State of Growth
GaBiz Editor in Chief talks Georgia’s upward trajectory with GDEcD Chief Operating Officer Brittany H. Young.
Great leaders know that no one is an island. Learning from each other and those that came before us is the key to success. From "brain food" snacks to profound advice gleaned from the pages of leadership books, three Georgia executives pay it forward by sharing what energizes and inspires them.
Georgia is known for many things, such as being home to a host of Fortune 500 companies and a burgeoning film industry that accounted for $4 billion in economic impact last year alone. But a few of Georgia’s achievements aren’t as widely recognized, though they are certainly Jeopardy-worthy facts. Here are some of Georgia’s capital accolades.
Stuckey’s CEO Stephanie Stuckey on Resurrecting a Georgia Empire
My grandfather, Sylvester Stuckey, built Stuckey’s in 1937 with a $35 loan and a borrowed car. It began as a roadside pecan stand in Eastman, Georgia; by the 1960s, there were hundreds of Stuckey’s stores in 30 states.
Executives say Georgia is the perfect landing spot.
Catching Up with Kemp
In many ways, it’s a different world than when Governor Brian Kemp took office in January 2019. Since his inauguration, a global health crisis precipitated changes in supply chains, employment, and other elements of the economic landscape. Still, Georgia is thriving amid the challenges, due in part to Kemp’s commitment to facilitating a pro-business environment in both the state’s largest cities and less populated areas.
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