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Friday Oct 31

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    October 29, 2014 US Consumer Confidence Hits 7-Year High in October

    U.S. consumer confidence rebounded strongly in October, hitting a seven-year high as solid job gains raised expectations for economic growth.

    The Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index climbed to 94.5, the strongest reading since October 2007 and the start of the Great Recession a few months later. This month’s gains reversed a revised decline to 89 in September from 93.4 in August.

    Read more here.

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    October 28, 2014 HowStuffWorks moves headquarters to Ponce City Market

    HowStuffWorks Inc., a company that explains the science behind everything from Brussels sprouts to the Big Bang, is moving its Atlanta headquarters to the former Sears, Roebuck & Co. building.

    Read more here.

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    October 22, 2014 IEDC: Georgia No. 3 for business

    U.S. corporate executives hold the Peach State in high regard.

    Georgia tied with North Carolina for having the third-best business climate, according to a new survey of U.S. corporate executives released earlier this week at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference.

    Read more here.

  • 021412Southwest c
    October 29, 2014 US Consumer Confidence Hits 7-Year High in October

    U.S. consumer confidence rebounded strongly in October, hitting a seven-year high as solid job gains raised expectations for economic growth.

    The Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index climbed to 94.5, the strongest reading since October 2007 and the start of the Great Recession a few months later. This month’s gains reversed a revised decline to 89 in September from 93.4 in August.

    Read more here.

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    October 22, 2014 IEDC: Georgia No. 3 for business

    U.S. corporate executives hold the Peach State in high regard.

    Georgia tied with North Carolina for having the third-best business climate, according to a new survey of U.S. corporate executives released earlier this week at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference.

    Read more here.

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    October 21, 2014 Study: Atlanta No. 4 most charitable in the United States

    Atlanta is the fourth most charitable large metro, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

    The Washington, D.C.–based newspaper analyzed federal tax and found individual giving in Atlanta increased by more than $465 million from 2006 to 2012.

    Read more here.

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    October 28, 2014 HowStuffWorks moves headquarters to Ponce City Market

    HowStuffWorks Inc., a company that explains the science behind everything from Brussels sprouts to the Big Bang, is moving its Atlanta headquarters to the former Sears, Roebuck & Co. building.

    Read more here.

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    October 21, 2014 Athenahealth to expand at Ponce City Market

    Just weeks after moving into Ponce City Market, electronic healthcare records company athenahealth (NASDQ: ATHN) has plans to expand, potentially doubling its space in two years.

    In a recent filing, athenahealth detailed expansions of 20,000 and 40,000 square feet over the next two years at Ponce City Market, the redevelopment of the formerSears Roebuck & Co. building on Ponce de Leon Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward. Jamestown Properties is the developer.

    Read more here.

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    October 21, 2014 Acuity Brands to expand in metro Atlanta, create 700 jobs

    Atlanta-based lighting company Acuity Brands plans to expand its local operations and create 700 jobs over the next five years at facilities in DeKalb and Rockdale counties, according to a state news release.

    Acuity plans to build a new engineering and technology center in Decatur and expand existing facilities near Conyers. Acuity controls several major brands, including Lithonia Lighting.

    Read more here.

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    October 17, 2014 City seeks proposals to redevelop Atlanta Civic Center

    City officials are seeking proposals to redevelop the 20-acre Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center, with goals of turning the campus into the heart of a “24-hour urban environment” featuring a mix of housing, stores, offices and film and TV studios.

    The city’s economic development arm, Invest Atlanta, issued the request for proposals, or RFP. It plans to pick a finalist to buy and redevelop the Civic Center in December. It wants to reach an agreement to sell the site by next April.

    Read more here.

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    August 29, 2014 Invest Atlanta grants aim to freshen up facades

    With the Atlanta Streetcar set to begin service this year, city officials are looking to spruce up the aging buildings along its 2.7-mile route.

    Read more here.

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    August 28, 2014 City’s affordable housing strategy slowed by Fulton development authority

    t’s hard to develop Atlanta’s parking lots and vacant spaces into soaring high-rises where students, young professional, and families can live. The process is rife with red tape, expensive, and risky. If you’re a smart developer, you’ll try to have a safety net to minimize the financial risks.

    Read more here.

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