The DeKalb County city of Stonecrest is doubling down Wednesday morning on its nationally recognized bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, with the unveiling of a guerilla campaign to deliver its marketing message directly to every mobile device in Amazon’s offices in Seattle.
Jim Durrett, executive director of the Buckhead Community Improvement District, strongly refuted Tuesday the notion that plans are afoot to tax condo owners in Buckhead to raise money for a planned park above Ga. 400, as reported in SaportaReport. Durrett also said the park’s financial model has been made public.
As preparations advance for a park that’s to be built over Ga. 400 in Buckhead, indications are emerging that backers may ask the Georgia Legislature to authorize a new property tax on condo owners in Buckhead to help pay for the project – priced at $250 million and mounting.
The typical one-way commute time between home and work in metro Atlanta has grown by 30 seconds in the seven-year period ending in 2016, according to the latest report from the U.S Census Bureau. The proportion of workers who commuted by public transit declined during the period in Fulton and DeKalb counties, the core of MARTA’s service district, the report showed.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with related action the MARTA board took Thursday. //
Emory University continues to press its concerns to Congress over the proposed GOP tax reform bill, even as other universities are on a borrowing spree to lock in terms before their debt might lose its tax-free status.
Atlanta’s tributes to John Lewis are already taking place, with his name being added to East Freedom Parkway and a committee formally announcing its plans for three other tributes to the civil and human rights leader, and Atlanta’s congressional representative since 1987.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration said Monday evening it’s a “complete fabrication” by the head of an influential city-backed sports authority that he sought to oust her. For her part, the executive director says she was fired for refusing to run a “political slush fund.” The point/counter-point was delivered on the eve of the mayoral run-off election.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is shoving out the head of the authority that’s negotiating to keep the Atlanta Hawks in the city because she refused to run it as a “political slush fund,” the departing executive director, Terry Wand, said in a statement Monday.
Climate change could mark the end of low credit rates for Georgia’s state and local governments if their plans to recover from natural disasters are deemed inadequate by Wall Street analysts, according to a new report by Moody’s Investors Service.
The tight labor market in metro Atlanta and across the Southeast is finally compelling employers to raise wages, if only for those in highly skilled and specialized fields, according to the Federal Reserves latest economic report.
A depleted fishery in Florida and parched farmland in New Mexico. The U.S. Supreme Court is to consider both scenarios in January as it prepares to issue rulings that could reshape the nation’s management of water resources.
Metro Atlanta’s high tech sector has received a positive review in a new report from CBRE, which may be helpful in the state’s quest to convince Amazon to locate its second U.S. headquarters in the region.
Metro Atlanta’s position as a financial services center is well established. New federal convictions show that one drug cartel in the area laundered more than $40 million over three years through wire transfers from small local businesses to destinations in Mexico.
There was almost no sign of the hardscrabble beginnings of the annual Hosea Helps holiday dinner on Thanksgiving in Downtown Atlanta. Little to remind of an era when turkeys were reported stolen days before the event and the founder would plead for donations.
Environmental attorney Bill Sapp doesn’t mince words when he describes President Trump’s plan to roll back the clean water rule established during the Obama administration: “What the current administration is doing is jeopardizing clean water in this state.”
Georgia’s rainfall continues to swing sharply. Just as Georgia wildlife officials said rainfall this year created good hunting conditions for the duck season that opened Saturday, federal weather forecasters said drought conditions are looming.
Atlanta hopes to be included in the second round of cities in the world to pilot an innovative financial tool underwritten by the Rockefeller Foundation. The money would help pay to install green infrastructure to improve the Westside’s polluted Proctor Creek watershed.
The first of three planned tributes to civil and human rights leader John Lewis got the green light Tuesday from a committee of the Atlanta City Council. In addition to naming East Freedom Parkway for Lewis, other planned memorials include a display at Atlanta’s airport and some sort of artwork in Freedom Park.