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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Metro Augusta unemployment rate down to 6.3 percent

The gains of hospitality, retail and business services jobs in April, much of it stemming from the Masters Tournament, pushed the metro Augusta unemployment rate down to 6.3 percent.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Masters delivers job boost to Augusta metro in April

Most of the gain of 4,700 jobs seen in April were from retail and hospitality stemming from the employment boost related to the Masters Tournament.
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Leading coffee bean producer sees weak crop

That cup of Joe is on its way to becoming a cup of Whoa. The price of arabica coffee beans has nearly doubled since November.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Georgia's tourism economy gaining

THOMSON - When the Georgia Department of Economic Development spends $1 on marketing to international travelers, it is the biggest bang for that buck.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

First Bank of Georgia owner reports profit

The parent company of First Bank of Georgia reported Wednesday a first-quarter profit of $852,000.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, April 25, 2014

Gov. Deal signs golf cart bill in Augusta

Letting local governments in Georgia set the rules for golf cars on city streets might provide an economic boost to those that make them, Georgia's governor said Friday while signing the bill.
By Tim Rausch

Georgia Bank & Trust owner reports $3.8 million profit

Augusta-based Southeastern Bank Fi­nancial Corp., the parent company of Georgia Bank & Trust, reported Friday a near repeat of its first quarter results from 2013.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Georgia Bank & Trust has new leaders

Ron Thigpen will be Georgia Bank & Trust's new president as CEO Dan Blanton has more duties with American Bankers Association.
By Tim Rausch

Area unemployment drops

State labor department figures indicate a slight decline in the unemployment rate for the Augusta metro area for March.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Augusta gained 700 jobs in March

The Augusta metro area gained 700 jobs in March and saw a reduction in intial claims for unemployment.
By Tim Rausch

Zelnak to retire from Martin Marietta board

Aiken native Stephen Zelnak Jr. announced Thursday that he will be retiring as chairman of the board of Martin Marietta Materials Inc. in May.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, April 11, 2014

5 Questions: Marc DuFour

What is the status of Club Car? A: The parent, Ingersoll-Rand, is investing significant amounts of money in Club Car because they see the future. We've had good growth. 
By Tim Rausch

E-Z Go, Club Car meet challenges

The hum of small engines as golfers drive down cart paths is the sound of big business in Augusta. About 10 percent of the area's manufacturing workforce is invested in making electric vehicles.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Red Carpet Tour brings industrial site consultants

The Red Carpet Tour, now in its 55th year, switches to site consultants, not business owners, to tout Augusta and state.
By Tim Rausch

Monday, April 7, 2014

Starbucks closer to production of VIA

Starbucks is closer to making instant coffee in Augusta. The Seattle-based company currently produces its VIA product line in Europe, but it will be moving production here when its south Augusta ...
By Tim Rausch

Friday, April 4, 2014

Microsoft will no longer support operating system

One of the most popular and widely used computer operating systems is about to expire.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, March 28, 2014

Employers seek workers with skills

Staffing agencies that serve the Augusta area report seeing an increase in demand for labor. But the real demand is for those who have skills.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Augusta jobless rate drops to 6.7 percent

Unemployment figures for metro Augusta continue to resemble pre-recession numbers.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

5 questions with John Gibson

John Gibson, who retired last week as president of Hull Storey Gibson, talks about his career and perspective on commercial real estate and the retail business.
By Tim Rausch

Monday, March 17, 2014

New Bridgestone facility making tires

The largest industrial project in South Carolina history is more than halfway done, and Bridgestone is already making 9-foot tires.
By Tim Rausch
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