• Clayton State University Generates $302M Economic Impact in South Metro Atlanta

    October 16, 2020

    Clayton State University’s presence continues to make a huge impact on the economic viability of communities south of Atlanta’s airport. The university generated $302.5 million economic impact for fiscal year 2019, according to a recent report released by the University System of Georgia.

  • Gov. Kemp Announces $1.5 Billion in CARES Act Funding to Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund

    October 15, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that as much as $1.5 billion in Coronavirus Relief Funds from the CARES Act would be allocated to repay borrowing for the Georgia Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund to prevent increases in state and federal unemployment taxes.

  • University System of Georgia State Economic Impact Grows to $18.5B

    October 14, 2020

    The University System of Georgia (USG) recorded a statewide economic impact of $18.5 billion for fiscal year 2019, a 4.5 percent increase from fiscal year 2018. USG also generated 157,770 jobs.

  • Children’s Healthcare Names New Hospital after Arthur Blank Following $200M Donation

    October 13, 2020

    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation today announced the naming of the newest hospital within the healthcare system. Made possible through a generous $200 million donation from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, it is the largest donation in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta history.

  • Atlanta-based Cold-Storage Giant Americold Announces $1.7B Acquisition

    October 13, 2020

    Americold Realty Trust, the world’s largest publicly traded REIT focused on the ownership, operation, acquisition and development of temperature-controlled warehouses, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Agro Merchants Group from an investor group led by funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. for a total of $1.740 billion.

  • Georgia Downtown Developments: Businesses & Local Governments Adapt for the Future

    October 13, 2020

    Downtown small businesses are having to adapt to weather this COVID storm for business survival. It is important for city officials to encourage local businesses to try tools that have been working, like transitioning to e-commerce and carry-out for restaurants.

  • Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark: Secure Your Vote, Georgia

    October 13, 2020

    2020 will go down in history as one of humanity’s most challenging moments in time. We started the year with a strong economy, and in the blink of an eye we were crippled by a global pandemic. Needless to say, this year we have witnessed extreme highs and lows; yet, we are still here, still moving forward one step at a time, and still with one challenge before us as we usher in 2021.

  • Atlanta Gladiators to Suspend 2020-21 Season Due to Pandemic

    October 12, 2020

    The Atlanta Gladiators have announced that the team will opt out of competition in the 2020-2021 ECHL season, under the ECHL’s COVID-19 Voluntary Suspension policy. The team will return to play in the 2021-2022 ECHL season.

  • Pye-Barker Fire & Safety Acquires High-Tech Fire Protection Leader, Atlanta-based Mitec

    October 12, 2020

    Pye-Barker Fire & Safety is proud to announce that it has acquired Mitec, an innovative fire and property protection company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Technology Association of Georgia Announces Converge Line Up

    October 09, 2020

    Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) expands keynotes, announces compelling content sessions and issues call for nominations for its annual Diversity and Inclusion awards for Converge, which takes place Nov 9th– 10th.

  • Google for Startups Black Founders Fund Awards $2.35M to Metro Atlanta Entrepreneurs

    October 07, 2020

    Google for Startups today announced the 76 recipients of the $5M Google for Startups Black Founders Fund, which provides promising Black Founders from across the country non-dilutive cash awards to fuel their businesses.

  • Penon Partners Opens its First North American Office at The Battery Atlanta

    October 07, 2020

    Penon Partners, an international business execution consulting firm is opening its first North American office at The Battery Atlanta. The French firm was founded in 2016 and they have just commenced operation at 800 Battery Ave in Cobb County.

  • Georgia Easy Voter Registration Options Break New Records

    October 07, 2020

    Georgia has hit a new record high registration level. As of October 6th, Georgia had 7,587,625 registered voters throughout the state. Over 5 million of those came through automatic registration at the Department of Driver Services, a program of the Office of the Secretary to make registering new voters and updating voter information simple and easy.

