Georgia News

Veteran organizations now eligible for federal surplus property

For Vets Act

The FOR VETS Act was signed into law on Aug. 9. As a result, the Georgia Department of Administrative Services is excited to announce that Veteran organizations are now eligible for federal surplus property. DOAS’ Surplus Property Division looks forward to doing its part to promote and support veterans needs in our local communities!

If you would like to apply to add your Veterans 5013c to the below list of eligible organizations, call DOAS at (404) 651-6413. Here is the application you’ll need.

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Georgia Named Best State for Business

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Governor Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s business climate is best in the nation according to Site Selection magazine, one of the nation’s top economic development trade publications.

Georgia displaced North Carolina, which was number one last year. The magazine ranking is based on several factors, including plant openings and taxes. Georgia came in at number four last year, second in 2011 and sixth in 2010.

Governor Deal says a diversified economy, low-cost energy, enviable logistics assets and an ear for what businesses require to succeed and to expand are what separate Georgia from the pack in Site Selection’s annual ranking of state business climates.

“Making Georgia the premier state in the nation for business has been a strategic goal from day one of my administration,” said Deal. “We have worked hard to stay ahead of the curve by practicing conservative principles and anticipating business needs not only today, but in the future.”

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GTA Offers Free Project Management Courses to State Employees

GTA Offers Project Management Courses

GTA recently announced course offerings in project management training for the remainder of the 2014 fiscal year. All courses, except the PMP® Exam Prep course, are offered at no charge to state of Georgia employees. Their catalog provides a brief description of each course.

As a Registered Educational Provider with the Project Management Institute, GTA is able to offer Professional Development Units or Educational Contact Hours for all courses, which satisfy educational requirements for certification as a Project Management Professional.

For additional information, email GTA’s Enterprise Portfolio Management Office at and include “PM Professional Development” in the subject line.