Alexia Ridley

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Governor Deal has announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasure and the IRS have approved app of Georgia’s nominations for Qualified Opportunity Zones. The zones were created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to spur economic growth in low-income communities.

 

UGA

 A new UGA report shows Asian-Americans are seeing the biggest gains in buying power.

 

While the latest Multicultural Economy report shows every demographic in the U.S. economy making gains, Asian Americans are seeming the biggest gains.

 

Jeff Humphreys is with the Selig Center and is the Director of Economic Forecasting at UGA.

 

Boling & Company

The UGA School of Law hosted the Third Annual Rural Healthcare Symposium today.

 

Healthcare policymakers, executives, entrepreneurs and scholars addressed a range of issues concerning rural healthcare. 

 

Andy Miller, editor and CEO of Georgia Health News, was a panelist at the conference. He discussed how economic development and rural healthcare are intertwined in rural communities.

 

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says the Northeast Georgia Region posted strong numbers in February. He says both employment and labor force increased. There was also good news when it came to unemployment numbers as well.

 

Environment Georgia

The Environmental Protection Agency is easing emissions standards for vehicle and opponents say Georgians and others will pay the price.

 

Environmental regulators say they are easing emission standards for cars and trucks, saying the timeline put into place by President Barack Obama set standards too high. Jennette Gayer, Executive Director of Environment Georgia says the EPA’s rollback is a blow to public health and the environment.

 

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