Archives for September 2016

Invest Atlanta Now Accepting Applications for New Eastside TAD Projects

After achieving success with previous Eastside Tax Allocation District (TAD) development and façade improvement grant projects, Invest Atlanta is now accepting new applications for qualified development and improvement projects in the Eastside TAD. Through the Eastside TAD, the City of Atlanta is providing tax increment financing to fund infill projects in Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods… Read more

Invest Atlanta Introduces New Financing Solution to Increase Access to Homeownership

Invest Atlanta has made another innovative homebuyer financing tool available by introducing Trio, a program that provides prospective homebuyers with a 1-to-5-year lease on their selected home with the option to buy it at a predetermined price with an assumable mortgage and fixed interest rate. Trio is now open to residents of the City of… Read more

NCR Expands New Global Headquarters in Atlanta

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Gov. Nathan Deal have announced that the NCR Corporation will create more than 1,800 jobs and invest $145 million through an expansion of NCR’s new Midtown Atlanta campus. The expansion will include construction of a second tower at its global headquarters to bring together employees from the Alpharetta, Atlanta and… Read more

Façade Improvement Grants Underwrite Openings of Trendsetter Restaurants

The imminent opening of two of the most anticipated new restaurants to come to Atlanta this year – Café + Velo and Georgia Beer Garden – is being made possible by Downtown Façade Improvement Grants (DFIGs) issued to both projects by Invest Atlanta. Georgia Beer Garden received a $233,000 DFIG for the renovation of its… Read more

Executive Corner Video Series Premieres

This month, Invest Atlanta launched the Executive Corner, a new video series telling unique and thought-provoking stories of companies who have chosen to build their business in Atlanta. The first video in the series spotlights Keysight Technologies, the world's leading electronic measurement company who recently announced a plan to launch a Keysight software development center in Atlanta. Videos… Read more

New Honeywell Software Development Center to Create More Than 800 New Jobs in Atlanta

Mayor Kasim Reed and Governor Nathan Deal joined representatives from Honeywell, Invest Atlanta, Georgia Department of Economic Development and Georgia Tech for a press conference to announce that Honeywell will establish a new first-of-its-kind software development center and establish the company’s home and building technologies headquarters operation in Atlanta. This project will generate more than… Read more

CEO Message for September 2016

As our city continues to grow its economy, jobs and communities, Invest Atlanta is expanding alongside to ensure we are delivering the outstanding service and support expected from IA. We're growing not only in size, but also in scope with new program areas to better support our clients and stakeholders. This includes the expansion of… Read more

Invest Atlanta Shines at BronzeLens Film Festival

“Lights, Camera, Action,” are words typically yelled out during the production of movies. Recently, several staffers from Invest Atlanta had their time in the spotlight when they sat on a panel during the Seventh Annual BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta held Aug. 25 – 28, 2016. The BronzeLens Film Festival, founded in 2009, works very hard… Read more

Pop-Culture Behemoth Dragon Con Marks 30th Anniversary in Atlanta

It’s hard to be out in Atlanta during Labor Day weekend without spotting Stormtroopers, Harry Potter lookalikes and thousands of costumed heroes, sci-fi creatures and rabid fans who flock to Dragon Con every year. A record crowd of 77,000 people descended on Downtown and surrounding areas over Labor Day weekend for the 30th annual incarnation… Read more