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Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Creative Industries Fund

December 25, 2017
The Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment and Invest Atlanta have developed the Creative Industries Fund, a joint project to aid local creative entrepreneurs to use for production, post-production, distribution, marketing outreach, touring, prototype development, product development and sales and attraction for their creative projects.

MLK Ignite Capital Grant awarded to 14 business

November 6, 2017
The MLK Ignite Capital Grant program recently awarded $5,000 to $10,000 each to 14 small businesses located on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Atlanta’s Constitution Building at Five Points sold; preservation calls for affordable housing

October 20, 2017
Plans for the 1940s Art Moderne building also include offices, rooftop restaurant.

Anthem tech hub to anchor new Midtown Atlanta tower near Georgia Tech

October 12, 2017
Developer Portman will develop a new 21-story office tower for health insurance giant Anthem at Technology Square in Midtown.

Project of the Year: FlatIron City transforms historic building into center of modern innovation

September 15, 2017
FlatIron City was awarded the 2017 Project of the Year by the Urban Land Institute Atlanta.

Early Education: New Sheltering Arms learning center opens in Peoplestown

September 15, 2017
Sheltering Arms, an Atlanta-based nonprofit agency that provides early childhood education, has opened a 27,000-square-foot center at the Barack and Michelle Obama Academy (formerly D.H. Stanton Elementary School) in Peoplestown after raising $8.4 million.

Atlanta searches for foreign investors, offers U.S. visas

August 11, 2017
Atlanta’s long offered sweeteners for big developments, like tax breaks or grants. Now the city’s development authority is offering something to folks who bring money to the table: legal U.S. residency.

Invest Atlanta Approves Creation and Retention of 493 Units of Affordable and Workforce Housing

July 20, 2017
Five development projects are in Atlanta’s South Downtown, Westside, and Eastside communities.

Invest Atlanta Planning Westside Innovation Center In Retrofitted Shipping Containers

June 14, 2017
MARTA’s next transit-oriented redevelopment looks to involve something unique: lots of shipping containers that will be geared toward local entrepreneurs.

Westside revitalization effort tackles gentrification fears

May 5, 2017
Atlanta’s Westside is poised for a redevelopment surge and a coalition of business leaders, city officials and community activists are determined that prosperity will not bring inequality for longtime residents.

In Atlanta’s Vine City, innovative YMCA project is a go; historic building to be saved

May 18, 2017
$24-million center should boost neighborhood blocks from Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium

Mayor Kasim Reed announces expansion of athenahealth

Jan 4, 2017
Health care information technology company to double its footprint in Ponce City Market …

Westside Financial Capability Center receives TAD support

AJCDec 29, 2016
The Sweet Auburn Ballroom will receive the first grant from Invest Atlanta’s recently-established Resurgens Fund in the Eastside TAD. Named after the historic downtown neighborhood…

Sweet Auburn Ballroom to receive revitilization grant

AJCDec 22, 2016
The Invest Atlanta Board of Directors recently approved a $100,000 Westside TAD Community Improvement Fund grant to help fund a new Westside Financial Capability Center in Vine City…

Atlanta Women Are Breaking Business Barriers Together

Next CityNov 8, 2016
As a math major in college, Tonya Hicks was told by a professor that her only career option was math teacher. Hicks didn’t think that was for her …

NCR Tower will be ‘Iconic Addition to the Midtown Skyline’

Curbed AtlantaFeb 22, 2016
This month, NCR finalized incentive agreements with Invest Atlanta and developer Cousins Properties; meanwhile, Cousins closed on the piece of Centergy …

Can Atlanta boost affordable housing through zoning?

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFeb 18, 2016
Invest Atlanta is providing a tax break to the project in exchange for 10 percent of units in the 438-apartment project to be set aside as affordable…

Invest Atlanta issuing bonds for senior housing

Atlanta Business Chronicle (blog)Feb 18, 2016
Atlanta’s economic development agency is issuing $16 million in tax-exempt bonds to renovate 207 units of affordable housing for elderly and disabled city …

Select Fulton to be considered as new economic development arm

MyAJCFeb 15, 2016
County manager Dick Anderson said Select Fulton would operate much like Invest Atlanta, which functions as the city’s economic development arm …

New job-training center being built in northwest Atlanta

WSB AtlantaFeb 12, 2016
… us,” Adams told Belanger. Money from Invest Atlanta and the Arthur Blank Foundation is helping to pay for the project. The building is expected to open in July.

Reed: To make Atlanta great, we must focus on equity

Atlanta MagazineFeb 11, 2016
In addition, he said, the city should use its major real estate assets—including land owned by the Atlanta Housing Authority, Invest Atlanta, and property at Fort …