The first meeting of 2018 for the collaborative OneMacon committee was held on January 9th at the Charles H. Jones Advanced Technology Center to discuss the career and industrial opportunities that Central Georgia Technical College can offer to Central Georgia and its residents. Read More
The Austin Smith Center for Community Development was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from Community Foundation of Central Georgia to support workforce development in Pleasant Hill through the GDOT mitigation plan. Read More
Want to drink the first legal pint at a Macon brewery since prohibition? Beginning Sept. 1, a new Georgia law will allow breweries to sell pints directly to consumers for on- and off-premises enjoyment. Currently, consumption is limited to small pours that come with brewery tours.
Peter Piper might have picked them, but Mr. Chips brought them to Macon. Mr. Chips, a leading supplier of pickle and pepper products, purchased a 120,000 sq. ft. building in the Ocmulgee East Industrial Park and approximately 30 acres (also located in the park) in 2014. The Pinconning, MI., company, which is a subsidiary of one of the largest grading and brining pickling operations in the country, invested $8.5 million in the facility and employed up to 50 people, according to a 2014 Macon Economic Development Commission press release. Read More
If you’re looking to take the temperature of a city’s economic welfare, community health and access to healthcare facilities should be factors to consider. Shannon Terrell Gordon is the CEO of River Edge Behavioral Health Center. She said healthcare is a key factor in a community’s economic growth. Read More
HOPE Inside Macon-Bibb is living up to its name by giving low-income residents more than just hope: it’s providing financial literacy services that change lives. The nonprofit is a local initiative of HOPE International that operates out of the Buck Melton Community Center. It provides free credit and money management workshops as well as one-on-one coaching sessions. HOPE Inside Macon-Bibb County began serving residents last February when dozens of people registered for its inaugural workshops.
America’s Swimming Pool Company, the nation’s largest swimming pool cleaning, repair and renovation franchise, proudly announces its ranking in Entrepreneur magazine’s Fastest Growing Franchises list. The company ranked 86th on the list thanks to its exceptional growth last year. ASP is the only pool business company to crack the list. This highly competitive list recognizes the 100 companies with the greatest franchise unit growth in North America, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking. Read More
Central Georgia entrepreneurs are in for a week all about them, when Macon Startup Week happens April 7-13 in Macon. The multi-faceted event has been created to connect, educate and promote entrepreneurs and the local entrepreneurial community.