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  • The Outlook for the U.S. Housing Market Hits its Highest Point in Three Years

    June 25, 2019

    Last year's sales slowdown, combined with the decidedly mixed data through the first half of 2019, certainly suggested that housing had passed its peak in this cycle. But the latest Health of Housing Markets Report (HoHM Report) from Nationwide Economics sees more positive, sustainable trends for the housing sector for at least the next year.

  • Fort Mac Selected By the Food and Drug Administration as Location for FDA Laboratory at Former Forces Command HQ Building

    June 24, 2019

    Fort Mac LRA announces that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will relocate its Atlanta operations to the former Fort McPherson Forces Command Headquarters building, bringing approximately 350 high-paying scientist and staff jobs to the site.

  • Georgia's Largest Technology Showcase Scheduled for March 2020

    June 24, 2019

    The premier showcase event for Georgia's technology industry, The Summit, returns March 3rd & 4th, 2020 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta to shine a spotlight on the state's industry strengths and gather top leaders and innovative companies at the Technology Association of Georgia's (TAG) annual meeting.

  • AT&T Invests Nearly $5.4B Over 3-Year Period to Boost Local Networks in Georgia

    June 21, 2019

    At AT&T, we’ve invested nearly $5.4 billion in our Georgia wireless and wired networks during 2016-2018. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses.

  • Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Expands with New Industry Partners

    June 21, 2019

    The Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub announced Konica Minolta Healthcare, Novo Nordisk, Philips and Stryker as its newest strategic partners committed to improving the patient care and provider experience by using information technology to solve the most pressing problems facing health care.

  • Georgia Smart Communities Challenge Selects Four New Community Projects

    June 20, 2019

    After a successful launch in 2018, Georgia Tech’s Georgia Smart Communities Challenge named four new grant recipients at a special event at the government center in Macon June 18. The 2019 winning proposals are Columbus Smart Uptown, Macon Smart Neighborhoods, Milton Smarter Safer Routes to School, and Woodstock Smart Master Plan and Corridor Study.

  • Congressman Tom Graves Introduces Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act

    June 20, 2019

    Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA-14) is concerned about criminal hackers in cyberspace. The Republican Congressman from Ranger, GA teamed with Democrat Congressman Josh Gottheimer (N.J.-05), to introduce a bipartisan bill that gives American businesses and consumers more tools to defend themselves online.

  • Nearly 9 in 10 Atlantans Confident about City’s Future, With Many Planning to Retire in Greater Atlanta Area, Finds Merrill Edge Report

    June 19, 2019

    Bank of America announced local findings from the latest Merrill Edge Report which reveal that Atlantans are highly optimistic about the local economy over the next five years (89 percent), and many plan to retire in the greater metro area.

  • Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Submitted by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Unanimously Approved by City Council

    June 18, 2019

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ Fiscal Year 2020 budget was unanimously approved by the Atlanta City Council. The balanced budgets total $2.2 billion with a focus on the Administration’s priorities including compliance, ethics and transparency, code enforcement, and public safety.

  • GMA Convention Guest Speakers Share Unique Roads to Success

    June 18, 2019

    The GMA 2019 Annual Convention themed: “Cities United: Lead to Succeed.” will take place this week at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

  • Georgia Awarded Gold Shovel for Jobs and Investment

    June 18, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Georgia was awarded a Gold Shovel by Area Development Magazine for generating the most jobs and investment in the United States for the eight to twelve million population category.

  • Georgia Small Business Leaders Profit from Speakers' Expertise/Experience at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Event

    June 17, 2019

    This past Wednesday nearly two hundred small business leaders from across Georgia had the opportunity to benefit from attending the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Small Business Series” held in Atlanta: a notable list of fifteen, experienced peers and experts in the small business market segment shared practical advice, anecdotal narratives, and statistical information to help inspire owners, who might want to incorporate them in their business models and plans.

  • MARTA Board Approves Sequencing of Historic Expansion Program

    June 17, 2019

    The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Board of Directors has unanimously approved the sequencing of the transit projects in the More MARTA Atlanta program.

