March 2016 Features

  • Choate Combines Love for Cars, Philanthropy to Help Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    March 31, 2016

    In 1989, Millard Choate began his construction company as a basement start-up out of his home in north Atlanta. He said that was about the same time he learned that Leann, his daughter Emily’s best friend, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a life threatening disorder that affects the lungs and digestive system. The girls were in preschool together at the time, and Choate said when he learned of Leann’s diagnosis he didn’t know anything about Cystic Fibrosis.

  • Georgia Technology Summit Speakers Envision Innovation on Land, at Sea and in the Air

    March 22, 2016

    At the recent 12th Annual Georgia Technology Summit held in Atlanta by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), three keynote speakers envisioned their respective spheres of influence where future technological innovation will flourish: within the growth of cities (such as Atlanta); in the air (The Weather Company); and, at sea (the U.S. Navy).

  • Georgia-Pacific Plans Major Expansion in Downtown Atlanta

    March 18, 2016

    Mayor Kasim Reed and the Invest Atlanta Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution to issue up to $150,000,000 in lease purchase revenue bonds to finance major renovations to the Georgia-Pacific building in downtown Atlanta.

  • Corporate Atlanta Work-Study Partnerships Help Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Work Well

    March 17, 2016

    A critical reason for the successful mission of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School— The school that works in the heart of Atlanta—has been as a result of the 95 work-study opportunities and the enormous generosity of its 86 partners in corporate Atlanta.

  • City of Atlanta Receives Official White House TechHire Designation

    March 10, 2016

    The City of Atlanta announced that it has been designated as a TechHire City by the White House. Atlanta joins 15 more cities nationwide that have committed to creating pathways to better, well-paying tech jobs and meeting urgent employer demand. The Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, The Iron Yard, and TechSquare Labs will partner to lead and implement the Atlanta TechHire Initiative.

  • Charlie Harper: Transit Support Growing While Funding Still Elusive

    March 09, 2016

    The direct tie of MARTA rail to economic development has transformed the conversation regarding MARTA expansion into one that can be had even in Republican circles. Discussion is relatively easy. Legislation, specifically ones that identify and appropriate sources of funds, are a bit harder.

  • Georgia’s Aerospace Industry Reaching New Heights

    March 08, 2016

    The Centers of Innovation, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, is focused on helping industries and small businesses connect, compete, and grow globally. This is the first in a series of articles focused on the Georgia Department of Economic Development Centers of Innovation, which has six centers located throughout the state: Aerospace, Agribusiness, Energy Technology, Information Technology, Logistics, and Manufacturing.

  • KSU Coles College of Business Earns Accolades for 
Innovative Doctor of Business Administration Program

    March 04, 2016

    AACSB International, the global accrediting body and membership association for business schools, has recognized Kennesaw State University Coles College of Business for its innovative Doctor of Business Administration program (DBA).