  • Energy, Tourism and Entrepreneurship Drive Success for Top-Performing Small Cities

    October 07, 2020

    Today Heartland Forward published the newest installment of its annual report, "Most Dynamic Micropolitan Regions," which ranks 515 micropolitans–regions whose populations range from 10,000 to 50,000–by their economic performance.

  • Metro Atlanta Chamber Announces Winners of 2020 Atlanta E3 Awards

    October 06, 2020

    Entering its eighth year, the Atlanta E3 Awards recognize companies, organizations and individuals for outstanding achievement in advancing clean tech and best-in-class sustainability practices in the marketplace.

  • Piedmont Bancorp, Inc. Acquiring WestSide Bank

    October 06, 2020

    Piedmont Bancorp, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Piedmont Bank, a growing metro Atlanta bank focused on personal service and business success, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WestSide Bank, a Georgia state chartered bank with branch locations in Cobb and Paulding counties.

  • Georgia International Trade Office Earns U.S. Small Business Administration Award, Launches New Export Assistance Grant

    October 06, 2020

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) proudly announced it has been awarded a grant of more than $162,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration under the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) to bolster export assistance to small businesses.

  • Business Leaders Invited to Join CEOs Frank Fernandez and Natalye Paquin to Discuss How Business and Community can Tackle Urgent Issues Together

    October 05, 2020

    Georgia business leaders are invited to attend a Zoom Forum with Frank Fernandez, President & CEO, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Natalye Paquin, Esq., President & CEO, Points of Light, and host goBeyondProfit.

  • Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Purchases Key Property in Southwest Atlanta

    October 05, 2020

    Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), purchased a 9.3 +/- acre site in the Oakland City neighborhood located at the corner of Avon Avenue and Murphy Avenue. This acquisition furthers ABI’s and Invest Atlanta’s commitment to investment into the southside and westside neighborhoods along the Atlanta BeltLine and to the advancement of strategic objectives around economic development and housing.

  • Chris Clark: The State of Rural Resiliency

    October 05, 2020

    My rural upbringing has taught me a lot about working har d, finding ways to overcome even the most seemingly impossible challenges, and realizing that my faith can keep me grounded when the ground is shaky. I’ve seen small towns grow, decay and reinvent themselves time and time again; yet this time, with a global pandemic still in our midst, and a recession that many economists are saying will take 10-years to overcome, rural America is facing the greatest challenge of its time.

  • Dentons Adds Former White House Policy Advisor & SBA Regional Administrator Ashley Bell

    October 02, 2020

    Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, announces the addition of Ashley Bell as a partner. Bell joins the Firm’s award-winning Public Policy practice from his most recent post as policy advisor for the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council in the Office of American Innovation and as regional administrator for the Small Business Administration (SBA).

  • Mercedes-Benz USA Announces Dimitris Psillakis as CEO of MBUSA

    October 02, 2020

    The Daimler Board of Management has appointed Dimitris Psillakis as CEO of MBUSA, effective January 1st. He succeeds Nicholas Speeks, who after more than 40 years will leave the company and pursue opportunities outside of Daimler. Psillakis will be based in Atlanta, GA.

  • Gov. Kemp Reports 10,000+ Jobs Created During First Quarter of Fiscal Year

    October 02, 2020

    Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced that more than 10,000 jobs were created across all regions of the state by economic development projects in Georgia during the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, generating more than $3.71 billion in new investments.

  • Georgia Sees $73.7 Billion Annual Economic Impact from State's Public Airports

    October 02, 2020

    The Georgia Department of Transportation has released a Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study that quantifies the economic impact of the state’s 103 publicly-owned, public-use airports.

  • PulteGroup Reimagining Homes for Healthy, Work from Home Living

    October 01, 2020

    National homebuilder PulteGroup, Inc. announced a new series of Pulte Homes features designed to meet the needs of today’s homebuyers navigating the “new normal.” Based on the results of in-depth consumer research, these innovative offerings are focused on healthy living at home, added storage opportunities and creating an environment for increased home-based activities, including work, exercise, learn and play.

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