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.
Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms announced her first appointments on Tuesday, naming the co-chairs of her transition team. One is the leader of Cousins Properties and the other is a top alumna of Coca-Cola Enterprises.
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.
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.
By Maria Saporta The high-powered Atlanta Committee for Progress witnessed the transition of leadership Friday morning when Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed passed a symbolic baton to his successor – Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms. The quarterly board meeting of ACP had planned for this meeting to be a time when it could meet with Atlanta’s next […]
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.
Lisa Borders, a former president of the Atlanta City Council, is endorsing Mary Norwood for mayor.
Borders was a mayoral candidate in 2009, and she ended up coming in third – not making the run-off that included Kasim Reed and Norwood. At the time, Borders endorsed Reed, and many believed she helped put him over the top. Reed beat Norwood by just 714 votes.
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.