November 2017 Features

  • AT&T Launches Fixed Wireless Internet in Georgia to Enhance Connectivity in Rural and Underserved Areas

    November 29, 2017

    AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet is now available in rural and under served locations in parts of 44 counties in Georgia. In May 2017, AT&T launched Fixed Wireless Internet, an innovative service that delivers an internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps to homes and small businesses. With Fixed Wireless Internet, customers can download, surf and stream their favorite movies or television shows

  • Governor Announces $35M for Cybersecurity Center Expansion in Augusta

    November 28, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced $35 million in funding for an expansion of the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center in Augusta. The second facility will serve as an incubator hub for technology startups as well as a training space for the state’s cybersecurity initiatives and workforce development programs.

  • Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has Granted $60.8M to Atlanta Nonprofits Year-to-date

    November 27, 2017

    Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta announces $60.8 million in grants to nonprofits year-to-date. Of that, $2.4 million in competitive grants have been awarded to 38 nonprofit organizations in the Foundation’s most recent competitive grant cycle.

  • Georgia Banks’ Earnings up 15% in Third Quarter

    November 27, 2017

    Georgia’s 178 FDIC-insured financial institutions earned $889.3 million during the third quarter of this year, up 15.2 percent over the same period in 2016. For the first nine months of the year, cumulative earnings were $2.5 billion, increasing by 10.3 percent over the same nine-month period in 2016.

  • Metro Atlanta Chamber Announces Big Bets for 2018, Launches New Platform to Attract Next Gen Talent

    November 17, 2017

    More than 2,000 leaders gathered on the field of Mercedes-Benz Stadium to hear the Metro Atlanta Chamber share priorities for driving the region’s economy and attracting talent in 2018 and beyond. While MAC will continue its strategic pillars, grow, advocate and promote, the organization announced big bets for 2018 – reinventing its approach to economic development, accelerating education efforts and lending support to improve economic mobility.

  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Unveils North Druid Hills Campus Plans

    November 17, 2017

    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta unveiled the proposed master plan for its new North Druid Hills Campus, which includes a replacement hospital, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics, support buildings and more than 20 acres of greenspace and miles of walking trails and paths on site. The plans were shared with neighbors and community members in a meeting at the Thalia N. Carlos Hellenic Community Center.

  • The UPS Store Steps Up to Help Small Businesses Close the Deal on Small Business Saturday

    November 17, 2017

    Small Business Saturday is like the big game for many independent businesses, with millions of shoppers expected to shop small on Saturday, November 25th. But business owners won’t win the day simply by opening – they need to close deals by turning browsers into buyers.

  • Economic Developer Training at UGA Gives Georgia Advantage in Attracting New Industry

    November 17, 2017

    It didn't take long for Larry Brooks to connect the dots during one of his Georgia Certified Economic Developer classes. Brooks, executive director of the Walker County Development Authority, already was looking for a site to locate a new industry when he attended a financing course offered by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. In the class he learned he could use money from a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax to purchase land and develop it.

  • Georgia State Economist: Rebuild From Hurricane Season Expected to Boost 4Q Economy

    November 16, 2017

    Despite doom and gloom estimates due to an unusually active hurricane season, third quarter gross domestic product growth came in at 3.0 percent, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

  • University System of Georgia Board of Regents Elects New Officers

    November 16, 2017

    The Board of Regents, the 19-member governing body for the University System of Georgia, elected Regent James M. Hull to a one-year term as the Board’s chair and Regent Don L. Waters to a one-year term as the Board’s vice chair.

  • Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Weekend Delivers $62.5M in Economic Impact for Atlanta

    November 15, 2017

    The 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games featuring Florida State vs. Alabama and Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee combined to drive $62.5 million in economic impact and generate $5.1 million in direct state and local tax revenue within metro Atlanta.

  • Seven Things to Know about Delta’s Big Goodbye to Iconic 747

    November 15, 2017

    Delta employees, customers and aviation enthusiasts have been eagerly flying the airline’s remaining Boeing 747-400s since Delta said in 2014 that it would retire the Queen of the Skies at the end of 2017.

  • How Does the FinTech Capital of the World Stay Ahead of Other Cities? By Leveraging Partnerships and Creating New Ones

    November 14, 2017

    As financial technology and financial services leaders travel to Las Vegas for Money20/20, the world’s largest payments and financial services innovation event, the Atlanta region is tapping partnerships to stay on top. Metro Atlanta’s role in helping to create the payments industry and being home to more than 60 percent of the nation’s FinTech companies – including First Data, NCR, Worldpay and Global Payments – established the region as the World FinTech Capital.

  • Emory Board of Trustees Elects New Chair

    November 13, 2017

    Emory University Board of Trustees has elected business executive Robert C. Goddard III to serve as its new chair. The resolution passed at the full board’s annual meeting, held at Emory on Nov. 10th.

  • Senator David Perdue: Keeping Our Promise To Veterans

    November 10, 2017

    We honor our veterans and their families for their sacrifices and unwavering dedication to our country. Our troops who wear the uniform represent the best, and I mean the very best, our country has to offer. It is because of their service that we enjoy the freedom that comes with being an American.

  • Georgia Power, Ron Clark Academy Celebrate Renewed STEM Partnership

    November 09, 2017

    Georgia Power and the world-renowned Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta continue to provide new skills and training for Georgia educators through the annual PowerED Fellows program. PowerED Fellows, funded by The Georgia Power Foundation Inc., receive a three-day professional developmental experience at the Ron Clark Academy focused on STEM-related best practices in teaching and student engagement to prepare the workforce of the future.

  • Delta Community Opens New Administrative Center in Cobb County

    November 08, 2017

    Delta Community Credit Union, Georgia's largest credit union with $5.6 billion in assets, formally opened administrative offices and a multi-use Conference Center in the newly-constructed Riverwood 200 Building, located at 3300 Riverwood Parkway in Atlanta. With the new offices, Delta Community will consolidate more than 500 employees on its Vinings Campus.

  • Grady Honored as Top Health IT Hospital by Metro Atlanta Chamber

    November 08, 2017

    Grady Memorial Hospital is the 2017 Phoenix Award Hospital of the Year winner for its achievements in Health IT. The Phoenix Awards are given annually by the Metro Atlanta Chamber in conjunction with the Health IT Leadership Summit in recognition of individuals and companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the growth of the health IT industry in Georgia.

  • The Lovett School Names Next Head of School

    November 08, 2017

    The Lovett School’s Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Meredyth Moredock Cole as Lovett's next Head of School, effective July 1, 2018. She will join the school from The Episcopal School of Dallas, where she has been Head of School since 2013.

  • Coca-Cola Donates $1.25M to Support Kennesaw State Scholarship Program

    November 07, 2017

    Kennesaw State University has received a $1.25 million donation from The Coca-Cola Foundation for the creation of a scholarship program supporting first-generation students.

  • Georgia Manufacturing Alliance CEO Sets Tone of Annual Summit: "Significance of 'One’”

    November 06, 2017

    Prior to the introduction of two keynote speakers from renowned Georgia companies Coca Cola and Chick-fil-A, Jason Moss, Founder and CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, welcomed over 600 attendees to the third annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit. Moss set the theme for the conference recently held in Atlanta by invoking what he called “the significance of ‘one’,” be it one connection made; one idea shared; or one moment of clarity.

  • Georgia’s Tourism Industry Generates Record $60.8B in Economic Impact

    November 03, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal recognized several of the state’s top tourism professionals at the 2017 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference on Jekyll Island. The annual industry event, hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, brought together more than 400 tourism industry professionals from across the state.