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Carrollton postal annex to close next month


Mail volume has shrunk and the extra space is not needed anymore.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Jason Moss: Manufacturing expo a big success; next is planned for June
“Most of the dust has settled and the results are in from Georgia’s first Manufacturing Expo on June 8. Gwinnett County and our amazing citizens played a significant part in the success of the first Expo. This event was the first of its kind in the country to highlight manufacturing companies and the goods they produce in a single state. In spite of the many skeptical observers that expressed doubts about whether the Expo would be a success, I am happy to report that the feedback from sponsors, exhibitors and guests was overwhelmingly positive.”

Deal of the week: Spanx boosts Atlanta market with new headquarters
Spanx signed an 11-year lease to occupy 86,000 square feet of Atlanta office space in a three-story glass and stone building now under construction by San Diego developer OliverMcMillan.
Source: Wall Street Journal

AT&T adds cell sites outside Columbus
The company will also shake up its wireless service nationwide with yearly smartphone or tablet upgrades and payment plans.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

• Fewer people upgrading smartphones
The pace of innovation is slowing, so fewer are seeing the need to buy the latest phone.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle 

Cost overruns at Plant Vogtle blamed by Gov. Deal on nuclear critics
Responding to questions from reporters, Deal said groups opposed to building two additional reactors at the generating site in Waynesboro caused it to thus far exceed its budget by nearly $1 billion.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Coca-Cola’s profits drop in North America
The company blamed a confluence of factors including unusually bad weather for its disappointing second-quarter results. It cited cold, wet conditions at home and flooding in parts of Europe for weak volume growth globally and a 4 percent profit decline.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Young chef at Athens’ Five & Ten prepping for new restaurant
Kyle Jacovino is preparing to open a new Hugh Acheson venture, Vittoria, in Savannah sometime in 2014.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Atlanta-based Innovolt raises $9 million
The Georgia Tech spinoff has designed a microprocessor — about half the size of a business card — that can be embedded in electronic devices.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Two Rome businesses plan expansions
Stemco Brake Products Group and Syntec Industries are planning expansions which will bring about 70 jobs to the area.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Whole Foods Market to open Savannah location on August 13
Source: Savannah Morning News


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