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State revenue up 5.9 percent in October

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Georgia's net tax collections for October totaled $1.46 billion, an increase of approximately $81.75 million, or 5.9 percent, compared to October 2012.

November 15, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


United Way partners with STC on jobs program

SAVANNAH - United Way of the Coastal Empire recently announced it selected Savannah Technical College as a strategic-initiative partner for economic independence with a grant for $290,000.

November 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Countertop maker breaks ground in Bryan

As construction equipment kicked up dust in the background, Caesarstone USA broke ground on its first North American manufacturing facility in a ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the Belfast Commerce Centre in Richmond Hill.

November 13, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Tire distributor expected to employ 50

A Korean-owned logistics company says it will employ up to 50 people in a distribution center it is establishing near Midway.

November 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


OMI pleads case to RH Council

It appears utilities management company OMI isn't leaving Richmond Hill without at least a public attempt to strike a deal.

November 12, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Tire company putting center in Tradeport

A Korean-owned logistics company has selected Liberty County's Tradeport East Business Center to establish a Southeast distribution center for Hankook Tire. Pactra International Co. Ltd., a global logistics solution provider, has leased the 500,000-square-foot Silver LEED-certified, cross-dock spec building owned by IDI and DCT Industrial Trust, which partnered with the Liberty County Development Authority to establish Tradeport East. Pactra plans to open for full operations Jan. 1. Read more on this story in Wednesday's Courier.

November 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Magazine names state tops for busniess

Georgia's business climate has been named No. 1 in the nation by Site Selection magazine, an economic-development trade publication.

November 09, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Minority, women group has workshop

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, joined elected officials throughout Georgia to attend a Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials workshop Oct. 25-27 in Midway to learn more about working the Minority and Women Businesses Enterprises policies in their county or city governments.

November 09, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Heating assistance money available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. is prepared to assist eligible households with heating bills.

November 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Auto seller expands into Statesboro

Patriot Auto Sales owner Josh Wheeler said his company fills an important place in the local automobile market by providing quality used vehicles for people who cannot afford new ones, especially buyers who would be barred by credit issues elsewhere.

November 06, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


RH Council signs off on industry

A process that started in January began to pay dividends this week when local government officials signed off on a series of agreements with Caesarstone Technologies USA Inc. to build a manufacturing plant at Richmond Hill's Belfast Commerce Centre.

November 06, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Ribbon cut in Walthourville subdivision

WALTHOURVILLE - Dryden Enterprises cut a ribbon Tuesday to celebrate the construction on Hampton Ridge subdivision.

November 03, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Bank honored

SAVANNAH - The U.S. Small Business Administration recently ranked The Coastal Bank in the top 20 SBA 7(a) lenders in Georgia.

November 02, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Classes cover building code changes

The Hinesville Inspections Department is conducting classes on changes to construction codes approved by the International Code Council in 2012, according to Inspections Department Director Steve Welborn.

November 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Job fair on Fort Stewart

An Army Career and Alumni Program career fair will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7 in building 705, 100 W. 15th St. on Fort Stewart. To register, go to fortstewartacapcareerfair.eventbrite.com. For more information, go to facebook.com/stewartacap or call 912-767-6797.

November 02, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Ameris Bancorp to buy The Coastal Bank

MOULTRIE -- Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, Tuesday announced the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Photography shop marks opening

Joanna Ng Photography was welcomed as a new member of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 20 at the chamber offices in Hinesville.

March 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Homes for Heroes ranks area realtor high

Homes for Heroes recently named Lisa Scales with Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners its No. 2 realtors affiliate nationwide in 2013, based on number of heroes served.

March 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Gun manufacturer cutting workforce

North Bryan-based engineering and weapons manufacturer Daniel Defense announced Tuesday a 14 percent net reduction in workforce due to current market conditions.

March 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Job fair, business expo here in April

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair and business expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9 at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Meat, seafood shop opens in Midway

Coastal Meat and Seafood held a grand opening and ribbon cutting, in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Feb. 21 at 9784 Seagrass Plaza, suite C, on E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Bank hires new mortgage originator

SAVANNAH - Gerald Lee recently was hired as a mortgage loan originator by The Coastal Bank at the bank's Hinesville office, 101 W. Henry St.

March 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Courier going to metered paywall

In an attempt to show potential new online readers what the Coastal Courier has to offer in the way of up-to-the-minute updates on intensely local news, sports, features and events, the multimedia company will launch its new metered paywall Saturday, March 1.

February 28, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Report: Film company was denied access to track

After days of rumors, conjecture and finger-pointing, the office investigating last week's fatal train accident in Wayne County has issued a preliminary report.

February 26, 2014 | By Bill DeYoung Correspondent | Business


Airport operator hoping to promote it

MidCoast Regional Airport's new fixed-base operator told local Joint Management Board members Wednesday that efforts to reduce costs, train airport staff in fuel quality control and promote the airport are going well.

February 25, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


OMI drops suit against Richmond Hill

The public works company Operations Management International has dropped its $2 million lawsuit against Richmond Hill, a mere two months after it was filed.

February 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Small scam can cost consumers plenty

When you check your credit-card statements every month for thefts, your eyes likely scan down the column of figures for large amounts that indicate scammers have used your card for major purchases.

February 23, 2014 | By David Uffington Columnist | Business


State revenue up in January

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of January totaled almost $1.81 billion for an increase of $76.25 million, or 4.4 percent, compared to the month-ended January 2013.

February 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber, CVB launch new website

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau launched its new website Feb. 6.

February 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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