Archives for July 2016

CEO Message for July 2016

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO, famously commented that “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” Economic and community development are like customer experience in many ways. A fundamental aspect of… Read more

NerdWallet Names Atlanta the Most Mobile-Friendly City in the U.S.

NerdWallet, perhaps the leading American personal finance website, has named Atlanta the most mobile-friendly city in the U.S. After examining mobile phone usage in the 50 largest U.S. cities on the basis of factors such as best connection and in-person customer service, carrier network performance and coverage, taxes and fees, and even crime risk, NerdWallet… Read more

More than 700 Homebuyers Attend Westside Trail Open House Walking Tour

Invest Atlanta’s Homeownership Team and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. co-hosted the Westside Trail Open House Walking Tour 2016, an event that attracted more than 700 homebuyers in June to tour more than 18 houses for sale near the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail in the historic West End, Westview, Bush Mountain and Oakland City neighborhoods. Tour attendees… Read more

NAVMAR Uses Eastside TAD Grant To Improve Edgewood Avenue Property

A $111,625 downtown façade improvement grant awarded by Invest Atlanta from the Eastside Tax Allocation District to NAVMAR, LLC has been used to help refurbish the exterior of 381 Edgewood Avenue. Work on the project, formerly known as 393 Edgewood Avenue, began last January and was completed in June of this year. The site will… Read more

Tax-Exempt Bond Financing Will Fund Seniors Housing Project

Invest Atlanta has issued $10.25 million in tax exempt bond financing to fund construction of 160 units of new seniors housing at The Remington, on James Jackson Parkway, NW. Seniors who are 62 years of age and older and earn 60 percent or less of the area median income will be eligible to live in… Read more

Sam Adams Is Invest Atlanta’s First Manager of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Invest Atlanta has named Sam Adams to be its first Manager of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a position in which he’ll help aspiring new business owners understand and navigate Atlanta’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and connect them to the resources that can help their entrepreneurial ventures take root and flourish. A former entrepreneur in a startup that was… Read more