ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.7 percent in August, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.8 percent in July.
After touring the Port of Savannah on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden called for expediting port improvement projects on the U.S. East Coast. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Fox, Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson accompanied the vice president on the tour.
Manu Kumaran, chairman and chief executive officer of Medient Studios, Inc., received the UIBS Award for "Initiatives and Efforts in Promoting Films and Media Business Between USA and India" in Atlanta on Wednesday.
SAVANNAH - In his State of the Port address Thursday in Savannah, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported record cargo volumes, an influx of new business, and more than 1 million square feet of distribution center space leased or developed.
State officials and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority are welcoming a large Chinese firm to Effingham County, after an announcement Thursday that the company would open a headquarters and manufacturing plant in Effingham.
Gov. Nathan Deal will lead a high-level delegation of state of Georgia officials and business leaders to China and Japan from Aug. 22-30. The mission will visit Shanghai, Qingdao and Jinan in the People's Republic of China as well as Tokyo. Delegates will meet with prominent members of government and corporate communities to explore business, trade and tourism opportunities.