unemployment rate stays unchanged

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in August. The rate is unchanged from July, when the preliminary 9.3 percent rate was revised to 9.2 percent. The jobless rate was 9.9 percent in August a year ago.

September 20, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Double-digit growth for ports in August

The Georgia Ports Authority saw a strong August, with increased business across all categories, both month-over-month and fiscal year to date.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Business


AASU economist sees steady growth for region

Armstrong Atlantic State University's Center for Regional Analysis reports a steady improvement in the economy for the second quarter of 2012, according to the Coastal Empire Economic Monitor.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Deal asks for, receives EPA waiver on gas requirements

At the request of Gov. Nathan Deal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has temporarily waived environmental requirements for gasoline sold in Georgia to avoid a potential shortage after Hurricane Isaac caused supply disruptions.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Parker’s to open in old Springfield Ford locale

Parker's has announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art convenience store in Rincon.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Ports celebrating another record-setting year

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz told a crowd of more than 1,200 at the annual State of the Port event that the authority experienced record cargo volumes, significant infrastructure improvements and continued environmental leadership in fiscal year 2012.

September 06, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Port’s environmental effort moves ahead

SAVANNAH - Israeli scientists who installed a new type of fish-friendly concrete at the Port of Savannah are encouraged by the growth of aquatic plants and animals on panels tested at the Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal.

September 04, 2012 | Staff report | Business


IDA rezoning request turned down

Audience members opposing a rezoning cheered Monday night as the Effingham County Planning Board recommended denying the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's request for more than 2,400 acres.

August 30, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


UGA’s SBDC to hold business startup workshop next month

A workshop entitled "Starting a Business" will be held Sept. 11. It is a three-hour class that begins at 6 p.m.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Business


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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


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