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MARTA wins Million in Federal Support for Expansion Projects

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Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) leaders arrived in Washington, D.C. for the annual American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Legislative Conference in the midst of a series of federal successes. The federal fiscal year 2022 spending bill, passed by the Senate Thursday, March 10, included support for three MARTA initiatives: Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock secured… Read more »

Bill Assistance to Eligible Households

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New Partnership With State Provides Bill Payment Assistance to Eligible Households in Atlanta Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM) continues to exemplify its slogan, ‘Here to Serve’, as they recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Georgia’s Department of Family and Children Services for the Low-Income Household… Read more »

Atlanta United Foundation Announces Soccer Mini-Pitch Grants

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The Atlanta United Foundation’s GA 100 Campaign Announces Next Phase of Grants To Build Soccer Mini-Pitches Throughout Georgia Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 The Atlanta United Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) have announced grants to develop four new soccer mini-pitches as part of the next phase of the GA 100 campaign. With 16 mini-pitches… Read more »

Walmart Hiring Tech Workers and Opening Atlanta Tech Hub

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Walmart Announces Plans to Hire 5,000+ Tech Workers this Year + Open Atlanta Tech Hub Suresh Kumar Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 I’m always in awe of how many lives and communities are changed by the work we do at Walmart. The cutting-edge tech we build makes life better for customers and members, further empowers our… Read more »

The Georgia Film Foundation Takes Center Stage

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The Georgia Film Foundation, or GFF, has arrived in the Hollywood of the South, further cementing Atlanta, GA – foundation headquarters – and the surrounding state, as the entertainment capital of the Southeast. No stranger to non-profit leadership, Delores Crowell is leading the charge to deliver funds to program and trained-labor growth. With over 30… Read more »

Atlanta Scores Three of the Top 100 Office Leases of 2021

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Tech companies doubled their share of the largest 100 U.S. office leases agreed to in 2021, underscoring the sector’s leading role in the office-market’s recovery, according to a new report from CBRE. Nationally, tech companies accounted for 36 of those top 100 leases, up from 18 in 2020. In terms of size, tech companies claimed… Read more »

Georgia DOT Awards Approximately $173 Million in Construction Contracts in January

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In January 2022, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) awarded a total of 25 projects valued at approximately $172,940,359. The largest single investment, a safety project, worth approximately $5 million, was awarded APAC-Atlantic, Inc. This safety project includes intersection improvements on US 84/SR 38 at old Sunbury Road in Liberty County. This contract represents… Read more »

MARTA Launches On-Demand Transit Pilot Program

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The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), in partnership with Georgia Tech, announces the launch of MARTA Reach, a six-month pilot rideshare service designed to connect riders to-and-from MARTA bus and rail. MARTA Reach will test how on-demand shuttles can be used to make it easier and faster for customers to get to their destinations… Read more »

Clayton County Leadership Program Honored

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Clayton County Leadership Program Honored at Annual Community Leadership Conference Charlie Bauder Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 Leadership Clayton received UGA’s 2022 Innovations in Community Leadership Award for reinvigorating adult leadership development in Clayton County. The award, presented by the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute of Leadership Development, was formally announced during the seventh annual Community Leadership… Read more »

International Travel Requirements Made Easy With New Delta FlyReady Experience

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A more personalized view of travel requirements, an all-new design, and easy-to-use features are now available to Delta customers within Delta FlyReady – the airline’s digital dashboard solution that helps customers verify they’ve met their destination’s entry requirements prior to travel. “Preparing for an international trip shouldn’t feel like a scavenger hunt. With Delta FlyReady,… Read more »