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Athens News Matters for May 10, 2023

Today on Athens News Matters, could Athens become the South’s next Silicon Valley? Director of Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Ilka McConnell says the biotech industry is growing in the Classic City.

By one measure, for every Athenian, there are three open positions in the job market. President and CEO of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce David Bradley, explains why that’s a bad thing and how it’ll impact the county’s housing stock.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.
Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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