June 19, 2020 | Spotlight
GeorgiaDATA.org offers information of use to community leaders, such as up-to-date sales tax distribution reports and visualizations. Illustration created by Shannah Montgomery

UGA's GeorgiaDATA website helps communities make informed decisions during the pandemic

Georgia's state and local leaders can access accurate, current data to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the economics of their communities through GeorgiaDATA.org, a resource designed by UGA's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Such data is vital to communities' ability to plan and budget in the midst of the pandemic.

June 10, 2020 | Spotlight
The City of Hinesville is redeveloping a downtown park to spur growth in the central business district, incorporating design work from a UGA team that includes the Institute of Government and the College of Environment and Design.

Hinesville incorporates UGA designs into downtown revitalization plan

The City of Hinesville recently was awarded a Georgia Power Foundation grant to support downtown revitalization projects designed by the Institute of Government and UGA College of Environment and Design with community input.

June 8, 2020 | News

Smyrna annexation could make it largest Cobb city, but stymie Mableton

Smyrna is exploring whether to annex four areas around the city that would more than double its size and increase its population to 92,000 people.