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Georgia per capita income hit $34,800 last year

Georgia per capita income hit $34,800 last year

ATLANTA -- Georgia ranks 21st among the states for per capita income growth over the past 35 years, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The Peach State's annual PCI growth rate was 5.61 percent from 1975 to 2010. PCI was $5,157 in 1975, compared with $34,800 in 2010.

In terms of total personal income (TPI), Georgia's growth rate was 7.59 percent. The TPI in 1975 was $26 billion, compared with $338 billion in 2010.

PCI is the average amount of money earned by a single person in a given year, while TPI is the sum earned by all people.

DeKalb Medical names new CEO

DeKalb Medical names new CEO

DECATUR, Ga. -- John Shelton has been appointed president and CEO of DeKalb Medical.

Shelton, the former COO, left DeKalb Medical last winter to accept a position at Mobile Infirmary, Alabama's largest not-for-profit hospital.

He was instrumental in DeKalb Medical's revitalization during the past several years, including the opening of DeKalb Medical at Hillandale and the addition of a patient tower for maternity and surgical services at the North Dectaur Road campus.

Shelton replaces Eric Norwood, who resigned as CEO in September.

DeKalb Medical includes three hospitals -- North Decatur, Downtown Decatur and Hillandale -- in addition to the DeKalb Medical Physicians Group.

Turner Interiors Unveils New Brand Identity, Continues Commitment to Excellence in Commercial Constr

Turner Interiors Unveils New Brand Identity, Continues Commitment to Excellence in Commercial Constr

Division Rebrands from “Turner Special Projects” to Better Communicate Services

 

Turner Construction in Atlanta announced today it is rebranding its Atlanta interiors and renovations division as “Turner Interiors” to better reflect the specialized skills the division brings to local companies.  Formerly known as “Turner Special Projects,” Turner Interiors provides interior construction and renovation for corporate and commercial clients. 

 

Turners Interior Division specializes in focusing on the flexibility, efficiency and sensitivity that clients require for their interiors projects.  Turner provides the experience and special requirements needed to deliver high quality tenant fit-outs in new and existing buildings.

BRIAN FRANK AMONG “BEST OF BEST” FINANCIAL ADVISORS ATTENDING BARRON’S WINNER’S CIRCLE TOP ADVISORS

BRIAN FRANK AMONG “BEST OF BEST” FINANCIAL ADVISORS ATTENDING BARRON’S WINNER’S CIRCLE TOP ADVISORS

ATLANTA, GA September 30, 2011 – Brian Frank, managing director at Premier Wealth Management Group of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, in April 2011, was one of several hundred financial advisors who were selected by their firms to attend the seventh-annual Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public.  The invitation-only conference was held at the Waldorf Astoria, September 14-16 in Orlando, FL.

This exclusive conference is designed to promote best practices and generate new ideas across the industry.  Participants attended workshops, led by the Top 100 Financial Advisors, that explored current issues ranging from business development ideas through managing high-net-worth accounts and families to portfolio management and retirement planning.

Is the Eurozone Falling Apart?

Is the Eurozone Falling Apart?

The economic crisis in Europe’s Eurozone, the grouping of more than 20 countries in Europe that use the euro as their means of currency, is worsening, and Emory University political science professor and Europe expert Thomas D. Lancaster says the brunt of the financial burden falls on one country, Germany.  The main question now is how much longer are they willing to pay.

“They wouldn’t overtly refuse to pay immediately because that would bring the Eurozone down,” Lancaster explains. “What is clear within the context of the Eurozone and the European Union, fiscal policy has to be addressed.  And, it’s very, very clear that the vast majority of people in Germany… are clearly getting tired of this.”

While Germany has already helped bail out Greece, Ireland and Portugal, the problem appears to be widening. Italy, Spain and France may be next in line.

What Business Leaders Want to Hear from the President

Emory business and finance professor Jeff Rosensweig says there are three things business leaders want from President Obama to spur hiring: deregulation, tax reform and a more positive message.

 “We’re at a time now when the stock market has fallen, the economy seems to be slowing down, [the government is] worried about the problems in Europe with their debt problem,” Rosensweig says. “It seems like a more positive message has to come from the president” that will “rally the people to gain some confidence and go out there and compete.”

Rosensweig is director of the Global Perspectives Program at Goizueta Business School and is a frequent keynote speaker about international business. Prior to joining Emory, he was the senior international economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. 

 

Fernbank Museum Hosts Island Adventure Night at Martinis & IMAX to Celebrate New Galapagos Film

Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® Makes Science Sizzle during Island Adventure Night

 

Just when you mistakenly thought Charles Darwin was a 19th-century bearded scientist with his nose stuck in a journal, Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® reveals that naturalists like Darwin live at the mercy of their adventurous spirit. Join Fernbank, along with “ship’s captain” Big Mike Geier and his musical crew from Tongo Hiti, for this special Island Adventure night of Martinis & IMAX® on September 30, 2011, from 6:30 p.m.