Tuesday, April 27, 2010

GNB Update

Here's what's happening for Tuesday at GNB...

Forbes.com has released its "Best Places for Business & Careers" list for 2010, and one northeast Georgia city is near the top of it. The business publication ranked Athens 26th out of 184 small metropolitan areas, while nearby Atlanta came in 27th out of 200 mid-sized/large metros. Des Moines, Iowa was tops in the medium/large category, while Merced, California finished in last place. In the small metro division, it was mixed results for the Midwest, as Sioux Falls, South Dakota topped that list, while Jackson, Michigan finished at the bottom.

For the complete rankings of the "Best Places for Business and Careers" from Forbes.com, please click here. Also, click here for the "Best Small Places".

Additionally, to see how the Georgia metros fared, please click here and here.

The GOP says "no" to a gubernatorial candidate. OnlineAthens.com reports that the Republican Party has turned down a request by real estate broker Ray Boyd to run for governor under their ticket. GOP officials say Boyd's refusal to pledge loyalty to their party led to him being rejected. Boyd deposited $2 million of his own money into a campaign account earlier this month, but was turned away when he tried to get his name on the Republican ticket.

Georgia is one step closer to getting a new "Golf Hall of Fame". The Morris News Service reports that the House unaminously approved legislation allowing for the state to sell 16 acres of land for the now-defunct Augusta-based facility Tuesday. The bill now goes to the state Senate for approval.

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