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  • Georgia Recognizes Four Companies as Small Business Rock Stars

    March 14, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with the Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized Georgia’s 2017 “Small Business Rock Stars.” GDEcD and GEDA hosted a luncheon where four Georgia companies were honored for being an outstanding, unique and impactful small business.

  • Cristo Rey Atlanta Exceeds $25M Capital Campaign Goal, Raises $30.2M

    March 13, 2017

    Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School is pleased to announce completion of their Capital Campaign, Building Futures. Changing Lives. Due to the overwhelming support of foundations, corporations, individual donors and New Markets Tax Credits, Cristo Rey exceeded its original campaign goal by $5.1M and raised a total of $30.2M in just 14 months.

  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony a Huge Success

    March 10, 2017

    On Feb. 25th, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame honored eight highly accomplished athletes during their annual induction ceremony held at the historic Macon City Auditorium. The group included football player Keith Brooking, golfer Laura Coble, tennis coach Manuel Diaz, football and track athlete Willie Gault, basketball player Matt Harpring, football player Garrison Hearst, athletic leader/golf coach Liz Murphey and football player Jeff Saturday.

  • Registration Open for Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS Awards Luncheon on March 13th

    March 09, 2017

    Georgia holds the title as the number one state in the nation in which to do business—a title it has held for four years in a row. And when 98 percent of Georgia companies (employing under 100) are considered small businesses, it makes sense the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) would want to salute these business owners with Georgia Small Business Week taking place March 13-17.

  • James M. Cox Foundation Announces $730,000 Grant to Grady Health Foundation

    March 09, 2017

    The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $730,000 grant that will be used to pilot the Talk With Me Baby program at Grady Health System. Studies show that the fastest brain growth happens during the first three years of life, making it a critical time to introduce language development.

  • Azalea House Uses Local Talent, Charm to Create Unique Southern Experience at Masters

    March 08, 2017

    The Masters Tournament returns to Augusta on April 3-9, and if you are looking to enjoy the week of golf amid true Southern hospitality, you’ll want to check out The Azalea House. According to General Manager, Chris DeMain, this premier hospitality facility, located on Azalea Drive in the National Hills neighborhood just across the street from the course, is fully focused on hospitality and understanding client entertainment.

  • Comcast NBCUniversal Opening Atlanta Startup Accelerator, Entrepreneurs’ Resource Center in 2018​

    March 07, 2017

    Comcast NBCUniversal announced LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs, a multi-city program that will focus on assisting startups with new innovations in media, entertainment and connectivity. It will be comprised of a variety of programs offered online and in person, including a startup accelerator, entrepreneurs’ resource center, and programs on how to bring their innovations to market.

  • Trane & GWCCA Unveil Convention Center Upgrades to Reduce Energy Use

    March 06, 2017

    Leaders from Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority unveiled upgrades to the Atlanta convention center which are expected to cut energy costs and reduce the centers carbon footprint by 39 percent annually, saving more than $2.5 million in the first year alone.

  • DeKalb Approves 2017 Budget CEO Addresses Priorities of Water Billing, Blight and Employment

    March 03, 2017

    The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved the county’s 2017 operating budget of $1.3 billion, which funds DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond’s top priorities of water billing, residential and commercial blight and employment.

  • PulteGroup Introduces VR Headsets to Expand the Consumer Experience When Shopping for A New Home

    March 01, 2017

    Virtual reality is no longer just for computer games, as virtual reality headsets are the newest tool to help consumers select a new home from PulteGroup, one of the nation's largest homebuilders.

  • CEO of Atlanta CVB: Metro Atlanta’s Neighborhoods Offer Something for Everyone

    February 27, 2017

    When visitors come to Atlanta, they are typically drawn to our tourism backbone: Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead. But residents and visitors alike are discovering the uniqueness of our city through its distinct and vibrant neighborhoods. Everywhere you turn, Atlanta’s neighborhoods reflect our diversity, creativity and obsession with having fun.

  • Team Building with Taste Uses Culinary Camaraderie to Unite Business Teams in Atlanta

    February 27, 2017

    While some team building activities might seem lackluster and others too extreme for some team members, culinary competitions are gaining popularity as a challenging exercise that builds camaraderie and simulates real-world dynamics, yet is more inclusive for all team members.

