Film Industry Generates More Than $7 Billion for Georgia’s Economy
In August, Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-produced feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of more than $7 billion during fiscal year 2016. The 245 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $2.02 billion in direct spending in the state.
Unique Museums in Georgia
Georgia's cities are home to several unique museums ranging from the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum in Leslie to the Lunch Box Museum in Columbus.
Pokémon Go Plays Up Economic Development in Cities
Are there Pokémon waiting downtown? For the city of Jefferson, the answer was “yes,” and on August 13 city officials and the Jackson County Tourism Board found a way to profit from this new gamming phenomena as a development and tourism tool by hosting their first ever Pokémon Go meetup.
The Lure of Georgia’s Wildlife Builds the State’s Economy
Hunters and anglers in Georgia spend a lot of money every year in supplies and equipment to hone their craft and bring home a worthy catch, and their impact sometimes goes unnoticed in public discourse. However, the effect on Georgia’s economy and communities is substantial.
Three Ways Cities Can Navigate the ‘Silver Tsunami’
Cities are now five years into a demographic change that will impact nearly every family in America from now until well beyond 2030. In the face of this change, how can city leaders meet the challenge of connecting available resources to the elderly?
State Program Offers Great Promise to Valdosta City Youth
While it’s normal for high school students to get jobs working in fast food or in retail stores to earn extra money while in school, very few high schoolers have jobs that could lead to stable, long-lasting careers in public service.
Cities Boast Music Greats During 'The Year of Georgia Music'
Many know the names: James Brown, Ray Charles, The Allman Brothers, Otis Redding and Little Richard. These big-time musicians—and several hundred others—have called Georgia home. Cities across the state celebrate 2016 as “The Year of Georgia Music,” declared by Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
Watkinsville - The Artland of Georgia
Many historical towns/villages are identified by statues of famous people telling a compelling story of place and culture. Watkinsville does not have such a monument, though its history extends to the beginning of the 19th century. What it does have is art, and a thriving community pride in its growing reputation as the Artland of Georgia.
The Built Environment Assessment Tool Manual
This manual from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains the importance of understanding and measuring the built environment and provides a tool for doing so.