When you think about southern college towns, Macon, Georgia wasn’t always the first to come to mind. Historically, however, our midsize, centrally-located city has been home to opportunities to pursue higher education since the 19th century. This roundtable recording with three college presidents discusses Macon’s new found college town status and growing opportunities. What’s been there all along has now taken one of the most prominent roles — and purposes — in community progress.
Cultural and Heritage Tourism is a valued asset in Macon’s growing vibrancy. Learn from local tourism leaders on how the city’s rich music heritage is poised to take center stage. Read More
Middle Georgia State University is soaring to new heights thanks to a new partnership with Delta Air Lines. The University is one of eight institutions in the U.S. selected by the airline to participate in Delta Propel – a new program that is puts pilots into competitive jobs in Delta’s cockpits. Read More
Business Education Partnership Announces $1 Million to Bibb County School District from the Charles H. Jones Family Foundation
Macon, Ga. — The Charles H. Jones Foundation has granted a $1 million gift to the ongoing implementation of The Leader in Me, which will allow the character-driven leadership process to expand to every elementary and middle school in the Bibb County School District. Read More
Macon-Bibb Housing Authority and Ingram-Pye Elementary are learning from each other through a volunteer program that matches staff with students. Staff members of the Housing Authority are tutoring students at Ingram Pye Elementary School, where they can volunteer for up to four hours per month without taking personal time off. Read More
The OneMacon competitive assessment determined: In addition to investment in education, wealth creation is primarily achieved by the creation of jobs – either through relocations, expansions, or entrepreneurship. Read More
Central Georgians’ Amazon orders will be coming from familiar territory when the e-commerce powerhouse opens its 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center on Sardis Church Road at Skipper Road. Fulfillment centers are warehouses where merchandise is stored before being shipped out to customers. The Bibb County-based center sits on approximately 100 acres and will bring a more than $18 million (annual) payroll to Central Georgia. Read More
The Business Education Partnership (BEP) – a OneMacon initiative – is a success story with chapters that continue to prove the #OneMaconWay. BEP Co-Chair Blake Sullivan reports on the success of the community-wide fundraising effort to raise $2.189 million to place The Leader in Me in all 28 public elementary and middle schools in the Bibb County School District (BCSD). After setting that goal, we exceeded it!
We now have 21 elementary, middle, and high schools engaged in The Leader in Me Process. Beginning in August 2018, Southwest High School will be the first high school in the BCSD to engage in the leadership skills of The Leader in Me, using these skills to help become college, career, and workforce ready. Read More
The recently renovated Luther Williams Field hosted a sold-out crowd of more than 3,200 people at Macon Bacon’s inaugural opening day game on June 1. Read More
This Friday, May 4, the Investor Panel winner, Katie Davis, CEO of Same Stars Canvas, will pitch her non-profit business at the Saunders Competition in Rochester, New York. She will compete against more than 100 other young entrepreneurs, from around the world, for up to $30,000 in college scholarships and business startup prizes.
Lace up your sneakers or strap on your bike helmet this Sunday for Open Streets Macon. From 2-6 p.m. nearly 2 miles of Downtown Macon streets will be closed to traffic, allowing residents to dance, play, bike and boogie their way between 30 activity stations. Read More
The OneMacon steering committee welcomed representatives from Middle Georgia Regional Library System to speak about their community-driven mission to better the lives of residents of all ages in the Central Georgia area. Serving nearly 257,000 residents in six counties, the Regional Library System offers a variety of programs and resources that reinforce the spirit of the “OneMacon Way.” Read More
Who are you going to call when a midsize, land-locked city faces a natural disaster that’s not typical to its region? As Macon, Georgia quickly learned it was all-hands-on-deck — from public offices to corporate partners — as we weathered the Hurricane Irma storm together. Read More
As Macon, Georgia quickly learned, you don’t need to be near a beach to feel the force of a hurricane. Even though our center-of-the-State community has historically served a destination for tropical storm evacuees, this time it was different, when Hurricane Irma turned southeast and put Georgia in her bullseye. Read More