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  • Ben Andrews Named ATDC Statewide Program Manager

    December 12, 2018

    Ben Andrews has been named statewide program manager of Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center, effective immediately. In this role, Andrews will oversee the ATDC @ initiative, which takes the incubator’s education, resources, and programming to various cities across the state. He will work with ATDC’s catalysts in current ATDC @cities, which include Athens, Augusta, Peachtree Corners, and Savannah.

  • Travel Tech Giant Travelport Being Acquired in $4.4B Deal

    December 12, 2018

    Travelport Worldwide Limited, a leading travel technology company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC and Evergreen Coast Capital Corp. in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $4.4 billion. Evergreen is the private equity affiliate of Elliott Management Corporation.

  • Juanita Powell Baranco Shares Why She is A Founding Member of goBeyondProfit

    December 11, 2018

    Juanita Powell Baranco talks about why she believes every business leader should join in this commitment to strengthen our communities. ”The minute I heard about it, the minute I understood the goals and aspirations of this organization, I signed on immediately. It did not take long because I absolutely believe that every aspect of our economy, every aspect of our society – education, health, you need that business input. You need the thought processes of business. Your voice is absolutely needed.”

  • Georgia Economic Forecast Favorable, Stronger than U.S. Average for Sixth Consecutive Year

    December 11, 2018

    Benjamin Ayers, Dean of the Terry School of Business of The University of Georgia, has forecasted a positive, annual economic outlook for the state for the sixth consecutive year to an audience including approximately 600 Atlanta business leaders, government officials, and chamber members.

  • Xenia Hotels & Resorts Completes $53.5M Acquisition of Newly Branded Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead

    December 11, 2018

    Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced its acquisition of the former Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, a 127-room luxury hotel located in the upscale Buckheadarea of Atlanta, Georgia, for $53.5 million, or approximately $421,000 per key.

  • Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Awards $1.84M in Grants to 29 Organizations

    December 11, 2018

    Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta recognizes 29 high performing nonprofits with a total of $1.84 million in funding from its annual and highly competitive General Operating Support grants. These organizations meet the high standards of an extremely rigorous review process that is widely viewed as the gold standard of nonprofit excellence.

  • MARTA Board of Directors Elects New Leadership

    December 10, 2018

    The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) board of directors has elected Fulton County representative and former Vice Chair Freda B. Hardage as chair of the MARTA board of directors.

  • Emory Proton Therapy Center Celebrates Official Opening in Midtown Atlanta

    December 10, 2018

    The Emory Proton Therapy Center, the first and only facility of its kind in the state of Georgia, officially opened its doors on December 6th in Midtown Atlanta with a VIP ribbon-cutting ceremony. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Emory University President Claire E. Sterk, and Atlanta Braves Vice Chair Emeritus John Schuerholz were among the dignitaries who celebrated the opening and delivered remarks to more than 200 special guests.

  • James Quincey to Succeed Muhtar Kent as Chairman of The Coca-Cola Company

    December 07, 2018

    James Quincey was elected as the 14th chairman of The Coca-Cola Company, succeeding Muhtar Kent, who plans to retire in April after a Coca-Cola system career that started in 1978.

  • Technical College System of Georgia Announces Four New College and Career Academies

    December 07, 2018

    The board of the Technical College System of Georgia approved grants totaling $12 million to establish new College and Career Academies in Ben Hill County, Jackson County, Jones County and Sumter County.

  • Eric Tanenblatt: The George Bush I knew

    December 06, 2018

    George Herbert Walker Bush, whose careful custodianship of the unraveling of the old Soviet Union shaped a safer world for hundreds of millions, was mourned by a grateful nation Wednesday in a state funeral that brought together Republicans and Democrats in an increasingly rare demonstration of civility.

  • Georgia World Congress Center Authority Selects Hilton Hotels for Headquarters Hotel Brand

    December 06, 2018

    The Georgia World Congress Center Authority has landed on a hotel brand, announcing Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been selected as its headquarters hotel operator.

