Business

PTC company to expand with high-paying jobs

Council OK's $50K grant for unnamed 'large' business

A large existing Peachtree City company is gearing up to expand with a number of high-paying jobs, and the city council Thursday approved offering a grant of up to $50,000 in return. Read More»

DAPC reviews projects, hopes to remain intact

If for some reason elected officials end up deep-sixing the Development Authority of Peachtree City, one of the authority’s greatest missteps might turn out to be its ability to succeed under the radar.

DAPC Chairman Todd Strickland, at a special meeting last week to recap the volunteer group’s successes, said that was one of his greatest regrets.
“Perhaps I could’ve done a better job of touting our successes,” Strickland said just before authority members presented information on its accomplishments, much of it occurring behind the scenes and without fanfare. Read More»

Landscape plan approved for Sany

A landscape plan for the new Sany America campus on the south end of the Peachtree City industrial park has been approved.

The plan includes canopy trees lining the entrance and access drives and also in the parking area. Trees also will be stationed along half of the “oval” drive that runs in front of the building.

Other trees will be planted in a landscaped area north of the 350,000 square foot assembly building. That area includes a walkway and a basketball court for employees to use. Read More»

LongHorn Steakhouse wants F’ville to allow sign variance

Representatives of the LongHorn Steakhouse currently under construction on Ga. Highway 85 just south of the Fayette Pavilion are requesting a sign variance that would allow additional exterior wall signage and an increase in the maximum square footage allowed by city ordinance. The request will be heard by the Fayetteville City Council at the Aug. 18 meeting. Read More»

Sany adjusting to U.S. business practices

A recent article in the China Daily newspaper is shedding further light on how Sany America came to be in Peachtree City’s industrial park.

The company is an extension of Sany Heavy Equipment, headquartered in China. Sany America is its first foray into the U.S. market, with a large assembly building on its campus and future plans for a research and development office as well. Read More»

Unemployment climbs again in Coweta, Newnan

The recession that supposedly ended didn’t end, at least in terms of job availability. Unemployment in Coweta County jumped to 9.7 percent in June, to 10.9 percent in Newnan and to 11.6 percent in the Three Rivers area.

Coweta’s jobless rate hit 9.7 percent in June, up from 8.8 percent in May. The June figure shows 5,831 people out of work in a workforce of 59,948. The unemployment rate a year ago was also 9.7 percent. Read More»

CCDA approves revenue bonds for cancer hospital

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) hospital that broke ground in Newnan Aug. 3 is getting a helping hand from the Coweta County Development Authority (CCDA) in the form of industrial revenue bonds to help with the construction of the hospital facility at Ashley Park. The resolution offers CTCA a way to obtain a more competitive interest rate and includes no liability to CCDA or Coweta County. Read More»

Fayette’s jobless rate at a 20-year peak

The roller-coaster ride called unemployment just hit its highest point in Fayette County in more than two decades. The 9.3 percent jobless rate in June is the highest seen here since 1990. Peachtree City in June also saw a large jump in the jobless rate. Read More»

Olive Garden restaurant approved for F’ville

The area along Ga. Highway 85 just south of the Fayette Pavilion will soon see the beginnings of a second new restaurant approved by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission in the past few months.

The old Bugaboo Creek restaurant site will soon be demolished to make way for an Olive Garden restaurant. Commissioners in late April also approved a LongHorn Steakhouse one block to the south at the site of the former Johnny Carino’s restaurant. Read More»

F’ville OKs Kroger fuel center

The Kroger grocery store on North Glynn Street in Fayetteville received approval July 26 from the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission to install a fuel center in the area of the parking lot area near Taco Bell and Popeye’s.

Kroger will install a 785 square-foot kiosk building at its Banks Crossing store. The fuel center will include six pump islands with six double-sided fuel dispensers, according to development plans.

The station will be situated in an area of the parking lot between the Taco Bell restaurant to the south and Popeye’s restaurant to the north. Read More»