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April 27, 2022

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Georgia’s economic development leader shares news with CSRA business leaders

In Fiscal Year 2022 alone, Georgia has added more than 35,000 jobs and invested $12.9 billion in business growth, according to Pat Wilson. Wilson, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, discussed jobs and state industries as the guest speaker for the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Member Economic Luncheon on Tuesday, April 26. The agency is responsible for overseeing the state’s business recruitment, small business growth, and tourism efforts, among others. “We create jobs in every corner of the state,” he said. “Many people think all the

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Simon Says: Economists agree on many things, including immigration policies

The United States (and the Medcalfe household) is deeply divided over many hot topics of the day. For example, should toast be buttered warm or cold? (Correct answer: warm). Should toilet paper go over or under? (Is this really a question of debate – OVER!) In economics circles, there is a remarkable consensus among economists about a range of economic matters. A new survey of American Economic Association members (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PSNIgpy37sbOBqQav4hqeokUyZZu1bQ0/view) found no consensus over just one out of 46 propositions. A strong consensus was seen in 15 of the propositions,

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The new print shop offers innovative graphic solutions for small businesses

Billy and Mindy Van Veghel have built a successful design and print business by creating custom graphic solutions for small businesses. While many of the services they provide are inexpensive, others can be quite costly. One of these services is their shop, 411 Graphics, LLC located at 3105 Spring Grove Drive, Suite H3, off Deans Bridge in Augusta, which provides vehicle wrapping, a service that can cost thousands. Wrapping refers to completely or partially covering a vehicle in vinyl for advertising purposes. The Van Veghels wrapped vans for the new

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Stacey Campbell-Hopkins

Meet the woman who makes Duckworth Development run like a well-oiled machine

Name: Stacey Campbell-Hopkins Company/Title: Business Operations Manager for Duckworth Development Years Served: 7 years  Contact info: 706-922-6186 Stacey Campbell-Hopkins has found her dream job in an unlikely place – the male-dominated field of construction. Women comprise only 11 percent of the workforce in the industry. For executive positions, the number drops to 7 percent. To be both female and the Business Operations Manager of the fast-growing Duckworth Development makes her a phenomenon in the industry. When Campbell-Hopkins began working on her marketing degree in 2000, she took a job answering

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New company offers tutoring in the CSRA

Need to brush up on your math skills, prepping for the SAT, or learning a second language for school or business? One-on-one tutoring services both in-home and online are now available through the Tutor Doctor. The husband-and-wife team of Aaron and Maria Washington provides tutors ranging from elementary students to adults. “I had looked at several franchise opportunities through a contact on LinkedIn and we decided Tutor Doctor was the best fit for us,” Aaron said. “The values and the family orientation of the company created a kind of educational

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