Category: Business

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 26, 2021
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Funding, assistance for homeowners, renters and small business owners to be discussed DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson will host a special town hall to inform residents about the $900 billion coronavirus relief bill passed by the U. S. Congress in December 2020. The DeKalb County Coronavirus Economic Relief Bill Town Hall will be held Thursday, […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 25, 2021

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Veteran health official takes helm   ATLANTA–Jevon Gibson has been named the new CEO of The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (The FDHA), owner of Grady Health System . The FDHA is  the healthcare safety net for both Fulton and DeKalb County, providing critical components to the care of indigent citizens in metro Atlanta. The FDHA Board of Trustees […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 21, 2021

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The Gwinnett County Department of Community Services has combined its Gwinnett L.I.F.E., Gwinnett Extend and OneSTOP program guides into one publication called InGwinnett to make it easier for residents to learn about programs, events and experiences in our community. Published twice times a year, InGwinnett features information about six months’ worth of Community Services’ aquatic […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 21, 2021
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  ATLANTA – Businesses will have the opportunity to operate sidewalk kiosks in downtown Atlanta under an enhanced licensing program the city is launching this spring.    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced reforms to the city’s public kiosk program to enhance economic development and  create greater opportunities for entrepreneurs and microbusinesses. The program, managed by […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 14, 2021

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  Starbucks has announced new initiatives as part of its long-standing commitment to positively impact the communities it serves. The company will invest $100 million to launch the Starbucks Community Resilience Fund focused on supporting small businesses and community development projects in Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) neighborhoods. In addition, Starbucks is partnering […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 6, 2021
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  Rockdale County Government, the City of Conyers and the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council are inviting the public to learn about the “Advancing Rockdale Economic Development Strategy” during a virtual event on Jan. 20, 3 to 4 p.m. Over the past 12 months, the county, city and Economic Development Council have partnered, with the support […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 18, 2020
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp today announced that ByoPlanet® International, a leading producer of electrostatic spray technology, is investing nearly $7 million in expanding its Georgia manufacturing operations, delivering 250 jobs to Athens-Clarke County. “It’s a pleasure to see ByoPlanet International continue to grow their footprint in Athens,” saidKemp. “With a spray system born from innovative […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 16, 2020
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CONYERS–Georgia Power recently secured a contract with the International Horse Park in Conyers to update 486 outdoor lights to energy efficient LED fixtures at the center. In addition to the lights that are expected to be upgraded in 2021, Georgia Power also worked with the horse park staff to present recommendations from an energy audit […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 16, 2020
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        County officials seek to bring new life to stalled shopping district through strategic investment and planning   The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved the Urban Redevelopment Agency of Gwinnett County’s (URA) purchase of 39 acres of the Gwinnett Place Mall site. The property is being purchased for $23 million from […]


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