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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 21, 2014 Atlanta is No. 11 on ’50 Healthiest College Towns’ list

    Atlanta is No. 11 on a new list of the 50 healthiest towns and cities in America for college students seeking to maintain good overall physical and mental health while attending school.

    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 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 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 18, 2014 School for Startups: 7 great educational resources for entrepreneurs

    Don’t know bootstrapping from a Series B? If you’re just jumping into the endless scroll of startup coverage (or a Marc Andreessentweetstorm), these things aren’t exactly explained.

    Luckily, you don’t need to enroll in an MBA program to get access to world class educational resources for prospective startup founders.

    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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