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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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Slight rise in unemployment for Coastal Georgia

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in April. The rate was 8.1 percent in May a year ago.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA holds off on Medient supplemental agreement

A supplemental project agreement between the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and a film studio planning to build a massive production facility in Effingham is on hold, as the studio reorganizes its leadership.

June 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Site selector gets option on part of Treutlen site

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has entered into a purchase option with site selector for about 21 acres at the Governor Treutlen site.

June 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Foster to retire as bank’s leader

FCB Financial Holdings, Inc., parent of First Chatham Bank, has announced the retirement of Brian Foster as president and CEO of both the holding company and bank.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Walters named new GPA board chairman

The Georgia Ports Authority board of directors elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate jumps to 7.2 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 7.2 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 6.9 percent in April. The preliminary rate for April was 7.0 percent, but it was revised down one-tenth of a percentage point. The rate in May of last year was 8.4 percent.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Business


County renews hotel-motel tax pact with Chamber

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's tourism efforts will get a continued boost, after the county commissioners approved extending the hotel-motel tax for another year.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


New Medient CEO: Studio anxious to make movies

New Medient Studios chief executive officer Jake Shapiro said the company will get to the essence of its being - that of making movies.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


WRRDA bill signing hailed as victory for harbor deepening

With President Obama's signing Tuesday of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) is authorized to begin construction.

June 13, 2014 | Staff report | Business


New direction for Medient

Work continued quietly Thursday afternoon at Medient Studios' office in Savannah. But behind the scenes, a day of upheaval and tumult had taken place.

June 12, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


HeritageBank of the South launches mobile check deposit

HeritageBank of the South has launched HBOS Mobile Check Deposit, a convenient new service allowing eligible customers to deposit checks directly into their HeritageBank of the South account using a smartphone or iPad.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Business


FSA county committee nominations set to begin

WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees begins June 15.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Report: Area economy growing fast

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the first quarter of 2014 and should continue to experience strong growth throughout the year.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Power names new coastal region manager

Georgia Power has named William Mock as plant manager of its Coastal Region electric generation facilities. In this role, Mock will oversee all operations at Plants Kraft, McIntosh, McManus and Mitchell.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Dynacraft chooses Savannah port

Dynacraft, one of the nation's leading bicycle suppliers, has chosen the Port of Savannah as its new East Coast gateway.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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