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Institute of Government and Archway Partnership prepare new guide for Habersham-area business permits

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government, in collaboration with the Archway Partnership of Habersham County, prepared an interactive online guide to help new and existing businesses obtain the proper licenses and permits. The “Entrepreneur’s Permitting Guide to Local Governments in… Full story

Second-year Lyndhurst grant to support Downtown Renaissance Partnership

For the second consecutive year, the Lyndhurst Foundation has approved a grant to support a series of downtown revitalization projects coordinated by the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening metro Chattanooga’s economy, is… Full story

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… Full story

New UGA economic development certificate program draws a crowd

  Georgia’s economic development professionals no longer have to travel out of state to become certified in economic development. Thanks to the University of Georgia, that training is available right here. “This is exactly what we’ve been needing,” said Illya… Full story

Institute of Government presents inaugural branding and marketing course to economic development professionals

Branding and Marketing Strategies, the third course in the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s economic development professionals’ course series, debuted Sept. 15 at the Savannah Civic Center. Twenty-nine economic development professionals, chamber of commerce leaders and government officials from across… Full story