  • Walton Family Foundation to Support Atlanta Public Schools Turnaround Efforts

    February 24, 2017

    The Walton Family Foundation announced it will invest $2.1 million to support and evaluate the success of Atlanta Public Schools’ Turnaround Strategy. The grants will also help the district launch APS Insights, a first-of-its-kind data dashboard available this summer to share information about school options and quality with Atlanta parents.

  • Piedmont to Operate Retail Clinics in Walgreens Stores in Atlanta Area

    February 23, 2017

    Walgreens and Piedmont Healthcare announced that Piedmont Healthcare will operate and provide all clinical services at 27 retail health clinics located within Walgreens stores across the Atlanta area.

  • Georgia Touts Another Year as a Leader in International Trade

    February 22, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development released Georgia’s 2016 trade numbers, which reinforce the states position as a front-runner in the global economy and as a leader in international trade.

  • Fast Company Names Georgia Tech to List of Most Innovative Companies in Education

    February 21, 2017

    The 2017 Fast Company World’s Most Innovative Companies list included Georgia Tech in the education sector as the only higher education institution to make the list.

  • ICON Residential Closes on Land in West Midtown for a 92-unit Industrial Brownstone Style Townhome Development

    February 16, 2017

    ICON Residential recently closed on 5.4 acres of land at Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard in Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood to make way for The Chelsea Westside, a 92 unit luxury townhome community with units ranging from 1,600 square feet to 2,700 square feet and offering 9 uniquely-designed floorplans.

  • Eric Tanenblatt on Uberizing Big Trucks: 18 Wheels Have Never Been So Cool Or Important

    February 15, 2017

    For the commute-weary driver, autonomous technology represents a sexy splurge, but for fleet operations, full autonomy represents the singular business imperative of the 21st century.

  • Bill Gates to Keynote International Rotary Convention in Atlanta

    February 14, 2017

    Rotary’s 108th annual international convention June 10–14 is expected to attract 40,000 Rotary club members from over 160 countries, and will inject an estimated $52.3 million into Atlanta’s economy. Registrants will engage in workshops and hear from a lineup of world-class speakers, including keynote Bill Gates, co-chair, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Breaks New Ground to Meet Growing Demand for Care

    February 10, 2017

    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta announced yesterday major developments in its strategy for expanding to serve more children. The not-for-profit organization’s plans include a new pediatric hospital at its campus at North Druid Hills Road.

  • 29th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt Highlights Southwest Georgia

    February 09, 2017

    Just weeks after two tornados tore through Southwest Georgia, the region played host to the 29th Annual Georgia Quail Hunt, one of the premier economic development events in the nation and the largest for that corner of the state.

  • Latest Survey Results for The Georgia Climate Index Suggest Major Shift in Outlook for Future Business Conditions

    February 07, 2017

    The results of the fourth quarter Georgia CEO survey suggests that Georgia business leaders feel more optimistic about the current business conditions in Georgia compared to the previous surveys. The purpose of the surveys is to better understand how general business conditions are impacting Georgia CEO subscribers on a quarterly basis. Georgia CEO partners with the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development (BBRED), a member of the College of Business at Georgia Southern University, to prepare, distribute and analyze the survey.

  • Emory Physicians Care for Atlanta Falcons on Their Journey to the Super Bowl

    February 02, 2017

    As the Atlanta Falcons head to the Super Bowl in Houston on February 5th, Emory Healthcare physicians in sports medicine, cardiology and ophthalmology will be on the sidelines to provide team support. Emory physicians have provided a variety of medical support to the Falcons throughout many seasons.

  • Georgia Power Names Pedro Cherry to Lead Customer Service & Operations

    January 31, 2017

    Georgia Power chairman, president and CEO Paul Bowers announced that Pedro Cherry has been elected executive vice president of the company's Customer Service & Operations organization by the company's board of directors, effective March 31st. Cherry succeeds Craig Barrs who recently announced his retirement from the company.

  • Jackson Healthcare Announces Plans for 30-Acre Italian Renaissance Campus in Alpharetta

    January 30, 2017

    Jackson Healthcare, one of the nation's largest healthcare staffing firms, announced a 306,000 square foot expansion project of its corporate headquarters in Alpharetta that will accommodate 1,400 new associates.

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