Category: Business

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 14, 2021

  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

  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

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

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

        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 […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 9, 2020

  DeKalb launches dislocated workers’ Career Pathway Initiative DECATUR—Today, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced the allocation of $1 million for the Dislocated Workers’ Career Pathway Initiative for approximately 650 DeKalb residents who are participants in the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program. These individuals became unemployed due to the pandemic and are preparing […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 8, 2020

Washington, DC—Walker’s Legacy is inviting women of color who own small businesses to respond to a survey for a chance to receive one of its COVID-19 Relief Micro Grants.  Walker’s Legacy is the largest digital platform for multi-cultural women in business. Walker’s Legacy, the largest digital platform for multicultural women in business, is making the […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 8, 2020

  In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rockdale County Board of Assessors has launched an online homestead exemption  application, which will eliminate the need for residents to file for an exemption in person. Homeowners can file for an exemption by visiting and going to  the “County Departments”  tab. Hover over “Board of Assessors” […]

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