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  • Atlanta Committee for Progress Releases “Go-Forward Priorities” for City of Atlanta

    October 16, 2017

    The Atlanta Committee for Progress, a partnership between the city’s top business, civic and academic leaders, and the Mayor of Atlanta, released a public policy platform with priorities for the city’s future and recommendations for the next mayoral administration. The overarching goal of the ACP’s recommendations is to accelerate Atlanta’s competitiveness for residents, businesses and investment while expanding economic opportunity for all.

  • State of the Georgia Ports: Surge of Private Investments, Record Cargo Volumes

    October 16, 2017

    During his annual State of the Port Address, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch announced record cargo volumes, infrastructure development and two new customers bringing a combined 1 million square feet of additional distribution center space to Savannah.

  • South Carolina and Georgia Play Role in AT&T’s Hurricane Maria Response

    October 13, 2017

    As the response to Hurricane Maria continues in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AT&T is utilizing South Carolina and Georgia resources in its recovery efforts.

  • United Way’s VIP Board Training Program Celebrates 25 Years

    October 12, 2017

    United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Volunteer Involvement Program provides effective board governance training for professionals across the region. Over the past 25 years, the program has trained more than 2,200 graduates and connected them to nonprofit organizations.

  • Atlanta Fed Launches Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity

    October 11, 2017

    The Atlanta Fed’s new Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity acts as a bridge between research and practice by making Federal Reserve System work related to the labor market, employment opportunities, and workforce development accessible to researchers, businesses, and policymakers.

  • At Health Connect South 2017, Mentor and Mentee are all Heart: Personifying Collaboration

    October 09, 2017

    As keynote speakers, Dr. Omar Lattouf, and his protégé, Dr. Havel Kelli— fellow cardiologists and associates at Emory University—exemplified the 2017 Health Connect South (HCS) agenda “to foster and promote regional health collaborations.”

  • Attorney General Carr Recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    October 09, 2017

    Attorney General Chris Carr is supporting National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October, an annual month-long collaborative effort launched in 2004 by the United States Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

  • Georgia Historical Society Announces 2018 Georgia Trustees Ed Bastian and Paul Bowers

    October 06, 2017

    The Georgia Historical Society announced that Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, and Paul Bowers, Chairman, President, and CEO of Georgia Power, have been selected as the newest Georgia Trustees. Bastian and Bowers will be inducted by Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Historical Society in February. This is the highest honor the State of Georgia can bestow.

  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium Makes 32-venue List as Possible 2026 World Cup Venue

    October 06, 2017

    Atlanta United's Mercedes-Benz Stadium has taken one more step toward possibly serving as an Official Host City for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

  • Inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta Scores High Marks

    October 06, 2017

    The inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show, a new concept commercial vehicle industry trade show focused on truck and trailer manufacturers, commercial vehicle parts and components suppliers, hosted 439 exhibitors at Georgia World Congress Center, Sept. 25-28.

  • Metro Atlanta Chamber Celebrates E3 Award Winners

    October 05, 2017

    The Metro Atlanta Chamber announced the winners of the 2017 Atlanta E3 Awards during a breakfast event at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. In the E3 Awards’ fifth year, the event saw the highest number of applicants thus far with over 170 nominations.

  • Georgia Quick Start Again Named Number One Workforce Training Program in the U.S.

    October 05, 2017

    Georgia Quick Start, a division of the Technical College System of Georgia, has once again been voted the number one workforce training program in the U.S., according to a survey conducted by Area Development magazine, a trade publication for professional site locators. The magazine has conducted its survey of site professionals for eight years, and this marks the eighth consecutive time Quick Start was voted the best workforce training program in the country.

  • Stonecrest Announces Bid for Amazon HQ2 with "Amazon City"

    October 04, 2017

    The newly-incorporated city of Stonecrest will ask the DeKalb County legislative delegation in 2018 to create the city of Amazon, Ga. within a portion of its own city limits if the online retail giant picks the city to build its second world headquarters.

