September 2017 Features

  • Technical College System of Georgia Extends State’s Workforce Development Ties with Germany

    September 29, 2017

    Leaders of the Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Culture and Science and the Technical College System of Georgia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes a partnership giving Georgia and German students expanded educational opportunities. TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin and Georg Eisenreich, the Bavarian ministry’s State Secretary, signed the MOU in a ceremony held Sept. 26th in Munich.

  • Atlanta United Clinches Playoff Spot

    September 29, 2017

    It’s been a seasons of firsts for Atlanta United. The first match. The first goal. The first (of many) home sellouts. But Wednesday was perhaps more special than them all as Atlanta United made history as the third expansion team ever to make the playoffs with a dominant 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Union.

  • Habitat for Humanity and Bank of America Kick Off Fourth Global Build

    September 29, 2017

    Habitat for Humanity and Bank of America are partnering for the fourth consecutive year on a Global Build that will engage bank employees and local Habitat organizations around the world.

  • Kirk Barnes with the ATDC: Can What You Don't Know Kill Your Sales?

    September 28, 2017

    Over the course of your sales career, I’m sure there have been times when you looked back and thought, “If only I took more time to understand what was going on with my customers, I would have been more prepared and more than likely they would have purchased from me.” These customers could have been the difference in winning a sales award, making a higher bonus, or even earning that desired promotion.

  • Bank of America’s Evolution of Workplace Policies: Insights on New 16-Week Leave Policy for Mothers and Fathers

    September 27, 2017

    Bank of America recently expanded its parental leave policy from 12 to 16 weeks of paid leave for new mothers and fathers – one of the most competitive offerings across the industry. We sat down with BofA’s Jennifer Darwin, SVP of Corporate Communications for the Carolinas to learn more about this workplace evolution.

  • Atlanta to Host More Than a Dozen Large Scale Industry Events This October

    September 26, 2017

    From technology to information security to entertainment, Atlanta’s preeminent industry leaders are joining forces to host more than a dozen large scale events across the city this October. These events, ranging from investor conferences to entertainment festivals, will serve to educate visitors about the city, connect-high growth companies, entrepreneurs, and talent to investors, and highlight what makes Atlanta a thriving innovation hub.

  • Genuine Parts Company to Acquire Europe's Alliance Automotive Group for $2B

    September 26, 2017

  • OneTrust to Create 500 Jobs in Atlanta

    September 22, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that OneTrust, a global privacy management software company, will create 500 jobs and invest $5 million in a Fulton County facility expansion. New jobs at the facility will include positions in sales, consulting, marketing and software engineering.

  • Area Development Names Georgia #1 State for Business for Fourth Year in a Row

    September 22, 2017

    Georgia did it again! Georgia has been ranked No. 1 on Area Development’s Top States for Doing Business survey, a distinction Georgia has now earned for the fourth consecutive year.

  • Health Connect South 2017 Conference to Highlight Collaborative Advances of Healthcare

    September 21, 2017

    The Fourth Annual Health Connect South health leadership event will convene top innovators, decision makers and leaders from throughout the Southeast to encourage collaborative innovations and advances for creative disruption of healthcare on Thursday, September 28, at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. HCS operates as a non-profit organization serving the health community as a sustainable platform for regional health collaborations.

  • Accenture Innovation Hub in Midtown Atlanta's Technology Square to Bring 800 Jobs

    September 21, 2017

    Mayor Kasim Reed and Governor Nathan Deal joined Accenture Senior Managing Director Jimmy Etheredge to announce the company’s plans to open an Innovation Hub in Atlanta in 2018, more than doubling its footprint in Midtown’s Technology Square. The Hub will be a destination where Accenture people and clients can work side-by-side to ideate, rapidly prototype and launch solutions that meet the demands of today’s fast-changing digital world.

