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  • 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.

  • Mayor Reed: City of Atlanta Now has $175 Million in Reserves

    April 10, 2017

    Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the City of Atlanta has reached an important financial milestone, with a record-high $175 million in reserves funding. When Mayor Reed came into office in January 2010, the City had only $7.4 million in reserves, and was nearly $50 million in the red with its annual budget.

  • USG Foundation Raises More Than $1.43M for Need-Based Scholarships

    April 05, 2017

    The 13th annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala, held on Friday, March 31st, successfully raised more than $1.43 million to promote, support, and provide need-based scholarships for students at the University System of Georgia’s twenty-eight institutions.

  • Oprah Winfrey to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address at Agnes Scott College

    April 04, 2017

    Global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress Oprah Winfrey will deliver the commencement address for Agnes Scott College's 128th graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 13th. Winfrey will receive an honorary degree at commencement.

  • Metro Atlanta Chamber Announces 2017 GIA Finalists

    March 31, 2017

    The Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Global Commerce Council recently announced the finalists for the eighth annual Global Impact Awards. The annual Global Impact Awards honor international business excellence, innovation and leadership. They also shine a light on the region’s extensive international business ecosystem, including foreign direct investment and exports.

  • JetBlue Arrives in Atlanta

    March 31, 2017

    JetBlue announced the start service in Atlanta, the largest U.S. city not already served by the award-winning airline. The inaugural flight from Boston’s Logan International Airport arrived at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, making Georgia’s capital city JetBlue’s 101st destination.

  • Atlanta-based Software Startup Makes Big Gains in Hospitality Business

    March 30, 2017

    There’s no doubt that Atlanta is becoming one of the top foodie destinations in the country. We’re familiar with uniquely Southern hot spots around Atlanta like Ford Fry, Empire State South, Kevin Rathbun Steak, Kevin Gillespie’s restaurants and Buckhead Life group’s restaurants. And while they are all successful dining destinations featuring some of the country’s top chefs, they also have something else in common—they are all working one of the leading event management software companies in the nation, Atlanta’s own software startup, Gather.

  • Registration Open for Georgia’s Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources Conference in Macon

    March 28, 2017

    In order to connect Georgia aerospace and defense suppliers with potential partners and resources to increase their capabilities and meet the needs of the global marketplace, the Supplier Opportunities and Aerospace Resources (SOAR) Conference will take place in Macon this year. The event is April 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Middle Georgia State University.

  • Georgia Technology Summit Speakers Offer Literal and Digital Food for Thought

    March 27, 2017

    During last Thursday’s GTS conference at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Keynote Speaker Caleb Harper made a quantum leap from his traditional-farming, family background when he spoke of his “Food Computer”—an open source, agricultural technology platform. Harper used the example of the 14-month, life cycle of an apple from harvest, to cold storage for months where it loses 90% of its antioxidants, eventual distribution and stocking at retail, vis-à-vis his food movement technology.

  • Robinson College Faculty Among Most Productive Researchers in University of Texas at Dallas Survey

    March 24, 2017

    The faculty of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business are among most productive researchers in the world, according to new rankings from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas.

  • Atlanta Braves to Host An Evening with Hank Aaron at SunTrust Park March 29th

    March 24, 2017

    On Wednesday, March 29th, the Atlanta Braves will host An Evening with Hank Aaron in SunTrust Park to celebrate the unveiling of his new statue. The exclusive fundraiser will benefit Aaron's Chasing the Dream Foundation, and the home run king will be on hand to commemorate the occasion. The event will take place from 7-10 p.m. and a limited number of tickets are available to the public.

  • 5 Reasons to Attend The 9th Annual Georgia Logistics Summit

    March 20, 2017

    It’s Summit season again, and this is going to be the best one yet. Yes, we say that every year, but it just keeps getting better! This year will see the return of Summit staples like an address from Governor Deal, an update on the state of transportation in Georgia, and many other great presentations and discussions on industry best practices.

  • Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Names Board of Directors

    March 17, 2017

    The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta announces that John Reid is the 2017 Chair of its Board of Directors. He has served on the board since 2015. In addition, four new members have been added to the board for five-year terms: Frank Bell, Barbara Bing Pliner, Bryan Rand and Dr. Gregory Vaughn.

  • The East Lake Foundation Honors Tom and Ann Cousins at Inaugural Party on the Green Event April 29th

    March 15, 2017

    The East Lake Foundation will host the inaugural Party on the Green event on April 29, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the historic East Lake Golf Club. This signature event will honor the legacy of the East Lake Foundation’s founders Tom and Ann Cousins.

  • Grady Gala Celebrates 125th Anniversary, Living Legends March 18th

    March 14, 2017

    As Grady Health System celebrates the 125th anniversary of its opening in 1892, the annual White Coat Grady Gala will offer attendees the opportunity to celebrate the physicians, patients and patrons who have contributed to the hospital’s storied history.

  • Georgia Recognizes Four Companies as Small Business Rock Stars

    March 14, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with the Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized Georgia’s 2017 “Small Business Rock Stars.” GDEcD and GEDA hosted a luncheon where four Georgia companies were honored for being an outstanding, unique and impactful small business.

  • Cristo Rey Atlanta Exceeds $25M Capital Campaign Goal, Raises $30.2M

    March 13, 2017

    Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School is pleased to announce completion of their Capital Campaign, Building Futures. Changing Lives. Due to the overwhelming support of foundations, corporations, individual donors and New Markets Tax Credits, Cristo Rey exceeded its original campaign goal by $5.1M and raised a total of $30.2M in just 14 months.

  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony a Huge Success

    March 10, 2017

    On Feb. 25th, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame honored eight highly accomplished athletes during their annual induction ceremony held at the historic Macon City Auditorium. The group included football player Keith Brooking, golfer Laura Coble, tennis coach Manuel Diaz, football and track athlete Willie Gault, basketball player Matt Harpring, football player Garrison Hearst, athletic leader/golf coach Liz Murphey and football player Jeff Saturday.

  • Registration Open for Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS Awards Luncheon on March 13th

    March 09, 2017

    Georgia holds the title as the number one state in the nation in which to do business—a title it has held for four years in a row. And when 98 percent of Georgia companies (employing under 100) are considered small businesses, it makes sense the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) would want to salute these business owners with Georgia Small Business Week taking place March 13-17.

  • James M. Cox Foundation Announces $730,000 Grant to Grady Health Foundation

    March 09, 2017

    The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $730,000 grant that will be used to pilot the Talk With Me Baby program at Grady Health System. Studies show that the fastest brain growth happens during the first three years of life, making it a critical time to introduce language development.

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