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  • Inside Atlanta Technical College: Our One-On-One with President Dr. Victoria Seals

    April 24, 2018

    Georgia CEO recently visited with the president of Atlanta Technical College (ATC), Dr. Victoria Seals. During our one-on-one, Dr. Seals shared the challenges and triumphs of her first year at the helm that commenced on December 1st of last year.

  • Georgia Chamber Launches Scorecard Website for 2017-18 Session

    April 24, 2018

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce launches its Scorecard website recapping the 2017-2018 Legislative Session and how each legislator voted on top-priority bills for the organization.

  • Atlanta CVB's William Pate: Unused Vacation Time Costs Workers and City Tourism

    April 23, 2018

    Have you started planning your summer vacation yet? If you haven’t, you are not alone. American workers are facing a troubling trend in the workplace – we are not using our vacation time. For tourist destinations like Atlanta, this can have a significant impact on the hospitality business.

  • AG Chris Carr: We Must Continue Efforts to Strengthen State's Response to the Opioid Epidemic

    April 23, 2018

    As the former Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, I am very proud of the fact that our state is the top state in the nation in which to do business. The recognition highlights the collaborative mindset we apply to economic development in our state, and it highlights the many opportunities that our Georgia families enjoy as a result of having a thriving business environment.

  • State Economic Competitiveness Rankings Reveal Upward Standings Tied to Federal Tax Reform

    April 23, 2018

    The American Legislative Exchange Council released the much anticipated 2018 edition of Rich States, Poor States. Utah again earns the top spot for states with the best economic outlook, followed by Idaho, Indiana, North Dakota and Arizona. Several states' success in increased rankings can be tied directly to the success of federal tax reform and the resources it gave to lawmakers to cut taxes at the state level.

  • Senator David Perdue: Trump’s North Korea Policy Is Succeeding

    April 20, 2018

    CIA Director and Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo’s recent meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was an important step to lay the groundwork for the upcoming meeting planned between President Trump and Kim.

  • Georgia Commute Options Launches "Drive Change" Campaign To Reduce Traffic Congestion In Metro Atlanta

    April 19, 2018

    Georgia Commute Options, a program managed by the Atlanta Regional Commission, announced the launch of a new campaign, "Drive Change," focused on reducing congestion and smog emissions stemming from single-occupancy vehicle travel across 19 counties in metro Atlanta. The "Drive Change" campaign encourages commuters, employers and schools to consider clean commute options instead of driving alone to and from work.

  • Atlanta Selected as Finalist For U.S. Army Futures Command

    April 19, 2018

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) applauded the announcement by U.S. Army senior leaders that Atlanta would advance to additional consideration as home to its new Futures Command.

  • Georgia Sets Employment Records in March

    April 19, 2018

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia continued to set records in March even as the number of jobs dipped slightly.

  • Delta Offsets Carbon Emissions for 170,000+ Customers Today

    April 19, 2018

    Delta is helping customers travel a little cleaner today by offsetting carbon emissions on all domestic travel into and out of seven major airports with high corporate travel demand. The investment comes in honor of Earth Month and the airline's commitment to carbon-neutral growth.

  • Atlanta Augmented Reality Startup Car360 Acquired by Online Retailer Caravana

    April 18, 2018

    Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying used cars, has acquired fellow technology innovator Car360, accelerating Carvana’s 360-degree photo technology capabilities with 3D computer vision and augmented reality.

  • Goodyear, Bridgestone Joint Venture Picks Atlanta for Headquarters

    April 18, 2018

    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. announced they are forming one of the largest tire distribution joint ventures in the United States. TireHub, LLC, will provide U.S. tire dealers and retailers with a comprehensive range of passenger and light truck tires from two of the world's leading tire companies, with an emphasis on satisfying rapidly growing demand for larger rim diameter premium tires.

  • AG Chris Carr and Legal Community Commence 7th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

    April 18, 2018

    April 16th marked the first day of the 7th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a two-week food and fund drive led by Georgia’s legal community. The 2018 competition is presented by the Office of the Attorney General and the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia to benefit the Georgia Food Bank Association.

