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Logistics company to recruit workers in Springfield

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment next week to help Pinnacle Workforce Logistics hire about 30 workers for a warehouse in Pooler. » Read More
A new name for studio, but focus remains same, CEO says

A new name for studio, but focus remains same, CEO says

The CEO of Moon River Studios said Tuesday they are eyeing an early 2015 start date for construction on a massive studio project slated for Effingham County. » Read More

Labor Department to bring business, employer summit to Savannah

The Georgia Department of Labor and several employer committees in coastal Georgia will co-sponsor a business and employer summit Sept. 23 in Savannah. » Read More

ASU quarterly report says coastal economy growing

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to expand during the second quarter of 2014 and should experience strong growth throu... » Read More

SBDC to present GrowSmart series for small businesses

SAVANNAH - In its 10th year, SBDC GrowSmart, the signature series of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, will begin Sept. 16 and consists of five modules over five weeks. E... » Read More
Studio not only item on IDA’s menu

Studio not only item on IDA’s menu

When a company planning a massive project in the community changes its name, it takes a little getting used to. » Read More
Mapping how to attract, keep tourists

Mapping how to attract, keep tourists

Effingham County could shape itself into a draw for tourists, if enough resources are applied to making it happen, a state tourism official said Thursday. » Read More

Jobless rate nudges upward

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's preliminary unemployment for July was 6.6 percent, up from June's rate of 6.4 percent. The rate is down from the July 201... » Read More
Area economy back on the fast track

Area economy back on the fast track

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - As director of Armstrong State University's Center for Regional Analysis, Michael Toma has been a bearer of grim economic tidings over the last several years. But Thursday morni... » Read More

IDA waits for answers on Medient master plan

While Effingham Industrial Development Authority members expect to get the master plan for Medient Studios' project, they also still have a slew of questions. » Read More

State jobless rate up to 7.8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in ... » Read More
Medient unveils revised master plan

Medient unveils revised master plan

A studio planning on building a massive complex in Effingham County hopes to have its first building up and ready by the end of the year. » Read More

Georgia Ports hit all-time high in container traffic in July

The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 20-foot equivalent container units, a 19.2 percent increase over the previous year. » Read More
Chamber membership drive rolls on

Chamber membership drive rolls on

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's drive has brought in 27 new members, one renewal and two members upping their involvement to members of distinction level, Chamber Executive Director Rick Lott s... » Read More
Savannah SHRM chapter hosts annual retreat

Savannah SHRM chapter hosts annual retreat

The Savannah Area Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management hosted their annual HR retreat for 125 attendees from Georgia, Florida and South Carolina on July 24 in downtown Savannah at th... » Read More
Medient ready to deliver revised master plan

Medient ready to deliver revised master plan

The new master plan for a planned massive film production studio could be in the hands of Effingham County officials as soon as Friday, the studio CEO said. » Read More
Governor praises film industry impact on state

Governor praises film industry impact on state

Georgia-lensed feature films and television productions generated an economic impact of $5.1 billion during fiscal year 2014, Gov. Nathan Deal announced. » Read More
Annual farm tour gets into county’s agribusiness

Annual farm tour gets into county’s agribusiness

The annual Effingham County Young Farmers tour let participants see how advanced agriculture has become - and get a glimpse of a burgeoning new agribusiness endeavor. » Read More

SouthCoast undergoes a rebranding, name change

The Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group has re-branded officially as SouthCoast Health. The change will be reflected in the organization's name, logo, Web... » Read More
Zeigler earns personal financial representative title from Allstate

Zeigler earns personal financial representative title from Allstate

Effingham County's Dusty Zeigler is among an elite group of Allstate insurance agency owners who recently earned the personal financial representative title. » Read More
Guyton Animal Hospital opens its doors

Guyton Animal Hospital opens its doors

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday for the new Guyton Animal Hospital. » Read More

BI-LO to hold job fair

BI-LO is holding a job fair to accept applications and conduct interviews for various positions in the Pooler area. » Read More
Chamber eager to launch membership drive

Chamber eager to launch membership drive

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced that it will hold a membership campaign for the first time in several years. » Read More

Effingham, area jobless rates rise

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Savannah's unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent in June, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.9 percent in May. ... » Read More
A banner year for Georgia Ports

A banner year for Georgia Ports

The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in fiscal year 2014, the GPA... » Read More
Medient wins round in court against former CEO

Medient wins round in court against former CEO

The new chief executive officer of Medient Studios said the company got the ruling in its favor from a Nevada judge Wednesday afternoon it anticipated. » Read More
New Medient CEO says work is ongoing

New Medient CEO says work is ongoing

Work on what is expected to be the largest movie studio complex in the U.S. is continuing, and a revised master plan for the project is expected soon, the studio's CEO said Thursday. » Read More
New Medient architect familiar with area, studios

New Medient architect familiar with area, studios

Medient Studios is bringing aboard a firm that knows something about designing massive production complexes. » Read More

Harvey to step down from IDA

Rose Harvey is resigning from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority. » Read More


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