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Targeted Marketing Campaign Leads Atlanta Video Marketer to New Heights

Creative Internet Authority is more than a name for Montina Portis’s Roswell-based video marketing business. Establishing one’s authority and creating a reputation for knowledge and opinions that are respected by one’s peers has been so essential to her success that… Full story

Grow It Know It gets district support

A food waste reduction program developed by students in Clarke County middle schools and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers with the Office of Service-Learning and Cooperative Extension at UGA will be adopted by the school district as a best practice model for… Full story

New film tells the story of Georgia’s fishing industry 

The rich cultural history of Georgia’s commercial fishing industry is the focus of a the film “Shifting Baselines,” produced by Blue Voyage Productions in collaboration with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. The film features interviews with the men… Full story

UGA Extension, Mercer University partner to recruit future doctors for rural Georgia

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. Jean Sumner is a third-generation rural doctor. As a child, she watched her grandfather and father care for the residents of Washington County, Ga…. Full story

Exporting provides opportunity for growth for rural companies

Even the basics of international commerce felt foreign to Bruce Roberts. He knew how to ship something via UPS but didn’t have a clue how international ocean freight worked. He didn’t know how helpful a Skype account or making a… Full story

UGA brings schools and employers together to bolster workforce development

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. Tim Olson is months away from high school graduation and already has job prospects in his local community. That’s a win for the 17-year-old… Full story

Through the Archway Partnership, UGA addresses critical healthcare needs in rural communities

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. Christy Abney is a teacher, so when one of her daughters wakes up sick, she needs to get to a doctor as early as… Full story

Leadership development helping build a stronger, more united south Georgia

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. Melissa Dark and Elena Carné own small businesses more than 75 miles apart in rural south Georgia. Through a regional program, led by the… Full story

Renaissance Town

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. In small towns, news travels fast. The calls started going out from Clarkesville Fire Chief Jerry Palmer at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5,… Full story

UGA outreach program helps farmers build a better business

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. By J. Merritt Melancon Dennis Hollingsworth was fresh out of college the first time he tried running a farm.  It was the early 1980s… Full story

UGA student helps rural women find resources to improve maternal health

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. University of Georgia undergraduate Shivani Rangaswamy is getting a head start on a career in medicine by helping pregnant women in rural Georgia understand… Full story

Economic developer training at UGA gives Georgia advantage in attracting new industry

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. It didn’t take long for Larry Brooks to connect the dots during one of his Georgia Certified Economic Developer classes. Brooks, executive director of… Full story

Campus Kitchen at UGA prepares for 6th Annual Turkeypalooza

Student volunteers with the Campus Kitchen at UGA will deliver groceries for Thanksgiving meals to 230 families and prepared meals to another 150 homebound individuals during the 2017 Turkeypalooza, scheduled for Nov. 17-20. From Nov. 1-16, Campus Kitchen (CKUGA) will… Full story

A Winning Recipe: Restaurateur learns the special ingredients needed in documents to secure SBA loan

Andre Gomez, chef and owner of Smyrna’s award-winning Porch Light Latin Kitchen, understood the rewards of providing quality service at an early age. Full story

Brazil Ministry of Finance approves training program with Institute of Government

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is delivering a training program for the Brazil Ministry of Finance. This is the first time the Institute has provided professional development training for a South American government agency. The ministry’s School of Public… Full story

UGA announces 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy

The University of Georgia is helping to build healthier, stronger communities statewide through a program that combines education with leadership development. The UGA College of Public Health and the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development announced the 2018 Public Health… Full story

Native plants brought to campus by State Botanical Garden an education tool for students

Native plant garden on south campus will help students better understand the role plants play in maintaining biodiversity. Full story

UGA helps coastal community keep its head above water

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. By Emily Wodward For the coastal city of St. Marys, changing sea levels and severe storms are local issues. With assistance from the University… Full story