Category: Feature

Golden Isles Business Helps Meet the Demand for Face Masks to Keep Glynn Running


Golden Isles Business Helps Meet the Demand for Face Masks to Keep Glynn Running Local organizations are working together to keep manufacturing employees protected during the COVID19 pandemic.  Glynn County, GA— Local companies in Glynn County, Georgia, are working together to produce and purchase face masks to protect employees in essential business operations. Island Drapes and Upholstery was making small batches of masks when they were contacted by the Golden Isles Development Authority to produce a large quantity for area industries. Auret Cavedo, the owner of Island Drapes, worked closely with the Development Authority to understand what her new customers were [...]

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COVID-19: Resources for Business & Industry


ECONOMIC RESOURCES FOR SOUTHEAST GA ALLIANCE COMPANIES This page is designed to help the economic development leaders, employers and the workforce in Southeast Georgia respond to the challenges of COVID-19. The Southeast Georgia Allaince would like to help those seeking answers, as well as help to protect health in the community. Below, we’ve begun to compile a list of programs and resources and will continue to populate this list with additional resources as they become available. Federal: OSHA – Guidance on Preparing Workplace on COVID-19 U.S. Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources IRS Coronavirus Relief  U.S. Economic Development Administration Disaster Recovery U.S. [...]

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The Golden Isles Development Authority announces finalists for first-ever Storytelling Grant


The Golden Isles Development Authority awards $3,500 to area businesses to help them with their marketing programs. Brunswick, GA  February 4, 2020— The Golden Isles Development Authority announced the finalists for their first Share the Future Storytelling grant for 2020. The Development Authority is excited to award four $500 grants to help the following businesses: Ed Hose Illustration, Radiant Consulting, Lang Building Supply, and Soul Work Rx, LLC. Lang Building Supply was identified as the top applicant and will receive an additional $1,500 to support their marketing program in 2020. All applicants, including non-finalists, were featured and promoted across the Authority’s social media [...]

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Georgia Department of Economic Development Deputy Commissioner for International Relations Visits WTCSav


World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) was pleased to host Georgia Department of Economic Development Deputy Commissioner for International Relations Abby Turano for a day focused on international protocol and cross-cultural training. The partner-only events included Savannah City Council and staff, WTCSav partners and local business leaders. Turano discussed various international protocols that business leaders should keep in mind not only when traveling abroad but also when hosting a person or group from outside the United States. Food, greetings, seating and cross-gender relationships were all covered during the sessions. The main takeaway was to remain respectful in all circumstances and to stay [...]

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Regional Leaders for the 2020 Class of Leadership Southeast Georgia Announced


(SOUTHEAST GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) is pleased to announce the 28 participants who have been selected to join its 2020 class. These individuals live and work within Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties, which together are known as Georgia’s coastal region. The participants have now embarked on a five-month leadership program designed to equip, empower and connect community leaders to help them promote positive growth and improve the quality of life in the region. The LSEGA Class of 2020 includes: Kelly Ambrose, Liberty County, with Ameris Bank Mortgage Services; Evan Bennett, Bulloch County, with Hussey Gay Bell; LaToya [...]

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Aviation Career Day


Aviation Career Day Great careers are waiting for you!  Come join us!! When:   Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where:  St. Simons Island Airport, 119 Airport Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522 Register Here:  Click Here Event Map:  Click Here More Information:  Click Here

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Georgia 2020 Job Tax Credit Program


2020 Job Tax Credit Program Designation of Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Counties, Less Developed Census Tracts, and Military Zones   Each year the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) ranks all 159 counties in Georgia based on certain economic factors and divides them into tiers as required by O.C.G.A. § 48-7-40(b).  The law allows for a statewide job tax credit (JTC) against Georgia income taxes for any business or headquarters of any such business engaged in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, processing, telecommunications, broadcasting, tourism, research and development industries, or services for the elderly or persons with disabilities [...]

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GA Lottery 6 County Analysis


The HOPE Scholarship Program has helped create a more educated workforce in Georgia and an attractive place for both employers and employees. This year, more than 80,000 children are enrolled in Georgia’s Pre-K Program in more than 3,800 Pre-K classrooms in all 159 counties in the state. Last school year alone, over 171,000 students attended colleges throughout Georgia on the HOPE Scholarship and Grant Program, receiving $724 million in lottery proceeds. Georgia Lottery proceeds are used to fund specific education programs: Tuition grants and scholarships to undergraduate college students for attendance at eligible Georgia colleges, universities, or technical colleges The Georgia [...]

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Mayor’s Point Handles Import, Export, and Domestic Cargo


Delivering Creative Solutions In Fiscal Year 2019, Mayor’s Point Terminal at the Port of Brunswick handled 81,500 tons of breakbulk cargo. Focusing mainly on the export of forest products, Mayor’s Point handles warehousing for domestic Rayonier cargo, exports for Georgia Pacific and import cargo for SCA Logistics. Wood pulp handled for SCA Logistics is new business for the Port of Brunswick, with a vessel arriving every other month with a delivery of roughly 5,000 tons per ship. Mayor’s Point then stores the cargo in on-dock warehouses, and facilitates the distribution of the wood pulp to mills throughout the Southeast via rail [...]

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Georgia named Top State for Business for 6th year


Georgia has again been named the Top State for Business by Area Development magazine   The results are determined by the publication’s poll of site consultants and it’s the sixth consecutive year that the state has taken the top spot. “This announcement serves as a powerful testament to what we all know to be true: Georgia is the best place to live, work, and raise a family,” Gov. Brian Kemp said in a press release. “Our efforts to cut red tape and ensure our business environment leads the nation continue to lure world-class companies to the Peach State from every corner [...]

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