  • London-Based DS Smith Opens North American HQ in Atlanta

    June 17, 2019

    DS Smith plc, a leading provider of sustainable packaging, announces its further expansion in North America with the opening of its new headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Its growth into the North American market follows its acquisition of Interstate Resources and Corrugated Container Corporation, and The Display Connection.

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces 100 Men to Mentors Challenge

    June 14, 2019

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the City of Atlanta is seeking volunteers to mentor local boys ages 6-14. As a prelude to the launch of the City’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, the City of Atlanta is partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta to help secure mentors for the 100 Atlanta boys who are currently on a waiting list to be matched with mentors.

  • ChooseATL Brings Careers, Community and Culture Together for More than 1,000 Atlanta-based Summer Interns

    June 13, 2019

    The ChooseATL After 5 program launches for its fourth consecutive year, providing interns from 14 of metro Atlanta’s top companies, including Delta Air Lines, Turner, Cox Automotive and more, with valuable experiences outside of the office that illustrate Atlanta’s rich lifestyle and culture. After 5 is the first program of its kind in the nation – a six-part summer series of events at cultural hotspots around metro Atlanta, allowing interns to build relationships with their peers while enhancing their perception of the region.

  • Merger of Equals Between BB&T and SunTrust Will Create Truist

    June 13, 2019

    BB&T Corporation and SunTrust Banks, Inc., announced Truist as the name for the combined company to be created through their merger of equals. Truist will be the sixth-largest U.S. bank holding company serving more than 10 million households in the U.S., with a leading presence in many of the most attractive, high-growth markets in the country.

  • Governor Kemp Makes Historic Appointment for Insurance Commissioner

    June 13, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp made history by appointing Doraville Police Chief and Brigadier General John King to serve as Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner and Safety Fire Commissioner. King is the first Hispanic Insurance Commissioner and statewide constitutional officer.

  • Freight and Logistics Commission will Look at All Options

    June 12, 2019

    Democrat and Republican lawmakers in Georgia agree that logistics and moving freight across the state will be a key issue when they meet under the Gold Dome again in January 2020. To prepare for those discussions, a Joint Commission of the state House and Senate has been appointed to study and consider different options.

  • Industry Report Underscores the Value of Downtown Atlanta

    June 11, 2019

    Downtown Atlanta showed significant growth in vibrancy and economic activity since 2010, ranking it as a “growing downtown” among 24 cities studied in a new report by the International Downtown Association.

  • CVS to Swap Some Atlanta Stores for New HealthHub Concepts

    June 10, 2019

    The executive team of CVS Health will outline a series of transformation initiatives at its 2019 Investor Day, showing how the company plans to accelerate enterprise growth, simplify a consumer health system that is confusing and inconvenient, and position the company for long-term growth and increased shareholder value. The company also will provide greater insight into near- and long-term earnings potential.

  • Finalist Named for Georgia Institute of Technology Presidency

    June 07, 2019

    The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia announced Dr. Ángel Cabrera as finalist for the Georgia Tech presidency. Cabrera is currently president of George Mason University, a top-tier research institution and the largest public university in Virginia.

  • Matt Arthur: Improve Horizons for Millions of Georgians Outside Metro Atlanta

    June 07, 2019

    Metro Atlanta continues to be the hub of economic activity in Georgia and the Southeast, with no sign of slowing down any time soon. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Atlanta has had a 43% growth in jobs since 1991, more than 20 percentage points higher than the national average. It has the fourth fastest population growth in the nation—nearly six million people live in the metro region.

  • The Greater Women's Business Council Announces New Board Chair and 2019 Board Members

    June 06, 2019

    The Greater Women's Business Council (GWBC) announced the appointment of Deborah Mackins, Supplier Diversity and Business Development, Georgia Power, as new board chair. Additionally, there are 20 members who are a part of the 2019 board roster.

  • Active Adult Company CEO Announces $1B Development Plans for Metro Atlanta and Southeast

    June 06, 2019

    Holbrook Chairman and Visionary Al Holbrook recently announced the company’s $1 billion development plans to open and expand its footprint throughout the Southeast. Currently, Holbrook has two communities slated to open later this summer in Decatur and Acworth with another in Woodstock scheduled to open in 2020.

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