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Outlines Vision for Atlanta’s Transportation Future

    December 06, 2018

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the adoption of the Atlanta Transportation Plan (ATP), a once-in-a-generation transportation blueprint to move Atlanta’s growing population moving while prioritizing safety, mobility and affordability across the city.

  • CarMax Brings the Future of Car Buying to Atlanta

    December 05, 2018

    CarMax, Inc., the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, announces the rollout of a new customer-driven buying experience launching first in Atlanta, Ga., with plans to scale nationwide. For the first time, CarMax customers will have a choice as to how they want to buy a car – from home, in-store, or a seamless combination of both.

  • #GivingTuesday 2018 Was Another Record Day of Generosity for Georgia

    December 05, 2018

    This November, we asked Georgia to #showyourlove for nonprofits, and our state came together in a record outpouring of generosity and community spirit. Today, we are thrilled to report that our second GAgives on #GivingTuesday campaign netted a grand total of $7.8 million in donations to our state's nonprofits – an increase of 15% from 2017 – including gifts of nearly $3.4 million through GAgives.org, and another $4.4 million across two dozen other donation platforms.

  • Report: Georgia’s Colleges and Universities Generate $16.8B Economic Impact

    December 04, 2018

    In 2017, the University System of Georgia had a $16.8 billion economic impact on the state of Georgia.. The report also found that the USG created 163,754 jobs last year, and 2.2 of those jobs were created for every one USG job in an institution’s home town.

  • Netherlands Consulate General in Atlanta to Open in January

    December 03, 2018

    The Netherlands will open its fifth consulate general in Atlanta on January 7th, to strengthen the economic ties between the Southeastern US and the Netherlands.

  • First Lady Sandra Deal Completes 1,000th School Visit

    December 03, 2018

    First Lady Sandra Deal was joined by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs to visit The Academy Child Development Center in Oakwood, marking Mrs. Deal’s 1,000th school visit since Gov. Nathan Deal took office in 2011.

  • Advanced Technology Development Center Heads to New York City with ATDC Venture Showcase

    November 29, 2018

    The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), Georgia’s technology incubator, is taking 14 innovative and high-growth Georgia-based companies to New York City where those firms will meet and make presentations to more than 75 investors from 50 leading venture capital and growth equity firms.

  • Consumers are ready to Spend This Holiday, but not Necessarily at the Stores

    November 29, 2018

    Holiday shoppers are more than prepared to buy in force this year. The only question is who will capture their dollars. Three out of four consumers (76 percent) plan to spend as much or more than they did last year, but, according to A.T. Kearney's 2018 Holiday Shopping Survey.

  • Georgia State Research Expenditures Top $200M For The First Time

    November 29, 2018

    Georgia State University’s total research expenditures exceeded $200 million for the first time in fiscal year 2017, the National Science Foundation reports in the latest Higher Education Research and Development Survey.

  • United Technologies Announces Intention to Separate Into Three Independent Companies

    November 28, 2018

    United Technologies Corp. announced the completion of its acquisition of Rockwell Collins and the company's intention to separate its commercial businesses, Otis and Carrier (formerly CCS), into independent entities. The separation will result in three global, industry-leading companies.

  • Korean Battery Manufacturer to Create More Than 2,000 Jobs in Georgia

    November 28, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that SK innovation, a developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles, is estimated to create more than 2,000 jobs and invest $1.67 billion in a new manufacturing plant in Jackson County in the long term.

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces Center for Workforce Innovation in Partnership with Atlanta Committee for Progress and Atlanta Technical College

    November 27, 2018

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the establishment of the Center for Workforce Innovation, a jobs training program focused on outcomes-based education for high-demand careers. The Center, which will be housed at Atlanta Technical College, is the result of a public-private partnership with the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Committee for Progress and Atlanta Technical College.

  • Kennesaw State Names New Vice President for Advancement and CEO of KSU Foundation

    November 27, 2018

    Following a nationwide search, Kennesaw State President Pamela Whitten has named Lance Burchett as the University’s new vice president for advancement and CEO of the KSU Foundation, effective Dec. 12.

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