Business

Engineering and manufacturing jobs added in Peachtree City at NAECO

NAECO, a local manufacturer and supplier to dozens of USA and International switch, relay and electrical device manufacturers, has recently undergone an 18-month expansion project. Starting in January 2010, NAECO expanded from 2,000 square feet to over 5,000 square feet, and added six permanent jobs. Read More»

Newnan, Coweta unemployment at 9-10%

Evidence of the recession in Newnan and Coweta County continues to wear on, at least in terms of unemployment numbers. Coweta’s numbers crept up in May to 8.9 percent while Newnan fell slightly to 9.9 percent.

Unemployment numbers in Coweta edged a bit further north in May, settling in at 8.9 percent or 5,313 people out of work in a workforce that totals 59,713 people. The rate was 8.8 percent in April and 9.7 percent in May 2010. Read More»

CEO named for Newnan cancer hospital

Cancer Treatment Centers of America has named former CTCA officer Kane Dawson from its Philadelphia facility as CEO of the company’s Newnan hospital expected to open in September 2012.

CTCA announced July 1 that Dawson will serve as president and CEO of the company’s new southeast regional cancer hospital in Newnan. The hospital will be CTCA’s fifth regional destination hospital and the first in the Southeast. Read More»

Comparing 3 shopping destinations by their car tags

Who shops at the Fayette Pavilion in Fayetteville, The Avenue in Peachtree City and Ashley Park in Newnan? Which counties do these people come from to spend their money?

It turns out that each retail area benefits significantly from having out of county shoppers travel to these three venues to potentially spend their money and add to the sales tax rolls. A June 25 survey by The Citizen showed that auto tags registered in other counties accounted for approximately 65 percent of vehicles at the Pavilion, 54 percent at The Avenue and 41 percent at Ashley Park. Read More»

Jobless rate down to 8.1% in Fayette, up in PTC

The recession continues to wear on in Fayette County. The unemployment rate in Fayette County dropped slightly to 8.1 percent in May while the rate in Peachtree City rose to 7.2 percent.

The jobless rate in Fayette County edged down a tenth of a percent in May to 8.1 percent, or 4,078 people out of work in a countywide workforce of 50,097. The jobless rate was 8.2 percent in April and 8.3 percent in May 2010. Read More»

Caterpillar to add 200 jobs, $120 million investment in Griffin engine assembly plant

The local economy next door in Spalding County just received a boost with the June 29 announcement that Caterpillar, Inc. will create 200 jobs and invest $120 million in its Griffin facility.

Gov. Nathan Deal on June 29 said Caterpillar will make a major investment in its Griffin Engine Center in Spalding County. The Peoria, Ill.-based company will create at least 200 jobs and invest $120 million in machinery, equipment and upgrades to the existing facility, Deal said.
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2 more Dunkin’ Donuts coming to Peachtree City

Dunkin’ Donuts announced June 28 the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with Peter and Arjun Patel for two restaurants in Peachtree City, Ga. Read More»

LongHorn Steakhouse breaks ground in Fayetteville

LongHorn Steakhouse has announced the groundbreaking of its first restaurant in Fayetteville, joining the long-time restaurant in Peachtree City.

LongHorn anticipates that the new restaurant will open in November 2011 and will begin seeking job applicants in October 2011. This will be LongHorn’s 42nd location in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

The chain, which operates more than 350 restaurants and employs 18,000 people, expects to hire team members from the surrounding community. Read More»

Fayette Cancer Center Task Force marks success

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Cancer Task force members pictured left to right are Vicki Turner; Leigh Ann Harris; Jonathan Bender, M.D.; Doug Mickey and Dave Lee, DMD. Not pictured are Alice Ramsey, Sheri Waynick and George Martin. Photo/Piedmont Healthcare.

Fayette community members’ passion now a reality for county

A little more than a year ago, cancer patients in Fayetteville had to travel out of the county to seek comprehensive cancer care. Having more medical oncology services and cancer wellness services close to home was only a dream for many.

Thanks to the volunteer members of Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Cancer Task Force who set out on a mission in 2008, that dream is now a reality and the “Big C” is a lot smaller in Fayetteville. Read More»

Counting car tags at Fayetteville’s Pavilion: 1/3 Clayton, 1/3 Fayette

There is little doubt that the 1.53 million square-foot Fayette Pavilion brings a wealth of shoppers to Fayetteville. But where do those shoppers come from? Based on a June 25 survey by The Citizen, the answer is Fayette, Clayton and Fulton counties with a sprinkling of shoppers from a host of other counties across metro Atlanta and beyond. Read More»