2023 Legislative Update Week 1

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Week 1 Legislative Update 2023 Legislators from all corners of the state descended upon Atlanta this week for the beginning of the 2023-2024 Legislative Session.  Both the House and Senate gaveled in for a relatively brief session on Monday to swear in members of the General Assembly, and then a number of legislators hopped on… Read more »

GDOT Addresses Bottleneck Corners

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Georgia DOT Continues to Address Bottleneck Concerns Around Atlanta Staff Report Friday, February 17th, 2023 The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently released its 2023 Top Truck Bottleneck List, which cited several Atlanta-area corridors and interchanges. Each year, ATRI measures the level of truck-involved congestion at over 300 locations on the national highway system and… Read more »

Children’s Museum of Atlanta Receives $200,000

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services Awards more than $200,000 to Children’s Museum of Atlanta Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces it has been selected to receive a $210,306 grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through its Museums for America special initiative. This initiative supports projects that will aid in strengthening… Read more »

Georgia’s Popularity for Young Adults

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Georgia Is the 8th Most Popular Affordable State for Young Adults Moving away from home for the first time is often a daunting and difficult part of the transition to adulthood. Due in part to high home prices and relatively low earnings, young adults often rent instead of buying a home. Choosing an affordable place… Read more »

Explore Georgia – Official State Travel Guide

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Gov. Kemp, Explore Georgia Unveil 2023 Official State Travel Guide Governor Brian P. Kemp and Explore Georgia, the tourism division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, today unveiled the 2023 Explore Georgia Official State Travel Guide. This free, annual publication is dedicated to inspiring travel to and within the state. The 2023 edition features… Read more »

Grant Funding for BeltLine Art

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Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Receives Grant Funding to Support Arts and Culture Programming Art on the Atlanta BeltLine recently received $75,000 in grant funding to support arts and culture programming along the corridor. The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs awarded $50,000 to the annual exhibition from the Municipal Support for the… Read more »

Georgia Field Representative Constituent Program

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Lt. Governor Jones Brings Back Statewide Field Representative Constituent Program Lt. Governor Burt Jones announced a new constituent services program. The Statewide Field Representative Constituent Program divides Georgia’s 159 counties into three regions with a dedicated constituent services representative for each. “To support our constituent services office at the Capitol, I am happy to announce… Read more »

City of Atlanta Awards $1,000,000 in Youth Development Grants

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Home › Features › Feb 2023 City of Atlanta Awards $1,000,000 Youth Development Grants in Next Phase of Mayor’s Year of the Youth Mayor Andre Dickens announced the recipients of the first two cycles of the City’s Youth Development Grant Awards. A total of $1,000,000 in American Rescue Plan funds were awarded to the Urban League of Greater Atlanta… Read more »

2023 Georgia Forward Young Gamechangers Cohort

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Georgia Leaders Selected for 2023 GeorgiaForward Young Gamechangers Cohort Staff Report Thursday, February 16th, 2023 GeorgiaForward has selected 45 promising professionals to serve the organization’s 2023 Young Gamechangers (YG) program. YG is a unique leadership action program hosted by GeorgiaForward, a non-profit organization administrated by the Georgia Municipal Association. Young Gamechangers brings professionals from across the state… Read more »

Record-breaking Year for Georgia Trade

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Governor Kemp Announces Second Consecutive Record-breaking Year for Georgia Trade Governor Brian P. Kemp today joined the Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) in announcing that the State of Georgia achieved a record-breaking year for international trade for a second year in a row. In 2022, Georgia’s total trade exceeded $196 billion across 221 countries and… Read more »