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Focus on Equity and Economic Empowerment in Atlanta

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UPS & The UPS Foundation Focus on Equity and Economic Empowerment in Atlanta Staff Report Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 UPS and The UPS Foundation today shared three major announcements designed to positively impact communities around the world. Highlighted at the first-ever UPS Impact Summit, these new efforts support economic development and help improve lives in Atlanta — UPS’s hometown — Ukraine and… Read more »

Amazon Robotics Gift Supports Georgia Tech’s ATDC

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Amazon Robotics Gift Supports Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center To help support the growth of startups and individuals working to advance automation and robotics, Amazon Robotics today announced it is providing a substantial investment over three years to the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). ATDC is Georgia’s technology startup incubator and helps entrepreneurs across the state… Read more »

Over $5M Small Business Loan Program

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Mayor Andre Dickens Announces Launch of $5.7 Million Small Business Loan Program Staff Report Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 Mayor Andre Dickens announced a new low-interest loan program to help small businesses in Atlanta. The Atlanta Recovery Loan Program (ARLP) is the first of four initiatives United Way of Greater Atlanta (UWGA)—in collaboration with Invest Atlanta—will… Read more »

Georgia State Redesigns Master of Global Hospitality Managment

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Georgia State’s Redesigned Master of Global Hospitality Management Emphasizes AI, Fintech, and Entrepreneurship Staff Report Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has redesigned the curriculum of its Regynald G. Washington Master of Global Hospitality Management (MGHM) to ensure graduates of the 12-month, three-semester program will not only gain a comprehensive… Read more »

Porsche and UP.Labs Plan to Build Tailormade Start-ups

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Porsche is expanding its venturing network by collaborating with UP.Labs, a new model for fostering innovative start-ups. The Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer has agreed with the US company on a three-year cooperation aimed at establishing six companies from 2023 to 2025 with new business models in various areas of mobility. The startups’ focus will revolve… Read more »

2022 Final Legislative Report – Week 12

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2022 Final Legislative Report Middleton Public Affairs Legislators threw confetti in the House and Senate chambers about 15 minutes after the midnight deadline on April 4 when the legislature adjourned Sine Die. The 2022 session was the second year of a two-year term, so any bills that did not successfully pass both chambers by the… Read more »

2022 Legislative Update – Week 11

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2022 Legislative Update Week 11 Middleton Public Affairs This week the General Assembly convened Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday for Legislative Days 32 through 35. Thursday was a committee workday for members. Any bills that did not make it out of their chamber of origin by last Tuesday are no longer eligible for further consideration… Read more »