Georgia’s Growth- WWII to Today Farming no longer main source of Ga’s economy Chicken, Peanuts, Peaches Services include : Finance Information Transportation
Georgia’s Entrepreneurs Coca-Cola 1880 in Atlanta- John Pemberton Take notes on 3 interesting facts from the video. http://www.gpb.org/georgiastories/stories/coca-cola
Home Depot The Home Depot is the world’s largest chain of home improvement stores. It was started in 1978 by entrepreneurs named Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank. Marcus and Blank wanted their store to sell everything a person might need for a project. Operating on a large scale allows prices to be low. Store employees are trained experts in home improvement. Arthur Blank owns 90% of the Atlanta Falcons. Bernie Marcus donated $250 million to start the Georgia Aquarium.
Rich’s Department Store Morris Rich- Atlanta PG 362
Atlanta Mutual Insurance Co. Alonzo Herndon -Atlanta Pg. 367
Georgia- Pacific Owen R. Cheatham- Atlanta Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s top producers of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, and building goods. Owen R. Cheatham started the company in 1927 as a small lumber mill. He took the risk to expand his mill into a larger business. By 1938, the company was running 5 lumberyards in the South. In 1947, the company bought a lumber mill on the Pacific Coast. The company is still very successful.
Transportation in Georgia Delta Airlines is one of the largest airlines in the country. The company was started by an entrepreneur named Collett E. Woolman. The company began as a crop dusting service in the 1920’s and quickly expanded to offer passenger and mail services. By1929, Woolman had 3 planes and started flying passengers between Texas and Mississippi. Now Delta flies passengers all over the world.
Lockheed-Martin Marietta Formerly called Bell Bomber Plant Built planes for WWII and Korean War. By 1969, had a peak workforce of 32,945. Was the reason for a lot of Cobb County’s growth.
UPS United Parcel Service Global package delivery company Headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia Delivers 15 million packages a day in 220 countries and territories around the world.
Hartsfield Jackson Airport Busiest airport in the world! On an average day the airport handles more than 2500 flights and more than 250,000 passengers. 4 Transportation Systems 1.
Georgia’s Interstates 4 Transportation Systems 2.
Georgia’s Ports Brunswick Savannah 4 Transportation Systems 3.
Railroads Remember… Atlanta was first named Terminus because it was the place where rail lines came together. 4 Transportation Systems 4.
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