Business & Economy


April 15, 2021 On Common Ground News

Dorian DeBarr appointed President of Decide DeKalb

  DeKalb County Development Authority Dorian DeBarr     DECATUR, GA – The DeKalb County Development Authority unanimously approved Dorian DeBarr as the new president of the Decide DeKalb Development Authority. DeBarr joined the organization in 2016 and has served since 2019 as the interim president following the departure of Ray Gilley. “Mr. DeBarr has […]

March 10, 2021 On Common Ground News

KIRCHHOFF Automotive to open assembly facility in Gwinnett, create 73 jobs

ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced today (March 10) that KIRCHHOFF Automotive, a German-based international supplier to the automotive industry, plans to invest $15 million in opening an assembly facility in Gwinnett County. The new development in Lawrenceville will create 73 new jobs. Individuals interested in assembly positions at the company’s Lawrenceville […]
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March 5, 2021 On Common Ground News

Congressman Hank Johnson hosts emergency PPP virtual town hall for small businesses

  Pictured: Congressman Hank Johnson (front row), SBA’s Georgia District Director Terri Denison and Ruby Reisinger, area director of UGA’s Small Business Development Center   DEKALB, GA–Congressman Hank Johnson (GA04) on Thursday, March 4, held a virtual town hall meeting for small businesses in the Fourth District to provide updates on the federal government’s Paycheck […]
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March 5, 2021 On Common Ground News

Blackhall Global Partners moves forward with expansion of Blackhall Studios in DeKalb County

Pictured is the current  Blackhall Studios complex.     South DeKalb County poised to become home to Georgia’s largest movie production complex   DEKALB COUNTY, GA–Blackhall Global Partners, LLC (BGP) is kicking off its $250 million expansion in DeKalb County. This week, the company began filing for permits with DeKalb County’s Planning and Sustainability Department […]
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March 3, 2021 On Common Ground News

OP/ED: SBA rolls out changes to Payroll Protection Program to help small businesses

By Terri Denison SBA Georgia District Office Director     The U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA) continues to take steps to make the Paycheck Protection Program(PPP) more equitable for small businesses and underserved communities. Since the latest round of funding opened six weeks ago, the program has successfully reached smaller borrowers.   As of Feb. 28, […]
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February 26, 2021 On Common Ground News

VIRTUAL 2021 ENTREPRENEURIAL ACADEMY

Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is ready to help you LEARN the ins and outs of the business work and turn your PASSION into a business with the VIRTUAL 2021 ENTREPRENEURIAL ACADEMY Starting Monday, March 22, 2021, this FIVE-WEEK VIRTUAL program offers motivated individuals the essential information needed to START and a RUN a successful business. […]
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February 22, 2021 On Common Ground News

Georgia AG Chris Carr warns of unemployment benefits scams

ATLANTA, GA – As tax season is approaching, a number of Georgians are discovering that they may be the victims of unemployment insurance fraud. Consumers say they received 1099-G forms from the Department of Labor indicating that they owe taxes on unemployment compensation they received in 2020. However, the benefits actually went to identity thieves […]
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January 26, 2021 On Common Ground News

DeKalb Commissioner Cochran-Johnson sets Feb. 4 town hall to discuss Coronavirus economic relief bill

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, […]
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January 25, 2021 On Common Ground News

Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority announces Jevon Gibson as new CEO

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 […]
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January 21, 2021 On Common Ground News

Gwinnett County rolls out new publication, inGwinnett, highlighting events, services and more

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 […]
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