J. David Smith, Georgia Professional Standards Commission
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Since taking office, Gov. Nathan Deal has budgeted conservatively, downsized state government, implemented real tax reform and created nearly 300,000 private-sector jobs as Georgia rebounded from the Great Recession.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that 13 Georgia cities were recently awarded for outstanding achievement in urban design, economic development, organizational projects and downtown promotions at the annual Georgia Downtown Conference Awards of Excellence ceremony.
Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that the Centers of Innovation, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, connected and assisted nearly 4,000 Georgia companies during 2014, up 30 percent from the previous fiscal year.
Gov. Nathan Deal today recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements — math, science or foreign language — for receiving a high school diploma.
Avery D. Niles, Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision
Gov. Nathan Deal, University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby, Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson and other state officials today broke ground on a new $10 million education and training center that will serve as a multi-functional resource for military veterans transitioning to civilian careers.
Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Total Quality Logistics (TQL), a leading freight brokerage company, will create 75 new jobs and invest $1 million into an Atlanta facility over the next three years.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that 82 Georgia communities will receive a total of $39.7 million in assistance to grow their local economies.
David G. Hanna, Invest Georgia Board