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Georgia Quick Start Promotes Business Success

Area Development Research Desk (Workforce 2014)

For the fourth year in a row, leading site location consultants have chosen Georgia as the No. 1 state for workforce development programs. More
Georgia >>

Georgia Direct Financial Incentives 2012

Area Development Research Desk (2012)

Georgia's economic development, finance, and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment. Specific programs include Georgia Quick Start, Georgia Work Ready, and hiring assistance. More
Georgia >>

Georgia Direct Financial Incentives 2011

Area Development Research Desk (March 2011)

Georgia's economic development, finance, and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment. Specific programs include Georgia Quick Start, Georgia Work Ready, and hiring assistance. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Elite Work-Force Development Programs Draw Industries - and Jobs

Mark Crawford (Feb/Mar 10)

Companies that take advantage of customized work-force development programs across the South have found success. More
News Items >>

Papa John’s International To Establish Regional Quality Control Center Hub In Cherokee County, Georgia

Area Development News Desk (02/29/2016)

Papa John’s International, Inc. is locating its new 110,000 square foot regional hub, which will supply over 400 Papa John’s stores across seven states, will be located off Highway 92 and Northpoint Parkway in southwestern Cherokee County, Georgia. More
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Textron Specialized Vehicles Plans Manufacturing Center In Augusta, Georgia

Area Development News Desk (02/18/2016)

Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. company and leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles and ground support equipment, will open a new manufacturing facility in Augusta, Georgia, to supplement its existing headquarters and industrial operations. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Investing in Workforce Benefits Employers and Their Communities

Minah Hall, Managing Director, True Partners Consulting LLC (Workforce Q4 2015)

Training provided by a state or community is valuable in bringing a workforce up to speed, but so is the creation of a “culture of learning” in an individual company. More
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Aspen Aerogels, Inc. Plans $70 Million Manufacturing Plant In Statesboro, Georgia

Area Development News Desk (11/09/2015)

Aspen Aerogels, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance aerogel insulation, will invest more than $70 million in a new manufacturing complex in Statesboro, Georgia, with plans to create more than 100 jobs. More
Skilled Labor / STEM >>

Critical Site Selection Factor #5: Availability of Skilled Labor Always a Top Priority

Mark Crawford (Q4 2015)

Matching skills with employer needs is critical to the location decision. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

Incentives for Advanced Manufacturing: Out of Step with the Times

Dan Emerson (Q4 2015)

Automation and other process improvements have drastically reduced the number of workers needed to achieve a given level of productivity. Have state governments that use tax breaks and other inducements to attract industrial projects updated their incentives to reflect these changing times? Conversations with site selection consultants and state officials paint a varied picture. More

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