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  • BlackRock to Create Innovation Hub in Fulton County

    October 26, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm and a technology solutions provider, has chosen Atlanta for the company’s newest Innovation Hub. BlackRock plans to build its presence in Fulton County, partner with the Atlanta business community and local universities, and create 1,000 career opportunities over the next several years.

  • P20 Conference Showcases Atlanta’s International Payments Industry

    October 25, 2018

    P20 recently hosted the second annual P20 Conference, an international contingent of some 150 payments and fintech industry leaders from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Brazil and China. The conference also included more than 50 international government leaders and supporters who joined to collaborate on opportunities and challenges the industry is facing.

  • Atlanta on CompTIA List of America's Top 20 Tech Towns

    October 25, 2018

    Tech workers looking to jumpstart their careers have more opportunities than ever, as America's "Top 20 Tech Towns" can be found across 14 states and the District of Columbia, according to a new study released by CompTIA.

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Presents Amended Gulch Agreement to City Council

    October 24, 2018

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has negotiated significantly new terms with the CIM Group to redevelop the currently underdeveloped Gulch property in the heart of downtown Atlanta. As part of the new agreement, the maximum authorized TAD bond amount has been reduced from $625 million to $40 million.

  • City of Alpharetta Becomes First in Georgia with NextGen 911 System from AT&T

    October 24, 2018

    The City of Alpharetta is transforming its 911 communications with AT&T ESInet. The city is the first in the state to adopt the NextGen 911 system. Call takers will be equipped with enhanced tools to boost reliability and speed emergency responsiveness.

  • NCR Steps Into Payments, Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire JetPay

    October 23, 2018

    NCR Corporation announced a definitive agreement to acquire Allentown, Pa.-based JetPay, a provider of end-to-end payment processing and Human Capital Management solutions.

  • Governor Deal to Call for Special Legislative Session Due to Hurricane Michael

    October 23, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal today notified House Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle that he plans to call for a special legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. The special session is set to convene on Tuesday, November 13th.

  • Community Foundation’s GoATL Fund Closes Largest Investment To-Date

    October 22, 2018

    GoATL Fund, an impact investment fund launched by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, has announced its most recent closing, a $1 million investment in Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.’s loan fund (“Enterprise”), to support their expanding portfolio of multi-family affordable housing throughout the metro Atlanta area.

  • Georgia State To Host Varsity University Esports Teams At PantherLAN Esports Tournament

    October 22, 2018

    Georgia State University’s varsity esports team will host and compete against multiple college and university teams during the PantherLAN Esports Tournament, with live, in-arena finals on Saturday, Oct. 20th, at the Georgia State Sports Arena in Atlanta.

  • Emory School of Medicine Establishes Academy to Help Disadvantaged Students, Atlanta Community

    October 22, 2018

    Emory University School of Medicine has received a five-year, $3.25 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to establish a National HCOP Academy, which will provide educational opportunities for disadvantaged high-school students interested in pursuing health careers.

  • Atlanta Community Food Bank Gears Up for a New Headquarters with Kickoff of Capital Campaign

    October 19, 2018

    Despite the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s robust response to hunger, an estimated 819,000 people in its 29-county service area continue to lack access to nutritious meals . In order to meet the growing demands, the organization has launched the Growing Healthy Futures Capital Campaign to build a new, industry-leading campus and grow the capacity of the emergency food system to close the meal gap in our region.

  • SBA Small Business Lending Momentum Continues in FY18

    October 19, 2018

    The U.S. Small Business Administration announced FY18 lending numbers showing that it guaranteed over $30 billion to small businesses that otherwise would not have had access to capital.

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Focuses on Affordable Housing Solutions, Names Chief Housing Officer

    October 18, 2018

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the appointment of Terri Lee as the City of Atlanta’s first Chief Housing Officer during a gathering of more than 100 cross-sector non-profit, corporate, community and affordable housing leaders.

