• 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.

  • Equifax Announces Cybersecurity Hack Impacting 143M People

    September 08, 2017

    Equifax Inc. announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the company's investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. The company has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax's core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases.

  • MARTA Names Elizabeth O’Neill as its Interim General Manager and CEO

    September 08, 2017

    The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has named Elizabeth O’Neill as its Interim General Manager and Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve O’Neill, a 22-year MARTA veteran who currently serves as Chief Legal Counsel, who will succeed Keith T. Parker.

  • Governor Expands State of Emergency for 64 Additional Counties

    September 08, 2017

    Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his emergency declaration to include 64 additional counties, with a total of 94 counties now included in a state of emergency

  • MARTA GM & CEO Announces Departure from Nation's Ninth Largest Transit System

    September 06, 2017

    General Manager and CEO Keith Parker announced that he will step down after nearly five years of service, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority announced. Parker will join Goodwill of North Georgia, which provides job training, employment placement services, and other community-based programs, as president and CEO this fall.

  • The City of Atlanta and Invest Atlanta Announce the Companies Selected for the 2017 Atlanta International Startup Exchange

    September 06, 2017

    The City of Atlanta announced that the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and Invest Atlanta, along with international partners including the U.K. Department for International Trade, Sage and Metropole Toulouse, have selected the final ten companies for the 2017 Atlanta International Startup Exchange.

  • Rockdale Medical Center to Join Piedmont Healthcare

    September 05, 2017

    Officials at Piedmont Healthcare have signed an asset purchase agreement with LifePoint Health, the owner of Rockdale Medical Center, to make Rockdale the eighth hospital to join Piedmont’s Atlanta-based health system.

  • Governor Announces More Than $37.5M in Community Development Awards

    September 05, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that 59 Georgia communities will receive a total of $37.55 million in federal assistance to help grow their local economies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the funding to Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant program, which is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

  • Concierges, Pools and Historic Buildings Are Atlanta's Most Popular Rental Listing Amenities

    August 30, 2017

    Concierges, pools, historic buildings, grills and clubrooms are Atlanta's top five most popular rental amenities compared to other big cities, according to HotPads.

  • Coca-Cola & Chick-fil-A Keynote Speakers Confirmed for the Georgia Manufacturing Summit

    August 30, 2017

    Manufacturing leaders from across Georgia will hear two of the top leaders in Supply Chain Management during the Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 25th. Debra Shankle, V.P. of Supply Chain for Coca-Cola North America, and Rob Dugas, the Chief Procurement Officer and V.P. of Chick-fil-A, will address the impact of manufacturing on the Food & Beverage Industry.

  • Governor Unveils Martin Luther King Jr. Statue at State Capitol

    August 29, 2017

    Gov. Nathan Deal, joined by First Lady Sandra Deal, members of the King family, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston, Rep. Calvin Smyre, members of the Georgia Capitol Arts Standards Commission and other dignitaries, unveiled the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue at the northeast quadrant of the State Capitol.

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