Rausch has been the business editor since September 2008, previously serving as senior business reporter. He joined the Chronicle in April 2007. He has written for newspapers in Napoleon, Ohio, Moline, Ill., and Lima, Ohio. He holds a bachelor of science in journalism from Ohio University (1992). In 2006, he received a second place award in business writing from the Association Press in Ohio.
Posted November 22, 2013 09:50 am - Updated November 22, 2013 09:51 am

Government says residents had more money in pockets in 2012

Did you feel richer in 2012?


Statistically, the federal government says you were.


The Bureau of Economic Analysis released the personal incomes for metropolitan areas on Thursday. The per capita personal income for the Augusta metro area is $35,949, a 2 percent increase over 2011.


It ranks Augusta 257 among metro areas. It puts our region in between Eugene, Ore., and Fayetteville, Ark.


No. 1? Well, that’s Midland, Texas, where the income per person calculates out to be $83,049.


Personal income for the Augusta metro area in 2012 came out to $20.7 billion. Higher than $20.1 billion in 2011 and a leap from $18.9 billion in 2010.


CHRISTMAS DREAMS: Quad/Graphics received honors from the Gravure Association of the Americas – the Golden Cylinder Awards – for four of its publications last year, including the Victoria’s Secret Christmas Dreams catalog, printed at its Evans facility.


The press has had a couple of names over the years. In 2010, Quad/Graphics took over WorldColor Press. Many probably remember it as Quebecor World.


Gravure printing? Its when an image is engraved onto a cylinder (ahem, Golden Cylinder) and the paper is printed through the rollers. It is used in the creation of magazines and commercial packaging.


So, if you’re lucky enough to get a Christmas Dreams catalog in the mail from Victoria’s Secret, you know where it was printed.