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  • Atlanta Cyber-Forum Assesses Threats To Electronic Payments System in Transaction Alley

    May 23, 2017

    Just days after history’s largest cyber-attack disrupted business worldwide and a new executive order from President Trump lent special urgency to the work of protecting the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure, cybersecurity experts from both the public and private sectors gathered in Atlanta May 22nd for the first Cyber-FORUM.

  • Mayor Kasim Reed Participates in Inaugural Rockefeller Foundation CityXChange Summit

    May 23, 2017

    The City of Atlanta announced that Mayor Kasim Reed participated in the inaugural CityXChange Summit, a program launched by The Rockefeller Foundation that aims to leverage the expertise of leaders from technology and venture capital to generate new approaches for solving the world’s greatest urban resilience challenges.

  • ACG Atlanta Announces Fastest-Growing Middle-Market Companies in Georgia

    May 22, 2017

    The Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, a global professional organization with the mission of Driving Middle-Market Growth, announced the 2017 Georgia Fast 40, recognizing the top 40 fastest-growing middle-market companies in Georgia.

  • GSU Economic Forecasting Center Releases Nation, Georgia, Atlanta Economic Outlooks

    May 19, 2017

    After a tax cut for the middle class by the end of 2017, expect gross domestic product growth above 2.0 percent in 2018 and 2019, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

  • Mobile Technology Helps Fuel SunTrust Park’s Success

    May 19, 2017

    Braves fans are still raving about Opening Weekend at SunTrust Park, and the new technology used to enhance their game day experience. More than 120,000 fans visited the Braves’ new home on Opening Weekend and even more enjoyed The Battery Atlanta, the mixed-use development located directly outside the gates of SunTrust Park.

  • AT&T Awarded $119M, 5-year Contract to Support Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    May 17, 2017

  • Venture Atlanta Reaches $1.8B Milestone as it Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    May 16, 2017

    Commemorating its 10th anniversary this year, Venture Atlanta announced it has opened its 2017 call for presenters. The announcement is an invitation to innovating tech companies in the Southeast to vie for the chance to take the stage in October, engage with funding and tech ecosystem movers and shakers, and join the ranks of esteemed and highly successful Venture Atlanta alumni. The numbers speak for themselves, in fact: As of April 2017, past Venture Atlanta presenting companies have raised over $1.8 billion with $14 billion in exits.

  • Google Spurs $4.68B in Economic Activity for Georgia

    May 11, 2017

    Google released its 2016 Economic Impact Report, detailing its $222 billion in economic activity across all 50 states and Washington D.C. last year. The report also featured state-specific data, including information for Georgia. Last year, the tech giant helped produce more than $4.68 billion for the state’s economy — the ninth-highest among all 50 states.

  • Columbus Regional Health in Stragic Partnership Talks with Piedmont

    May 10, 2017

    Columbus Regional Health’s Board of Directors has unanimously voted in favor of pursuing a strategic affiliation with Piedmont Healthcare. Based on this decision, a Letter of Intent was executed initiating an exclusive negotiation period between the two organizations.

  • Inside the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University: The First 100 Days With New Dean Dr. David C. Hess

    May 08, 2017

    Georgia CEO presents this special profile on Dr. David C. Hess, stroke specialist, honored educator, biotech entrepreneur and longtime leader at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. During our one-on-one with Hess, he shares his excitement about his new role as the dean of Georgia’s public medical school, and the continued focus of his work in education, service and research to optimize health care throughout the state including groundbreaking Telehealth service to rural and underserved areas.

  • India-based Tire Maker Apollo Moving North America HQ to Atlanta

    May 05, 2017

    Apollo Tyres Ltd. has taken one of the first major steps to increasing its presence in the U.S. — relocating its North American corporate headquarters to Atlanta from Metuchen, N.J.

  • Mercer Alumnus and Medical Device Executive to Speak at May 2017 Executive Forum

    May 04, 2017

    Pat Miles has served as Vice Chairman of NuVasive since September 2016 and has served as a member of NuVasive's Board of Directors since August 2016. Mr. Miles is responsible for enhancing the Company's strategic plans for the future of spine surgery and supporting technology development.

