April 2017 Features

  • 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.