  • GDOT Explores Statewide Broadband and Wireless Expansion

    September 21, 2017

    Increasingly, the world is dependent on high-speed internet and reliable cell phone service. But many throughout Georgia rely on spotty or inconsistent cellular and slow internet. Better days may be ahead as Georgia DOT explores two initiatives—broadband and wireless—that use the state-owned right-of-way to expand the 511 Navigator system statewide, as well as enhance telecommunications for all Georgians.

  • GDEcD's Global Commerce Generates $6.33B in Investments

    September 20, 2017

  • Randstad Professionals Addresses Technology's Impact on Finance and Accounting

    September 20, 2017

    Cloud computing, big data and financial technologies have raised the stakes for finance and accounting professionals according to Randstad Professionals' new whitepaper, Technology's Impact on Finance and Accounting. Organizations will have the opportunity to better serve their businesses and meet public expectations with digital tools in the workplace, and finance and accounting experts will be able to focus on their roles as advisors and consultants, rather than as number-crunchers.

  • Nominations Open for 2018 Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR Awards

    September 18, 2017

    According to Mary Ellen McClanahan, Entrepreneur and Small Business director for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the future is bright. That’s why the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) and GDEcD work together each year to “spotlight Georgia’s best, brightest and most unique.”

  • SunTrust’s Financial Confidence Tour Part of Atlanta United and Atlanta Falcons Pre-Game Festivities

    September 15, 2017

    SunTrust Banks, Inc. is taking its financial confidence message on the road with “onUp on Tour,” a pop-up, entertainment experience that inspires visitors to learn about finances through fun, interactive, sports-based activities.

  • Mayor Reed & Arthur Blank Announce Additional $32M Worth of Investments in Atlanta’s Historic Westside Neighborhoods

    September 15, 2017

  • Georgia PSC Member Tim Echols Does Dragon Con: 'There is Nothing like it'

    September 15, 2017

    For the second year in a row, I ventured off Capitol Hill and accompanied my daughter to Dragon Con taking place in the Hyatt Regency, Marriott Marquis, the Atlanta Hilton, Sheraton and Westin hotels in our downtown convention district.

  • Delta Teams up with Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United and Mercedes-Benz Stadium

    September 15, 2017

    Continuing to deepen its ties to Atlanta, Delta will serve as the Official Airline of the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home of the Falcons and Atlanta United, for the next five years through the 2021 season.

  • Mark Cuban to Deliver Closing Keynote at Venture Atlanta 2017

    September 14, 2017

    Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s largest technology investment conference, announced that Mark Cuban will provide the closing keynote for its 10th annual two-day showcase event, October 11th-12th at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

  • Georgia Sets Record for Total Jobs in August

    September 14, 2017

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia set a record in August for total jobs, surpassing 4.5 million for the first time.

  • GSU's Robinson College Opens Fintech Lab, First Business School-Based Lab in Georgia

    September 13, 2017

    Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has opened a fintech lab spanning data analytics, finance, real estate, and risk management and insurance, the first business school-based fintech lab in Georgia and among the first in the nation.

  • Former Home Depot Executive Named New Fresh Market CEO

    September 13, 2017

    The Fresh Market, Inc., a leading specialty grocery retailer, announced the appointment of Larry Appel as the company’s president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mr. Appel joins The Fresh Market with nearly 30 years of experience in retail, legal and corporate strategy.

  • Third Annual J.W. Fanning Community Leadership Conference Set for February 2018

    September 13, 2017

    Individuals committed to improving their communities and organizations through leadership development are encouraged to mark their calendars to attend the 2018 Community Leadership Conference, Feb. 22-23, 2018, at UGA. Organized by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the Community Leadership Conference will again take place at the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel.

  • Governor Expands State of Emergency to Include All 159 Counties

    September 11, 2017

    Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command and ahead of heavy rains, strong wind and potential flooding from Hurricane Irma, Gov. Nathan Deal expanded the emergency declaration to include an additional 65 counties.