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Mayor Andre Dickens Announces New Grant Funding for Atlanta Creative Professionals

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Mayor Andre Dickens announced the opening of the Creative Industries Grant Fund—a joint program of the Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment and Invest Atlanta to assist the city of Atlanta’s independent content creators and creative entrepreneurs. Originally opened in 2017 as the Creative Industries Loan Fund, the program has been converted to a grant… Read more »

Resurgence Grant Fund Awards to Support Small Businesses and Nonprofits

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Mayor Dickens Announces Resurgence Grant Fund Awards to Support Small Businesses & Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19 Mayor Andre Dickens announced the award of more than 420 Resurgence Grants totaling $8.2 million to assist small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the pandemic. The Resurgence Grant Fund, administered by Invest Atlanta on behalf of the City of… Read more »

MARTA Advancing the Clayton County Operations & Maintenance Facility Project

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The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is advancing the Clayton County Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Facility project, recently selecting a design firm, as the Authority continues to honor its commitment to expand transit service and amenities in Clayton County. The MARTA Board of Directors Planning & Capital Programs Committee recently approved engineering and design… Read more »

Piedmont Receives Cardiology and Heart Surgery Recognition

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Piedmont Heart Recognized as Best in Georgia for Cardiology and Heart Surgery by US News and World Report Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 Piedmont Heart Institute at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital has been named the best hospital in the state of Georgia for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News and World Report’s 2022-2023 rankings. “This honor… Read more »

ARC Executive Director Appoints New Executive Team

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Atlanta Regional Commission Executive Director Anna Roach Appoints New Executive Leadership Team   Atlanta Regional Commission Executive Director Anna Roach today announced a new senior leadership structure designed to strategically position the agency to continue its efforts to enhance quality of life across the Atlanta region. “ARC is already one of the Atlanta region’s most… Read more »

Georgia Emerges as Hub for Sustainability

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Companies looking to lower emissions and reduce carbon footprint for themselves and their customers have invested over $11.5 billion in Georgia since 2018. The state’s competitive advantages, combined with its responsiveness to rapidly evolving business needs, have attracted a range of manufacturers, recyclers, and innovators who are leading the way to a greener, cleaner, more… Read more »

One Million Meals to Fight Food Insecurity in Metro Atlanta

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Photo credit: (Atlanta Hawks)   Hawks & State Farm Rally 5,000 Volunteers To Pack more than One Million Meals to Fight Food Insecurity in Metro Atlanta The Atlanta Hawks and State Farm gathered 5,000 volunteers at State Farm Arena to pack one million meals as part of the Million Meal Pack. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin, State Farm… Read more »

Georgia Expands Electric Vehicle Charging Network with Federal Alternative Fuel Corridor Designations

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Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has received federal designation for two highways as Alternative Fuel Corridors from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The first route is US 441 from Cornelia in northeast Georgia to Dublin in east central Georgia. The second route is US 82 from Brunswick in coastal Georgia to Albany in southeast… Read more »

Atlanta Ranked #11 In CBRE’s Annual ‘Scoring Tech Talent’ Report

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Atlanta ranks #11 overall in CBRE’s 2022 Scoring Tech Talent report as North American tech-talent employment bounced back from the pandemic to post job gains across most top markets in 2021, though the industry’s resilience will be tested again amid economic turmoil in 2022, according to a new report from CBRE. The U.S. added a net 136,000… Read more »

Truist Foundation Grants $5 Million to First Step Staffing

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Truist Foundation announced today it has awarded a $5 million grant to First Step Staffing, the largest nonprofit employment agency in the country dedicated to providing economic opportunity and a path to self-sufficiency for individuals with barriers to employment, including those who are experiencing or recently experienced homelessness. The grant will help First Step establish two new… Read more »