April 2017 Features

  • Previewing Georgia’s Inaugural World Trade Day Conference; Behind the Scenes with Chair Diane Alleva Cáceres PhD

    April 28, 2017

    Georgia CEO catches up with Diane Alleva Cáceres, PhD for a special behind the scenes preview of Georgia’s inaugural 2017 World Trade Day Conference. During our time together, Dr. Alleva Cáceres shares insights about the conference lineup, speakers, panels and activities, as well as Georgia’s current and impressive state of international commerce including an estimated $121 billion in trade between Georgia and the world in 2016.

  • New Job Growth Record in Metro Atlanta Helps Lower March Jobless Rate to 4.6%

    April 27, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate in March was 4.6 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 4.9 percent in February. In March 2016, the rate was 5.1 percent.

  • Power Brokers, Fuel Experts Discuss Drivers Behind Georgia Energy Mix

    April 27, 2017

    Georgia’s diverse power and clean energy producing companies met recently for the fourth annual “Energy Brunch and Learn” roundtable discussion to determine the driving forces behind the state’s renewable resources.

  • One on One with Co-Founder and CEO Cory Hewett and Atlanta-based Gimme Vending, LLC

    April 26, 2017

    Metro Atlanta CEO presents this spotlight profile on the dynamic Atlanta-based startup Gimme Vending, LLC through our one on one with Co-founder and CEO Cory Hewett. During our meeting, Hewett shares how he got his start in the vending business, background on its founding with CTO Evan Jarecki, and the exciting progress and growth they have made since going live with their automated vending solution just last year including a national reach and important new partnership.

  • GE's Russell Stokes & David Abney of UPS Named Metro Atlanta Chamber 2018 & 2019 Chairs

    April 26, 2017

    The Metro Atlanta Chamber today announced updated plans for leadership in 2018 and 2019. Russell Stokes, president and chief executive officer, GE Energy Connections will chair the organization’s board in 2018 and David Abney, chairman and chief executive officer, UPS will chair the organization’s board in 2019.

  • 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.