ATLANTA – Here is a rundown of the week’s events as told by the people who made the news:
“As the business capital of the Southeast, Georgia constantly seeks to identify ways in which we can enhance our competitive assets and continue to innovate. It is our aim to be regarded as the go-to location for business in the Southeast and the United States. Canada is our top trade partner and we look forward to strengthening this important business alliance. Our participation in this conference will not only help us build upon Georgia’s longstanding relationship with Canada, but also take further steps to heighten our state’s presence as a global hub for business.”
– Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal in announcing an expansion of economic ties with Canada
“I believe education is the civil rights issue of our time. It’s imperative that we are on the front lines to ensure every child receives a quality education, regardless of zip code. I’m proud to work closely with the Department and the Secretary to achieve this goal and elated to have had the Secretary play a part in our national convening.”
– State Rep. Alisha Morgan, D-Austell, after introducing Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan at the Young Elected Officials Network 2011 National Convening
“During this difficult economic climate when countless Americans are still unemployed, the NLRB has decided to insert itself in a purely business decision to the detriment of workers. Although the NLRB action was not taken in Georgia, it is a real threat to our ability to recruit business and create jobs in the future.”
– Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens in announcing that Georgia joined a 16-state coalition in filing an amicus brief opposing a National Labor Relations Board decision “to block a business’ expansion which would create new, non-unionized jobs in South Carolina”
Editor’s note: Unless otherwise noted, these quotes are compiled from news releases or official statements.