  • Georgia Unemployment Rates Set Record in September

    October 18, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the state’s unemployment rate dipped in September to 3.7 percent, a number not reached since May 2001. At the same time, Georgia continued to set records for jobs and employed residents, Butler said.

  • UPS’s New Atlanta Super Hub Showcases Next Generation Operating Facility

    October 18, 2018

    UPS announced the grand opening of its second largest ground package processing facility in the United States and fourth largest package operation in its worldwide network. The Atlanta hub will process approximately 100,000 parcels per hour via a highly orchestrated series of conveyors, chutes, belts and ramps, into waiting trailers for transfer to another UPS location, or into package delivery vehicles bound for area businesses and residents

  • Plant Scherer Transforms into NASA for First Man, featuring Ryan Gosling

    October 17, 2018

    Hollywood and Georgia Power collide for the creation of an Oscar-contending film from Universal Pictures. The film, First Man, based on the book by James Hansen, is a biopic of Neil Armstrong’s journey to become the first man to walk on the moon in 1969.

  • Aflac: Employers are Hiring - Job Satisfaction is Growing - Workers More Satisfied with Workplace Benefits

    October 17, 2018

    After seeing American workers' job satisfaction dip in 2017, there is strong evidence that both workers and their employers have renewed feelings of workplace optimism and satisfaction. However, despite many reasons to be positive, employees and employers continue to have health care financial concerns.

  • Northwest Corridor Express Lanes Named No. 1 Project by Roads & Bridges

    October 16, 2018

    The Georgia Department of Transportation’s Northwest Corridor Express Lanes Project has been recognized as the No. 1 project on the 2018 Roads & Bridges Top 10 Roads list.

  • MMM’s John Yates Chairs Woodruff Arts Center’s Corporate Campaign

    October 16, 2018

    The Woodruff Arts Center, one of the largest arts centers in the world, has invited Morris, Manning & Martin partner John Yates to chair its Annual Corporate Campaign. The $13 million fundraising effort, which reaches out to Metro Atlanta companies and their leaders, supports critical operating expenses as well as program funding and educational outreaches.

  • Georgia’s Manufacturing Sector “Flying High” at 2018 Summit

    October 16, 2018

    The status of general manufacturing in Georgia is “Flying High” as exemplified by the theme, keynote speakers, panel members, and award winners at the 2018 Georgia Manufacturing Summit held last week at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. Specifically, the state leads the U.S. in aerospace manufacturing.

  • Governor Deal Honors Contributors in Arts and Humanities

    October 16, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal announced the recipients of the seventh annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The awards were presented in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities.

  • Autonomy, Workforce Development Drive "Forward Momentum” Theme at Southern Automotive Conference

    October 15, 2018

    Autonomous vehicle technology and industry workforce development drove the “Forward Momentum” theme that spotlighted the 11th Annual Southern Automotive Conference last week at the Cobb Galleria Center.

  • First Lady Sandra Deal Completes 900th School Visit

    October 15, 2018

    First Lady Sandra Deal visited Rowland Elementary School in Stone Mountain, marking her 900th school visit since Gov. Nathan Deal took office in 2011.

  • FICO and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Release First U.S. Cybersecurity Assessment

    October 15, 2018

    Seventh Annual Cybersecurity Summit -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and FICO released the first national cybersecurity assessment at the Chamber's Seventh Annual Cybersecurity Summit. The U.S. Chamber's Assessment of Business Cybersecurity, powered by the FICO Cyber Risk Score, measures the cybersecurity risk of the entire business community and risk across key sectors.

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Appoints the City of Atlanta’s First-Ever Chief Content Officer

    October 11, 2018

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announces the appointment of Keith Whitney as the City of Atlanta’s first-ever Chief Content Officer – a senior-level position that will focus on curating and sharing new content across a wide range of platforms. The newly created role is part of a new effort to improve communications with Atlanta residents and highlight the City’s efforts to achieve the Mayor’s One Atlanta vision.

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