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    November 21, 2014 Mayor Kasim Reed announces pick of Craig Richard as Invest Atlanta’s CEO

    Hours after a mysterious executive session of the Invest Atlanta board, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s office sent out a release Thursday afternoon naming Craig Richard as the new president and CEO of the economic development agency.

    Richard, who was one of three finalists for the post, has served as CEO and president of Greater Louisville Inc., where he developed their strategic plan and coordinated 32 projects that created 3,854 jobs and $571 million in capital investment, according to the city’s release.

    Read more here.

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    November 19, 2014 NerdWallet: Atlanta the 16th Best City for Young Entrepreneurs

    November is National Entrepreneurship Month — so where does Atlanta rank on the radars of entrepreneurial Millennials? NerdWallet says Atlanta is the 16th best city in America for Young Entrepreneurs.

    Read more here.

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    November 6, 2014 Column: Atlanta is ranked No. 4 city in the nation for philanthropy

    When the Atlanta community convened for National Philanthropy Day on Oct. 28 at the Georgia Aquarium, it also celebrated the latest ranking by the Chronicle of Philanthropy stating that Atlanta is the fourth most generous city in the United States.

    Read more here. 

  • 021412Southwest c
    November 21, 2014 Mayor Kasim Reed announces pick of Craig Richard as Invest Atlanta’s CEO

    Hours after a mysterious executive session of the Invest Atlanta board, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s office sent out a release Thursday afternoon naming Craig Richard as the new president and CEO of the economic development agency.

    Richard, who was one of three finalists for the post, has served as CEO and president of Greater Louisville Inc., where he developed their strategic plan and coordinated 32 projects that created 3,854 jobs and $571 million in capital investment, according to the city’s release.

    Read more here.

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    November 19, 2014 NerdWallet: Atlanta the 16th Best City for Young Entrepreneurs

    November is National Entrepreneurship Month — so where does Atlanta rank on the radars of entrepreneurial Millennials? NerdWallet says Atlanta is the 16th best city in America for Young Entrepreneurs.

    Read more here.

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    November 6, 2014 Column: Atlanta is ranked No. 4 city in the nation for philanthropy

    When the Atlanta community convened for National Philanthropy Day on Oct. 28 at the Georgia Aquarium, it also celebrated the latest ranking by the Chronicle of Philanthropy stating that Atlanta is the fourth most generous city in the United States.

    Read more here. 

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    November 3, 2014 Through Invest Atlanta, The City Offers a Wealth of Resources for New or Expanding Businesses

    In a presentation earlier this month, Invest Atlanta, the official economic development authority for the City of Atlanta, shared with Cresa some good news for businesses in the city: beginning in January 2015, the city will offer a one hundred percent exemption on Georgia’s inventory tax. This property tax on inventories is a state tax but is collected at the local level. Over sixty percent of counties and cities in Georgia offer an exemption – called the Freeport Exemption– of up to one hundred percent on this tax, but the City of Atlanta has been offering only twenty percent. When the Freeport Exemption is bumped to one hundred percent in 2015, manufacturers and distributors will have one more reason to locate or expand their businesses in Atlanta.

    Read more here.

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    November 3, 2014 Georgia Holds On To First Place

    Georgia’s first-place finish in Site Selection’s ranking of state business climates for 2014 underscores the fact that its first-place finish in 2013 was no anomaly. The Peach State had been a strong performer in this contest for several years, rising in the ranking steadily thanks to its Quick Start workforce training program, logistics infrastructure and economic development leadership, among other factors.

    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 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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    November 19, 2014 NerdWallet: Atlanta the 16th Best City for Young Entrepreneurs

    November is National Entrepreneurship Month — so where does Atlanta rank on the radars of entrepreneurial Millennials? NerdWallet says Atlanta is the 16th best city in America for Young Entrepreneurs.

    Read more here.

  • 021412Southwest c
    November 3, 2014 Through Invest Atlanta, The City Offers a Wealth of Resources for New or Expanding Businesses

    In a presentation earlier this month, Invest Atlanta, the official economic development authority for the City of Atlanta, shared with Cresa some good news for businesses in the city: beginning in January 2015, the city will offer a one hundred percent exemption on Georgia’s inventory tax. This property tax on inventories is a state tax but is collected at the local level. Over sixty percent of counties and cities in Georgia offer an exemption – called the Freeport Exemption– of up to one hundred percent on this tax, but the City of Atlanta has been offering only twenty percent. When the Freeport Exemption is bumped to one hundred percent in 2015, manufacturers and distributors will have one more reason to locate or expand their businesses in Atlanta.

    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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