FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INVEST ATLANTA PRESIDENT & CEO BRIAN MCGOWAN RINGS THE OPENING BELL FOR THE NASDAQ STOCK MARKET
Invest Atlanta President & CEO Brian McGowan, center, rings the bell alongside Atlanta-based technology companies
NEW YORK – March 9, 2012 – The President & CEO of Invest Atlanta, Brian McGowan, rang the opening bell this morning for the NASDAQ Stock Market. Mr. McGowan was accompanied by representatives of 16 Atlanta-based technology companies as part of an initiative to promote small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurship in Atlanta.
Atlanta is ranked third in the country for cities with the most Fortune 500 headquarters, is the second most wired city, and the third most business-friendly city in the U.S. Atlanta was also recently ranked the number one city for innovation by Zipcar’s Future Metropolis Index. Invest Atlanta is the official economic development authority for the City of Atlanta. Its purpose is to strengthen Atlanta’s economy and global competitiveness in order to create increased opportunity and prosperity for the people of Atlanta.
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