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  • Introducing Athensmade
    Start Date: 11/28/2016

    A little over a year ago, a group of Athens entrepreneurs got to talking. The subject was the local business community and the issue was an identity crisis. The people talking were all owners of successful Athens-based enterprises who found that their stories weren’t being told. Under the leadership of local entrepreneur Davis Knox, there...

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  • Clarke County School District graduation rate above 80%
    Start Date: 11/01/2016


    CCSD rate is above state average
    Athens, Ga. – Today, the Georgia Department of Education released 2016 4-year cohort graduation rates – with the Clarke County School District’s rate above 80% for the second consecutive year. The state’s graduation rate is 79.2%. This 4-year cohort method is based on the number of students that graduate within...

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  • Wilson Sporting Goods Acquires Athens-based EvoShield
    Start Date: 10/28/2016

    Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation, acquired the EvoShield brand from EvoShield LLC. Terms were not disclosed.
    EvoShield is the leading brand of protective gear for baseball and softball athletes and teams in the U.S., and the Official Protective Gear of Major League Baseball (MLB). This selective asset acquisition includes the EvoShield...

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  • Why Tourism in Athens Matters
    Start Date: 10/24/2016

    The Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau held its annual meeting yesterday, highlighted by the release of new economic impact figures for Athens-Clarke County and the presentation of the annual Athens Hospitality Awards.
    Visitors to Athens-Clarke County spent $281.31 million in 2015, according to the 2015 Travel Economic Impact on Georgia State, Counties and Regions study prepared...

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  • Athens-Clarke County One of First Four Communities in Network for Southern Economic Mobility
    Start Date: 10/24/2016

    Athens-Clarke County is one of four Southern communities accepted into the first group of communities in the Network for Southern Economic Mobility. Together, the communities in the Network will take on the challenge of improving the economic mobility of their young people. The other three communities that have made a two-year commitment to the network...

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