Airport Area Chamber of Commerce

US DOT Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program

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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) establishes the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program that will provide $5-6 billion in grants over the next 5 years. Funding supports regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. There are two types of SS4A grants: Action Plan Grants… Read more »

Grady & Georgia State University Partner to Combat Nursing Shortage Staff Report

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Grady Health System and Georgia State University’s Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions announced a formal partnership that will expand the nursing education pipeline and strengthen nursing recruitment at Grady. The partnership enables a greater number of qualified students to fulfill their educational and career aspirations and addresses the critical nursing shortage at Grady, exacerbated… Read more »

AMSU President’s Investiture

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Atlanta Metropolitan State College President’s Investiture & Spring Graduation Announced Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) announces the investiture of Dr. Georj L. Lewis, President of Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC), at 10 a.m., May 5, 2022.  The college looks forward to hosting the community, its students, faculty, staff and partners to a full week of activities… Read more »

Clayton State Partnership

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Clayton State Announces Partnership with Communities In Schools of Atlanta On April 22, 2022, Clayton State University signed a memorandum of understanding forming a new partnership with Communities In Schools of Atlanta, a local affiliate of the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention program. Communities In Schools of Atlanta is expanding throughout Clayton County,… Read more »

GDOT Awards Construction Contracts

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Georgia DOT Awards $124 Million in Construction Contracts in March In March 2022, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) awarded a total of 28 projects valued at approximately $124,457,615. The largest single investment, worth approximately $51 million, was awarded to C.W. Mathews Contracting Company, Inc. This widening and reconstruction project will cover 4.503 miles… Read more »

Hartsfield-Jackson Announces Leadership Promotions

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) General Manager Balram “B” Bheodari today announced the permanent appointment of Bryan Benefiel as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy General Manager of Finance and Accounting at ATL. Benefiel had served in the position on interim basis since 2021. Bheodari also announced the appointment of Jai Ferrell as Deputy General Manager, Chief Commercial… Read more »

GMSDC Announces Minority Business Partnership with the Georgia Power Foundation

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GMSDC Announces Minority Business Partnership with the Georgia Power Foundation The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) has partnered with the Georgia Power Foundation on a landmark business development program that targets local businesses in traditionally underserved communities. The Community Business Development Program (CBDP) is a small business development initiative that was launched in 2021… Read more »

Progress on the Southside Trail

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Senator Jon Ossoff & Atlanta BeltLine’s Clyde Higgs Review Progress on the Southside Trail U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff toured a federally funded portion of the Atlanta BeltLine with Clyde Higgs, President and CEO of the 22-mile loop trail, one of the largest and most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs being undertaken in the United States.  “Congressional support and… Read more »

SBA Revises Small Business Size Standards in 16 Industrial Sectors

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The U.S. Small Business Administration issued four final rules to modify revenues-based small business size standards in 16 North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) sectors that will increase small business eligibility for SBA’s federal contracting and loan programs for approximately 59,000 additional firms. The final rules are part of the second five-year review of size standards,… Read more »

Delta: Masks Now Optional for Employees & Customers

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Following the ruling of a U.S. district court judge on Monday, the Biden administration announced that the Transportation Security Administration will no longer enforce the federal mandate requiring masks in all U.S. airports and on board aircraft. Effective immediately, masks are optional for all airport employees, crew members and customers inside U.S. airports and on… Read more »