  • Ex-Mercer University Baseball Player-Turned Entrepreneur Hits It Out of the Park

    April 17, 2018

    “A cup of coffee” is a baseball idiom used to describe a brief opportunity of time spent by a minor league player in the major leagues before being summarily sent down again. On a college level, Mercer University student, Shane Buerster, experienced that expression when cut from the school baseball team in his sophomore season, even though he had been a very good player throughout high school. Shane went one step further, however, and took the time to actually smell the coffee.

  • Three Companies Named Georgia’s 2018 Manufacturers of the Year

    April 17, 2018

    At a luncheon held Thursday, Gov. Nathan Deal named three of Georgia’s leading companies as the 2018 Manufacturers of the Year. Pratt & Whitney in Columbus, Ga., won in the category of 500 or more employees; NIBCO in Greensboro, Ga., won in the category of 150-500 employees; and, Alpharetta-based Metcam won in the category of 150 or fewer employees.

  • FIFA World Cup Bid Task Force Visits Atlanta for Host City Evaluation

    April 16, 2018

    Some of the top decision-makers in the soccer world were in Atlanta this weekend as they weigh up who will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. It was the second stop in North America for the FIFA Bid Evaluation Task Force in its technical tour of the United Bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States.

  • Bloomberg Tax & Grant Thornton LLP To Explore Key Issues Facing Atlanta Economy

    April 16, 2018

    Bloomberg Tax and Grant Thornton LLP announced that they are cohosting an executive-level workshop – Future Ready Business: Operating in a Changing Landscape – that will bring together business leaders to examine the most pressing tax issues impacting the Atlanta economy.

  • Asana Partners Acquires Krog Street Market and Atlanta Stove Works in Atlanta

    April 13, 2018

    Asana Partners announced the acquisition of Krog Street Market and Atlanta Stove Works, two buildings in Atlanta's Inman Park neighborhood that are home to an award-winning food hall, shopping and dining destinations, and creative office suites.

  • Clark Atlanta University Selected for World’s Largest Payments Technology Event

    April 13, 2018

    The Electronic Transactions Association announced that the FinTech Initiative of the Clark Atlanta University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development has been selected as one of only four leading payments startup accelerators/ incubators to participate in TRANSACT on April 17-19 in Las Vegas, NV.

  • Georgia DOT Springs into Action with Upcoming Construction in Metro Atlanta

    April 12, 2018

    It’s springtime in Georgia which means the gearing up for resurfacing season and non-stop construction in the metro Atlanta area. Motorists should expect heavy traffic delays.

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces New Effort in Government Transparency

    April 12, 2018

    On the eve of her first 100 days in office, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced her Administration's latest initiative to set a new standard for government transparency with plans to launch the City’s first ever online Open Checkbook.

  • How Georgia is Improving Affordable Housing as a Platform for Health

    April 12, 2018

    Access to quality, affordable housing is critical for supporting good health. For individuals and families with tight budgets, high housing costs can lead to tough choices between making rent and going to the doctor, between keeping the lights on and buying healthy food, or even between being part of a community or becoming socially isolated.

  • AG Chris Carr and Atlanta Legal Community Leaders Join to Celebrate Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

    April 11, 2018

    Attorney General Chris Carr and partners from metro Atlanta law firms joined to celebrate the upcoming 2018 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Competition with a luncheon hosted by Troutman Sanders.

  • Georgia’s Legacies, Past And Future

    April 11, 2018

    The last week of Georgia’s 2018 meeting of the General Assembly featured even more symbolism and ceremony than usual. There were the customary farewell speeches by members who won’t be returning after this year’s election. On Tuesday and Wednesday, there was also a casket in the middle of the rotunda.

  • Treasury, IRS Announce First Round of Opportunity Zones Designations for 18 States Including Georgia

    April 11, 2018

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service designated Opportunity Zones in 18 States. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created Opportunity Zones to spur investment in distressed communities throughout the country. New investments in Opportunity Zones can receive preferential tax treatment.

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