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House, Senate tax bills treat disaster victims unequally

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI

SEDA announces record year for projects, job creation

The Savannah Economic Development Authority ended its year on a high note Tuesday as it announced records for capital investments, jobs and company expansions during 2017 making it the best year for the organization since 2012.

During their last board meeting of 2017, the Savannah Economic Development Authority recognized four Savannah companies for their decades long commitment to the area. Those honored were, Oglethorpe Marble & Granite, Derst Baking Company, Imperial Sugar Company and T.H. Guerry Lumber. (Photo courtesy of the Savannah Economic Development Authority)

Susan Speros: Don’t get stuck in slow lane with end of net neutrality

This Dec. 14 could mark the end of the internet as we know it.

In tax push, Trump’s team uses a dubious estimate

By JOSH BOAK

Cross 4 items off year-end investing checklist

By ANNA-LOUISE JACKSON

Service providers, factories, builders add to job growth

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG

City Talk: We remember recession with lessons unlearned

Memories fade fast, and the day-to-day grind can rob us of perspective.

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NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

Dickinson

NEWSMAKERS: 9 HunterMaclean attorneys named Legal Elite

Nine HunterMaclean attorneys were recently recognized as 2017 Legal Elite by Georgia Trend. The attorneys and their various practice areas are: Thomas S. Cullen, corporate law; Andrew H. Ernst, environmental law; T. Mills Fleming, health care; J. Benedict Hartman, taxation, estates and trusts; Wade W. Herring II, labor and employment, Shawn A. Kachmar, labor and employment; Frank S. Macgill, taxation, estates and trusts; Christopher H. Smith, logistics, and Joseph F. Strength, real estate, estates & trusts, business transactions.

Macgill

BiS in brief: Chili winners, wrap party, pet fundraiser, tax volunteers

Group seeks tax preparation volunteers

City Talk: New Census estimates highlight need for affordable housing

In Tuesday’s City Talk about The Foram Group’s proposed Starland Village development on Bull Street, I noted that some neighborhood residents are becoming increasingly concerned about gentrification and the need for affordable housing.

Savannah’s preservation tax credit faces uncertain future

In the last 15 years, the Historic Tax Credit has helped save hundreds of buildings, contributed more than $7 million in labor income and created an average of 169 jobs per year in Savannah, according to a 2015 economic impact report by the Historic Savannah Foundation.

Without the Historic Tax Credit the rehabilitation of the former Atlantic Greyhound Bus Terminal, which was reopened as The Grey restaurant, would have likely taken a completely different look, said owner Johno Morisano. (Savannah Morning News file photo)

As health premiums rise, small businesses seek alternatives

By Joyce M. Rosenberg

In this Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, photo, Gail Trauco, owner of The PharmaKon, left, talks with Jordan Rubio, her office manager and son, while working in her home office in Peachtree City, Ga. Trauco’s insurer is eliminating her company’s policy known as a preferred provider organization, or PPO, replacing it with a health maintenance organization, or HMO, a change that would limit the choice of doctors for her five employees. Her annual costs were scheduled to rise nearly $10,000 in 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Subaru, Hyundai top insurance industry’s safety awards

THE Associated Press

Stronger global economy helping boost U.S. job market

WASHINGTON — The U.S. job market is benefiting from an unlikely source: Other countries.

In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter from a driller in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee at a job fair in Cheswick, Pa. On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, the U.S. government issues the November jobs report. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Owens: Chef Vendeville, others bring area food scene to new high

In a previous column, I wrote about the benefit that the Savannah Food &Wine Festival brings to our community. With each passing year, the festival grows even more popular among residents and visitors alike.

Henry resigns as Effingham IDA CEO

John Henry has resigned as CEO of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority, saying he needed a break after leading economic efforts in the county for nearly 13 years.

John A. Henry

Study: SCAD’s local economic impact reaches $438M

The Savannah College of Art and Design contributed $438 million to the local economy during the fiscal year 2017 and directly supported more than 2,500 full and part-time jobs in the area, according to a recent study.

The Savannah College of Art and Design contributed $438 million to the local economy during the fiscal year 2017 and directly supported more than 2,500 full and part-time jobs in the area, according to a recent study (Photo courtesy of SCAD)

Sandfly’s Holiday Fair celebrates neighborhood, businesses

Sandfly Market Place will have its fifth annual holiday fundraiser this Saturday, and this time they are bringing the neighbors. The antique mall has partnered with five Sandfly businesses to host a family-friendly block party.