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High-tech Jobs Moving into Augusta

02/25/15

High-tech Jobs Moving into Augusta

When the U.S. Army announced that its Cyber Command headquarters would relocate from the Washington, D.C., area to Fort Gordon in Augusta, it was assumed that related companies and businesses that wanted to provide services to the Army would follow. Though Cyber Command's relocation will not be complete until 2019, defense contractors and IT firms are already beginning to move into the area. In November, for example, Unisys announced that it would add 700 jobs in downtown Augusta over the next five years to provide services to the Army. But that's just one reason to make the move. Another is the opportunity to take advantage of the high-caliber talent that musters out of the Army in the Augusta area each year. “We found the labor market in Augusta ideally suited for...

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Forging Alliances to Grow Our Economy

02/23/15

Forging Alliances to Grow Our Economy

The Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) has been at the eye of the development storm in Georgia for 25 years. In its unique position as facilitator and sponsor of cutting-edge high-tech and bio-tech research, the GRA brings together academia, business and government to create high-paying, high-value jobs in the state. Learn more about this powerhouse economic generator in Georgia Trend's February article, “Where Science and Commerce Intersect.” – Karen Kirkpatrick

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Walking the Walk in Midtown Atlanta

02/18/15

Walking the Walk in Midtown Atlanta

Is Atlanta ready for new urbanism? Jeff Speck, author of the book Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step At a Time, seems to think so. "I used to give Atlanta a hard time, but the fact is that you've come a long way in the last decade," he says. "People now move here with no intention of having a car." Now, take it further – "stop building lanes and re-stripe instead," he told the crowd of 800 gathered for the Midtown Alliance's annual meeting at Atlanta's Fox Theatre last week, recommending fewer lanes and more parallel parking on the street. "More parallel parking equals more street-level business," said Speck, showing how a row of parked cars between sidewalk tables and the road draws more customers by...

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Only Two Weeks Left: Best Places to Work Nominations

02/16/15

Only Two Weeks Left: Best Places to Work Nominations

Do you work at the best company in Georgia? Tell us about it before Monday, March 2! That's when nominations close for the Best Places to Work in Georgia. Between now and then, fill out the online nomination form with info about why your company is among the best in Georgia. We'll take a look at what you have to say and reveal the winners in our July 2015 issue. Learn more on our Nominate page, and may the best companies win! – Karen Kirkpatrick

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​Valentine’s Day Treats

02/13/15

​Valentine’s Day Treats

If you or your Valentine love chocolate, check out the Valentine’s Day specials at Cacao for locally made – and delicious – treats. Atlanta-based Cacao, the “bean-to-bar” chocolate makers, has earned praise in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and many others. They offer exquisite flavors and beautiful packages, and they ship far and wide. Valentine’s Day specials are expected to include champagne-ganache truffles decorated with a crystallized rose petal or gold leaf. Learn more about these yummy confections and find a restaurant for a special date or a night out from Georgia Trend’s restaurant critic in our monthly Art of the Mealcolumn. – Karen Kirkpatrick

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