  • Mayor Kasim Reed Celebrates Opening of Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail

    October 02, 2017

    Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the Westside Trail, a new three-mile corridor on the Atlanta BeltLine, is now open and available for everyone to enjoy. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Mayor Reed joined community members to celebrate the $43 million investment. The investment brings the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. closer to its goal of connecting every community in the City of Atlanta.

  • Oglethorpe University Launching Business School with $50M Gift

    October 02, 2017

    Oglethorpe University announced the receipt of the largest gift in its 182-year history, valued at $50 million, from alumnus Q. William “Bill” Hammack, Jr. (’73) that will allow the university to establish a new School of Business while also supporting its core tradition of arts and humanities.

  • Technical College System of Georgia Extends State’s Workforce Development Ties with Germany

    September 29, 2017

    Leaders of the Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Culture and Science and the Technical College System of Georgia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes a partnership giving Georgia and German students expanded educational opportunities. TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin and Georg Eisenreich, the Bavarian ministry’s State Secretary, signed the MOU in a ceremony held Sept. 26th in Munich.

  • Atlanta United Clinches Playoff Spot

    September 29, 2017

    It’s been a seasons of firsts for Atlanta United. The first match. The first goal. The first (of many) home sellouts. But Wednesday was perhaps more special than them all as Atlanta United made history as the third expansion team ever to make the playoffs with a dominant 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Union.

  • Habitat for Humanity and Bank of America Kick Off Fourth Global Build

    September 29, 2017

    Habitat for Humanity and Bank of America are partnering for the fourth consecutive year on a Global Build that will engage bank employees and local Habitat organizations around the world.

  • Kirk Barnes with the ATDC: Can What You Don't Know Kill Your Sales?

    September 28, 2017

    Over the course of your sales career, I’m sure there have been times when you looked back and thought, “If only I took more time to understand what was going on with my customers, I would have been more prepared and more than likely they would have purchased from me.” These customers could have been the difference in winning a sales award, making a higher bonus, or even earning that desired promotion.

  • Bank of America’s Evolution of Workplace Policies: Insights on New 16-Week Leave Policy for Mothers and Fathers

    September 27, 2017

    Bank of America recently expanded its parental leave policy from 12 to 16 weeks of paid leave for new mothers and fathers – one of the most competitive offerings across the industry. We sat down with BofA’s Jennifer Darwin, SVP of Corporate Communications for the Carolinas to learn more about this workplace evolution.

  • Atlanta to Host More Than a Dozen Large Scale Industry Events This October

    September 26, 2017

    From technology to information security to entertainment, Atlanta’s preeminent industry leaders are joining forces to host more than a dozen large scale events across the city this October. These events, ranging from investor conferences to entertainment festivals, will serve to educate visitors about the city, connect-high growth companies, entrepreneurs, and talent to investors, and highlight what makes Atlanta a thriving innovation hub.

  • Genuine Parts Company to Acquire Europe's Alliance Automotive Group for $2B

    September 26, 2017

  • OneTrust to Create 500 Jobs in Atlanta

    September 22, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that OneTrust, a global privacy management software company, will create 500 jobs and invest $5 million in a Fulton County facility expansion. New jobs at the facility will include positions in sales, consulting, marketing and software engineering.

  • Area Development Names Georgia #1 State for Business for Fourth Year in a Row

    September 22, 2017

    Georgia did it again! Georgia has been ranked No. 1 on Area Development’s Top States for Doing Business survey, a distinction Georgia has now earned for the fourth consecutive year.

  • Health Connect South 2017 Conference to Highlight Collaborative Advances of Healthcare

    September 21, 2017

    The Fourth Annual Health Connect South health leadership event will convene top innovators, decision makers and leaders from throughout the Southeast to encourage collaborative innovations and advances for creative disruption of healthcare on Thursday, September 28, at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. HCS operates as a non-profit organization serving the health community as a sustainable platform for regional health collaborations.

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