July 2019 Features

  • U.S. Workers See Undeniable Value in STEM Education and Skills

    July 31, 2019

    Randstad US released the U.S. data from the global quarterly Randstad Workmonitor survey for Q2 2019. According to the survey, if U.S. employees could go back in time to age 18, 68 percent say they would focus on a field of study within science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). This sentiment is indicative of the perceived high value of a STEM education and career path over other educational tracks.

  • Metro Atlanta Chamber Announces Finalists For 2019 Atlanta E3 Awards

    July 30, 2019

    The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) announced the finalists for the 2019 Atlanta E3 Awards. Entering its seventh year, the Atlanta E3 Awards celebrate the companies, organizations and people whose work innovates at the intersection of sustainability and commerce. To-date the awards have recognized 37 recipients.

  • Georgia Chooses Dominion Voting Systems to Install New Statewide Voting System

    July 30, 2019

    After a competitive selection process, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger selects Dominion Voting Systems to implement its new verified paper ballot system. Implementation of the new secure voting system will start immediately and be in place and fully operational for the March 24th, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary.

  • Military a Dominant Force in Georgia’s Economy

    July 29, 2019

    Georgia is known for many things — peaches, peanuts, The Masters… but what about the military? Many people are unaware of the impact the military plays on Georgia and its economy. Georgia has the fifth largest military population in America with an economic impact of over $28 billion yearly. The top five are California, Virginia, Texas, North Carolina and Georgia.

  • Georgia Power, PulteGroup Celebrate Opening of Atlanta's First Smart Neighborhood

    July 26, 2019

    Georgia Power and PulteGroup are celebrating the opening of Atlanta's first Smart Neighborhood. Leaders from Georgia Power, PulteGroup, the Georgia Public Service Commission, U.S. Department of Energy, City of Atlanta and the project's technology partners joined together to officially open the neighborhood today at PulteGroup's development in Atlanta's Upper West Side, one of the city's most vibrant and popular areas.

  • Atlanta Sets Jobs Record Again in June

    July 26, 2019

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Atlanta posted a strong June with growth in most key measures. Atlanta, according to preliminary numbers, added employed residents, labor force and jobs. Unemployment claims also fell in June across the 29-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

  • Westside Atlanta Nonprofit City of Refuge Receives $250,000 Grant from The UPS Foundation

    July 26, 2019

    For the second year in a row, City of Refuge has received a $250,0000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS. The grant will be used toward the Workforce Innovation Hub’s vocational training programs that offer mentoring and training focused on job readiness and job placement.

  • Emory Global Health Institute Announces New Global Health Council to Engage Atlanta Community

    July 24, 2019

    The Emory Global Health Institute has selected new Atlanta community members for its Global Health Council, aimed at supporting the Institute’s mission of improving health around the world.

  • Senoia, Summerville Ranked as Safest Cities in Georgia

    July 24, 2019

    Senoia, in Coweta County, has jumped into the top spot for the safest cities in Georgia, according to the latest survey performed by Safewise.com. Eleven new cities were added to Georgia’s safest list this year — meaning 78% of last year’s top cities made the cut again.

  • goBeyondProfit Launches Precedent-setting Award for Corporate Generosity that Demonstrates Both Community and Company Impacts

    July 23, 2019

    goBeyondProfit initiative, a no-cost resource for business leaders interested in evolving their corporate generosity as a business strategy, has announced a first of its kind award for Georgia business leaders and their Georgia’s companies -- the goBeyondProfit Champion.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Named Most Efficient Airport in the World for 16 Years

    July 19, 2019

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) was recently honored as the world’s most efficient airport for the 16th consecutive year.

  • Georgia Tourism Announces New List of “Georgia’s 100 Plates”

    July 19, 2019

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division announced the release of the 2019-2020 Explore Georgia Official State Culinary Guide. The fifth annual digest-sized guide features the wildly popular nomination-based “Georgia’s 100 Plates” list; a feature on five noteworthy female chefs; a guide to the best places to sample peaches, barbecue, craft beer, international cuisine and Southern dishes; as well as an exceptional selection of the state’s best food and drink festivals.

