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  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Introduces Sweeping Transparency Reforms in Legislative Package

    August 21, 2018

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms took another critical step in leading Atlanta to becoming one of the most transparent cities in the country, introducing a legislative package to the City Council that would amend the City Code to create a new Transparency Officer, restrict usage of City-issued credits cards, and establishing procedures for the registration of persons engaged in lobbying the City of Atlanta.

  • IgniteHQ Launches Social Impact and Blockchain Labs

    August 21, 2018

    IgniteHQ, an ecosystem of startups, investors and enterprises, is pleased to announce the launch of two new labs. The first lab will be dedicated to social innovation and impact investing. The second lab will focus on the region’s participation in the global development of new blockchain and cryptoeconomic solutions.

  • Brasfield & Gorrie Marks Construction Milestone on 725 Ponce

    August 20, 2018

    General contractor Brasfield & Gorrie recently joined the owner of the property, New City Properties, to mark a milestone in the construction of 725 Ponce, a new mixed-use office building situated along Ponce de Leon Avenue and the Atlanta BeltLine.

  • Georgia State Transportation Board Elects New Leadership

    August 20, 2018

    The State Transportation Board elected its new executive leadership team during its monthly meeting on August 16th. Ann R. Purcell was elected unanimously as chairman; Tim Golden was elected vice chairman; and Rudy Bowen was elected secretary. The new positions are effective immediately. Board elections are held annually to ensure that all regions of the state are represented at the executive leadership level.

  • Southern Automotive Conference Makes Georgia Debut, October 3rd–5th

    August 17, 2018

    The Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association is proud to host the Southern Automotive Conference at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Oct. 3 – 5, 2018. The internationally-recognized event brings together thought leaders, Original Equipment Manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to discuss the latest innovations driving the industry forward.

  • Peach Pass to Serve as Presenting Sponsor for the Atlanta Back 2 School Food Festival

    August 17, 2018

    In preparation for the opening of the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes later this year, the State Road and Tollway Authority and Peach Pass have partnered with the Atlanta Back 2 School Food Festival as the presenting sponsor, enhancing their free event with a Peach Pass Fun Zone.

  • Atlanta United Foundation & City of Atlanta Collaborate with Soccer in the Streets & MARTA to Expand Station Soccer

    August 16, 2018

    The Atlanta United Foundation and the City of Atlanta, through its Department of Planning and Design, announced an official collaboration with Soccer in the Streets and MARTA to expand Station Soccer, the world's first network of soccer fields inside the perimeter of major transit stations.

  • Georgia Commute Options Named 2018 National Award Winner By The Association For Commuter Transportation

    August 15, 2018

    Georgia Commute Options, a program managed by the Atlanta Regional Commission, has been named a 2018 national award winner in the Marketing and Outreach category for exceptional work in transportation demand management. The program received this honor, in partnership with Cobb County DOT, from The Association for Commuter Transportation.

  • Speaker Ralston & House Rural Development Council Leadership Announce Creation of Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation

    August 15, 2018

    House Speaker David Ralston and the leadership of the House Rural Development Council announced the creation of the Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation. The RDC is co-chaired by State Representatives Terry England (R-Auburn) and Jay Powell (R-Camilla). State Representative Sam Watson (R-Moultrie) serves as vice chair of the council.

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies Selects 45 Cultural Organizations in Atlanta to Participate in $43M Arts Innovation and Management Training Program

    August 14, 2018

    Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that 45 cultural organizations in Atlanta have been selected to participate in the Arts Innovation and Management program.

  • Charlie Harper: Talk Of I-14 Grows – But Still Just Talk

    August 14, 2018

    Roughly 25 miles of Texas interstate highway has started making a stir in social media in Georgia and Alabama. Interstate 14 currently runs between Fort Hood and Belton Texas, just north of the Austin metro area. A few students from Georgia and Alabama operating at the “Youth Infrastructure Coalition” have dusted off old plans and are promoting a corridor that would run from Texas to Augusta Georgia, passing through Columbus and Macon along the way.

  • Georgia Attorney General Approves Partnership between Emory Healthcare and DeKalb Medical

    August 13, 2018

    The Georgia Attorney General’s Office has announced the approval of the strategic partnership and integration of DeKalb Medical and Emory Healthcare, solidifying the unity of the two health systems. With this final regulatory approval, it is anticipated DeKalb Medical will officially become a part of the Emory Healthcare system on September 1st.

