July 2017 Features

  • Delta Gate and Boarding Redesign Pilot Project Comes to Atlanta

    July 31, 2017

    Delta launched phase one of a test program designed to enhance the gate experience and streamline the boarding process. As a part of this three-month pilot project at Atlanta’s Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport, the following will be deployed at T1, T2 and T3 gates:

  • City of Atlanta Launches the 2017 International Startup Exchange Program

    July 28, 2017

    The City of Atlanta announced that the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and Invest Atlanta have launched the 2017 Atlanta International Startup Exchange Program—a one-week international residency which will provide eight selected companies a platform for global expansion in either Toulouse, France or the United Kingdom.

  • Fulcrum Raises One of the Largest Southeast-Based Growth Equity Funds in Recent Years

    July 28, 2017

    Fulcrum Equity Partners, a growth equity firm investing in top performing healthcare, software and technology-enabled service companies, announced the closing of its third fund, Fulcrum Growth Fund III. Fund III closed with $203 million in committed capital, more than 60 percent above the original target of $125 million.

  • Video: Mercedes-Benz Stadium Releases Time-lapse of Roof Closing

    July 28, 2017

    In the last 48 hours the roof has closed at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and it looks incredible!

  • Metro Atlanta’s Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.9% in June

    July 27, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate in June was 4.9 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 4.5 percent in May. In June 2016, the rate was 5.3 percent.

  • The Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry Means Big Business in the Metro Atlanta Region

    July 24, 2017

    The City of Atlanta, Fulton County, the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta are pleased to release findings that prove the nonprofit arts and culture industry is a big business in the Metro Atlanta region. According to the latest Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 study, the nonprofit arts and culture industry annually generates more than half a billion in economic activity, nearly 20,000 full-time equivalent jobs and $56 million in local and state tax revenues.

  • Coyote Logistics, a UPS Company, to Create 325 Jobs in Atlanta

    July 21, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced that Coyote Logistics LLC, a business unit of Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Inc., will create 325 professional jobs in a new Atlanta office.

  • 57 APS Schools See Improvements on Georgia Milestones

    July 21, 2017

    Based on results of the 2016-2017 Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade and End-of-Course Assessments released by the Georgia Department of Education, 57 – or about two-thirds – of schools in Atlanta Public Schools achieved gains in their overall assessment results, 17 more than last year.

  • Georgia Chamber Awarded State Chamber of the Year

    July 20, 2017

    The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives named the Georgia Chamber the 2017 State Chamber of Year at its annual convention in Nashville.

  • Georgia Lottery Transfers over $1.1B to Education; Record-breaking Fiscal Year

    July 19, 2017

    The Georgia Lottery Corp.’s annual fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account has totaled $1,101,062,911, the largest on record, officials announced. This is the first time the Georgia Lottery has transferred over $1.1 billion in a single fiscal year.

  • Mayor Kasim Reed Announces $50M Homeless Opportunity Bond to Move Forward

    July 18, 2017

    Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the Atlanta City Council voted unanimously to authorize Invest Atlanta to issue a $26 million Homeless Opportunity Bond to be matched by a $25 million philanthropic donation from the United Way of Greater Atlanta, for a $50 million total initiative to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring in the City of Atlanta.

  • The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS Releases Q2 Industrial Market Statistics

    July 17, 2017

    The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS, the largest commercial REALTOR association in the country, released its Q2 2017 Industrial Brief on industrial market trend statistics for 22 Atlanta Industrial Sub Markets. Industrial Brief is compiled by data from Xceligent, a leading provider of verified commercial real estate information.

  • Awards Honor Metro Atlanta Business Leaders Advancing Regional Economy and Environment

    July 14, 2017

    The Metro Atlanta Chamber announced the finalists of the 2017 Atlanta E3 Awards. The E3 Awards celebrate the companies, organizations and people whose work conserving the metro region’s natural resources, development of clean technologies and support of sustainable projects and initiatives is deserving of recognition.

  • Atlanta Selected for Professional Cricket League and Mixed-Use Stadium Complex

    July 14, 2017

    Global Sports Ventures LLC, which last year announced its plans and commitment to establish a professional cricket league in the United States, has taken a major step forward by tapping JLL’s Sports and Entertainment Group as its overall real estate advisor to assist organizers in the development of multiple stadium and mixed use projects in eight US cities by 2020.

  • Grady Health System Named 2017 Most Wired

    July 12, 2017

    Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the 19th Annual Health Care's Most Wired survey, just released by the American Hospital Association's Health Forum.

  • Film Industry Generates $9.5 Billion for Georgia’s Economy

    July 11, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of $9.5 billion during FY 2017. The 320 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $2.7 billion in direct spending in the state.

  • Reimagining the Enterprise in the Next Era of the Digital Age Captures the Spotlight at the 2017 Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit

    July 10, 2017

    The pace of change in business is accelerating dramatically. In order to stay ahead of the market, CIOs need to help drive innovation and create new waves of value for the enterprise. These and other steps being taken by technology executives to demonstrate courageous leadership will be the focal point of the discussions at the 2017 Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on August 15th at The St. Regis Atlanta.

  • Atlanta's Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald Named Director of CDC

    July 10, 2017

    Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., named Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., as the 17th Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Continues to Break Single-Day Passenger Screening Records

    July 07, 2017

    The summer travel season continues to exceed expectations as Independence Day passenger numbers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport broke a single-day record for the third time this year.

  • Registration Open for Center of Innovation for Logistics Luncheon in Savannah

    July 07, 2017

    According to the Center of Innovation for Logistics, Georgia companies rely on the state’s logistics infrastructure and services to handle and haul more than $900 billion of cargo each year—that’s billion with a B. And Colin McRae, an attorney at HunterMaclean in Savannah who specializes in transportation, logistics, and business litigation, says that with the support of state offices like the Center of Innovation for Logistics, it’s no wonder Georgia continues to rank as the number one state to do business.

  • The Home Depot to Purchase Compact Power Equipment for $265M

    July 06, 2017

  • Woodruff Annual Corporate Campaign Surpasses $14 Million

    July 06, 2017

    The Woodruff Arts Center’s Annual Corporate Campaign raised $14.3 million in the 2016/17 fiscal year thanks to the generosity of more than 350 Atlanta companies, the largest number of corporations ever to support the Campaign in a single year.

  • Atlanta Housing Authority Announces New Board Chair & Expands Senior Leadership Team

    July 05, 2017

    The Atlanta Housing Authority Board of Commissioners elected Robert Rumley as its new chairman Wednesday following the resignation of Daniel Halpern, who served as board chair for nearly six years.

  • City of Atlanta Recognized for Leadership in Solar Energy Growth by the U.S. Department of Energy

    July 05, 2017

    Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the City of Atlanta was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy as a national leader in advancing solar energy. The U.S. Department of Energy named the City of Atlanta as a SolSmart Gold designee because of its actions to attract solar business and solar industry investment, as well as generate economic development and local jobs.

  • The Human Performance of Your Business

    July 05, 2017

    Corporate America could gain a huge edge on its competition, if it began to learn from the world of sport and fitness. How so? Simple. Your body is a machine and all machines have capabilities and limitations. Your toaster can toast bread, but not muffins.