Airport Area Chamber of Commerce

Georgia Leads Charge in Electric Vehicle Supply Chain

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The global projection of annual passenger electric vehicle (EV) sales in 2040 is 56 million EVs. To meet this rapid expansion, the next 20 years will lead to more innovation and change than the automotive industry experienced in the previous 100 years. Market. More than 6,000 EVs were sold in Georgia in 2018, an increase… Read more »

Aerotropolis Atlanta CIDs Announce New Name

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The Airport West Community Improvement District (AWCID) and Airport South Community Improvement District (ASCID) Board leaders announced on Thursday, February 11, 2021, a new name and collective brand. ATL Airport Community Improvement Districts (AACIDs) will replace the former DBA of Aerotropolis Atlanta Community Improvement Districts. This award-winning organization found a need to become more distinguishable… Read more »

Arthur Blank Foundation Provides $17M Grant

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The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation announced a five-year, $17 million grant to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) in downtown Atlanta. As part of The Center’s capital expansion to add 20,000 square feet to the existing footprint and transform its programming, $15 million of the grant will fund The Center’s new three-story West Wing…. Read more »

Tax Identity Theft and Tax-Related Scams

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With tax season approaching, Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging Georgia taxpayers to protect themselves from tax-related scams and tax identity theft. “As Georgians prepare to file their taxes this year, we are offering a few tips and warnings to protect them from con artists who may try to swindle Georgia taxpayers out of their… Read more »

Georgia Made Medical Manufacturing

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overnor Brian P. Kemp today announced the roll out of House Bill 304, the Georgia Made Medical Manufacturing Act, carried by Representative Jodi Lott (R – Evans). One of the Kemp Administration’s key initiatives for the 2021 Legislative Session, this bill will incentivize the production of medicines and medical devices in Georgia, limiting the state’s need… Read more »

Inclusive Innovation Grants

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Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan announced the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation is now accepting applications for pilot program grant funding. The public-private partnership, which has strong support from the private sector, is looking to award grants of up to $250,000 to businesses, entrepreneurs and entities that are working to pave a way for a tech-forward future in… Read more »

Delta Test-drives New Pilot with CLEAR

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Delta is applying its vision to deliver a digital concierge for customers – first unveiled at CES 2020 – to anticipate and address the evolving travel needs brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Teams across the company are finalizing a digital experience that will guide customers seamlessly through booking, COVID-test scheduling, and document verification – all available via… Read more »

Georgia Ranked Top 10 Exporting State in 2020

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Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that the State of Georgia ranked among the United States’ Top Ten exporting states in 2020 for the first time. Georgia merchandise exports reached 215 unique countries and territories and experienced the lowest rate of export contraction among all top ten states, despite headwinds from a global pandemic. “I am… Read more »

Georgia Power and AATC Announce $100M Investment in Hartsfield-Jackson Infrastructure

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ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Georgia Power and the Atlanta Airlines Terminal Company (AATC) today announced an approximately $100 million investment in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s infrastructure to help ensure the highest reliability with the most resilient power system for the world’s busiest airport. Through the long-term investment, Georgia Power and AATC will provide all terminals and concourses at… Read more »