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 of a percentage point from 6.0 percent in May. The rate in June 2014 was 7.9 percent.
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 Chatsworth. Its service area will include North Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and parts of Kentucky.
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 1, 2014-June 30, 2015). The 248 film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $1.7 billion in spending in the state.
U.S. News & World Report has named Effingham County Extended Care Facility as one of the Best Nursing Homes In Georgia for 2015. The rating was based on information from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Moon River Studios announced Monday it has completed the acquisition of AppleBox Productions, north Florida's largest grip and lighting equipment house. Moon River Studios is the largest film studio development project in the nation.
FONU2, Inc. announced it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to register the FONU2 shares that were issued to the Medient shareholders as part of the acquisition of the Effingham County IDA lease and on behalf of Eagle Productions. Eagle Productions is the special purpose vehicle that was formed to produce the major motion picture "Effa."
It will be an extra four weeks for the Moon River Studios' master plan to perhaps meet the Effingham County commissioners' approval, but the chairman of the company's board doesn't believe that will slow much down.
Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-metro economy is experiencing impressive growth even as the rest of the nation struggles. Positive gains were led by expansion in port activity, electricity sales, tourism, retail sales and overall employment growth.