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Dodge County Continues Economic Development Planning Meetings

Dodge County Continues Economic Development Planning Meetings

The Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce hosted a continuation of the community discussion on the economic process in Dodge County Saturday.

Facilitated by Dennis Epps and Rob Gordon of Carl Vinson Institute, the meeting was attended by thirty-three people representing the City of Eastman, Dodge County Commissioners, Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce, Heart of Georgia Regional Airport Authority, and Dodge County-Eastman Development Authority.

“I am excited about the progress made in the past couple of months,” stated Mr. Dennis Epps, who encouraged participants to continue developing Dodge County’s image as a business-friendly community that supports its existing industries.

Job Opening in Eastman

Job Opening in Eastman

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. 

You can see more jobs available in Central Georgia on 13WMAZ's Job Market Thursday page.

 

Deal recognizes Georgia Tourism Day, Unveils 2013 Travel Guide

Deal recognizes Georgia Tourism Day, Unveils 2013 Travel Guide

Gov. Nathan Deal joined Georgia tourism leaders today for the annual Tourism & Hospitality Day to spotlight the major contribution the industry makes to Georgia’s economy. Representatives from the tourism industry presented Deal with a check representing the $1.263 billion in state tax revenue generated from tourism-related expenditures in 2011.

“Georgia’s tourism industry is a main driver of our economy and employment with 10.3 percent of all jobs in the state directly or indirectly sustained by tourism activities,” said Deal. “The tourism industry has a positive effect on nearly every community in Georgia.”

Job Openings in Eastman, Dudley

Job Openings in Eastman, Dudley

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. 

You can see more jobs available in Central Georgia on 13WMAZ's Job Market Thursday page.

Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale Urges Official Participation

Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale Urges Official Participation

January 10, 2013

We are writing this letter with the hope that an annual event that brings thousands of visitors each year to Dodge County can be saved.

Since 2005, Golden Isles Parkway Association has sponsored the Annual Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale the second Saturday of March each year with the goal of promoting tourism and economic development to the communities located along Highway 341.  Golden Isles Parkway Association (GIPA) utilizes a vast advertising campaign to promote Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale. This campaign includes print, radio, digital, and direct mail advertisements aimed at tourists across the United States.

Dodge County 4-H Summer Camp Sign-Ups begin Friday

Dodge County 4-H Summer Camp Sign-Ups begin Friday

Georgia's 4-H summer camping program, administered through the county offices of UGA Cooperative Extension, offers a 4-H summer camping experience unparalleled in the nation. Over 8,000 children ages 9-19, accompanied by over 1,000 adult and teen leaders, annually descend on five unique 4-H centers for a week of camp that will be reflected upon for years to come. Every camp offers great adventure, friendship and fun, and all seek to develop the camper's Head, Heart, Hands and Health to make him or her a better person.

Bleckley, Dodge, Pulaski Jobless Rates Released

Bleckley, Dodge, Pulaski Jobless Rates Released

The jobless rate for Bleckley in December 2012 was 14.6 percent, Dodge's was 11.5 percent and Pulaski's was 10.3 percent.

That's compared to Georgia's unemployment rate of 8.8 percent.

According to a state news release, unemployment rose to 9.2 percent from November's 8.7 percent rate, but it was down from December 2011 when the rate was 9.5 percent.

Officials claim the rise comes from a combination of factors, including a "slight increase" in new layoffs and a reduction in the area work force.

The uptick reflects a similar statewide trend. However, the jobless rate across Georgia only rose one-tenth of percentage point while metro Macon's rate jumped five-tenths of a percentage point.

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