  • Rollins, Inc. Celebrates 50 Years Of Trading On The New York Stock Exchange

    August 13, 2018

    Rollins, Inc. announced that Company executives, members of the Board of Directors and guests will visited the New York Stock Exchange and rang The Closing Bell at 4:00 p.m. to commemorate the Company's 50th anniversary of trading on the NYSE.

  • YMCA of Metro Atlanta Leads the Nation with Top Intervention Programs Towards Empowering Healthy Living

    August 10, 2018

    The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the nation’s foremost leaders in the promotion and development of wellness programs designed to help Empower Healthy Living in the community.

  • UGA-based Program Helps Nonprofits Build Organizational Leadership Capacity

    August 10, 2018

    When Goodwill of North Georgia sought to develop leaders at all levels of its organization, it turned to a nonprofit executive leadership program housed at the University of Georgia.

  • Clyde Higgs Named Interim CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

    August 10, 2018

    The Board of Directors for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. announced that Clyde Higgs was appointed to the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer of the agency, following the departure of current CEO Brian P. McGowan. Clyde Higgs has served as ABI’s Chief Operating Officer since September 2015 and has provided consistent stewardship of the organization alongside the two previous CEOs.

  • Cox Business Acquires RapidScale

    August 10, 2018

    Cox Business, the commercial division of Cox Communications, announced its acquisition of RapidScale, a leading managed and hybrid managed cloud services provider that delivers secure and reliable cloud solutions to businesses of all sizes.

  • Metro Atlanta Chamber Announces Finalists in 2018 Atlanta E3 Awards

    August 09, 2018

    The Metro Atlanta Chamber revealed the finalists for the 2018 Atlanta E3 Awards. The E3 Awards celebrate the companies, organizations and people whose work innovates at the intersection of sustainability and commerce.

  • Braves & Encore Hospitality to Develop 140-Room Aloft Hotel inside The Battery Atlanta

    August 09, 2018

    The Braves Development Company and Encore Hospitality, LLC are pleased to announce that Aloft Hotel will be joining the exciting line-up at The Battery Atlanta in 2020. The 140-room, lifestyle hotel will join the recently announced Silverspot Cinema and Savi Provisions as part of the mixed-use center's development.

  • Significant Progress Made on Vogtle 3 & 4 Construction

    August 09, 2018

    Georgia Power announced that Southern Nuclear has made significant progress on construction of Vogtle 3 & 4 since assuming project management on behalf of the project co-owners (Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power and Dalton Utilities) from Westinghouse following its bankruptcy in 2017.

  • AT&T Announces an Investment of More Than $5.3B in Georgia Networks During 2015-2017

    August 08, 2018

    AT&T has invested nearly $5.3 billion in their Georgia wireless and wired networks during 2015-2017. These investments have boosted reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders.

  • Survey: One-third of Americans Thought about Starting a Business Last Year

    August 07, 2018

    LendingTree, the nation's leading online loan marketplace, today released its survey of aspiring small business owners, as the company celebrates a new milestone for its small business vertical – surpassing $1 billion in loan volume through LendingTree's small business marketplace.

  • Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Acquires Archives and History Warehouse Site

    August 06, 2018

    Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. has acquired 2.5 acres of property adjacent to the future Murphy Crossing development on the westside corridor. Murphy Crossing, now a 20-acre site, provides ABI with a unique opportunity to further equity, affordability, and inclusion goals for the City through controlled development, employment and housing options, and transit connectivity.

  • New Overwatch League Franchise Owners include Cox Enterprises in Atlanta

    August 06, 2018

    The Overwatch League has its first champion in the London Spitfire, but new competition is on the way for the 2019 season. Two more teams, Atlanta and Guangzhou, joined the world’s first major global city-based esports league. The ownership groups operating those franchises are:

  • Atlanta Sees Record-Breaking Hotel Occupancy at Mid-Year

    August 03, 2018

    City of Atlanta experienced 77 percent hotel occupancy during the first half of the year, according to Smith Travel Research (STR). This marks the highest percentage to date over this six-month period and a four percent increase during the same timeframe in 2017.

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