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A second Georgia county looks to revive its downtown with native plants

A University of Georgia program aimed at supporting pollinators across the state may be expanding even further south. A group from Hawkinsville, Ga. toured the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on July 6 to explore bringing a Connect to Protect garden to the Middle Georgia  …read more »

UGA Marine Extension Brunswick Station hosts economic developers      

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant hosted the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) at its facility to learn about the economic importance of Georgia’s coast and how the university is helping to support coastal communities. GEDA is the leading professional association dedicated to enhancing  …read more »

Office of Service-Learning recognized with CCSD Impact Award

The Office of Service-Learning was recognized with a 2016 Impact Award from the Clarke County School District (CCSD), recognizing “organizations that have made significant, lasting and ongoing contributions” to CCSD students. According to the school district, “The University of Georgia Office of Service-Learning is one  …read more »

Fanning Institute’s Graduate Scholars LEAD academy kicks off

On June 2-3, J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development faculty members Janet Rechtman and Brandy Walker facilitated the opening retreat for Graduate Scholars LEAD (Leadership, Engagement and Development), a three-year program funded by the National Science Foundation. This partnership with UGA’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering  …read more »

No time to waste: Economic developer’s training gives Georgia communities an edge in attracting new business

  Kyle Fletcher is the one sitting in the classroom, but the new Georgia Certified Economic Developer Program offered by the University of Georgia is benefitting her entire community. The executive director of the Thomaston-Upson Industrial Development Authority is using what she learns from instructors  …read more »

Marketing strategies launch Hiram medical retailer, growth expands it into commercial realty

Three women shopping during the Great Recession – wife, sister and mom – led young Tyler Wilson and his wife, Marissa, to form what is now a rapidly growing retail business, Superior Scrubs, in Hiram. “My wife was in school to be a nurse. My  …read more »

UGA Small Business Development Center among Georgia Trend’s best places to work

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is one of Georgia Trend magazine’s 2016 “Best Places to Work in Georgia.”  The evaluation, conducted by the Best Companies Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, looks at employees’ views on leadership and planning, corporate culture and communications, role  …read more »