Posts Tagged ‘Georgia’

Study: Georgia immigration law brought crop losses of $181M

by Ted Carter Published: October 23,2011

Tags: crop losses, Georgia, immigration law, undocumented migrant workers

Georgia’s new law cracking down on undocumented migrant workers in the state caused eight of 10 growers of perishable fresh fruit and vegetable crops to see labor shortages this spring, a Georgia Department of Agriculture survey found. An analysis of the survey by the University of Georgia put overall losses to the agricultural industry at […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Parcells never knew he was actually talking about Mississippi

Positive is great. Reality is, well, real. Every once in a while, a talking head will rebut some statistic that’s not favorable to his or her opinion by saying, “Yeah, well, you can make statistics say whatever your want them to say.” Super Bowl winning coach Bill Parcells, however, famously said, “You are what your […] [...]

Why Mississippi shouldn’t fully copy the Peach State

by Ted Carter Published: July 3,2011

Tags: Georgia

Role models are wonderful things, but sometimes you want to be careful about them. Such is the case with the aspirations of Mississippi’s business and civic leaders to be like the State of Georgia. The Peach State in general and Atlanta in particular have had plenty of success to boast about over the last couple […] [...]

Mississippi leaders see opportunity to match success of Georgia, N.C.

More than three out of four of Mississippi’s business and civic leaders believe the state in coming years can duplicate the economic success achieved by Georgia and North Carolina. At the same time, however, nearly half think their children must leave Mississippi to find a “good job.” Those are a pair of key findings of […] [...]

Tornado victims often uninsured

The regions that most need insurance after tornadoes are often the exact places that don't have much of it. [...]

MBJ Editorial: Analyzing the Range Fuel shutdown in Georgia

by MBJ Staff Published: May 2,2011

Tags: Georgia, Range Fuel, shutdown, Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal called it a fiasco, when Range Fuels suspended its operations in Soperton, Ga., in February this year before making hardly any of the cellulosic ethanol that it was expected to produce. The grants and loans have been called welfare for the rich venture capitalists, and WSJ calls for an end to […] [...]

Mallory carrying out 3-year-old agreement to retire as Cadence Bank CEO & chairman

By Ted Carter The early March closing of an acquisition by Houston banking investment company Community Bancorp LLC will mark the end of Cadence Financial Corp. Chairman & CEO Lewis Mallory Jr.’s 47 years with the Starkville-based regional bank. Mark Abernathy, Cadence’s president, is expected to be elected CEO and Paul B. Murphy Jr., Community […] [...]

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