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Port of Savannah Achieves Record March

While the port handled more than 410,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units last month, an increase of 15.5 percent, rail volumes spiked by 26 percent for a total of 82,135 TEUs.

GPA Marks Decade of Partnership with KIA

“Kia is one of our largest customers at the Port of Savannah, and a stellar example of the kind of advanced manufacturing going on across Georgia,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. “At Georgia Ports, we are proud to support the positive impact Kia has on the state’s economy.”

Georgia Cotton Commission Approves Continuation of Cotton Bale Assessment

Georgia cotton producers have approved the continuation of a $1 per bale assessment to fund research, education and promotion efforts of the Georgia Cotton Commission.

HUD Charges Facebook with Housing Discrimination Over Company’s Targeted Advertising Practices

According to HUD’s Charge, Facebook enabled advertisers to exclude people whom Facebook classified as parents; non-American-born; non-Christian; interested in accessibility; interested in Hispanic culture; or a wide variety of other interests that closely align with the Fair Housing Act’s protected classes.

SBA Administrator Honors Nation’s Top Small Businesses

Check out the winner from Georgia!

Dept. of Labor Investigations Find Wage Violations at KFC, Arby’s in Georgia & South...

After investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Whiteford's Inc. – operator of 30 Kentucky Fried Chicken and Arby's fast food locations in South Carolina and Georgia, and based in Greenville, South Carolina – has paid $32,797 in back wages to 298 employees for violating the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Records set in both January and February

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the state opened 2019 by setting a series of records.

Korean brake manufacturer to locate U.S. Headquarters in Henry County

200 jobs and invest $20 million in its first North American manufacturing facility in McDonough, Georgia

Op-Ed: Celebrating the Rise of Minority-Owned Businesses

When President Nixon signed the executive order creating MBDA, the nation’s minority population was less than 40 million. Nixon recognized that, although minority-owned businesses then were only 4 percent of America’s businesses, empowering the entrepreneurial spirit of minority men and women was vital for the future of the American economy.