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  • Georgia Chamber Awarded State Chamber of the Year

    July 20, 2017

    The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives named the Georgia Chamber the 2017 State Chamber of Year at its annual convention in Nashville.

  • Georgia Lottery Transfers over $1.1B to Education; Record-breaking Fiscal Year

    July 19, 2017

    The Georgia Lottery Corp.’s annual fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account has totaled $1,101,062,911, the largest on record, officials announced. This is the first time the Georgia Lottery has transferred over $1.1 billion in a single fiscal year.

  • Mayor Kasim Reed Announces $50M Homeless Opportunity Bond to Move Forward

    July 18, 2017

    Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the Atlanta City Council voted unanimously to authorize Invest Atlanta to issue a $26 million Homeless Opportunity Bond to be matched by a $25 million philanthropic donation from the United Way of Greater Atlanta, for a $50 million total initiative to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring in the City of Atlanta.

  • The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS Releases Q2 Industrial Market Statistics

    July 17, 2017

    The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS, the largest commercial REALTOR association in the country, released its Q2 2017 Industrial Brief on industrial market trend statistics for 22 Atlanta Industrial Sub Markets. Industrial Brief is compiled by data from Xceligent, a leading provider of verified commercial real estate information.

  • Awards Honor Metro Atlanta Business Leaders Advancing Regional Economy and Environment

    July 14, 2017

    The Metro Atlanta Chamber announced the finalists of the 2017 Atlanta E3 Awards. The E3 Awards celebrate the companies, organizations and people whose work conserving the metro region’s natural resources, development of clean technologies and support of sustainable projects and initiatives is deserving of recognition.

  • Atlanta Selected for Professional Cricket League and Mixed-Use Stadium Complex

    July 14, 2017

    Global Sports Ventures LLC, which last year announced its plans and commitment to establish a professional cricket league in the United States, has taken a major step forward by tapping JLL’s Sports and Entertainment Group as its overall real estate advisor to assist organizers in the development of multiple stadium and mixed use projects in eight US cities by 2020.

  • Grady Health System Named 2017 Most Wired

    July 12, 2017

    Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the 19th Annual Health Care's Most Wired survey, just released by the American Hospital Association's Health Forum.

  • Film Industry Generates $9.5 Billion for Georgia’s Economy

    July 11, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of $9.5 billion during FY 2017. The 320 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $2.7 billion in direct spending in the state.

  • Reimagining the Enterprise in the Next Era of the Digital Age Captures the Spotlight at the 2017 Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit

    July 10, 2017

    The pace of change in business is accelerating dramatically. In order to stay ahead of the market, CIOs need to help drive innovation and create new waves of value for the enterprise. These and other steps being taken by technology executives to demonstrate courageous leadership will be the focal point of the discussions at the 2017 Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on August 15th at The St. Regis Atlanta.

  • Atlanta's Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald Named Director of CDC

    July 10, 2017

    Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., named Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., as the 17th Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Continues to Break Single-Day Passenger Screening Records

    July 07, 2017

    The summer travel season continues to exceed expectations as Independence Day passenger numbers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport broke a single-day record for the third time this year.

  • Registration Open for Center of Innovation for Logistics Luncheon in Savannah

    July 07, 2017

    According to the Center of Innovation for Logistics, Georgia companies rely on the state’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year—that’s billion with a B. And Colin McRae, an attorney at HunterMaclean in Savannah who specializes in transportation, logistics, and business litigation, says that with the support of state offices like the Center of Innovation for Logistics, it’s no wonder Georgia continues to rank as the number one state to do business.

  • The Home Depot to Purchase Compact Power Equipment for $265M

    July 06, 2017

  • Woodruff Annual Corporate Campaign Surpasses $14 Million

    July 06, 2017

    The Woodruff Arts Center’s Annual Corporate Campaign raised $14.3 million in the 2016/17 fiscal year thanks to the generosity of more than 350 Atlanta companies, the largest number of corporations ever to support the Campaign in a single year.

  • Atlanta Housing Authority Announces New Board Chair & Expands Senior Leadership Team

    July 05, 2017

    The Atlanta Housing Authority Board of Commissioners elected Robert Rumley as its new chairman Wednesday following the resignation of Daniel Halpern, who served as board chair for nearly six years.

  • City of Atlanta Recognized for Leadership in Solar Energy Growth by the U.S. Department of Energy

    July 05, 2017

    Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the City of Atlanta was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy as a national leader in advancing solar energy. The U.S. Department of Energy named the City of Atlanta as a SolSmart Gold designee because of its actions to attract solar business and solar industry investment, as well as generate economic development and local jobs.

  • The Human Performance of Your Business

    July 05, 2017

    Corporate America could gain a huge edge on its competition, if it began to learn from the world of sport and fitness. How so? Simple. Your body is a machine and all machines have capabilities and limitations. Your toaster can toast bread, but not muffins.

  • 5th Annual Miller Lite Tap The Future Live Pitch Tour Coming to Atlanta

    June 29, 2017

    Miller Lite is in search of entrepreneurs who are committed to growing their business. For the fifth year, the Miller Lite Tap the Future business competition will hit the road for a Live Pitch tour. The five-city tour will feature twenty-five semifinalists eager to take their business to the next level.

  • AT&T will Serve as the Official Communications Provider for Mercedes-Benz Stadium

    June 28, 2017

    Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the Atlanta Falcons announce AT&T as a Founding Partner and its Official Communications Provider. AT&T will help make Mercedes-Benz Stadium one of the most-connected venues in the nation and will give fans a permanent gathering place with The AT&T Perch above the west end zone.

  • Metro Atlanta Selected to Develop New Market Prioritization and Metropolitan Economic Partnership Strategies as Part of the Global Cities Initiative

    June 28, 2017

    Metro Atlanta leaders announced the region’s selection to join a group of eight city-regions seeking to amplify the impact of metropolitan trade strategies through new research and problem-solving that will determine how city-regions can best prioritize and execute international economic partnerships with international metro counterparts. This new effort is part of the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase, building upon the foundation of Metro Atlanta’s participation in the Global Cities Exchange.

  • 4 Ways to Improve Customer Service Through Technology

    June 27, 2017

    In today’s competitive business world, it’s more vital than ever to keep customer service accommodating and fresh, staying up to date on the latest convenience services and the best new products. Without great customer service, customer acquisition and retention become difficult, nearly impossible. Through the implementation of technology, you can drastically improve your customer service overnight. Take a look at these 4 ways you can connect with customers on a deeper level and rise about the noise.

  • Chick-fil-A Foundation Invests in Innovative Literacy Initiative for Atlanta Students

    June 26, 2017

    Atlanta Public Schools elementary students will soon experience a whole new way of learning, thanks to an innovative literacy initiative being introduced to the school system this summer. Starting this week, APS teachers will receive training in the Orton-Gillingham approach to literacy.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Celebrates Achievements of Air Cargo Community

    June 26, 2017

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials, along with the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Atlanta Air Cargo Association, recognized air cargo stakeholders at the annual ATL Cargo Awards celebration Wednesday, June 21st.

  • Mayor Kasim Reed Raises Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour for City Workers

    June 23, 2017

    Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the City of Atlanta will raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next two fiscal years, starting with an increase to $13 per hour in Fiscal Year 2018, beginning on July 1st. The Atlanta City Council approved four additional compensation actions today as amendments to the $2.1 billion FY18 budget, passed unanimously.

  • Boeing, Georgia Tech Unveil New Research Center

    June 23, 2017

    Boeing and Georgia Tech formally opened a new advanced development research center designed to solve some of the toughest technical challenges in manufacturing.

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