We strive to make Atlanta the most economically dynamic and competitive city in the world.
To advance Atlanta's global competitiveness by growing a strong economy, building vibrant communities, and increasing economic prosperity for all Atlantans.
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About Invest Atlanta
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.
Invest Atlanta is a government authority comprised of the Urban Residential Finance Authority, Downtown Development Authority and the Atlanta Economic Renaissance Corporation. We’re governed by a nine-member board of directors, chaired by the Mayor of Atlanta. We receive governmental power through two pieces of legislation: the Local Government Authorities Registration Act and the Georgia Redevelopment Powers Law. We are able to receive charitable donations. Building upon the city’s rich legacy, we leverage our unique resources to drive growth, capitalizing on our globally recognized thought leaders who have multidisciplinary subject matter expertise.
We serve as the point of connectivity for our partners and constituents locally, regionally, nationally and globally. We build and lead coalitions through our powerful network of businesses, educational institutions, and civic organizations.
Invest Atlanta creates programs and initiatives focused on developing and fostering public-private partnerships to accelerate job creation/economic growth, neighborhood revitalization/investment, and innovation/entrepreneurship. Invest Atlanta’s economic tools include bond financing, revolving loan funds, housing financing, tax increment financing and tax credits.
In 2015, Invest Atlanta reached a key milestone by becoming the first economic development agency in the State of Georgia and one of only three in the Southeast to be designated as an Accredited Economic Development Organization by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), one of the highest honors in our industry.