  • Registration Open for the 2017 Georgia Logistics Summit

    May 03, 2017

    Logistics can be tricky and when you consider Georgia companies rely on the State’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year, it makes sense for state leaders to get the industry’s top professionals together to network and discuss solutions for all the ways we can better transport our goods. That’s the idea behind the Georgia Logistics Summit, taking place May 16-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

  • Atlanta’s Rise to the Top as a Leader in Technology

    May 01, 2017

    When it comes to economic development, Georgia has found great success throughout the entire state. At the heart of our state is Atlanta. Atlanta touts incredible connectivity through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, a top-notch quality of life and some of the nation’s top educational institutes.

  • Previewing Georgia’s Inaugural World Trade Day Conference; Behind the Scenes with Chair Diane Alleva Cáceres PhD

    April 28, 2017

    Georgia CEO catches up with Diane Alleva Cáceres, PhD for a special behind the scenes preview of Georgia’s inaugural 2017 World Trade Day Conference. During our time together, Dr. Alleva Cáceres shares insights about the conference lineup, speakers, panels and activities, as well as Georgia’s current and impressive state of international commerce including an estimated $121 billion in trade between Georgia and the world in 2016.

  • New Job Growth Record in Metro Atlanta Helps Lower March Jobless Rate to 4.6%

    April 27, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate in March was 4.6 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 4.9 percent in February. In March 2016, the rate was 5.1 percent.

  • Power Brokers, Fuel Experts Discuss Drivers Behind Georgia Energy Mix

    April 27, 2017

    Georgia’s diverse power and clean energy producing companies met recently for the fourth annual “Energy Brunch and Learn” roundtable discussion to determine the driving forces behind the state’s renewable resources.

  • One on One with Co-Founder and CEO Cory Hewett and Atlanta-based Gimme Vending, LLC

    April 26, 2017

    Metro Atlanta CEO presents this spotlight profile on the dynamic Atlanta-based startup Gimme Vending, LLC through our one on one with Co-founder and CEO Cory Hewett. During our meeting, Hewett shares how he got his start in the vending business, background on its founding with CTO Evan Jarecki, and the exciting progress and growth they have made since going live with their automated vending solution just last year including a national reach and important new partnership.

  • GE's Russell Stokes & David Abney of UPS Named Metro Atlanta Chamber 2018 & 2019 Chairs

    April 26, 2017

    The Metro Atlanta Chamber today announced updated plans for leadership in 2018 and 2019. Russell Stokes, president and chief executive officer, GE Energy Connections will chair the organization’s board in 2018 and David Abney, chairman and chief executive officer, UPS will chair the organization’s board in 2019.

  • Mayor Kasim Reed, The Home Depot and Mercedes-Benz Stadium Announce The Home Depot Backyard

    April 24, 2017

    Mayor Kasim Reed joined Arthur Blank, Craig Menear, Chairman and CEO of The Home Depot, David Allman, Chairman of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, and Frank Fernandez, Vice President of Community Development for the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to announce The Home Depot Backyard, a 13-acre greenspace in the current Georgia Dome footprint.

  • Invest Atlanta RFP Seeks to Increase Affordable Workforce Housing in Westside Atlanta Neighborhoods

    April 21, 2017

    Invest Atlanta announced the release of a Request for Proposals seeking to develop 24 single-family properties in Atlanta’s English Avenue and Vine City neighborhoods to turn currently abandoned land parcels into affordable workforce housing units.

  • Georgia Hospitals Contribute $47.8B to State's Economy

    April 19, 2017

    While Georgia hospitals are known for being the guardians of community health for the state’s more than 10 million residents, hospitals also play a huge role in bolstering Georgia’s economic health by pumping nearly $47.8 billion into the state’s economy in 2015 according to a recently released report by the Georgia Hospital Association.

  • Georgia State University & State Farm Announce Public-Private Partnership

    April 18, 2017

    Georgia State University, the model institution for graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds in Atlanta, and State Farm, Georgia’s largest insurance company, today announced a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership that helps qualified students entering the Decatur campus of Perimeter College have a pathway to a more productive future.

  • Helpful Hints for Fans Attending Opening Night at SunTrust Park Today

    April 14, 2017

    All Braves controlled parking lots are permit only. Fans coming to the game MUST purchase parking in advance. Available lots will not take payment upon arrival. Fans need to purchase their parking in advance by visiting Braves.com/parking. Also by purchasing in advance, fans can use Waze to navigate them directly to their parking lot.

  • Atlanta United Opens World-Class Training Complex

    April 13, 2017

    Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank, president Darren Eales, MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta CEO Donna Hyland addressed guests and media at the opening of the club’s new $60 million training ground.

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