On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014, many Metro Atlanta residents awoke from their Monday night slumber to drop their kids off at schools, go to work, or to simply run errands on a chilly winter morning. There had been some stirrings and ominous weather forecasts predicting, what was assumed to be, an evening/overnight snow storm during which everyone would be safely tucked away in their warm beds.
The Weather Channel, which has served as an Atlanta-headquartered staple since its founding in 1980 by famous Chicago news and weather broadcaster, John Coleman, and media mogul, the late Frank Batten, is considering relocating their corporate headquarters.
By Jonathan Banes
BAMSouth.com Contributing Writer
On November 16th, the DeKalb County government held a neighborhood summit in Downtown Decatur to discuss its proposal for extensive transportation improvements not only for Decatur proper but for the major corridors located throughout the county. There, community leaders from DeKalb met with officials, specifically PatreceKeeter (DeKalb County Department of Public Works) and Cristina Pastore (Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc) who are the primary representatives of the project proposal. The goals of this ambitious project consists of four primary objectives: improve mobility for all people, enhance quality of life, improve economic vitality, and a focus on implementation of the aforementioned transportation plan.
BAMSouth.com Contributing Correspondent
Dekalb County, Georgia serves as one of the largest counties in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metroplex, with a population estimated over 700,000, as of 2012. As such, Dekalb, like many municipalities, must both cooperate in enticing businesses and capital to Georgia as a whole as well as compete with other surrounding counties, principally Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Rockdale, and Forsyth among others, for businesses and government agencies to relocate their headquarters or operations.
Carr worked in the office of Sen. Johnny Isakson. He started in 2004 and became chief of staff in 2007. His previous positions include stints at Georgia-Pacific, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and with Alston & Bird in Atlanta. He received his law degree and Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the University of Georgia.
“The board’s approval of Chris Carr is an important step in this process that allows us to seamlessly continue the work of bringing good jobs to Georgians. I trust that Chris will be a great partner for me and for the entire state when it comes to achieving my goal of making Georgia the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.
—-Steve Massey, BAMSouth.com Contributing Columnist/Writer (GA)
by Steve Massey
BAMSouth.com Contributing Columnist
In a follow up to the BAMSOUTH.com news about Mannington Mills expansion into Georgia which adds another facility to the state, Governor Nathan Deal released further plans for the planned expansion.The new facility will be expanded into Madison County nears Athens and will add 219 jobs in the next few years.“This expansion is coming to fruition thanks to cooperation from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Power,” said Russell Grizzle, President and CEO of Mannington Mills, Inc. “With the approval of Governor Deal, we were able to put together an aggressive plan that will allow Mannington to expand and grow in the state of Georgia. We are grateful to them for helping to make this vision a reality and are especially excited that we are expanding domestically, adding jobs and investing in the U.S. economy.”
The company has been expanding by acquisition since 2008.
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