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  • Hartsfield-Jackson Named Most Efficient Airport in the World for 16 Years

    July 19, 2019

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) was recently honored as the world’s most efficient airport for the 16th consecutive year.

  • Georgia Tourism Announces New List of “Georgia’s 100 Plates”

    July 19, 2019

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division announced the release of the 2019-2020 Explore Georgia Official State Culinary Guide. The fifth annual digest-sized guide features the wildly popular nomination-based “Georgia’s 100 Plates” list; a feature on five noteworthy female chefs; a guide to the best places to sample peaches, barbecue, craft beer, international cuisine and Southern dishes; as well as an exceptional selection of the state’s best food and drink festivals.

  • Senators Isakson, Perdue Introduce Bill to Help Fill Critical Vacancies at Georgia Military Depots

    July 19, 2019

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., introduced legislation on Monday to eliminate a current six-month waiting period before retired military service members may be hired as federal civilian employees.

  • Hurricane Season Is Here: Insights into What Georgia Companies Do Best to Help Those in Need

    July 18, 2019

    Luckily Hurricane Barry’s flooding wasn’t as catastrophic as it might have been, but hurricane season and tropical disturbances are already keeping meteorologists busy as weather forecasters try to prepare us for potential impact, storm damage and flooding.

  • Variotech to Establish North American Headquarters in Atlanta

    July 18, 2019

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced that Variotech, a world leader in tray solutions, will create 20 new jobs at a new North American headquarters in Fulton County.

  • Co-working Office Buildings on the Rise

    July 18, 2019

    Demand for co-working spaces is expected to show continued strong growth over the next few years, as more younger workers favor flexible office space over traditional office settings, according to BBG, a leading commercial real estate due diligence firm.

  • Atlanta Sees 29% Tech Talent Growth over Last Five Years

    July 17, 2019

    Atlanta is #9 on CBRE’s Tech Talent Scorecard, part of its annual Scoring Tech Talent Report, which ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian markets according to their ability to attract and grow tech talent.

  • Georgia Chamber to Host Rural Prosperity North Georgia Forum

    July 17, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first-ever Rural Prosperity North Georgia Forum on July 23rd at the University of North Georgia Convocation Center. Following the widely successful annual Rural Prosperity Summit in Tifton, the newly introduced North Georgia Forum focuses on the unique aspects of rural communities in North Georgia and seeks to bring solutions that cultivates prosperity for these portions of our state.

  • Techstars Atlanta, in Partnership with Cox Enterprises, Brings 10 New Startups to the City for 2019 Class

    July 16, 2019

    Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises, announced the 10 startups that earned coveted spots in its 2019 accelerator program. As the sole sponsor for the fourth consecutive year, Cox offers up-and-coming companies vital funding and advisement from its corporate employees as an effort to expand Atlanta's economy and culture of innovation.

  • Edifecs to Establish East Coast Presence in Atlanta

    July 16, 2019

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced that Edifecs, Inc., a global health information technology solutions company, plans to hire up to 200 associates in the next three to five years in a new office location in Fulton County.

  • DeKalb Chamber Enters MOU with Tucker Business Association

    July 16, 2019

    The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tucker Business Association to create a formal partnership and strategic membership alliance.

  • Governor Kemp Appoints First State-wide Business Court Judge

    July 16, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp appointed Walter W. Davis to serve as the first state-wide business court judge. The Georgia State-wide Business Court was approved by Georgia voters in the November 2018 election and codified with bipartisan support in the 2019 legislative session.

  • Stitch Fix to Open Facility, Create 900+ Jobs in Douglas Co.

    July 15, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Stitch Fix, the leading online personal styling service, will open a new distribution center in Lithia Springs, creating over 900 new jobs in the next few years.

  • Georgia Lottery Raises Historic $1.2B for Education

    July 15, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp is proud to announce that the Georgia Lottery has transferred its fiscal year (FY) 2019 profits - a total of $1,207,369,000 - to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account, marking the largest annual transfer in the Georgia Lottery’s 26-year history. Now, the total funds raised for education amounts to more than $21 billion.

  • Kroger and Ocado Name City of Forest Park Location of High-Tech Customer Fulfillment Center

    July 12, 2019

    The Kroger Co., America’s largest grocery retailer, and Ocado, one of the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailers, announced plans for a new high-tech customer fulfillment center (CFC) in the City of Forest Park, Georgia, a $55 million investment that will create more than 400 new jobs.

  • Amazon to Build New Fulfillment Center, Create 1,000 Jobs in Gwinnett, DeKalb Counties

    July 11, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Amazon will open a new fulfillment center in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties, creating 1,000 new jobs.

  • ACVB Opens New Visitor Information Center; Announces 2018 Visitation Milestone for Atlanta

    July 11, 2019

    Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) opened its new visitor information center in Centennial Olympic Park, providing guests with resources highlighting the city’s attractions, dining scene, entertainment and shopping districts.

  • EMC Engineering Services Hires New Atlanta Branch Manager

    July 11, 2019

    Shannon Fein, PE, has joined EMC Engineering Services, Inc. to serve as it’s Atlanta Branch Manager and Business Developer.

  • Masters Rental Tax Bills Stirring Opposition

    July 11, 2019

    Two bills that will be carried over to the 2020 General Assembly have various renters across the state up in arms, but resistance is especially strong at the home of the famed Masters golf tournament: Augusta.

  • Peter Carter: Airline Joint Ventures are Putting Atlanta Front and Center on the Global Stage

    July 10, 2019

    For Georgians, it has never been easier to travel internationally. Take for example, Delta’s non-stop flight between Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Seoul, Korea. This flight was made possible by Delta’s joint venture partnership with Korean Air, which gives travelers convenient access and a seamless experience across the Pacific, with easy connections beyond Seoul to more than 80 additional destinations across Asia.

  • City of Atlanta Procurement Ranked #2 in National Small Business Accessibility by Citymart

    July 09, 2019

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the City of Atlanta Department of Procurement was ranked #2 on the Small Business Accessibility Survey and 6th place on innovative procurements per capita by Citymart. Out of 56 national cities, Atlanta raised its previous ranking from 27th and 14th place respectively.

  • Young Gamechangers to Present Big Ideas to Monroe/Walton County on August 9th

    July 09, 2019

    Since the beginning of the year 45 of Georgia’s brightest young professionals have been working on a project in Monroe/Walton County. They met with community leaders, toured businesses and schools, visited neighborhoods and parks, researched history, and re-imagined the area’s connectivity in their quest to come up with big ideas and innovative solutions to some of the area’s most persistent challenges.

  • Gas South Improves Employee Engagement with Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud

    July 08, 2019

    Working with United Way of Greater Atlanta, Gas South’s launch of the Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud has contributed significantly toward major business objectives, spanning Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, and marketing goals.

  • Delta to Debut Wholly Reinvented International Main Cabin Experience

    July 08, 2019

    Customers can expect to be impressed on board Delta’s international routes starting this November when the airline debuts its industry-leading Main Cabin experience. Free “Welcome Aboard” cocktails featuring Bellinis to start, hot towel service and mix-and-match options for premium appetizers and larger entrees are just a few of the ways Delta is differentiating its international Main Cabin service.

  • Georgia Chamber Completes A Successful Regional Small Business Series

    July 02, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted a six-stop statewide tour throughout the early summer months. The Regional Small Business Series, also known as New Georgia Economy, offered half-day workshops to provide unique insight on the emerging business trends and risks, and the impact to small businesses, innovation and entrepreneurship that the state faces.

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