Tag: economic development

By the numbers: Georgia’s jobs boom, housing shortage

By David Pendered Jan. 29 – Census data on Georgia’s housing units and population, and Gov. Brian Kemp’s announcements on the number of new jobs, provide perspective on Kemp’s proposed $35.7 million in state funding for affordable housing. A significant housing shortage appears to be on the horizon in some areas of the state. Census […]

Good for tortoises at Okefenokee, good for development

By David Pendered Jan. 25 – The end of potential federal protection for the gopher tortoise did not escape the attention of the company that wants to extract valuable minerals from land near the Okefenokee Swamp. Until Oct, 11, 2022 the gopher tortoise had been a candidate for listing as a federally protected endangered species. […]

Details: Kemp’s $35.7 million plan for affordable housing

By David Pendered Jan. 16 – Gov. Brian Kemp’s $35.7 million proposal to fund affordable housing initiatives relies on redirecting state funds in an authority created by the state in 2000 to allocate some of Georgia’s share of the settlement with tobacco companies over health costs of smoking-related illnesses. The proposed structure of the Rural […]