  • Senators Isakson, Perdue Introduce Bill to Help Fill Critical Vacancies at Georgia Military Depots

    July 19, 2019

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., introduced legislation on Monday to eliminate a current six-month waiting period before retired military service members may be hired as federal civilian employees.

  • Hurricane Season Is Here: Insights into What Georgia Companies Do Best to Help Those in Need

    July 18, 2019

    Luckily Hurricane Barry’s flooding wasn’t as catastrophic as it might have been, but hurricane season and tropical disturbances are already keeping meteorologists busy as weather forecasters try to prepare us for potential impact, storm damage and flooding.

  • Variotech to Establish North American Headquarters in Atlanta

    July 18, 2019

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced that Variotech, a world leader in tray solutions, will create 20 new jobs at a new North American headquarters in Fulton County.

  • Co-working Office Buildings on the Rise

    July 18, 2019

    Demand for co-working spaces is expected to show continued strong growth over the next few years, as more younger workers favor flexible office space over traditional office settings, according to BBG, a leading commercial real estate due diligence firm.

  • Atlanta Sees 29% Tech Talent Growth over Last Five Years

    July 17, 2019

    Atlanta is #9 on CBRE’s Tech Talent Scorecard, part of its annual Scoring Tech Talent Report, which ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian markets according to their ability to attract and grow tech talent.

  • Georgia Chamber to Host Rural Prosperity North Georgia Forum

    July 17, 2019

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first-ever Rural Prosperity North Georgia Forum on July 23rd at the University of North Georgia Convocation Center. Following the widely successful annual Rural Prosperity Summit in Tifton, the newly introduced North Georgia Forum focuses on the unique aspects of rural communities in North Georgia and seeks to bring solutions that cultivates prosperity for these portions of our state.

  • Techstars Atlanta, in Partnership with Cox Enterprises, Brings 10 New Startups to the City for 2019 Class

    July 16, 2019

    Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises, announced the 10 startups that earned coveted spots in its 2019 accelerator program. As the sole sponsor for the fourth consecutive year, Cox offers up-and-coming companies vital funding and advisement from its corporate employees as an effort to expand Atlanta's economy and culture of innovation.

  • Edifecs to Establish East Coast Presence in Atlanta

    July 16, 2019

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced that Edifecs, Inc., a global health information technology solutions company, plans to hire up to 200 associates in the next three to five years in a new office location in Fulton County.

  • DeKalb Chamber Enters MOU with Tucker Business Association

    July 16, 2019

    The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tucker Business Association to create a formal partnership and strategic membership alliance.

  • Governor Kemp Appoints First State-wide Business Court Judge

    July 16, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp appointed Walter W. Davis to serve as the first state-wide business court judge. The Georgia State-wide Business Court was approved by Georgia voters in the November 2018 election and codified with bipartisan support in the 2019 legislative session.

  • Stitch Fix to Open Facility, Create 900+ Jobs in Douglas Co.

    July 15, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Stitch Fix, the leading online personal styling service, will open a new distribution center in Lithia Springs, creating over 900 new jobs in the next few years.

  • Georgia Lottery Raises Historic $1.2B for Education

    July 15, 2019

    Governor Brian P. Kemp is proud to announce that the Georgia Lottery has transferred its fiscal year (FY) 2019 profits - a total of $1,207,369,000 - to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account, marking the largest annual transfer in the Georgia Lottery’s 26-year history. Now, the total funds raised for education amounts to more than $21 billion.

  • Kroger and Ocado Name City of Forest Park Location of High-Tech Customer Fulfillment Center

    July 12, 2019

    The Kroger Co., America’s largest grocery retailer, and Ocado, one of the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailers, announced plans for a new high-tech customer fulfillment center (CFC) in the City of Forest Park, Georgia, a $55 million investment that will create more than 400 new jobs.