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Film Production in Georgia

September 10, 2012

Georgia has been the set for hundreds of films, commercials, photo shoots, music videos, television shows and series. The state’s diverse demographics, geography, moderate climate, production resources, and financial incentives have made it a desirable location for many producers.

North Georgia Receives Faster Internet Connections

August 30, 2012

The high speed broadband project bringing over 1000 miles of fiber-optic connections to the North Georgia mountains is not yet complete, but has already brought internet speeds 20 to 50 times faster than before to the local area schools and businesses

Record Peanut Crop Predicted for 2012

August 27, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has anticipated this year’s peanut growth in Georgia will not only be better than 2011, but could break records, despite the summer’s drought and increased fuel and fertilizer costs.

Georgia Lottery to Sell Tickets Online

July 23, 2012

Among the vanguard of state lotteries expanding into Internet sales, the Georgia Lottery Corporation announced last Thursday that it will sell tickets online for Powerball, Mega Millions and Fantasy 5 as early as this fall. 

Starting a Small Business in Georgia

July 16, 2012

Starting a small business in Georgia has recently become more attractive due to new tax breaks, loan guarantees, and new partnerships with the state. These business incentives have helped Georgia earn top rankings in the number of new small businesses started and increases in entrepreneurial activity during the past decade.

Top Consumer Myths

June 1, 2012

Consumers can lose thousands of dollars a year due to common misconceptions about their rights.

Reductions to Unemployment Benefits Signed into Law

May 14, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal recently signed House Bill 347 into law, cutting unemployment benefits to Georgians and increasing unemployment insurance taxes to businesses.

Georgia Farmer’s Markets Open

April 24, 2012

The month of May brings the beginning of the farmer’s market season and the ability for Georgians to buy locally grown and raised goods.

Kemp Alerts Georgia Corporations about Solicitations

March 19, 2012

Corporations, beware: Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office has received complaints about a firm offering to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of Georgia corporations for a fee.

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