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Travelers spend $21 billion in Georgia

Domestic and international visitors spent $21 billion in Georgia in 2010, up 8.3 percent from 2009, according to the U.S. Travel Association.

July 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Weapons maker expanding in S.C.

The small arms manufacturer based at the Interstate Centre in Black Creek has announced it will be expanding – but not in Bryan County.

July 11, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


Money matters: City OKs airport budget, $271K in HUD funding

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday approved its $30,031 portion of the MidCoast Regional Airport budget for fiscal year 2012.

July 11, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Annuities 101

Nervous investors have faced many challenges over the last few years searching for safe havens. That's one reason many turn to annuities to ensure a steady stream of retirement income. But with so many types of annuities offered – and complex rules, fees and restrictions – it's not uncommon for investors to buy products not ideally suited to their needs.

July 06, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Columnist | Business News


Know your investments and how to respond

When you invest, you take some risks. While you can't totally avoid these risks, you can take steps to help reduce their impact and increase your comfort level. And the more comfortable you are with your investments, the easier it will be to follow a long-term strategy that can help you meet your goals.

July 03, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville jobless rate at 8.7% in May

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler recently said that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 8.7 percent in May, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.5 percent in April.

July 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Allstate honors local agent

As a business leader and involved citizen in the Hinesville area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Lynn Bennett of the Bennett Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2011. Bennett's office in Jesup also was honored.

July 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Firm announces Winn renovation contract

ATLANTA - The Southeast Division of McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently announced its selection as construction manager by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District for the Winn Army Community Hospital renovation project on Fort Stewart.

July 03, 2011 | Provided by Business Wire | Business News


Committee recommends transit ‘wish list’ items

The Regional Transportation Roundtable Executive Committee gathered Wednesday to develop a constrained list of infrastructure projects that could be placed on next summer's Transportation Investment Act referendum.

July 02, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Business News


State contracts out I-95 maintenance

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation is launching a three-year private road maintenance contract for Interstate 95 along the coast.

July 01, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Jobs for spouses aim of initiative

WASHINGTON - In an effort to address military spouses' employment challenges, the Defense Department today launched a program to expand career opportunities for military spouses worldwide, and to recognize the skills and talents they bring to the employment table.

June 30, 2011 | By Elaine Sanchez American Forces Press Service | Business News


LCDA adopts 2012 budget, panel agrees to plan for ’13

In a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the Liberty County Development Authority adopted its $5,883,839 budget for fiscal year 2012. This coming year's budget was trimmed $3,471,313 from this past year's $9,355,152 general fund operations budget. LCDA's fiscal year is from July 1-June 30.

June 30, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Coastal joblessness up in May

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia area increased to 8.9 percent in May, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in April. The jobless rate in the Coastal Georgia area in May a year ago was also 8.8 percent.

June 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


WaterWays to preview development

WaterWays Township, a 2,300-acre gated, planned community in south Bryan County, recently announced "Catch the Current," a series of previews to introduce its coastal lifestyle to the area.

June 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Savannah international loses airline

SAVANNAH - Vision Airlines is dropping its service to Savannah three months after the charter carrier added the coastal Georgia city to its schedule.

June 28, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


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Hinesville's dining options increasing

The packed parking lot and lines of cars extending out to MacArthur Drive can only mean one thing - Cook Out is officially open.

November 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


What's living underfoot in Liberty County

Is something digging in your lawn? Many things dig in lawns, but not all are pests. The best way to learn who the culprit is ...

November 14, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Canoochee has provided power since 1938

When Hurricane Irma threatened our community, employees of Canoochee EMC rose to the task. They prepared their line trucks, hunkered down during the hardest of ...

November 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Parker’s opens 50th store, celebrates grand opening for new location in Savannah

Parker's, a nationally acclaimed convenience store leader, recently opened its 50th store, celebrating the grand opening of a new retail location in Savannah, Ga ...

November 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber accepting nominations from the community

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations from the community for Business Leader of the Year, Business of the Year and Civic Leader ...

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Memorial Health taps new CEO, Advisory Board

Memorial Health announced Tuesday the selection of its new chief executive officer, Shayne George, and the appointment of members to its new Advisory Board.

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Georgia DOT hiring in Southeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) will host a job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Department of Labor ...

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Brunswick on track to top nation's auto ports

At the annual state of the port address hosted by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce recently, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said ...

November 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


'Tis season to plant fruit trees, plants

While this is a good time of year to start enhancing your landscape with some new trees, shrubs and ornamentals, let's not forget about ...

November 07, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Brunswick facility on track to become nation's No. 1 auto port

At the annual State of the Port address hosted by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce recently, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said ...

November 07, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Yu Spa looking to pamper clients

Lisa Guo opened Yu Spa in 2013 in order to carry on the specialized modalities used by massage therapists and body work professionals she grew ...

November 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Larry Hanson Named Executive Director of GMA

The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Board of Directors has named Valdosta, Ga., City Manager Larry Hanson as the executive director of the association. Hanson becomes ...

November 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Site Selection ranks Georgia No. 1 for business for fifth straight year

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Oct. 31 that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the ...

November 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State honors Midway company

Governor Nathan Deal presented the Georgia Automotive Awards Innovator of the Year award to Elan Technology on Oct. 24 at the Capitol.

November 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Small Business Administration Week focus is on veterans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is celebrating veteran, service member, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouse entrepreneurs this week during National Veterans ...

November 01, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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