What will future jobs look like?  The answer may surprise you--find out in our "Video of the Week".  Great partner news and a #TBT too. How much do you know about the MBCIA?  Try to answer 3 trivia questions in our 55th Anniversary Trivia Bowl.  Check our "Save The Date" section and more.  

Enjoy this edition!

Why We Lead Presentation
Historic & Strategic Overview

We're working on a historic and strategic overview of the MBCIA.  We premiered the first draft of the overview at the July Board meeting of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce last week.  To review the presentation, click here or visit our home page.  

Partner News: 
Middle Georgia State University 
School of Aviation  Program Expansion 

Middle Georgia State University's School of Aviation is launching a part-time program option for people interested in aircraft repair and maintenance careers.
Beginning August 14, 2017, the School of Aviation is offering the certificate program in Aircraft Structural Technology in the evenings, with classes split between the University's Eastman and Dublin campuses. We included a #TBT (ThrowBack Thursday) photo of our partnership announcement to build the aviation program at the Downtown Airport in 2015. 

Click here to read the entire article.   

Pictured below:  MGSU faculty, Dr. Christopher Blake (3rd-R), MBCIA Chairman Cliffard Whitby, The Late Mayor Lee Robinson, Mayor Robert A.B. Reichert, Doug Faour (former Airport Manager), and students from Burdell-Hunt Magnet Elementary School. 

Industrial Space for Sale or Lease
2600 Weaver Road

We are growing a vibrant, growing business community in Middle Georgia.  Our Properties Committee Chair (Robbie Fountain), Economic Development Director (Stephen Adams), and our experienced business development team is dedicated to meeting site selection, business expansion, and commercial property needs.  We love our "Partners in the Park" and we are working to bring more partners/job creators to Macon-Bibb. 

To learn more about the Cumberland + Western Resources property, you can review, download, and learn more about the property by clicking here.

Congratulations Are In Order
Congratulations Commissioner Elaine Lucas 
on the Groundbreaking & Naming 
of Macon-Bibb County's New Senior Center in your honor!

The Groundbreaking Ceremony

August 3, 2017


Central City Park

Video of the Week   
Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs -- or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them.
Click on the arrow below to view. 

55th Anniversary Trivia Bowl
Can you answer these 3 questions about the MBCIA? 
Send your best answers by replying to this email.  Don't forget to include your name in the body of the email response.   Visit our website for help.  Here we go....

1.  What is the oldest Industrial Park in our Properties Catalog? 

2.  What local hotelier was made an "Honorary Millennial"?

3.  Who was the Governor when the MBCIA was founded?

Reply to this email with your answers and don't forget to include your name.  Stay tuned for more information about celebrating our 55th Anniversary. 

The New Era Pro-Am Golf Tournament Hosted by the Bowden Men's Golf Association
Friday, August 4, 2017
Tee Time 12:00pm Noon
19th Hole and Fish Fry
Wingate Hotel on Riverside Drive

August 5-6, 2017
Tee Time 8:30am
Bowden Golf Course
(36 Hole Medal Play)  

Entry Fee $175.00 478.714.7175
August Monthly Board Meeting
Monday, August 7, 2017 12:30pm
August 2017 Properties Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:30pm
Contour Airlines Flights from Macon To Washington DC Begin
Thursday, August 17, 2017 
Words in blue are active links to more information.