Archives for October 2016

Dr. Eloisa Klementich is Honorary Chair of Hands on Atlanta Day

As Honorary Chair of Hands On Atlanta Day, on October 1, Dr. Eloisa Klementich, President and CEO of Invest Atlanta, welcomed volunteers working on service projects throughout the city. She accompanied HOA President Jay Cranman from site to site in that regard. "Hands On Atlanta Day is more than just a collection of individual projects,”… Read more

Invest Atlanta Plays A Key Role in Opening New Software Design Center in Atlanta

This week, Keysight Technologies, a global electronic measurement technology company and market leader, celebrated the opening of its new software design center in Atlanta. The Keysight Software Design Center is a pivotal move in the company’s strategy to transform parts of its business from hardware manufacturing to software development. Invest Atlanta joined Atlanta City Councilmember… Read more

City of Refuge Receives Funding to Expand Job Training on the Westside

The City of Refuge, a non-profit organization that provides access to opportunities in housing, vocational training, healthcare and youth development to impoverished and homeless people on Atlanta’s Westside, will receive an infusion of more than $7 million from the Coca-Cola Foundation, Chick-Fil-A and the City of Atlanta to expand job training programs and foster economic… Read more

Invest Atlanta and City of Atlanta Launch First Atlanta-Toulouse Startup Exchange

Four companies – two based in Atlanta and two in France – will take part in the first Atlanta-Toulouse Startup Exchange, a two-week residency program that Invest Atlanta has launched along with the City of Atlanta and the City of Toulouse, France. Atlanta-based Carbice Nanotechnologies and Partpic, Inc., as well as French startups Donecle and… Read more

IA Closes on Loan to Finance Affordable Multi-Family Housing for Seniors

Invest Atlanta has closed a $14.5-million tax-exempt loan to finance Gateway Capital View, a much-needed, 160-unit affordable housing community for senior citizens near the Oakland City MARTA station and within the BeltLine Tax Allocation District. It's the first Freddie Mac tax-exempt loan transaction that Invest Atlanta has concluded. “This project will add more affordable housing… Read more

NMTC Entity Provides Funding For Grady Hospital Expansion

In October, Grady Hospital dedicated the new Marcus Trauma and Emergency Center building on its Downtown campus.  Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc., Invest Atlanta’s New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) entity, partnered with SunTrust Community Capital to provide $3.3 million in funding for the development of the new 90,000-square-foot tower that will allow Grady to serve 20,000… Read more

CEO Message for October 2016

With more than 70% of the world’s purchasing power located outside of the United States, it is strategic for more Atlanta businesses to partake in the global marketplace. Thinking globally about new ideas and building connections that extend our economic reach into foreign markets strengthens our competitive position. The recent launch of Invest Atlanta’s new… Read more

IA’s Dawn Luke Makes Atlanta’s Business League’s “100 Women of Influence” List

Dawn Luke, Senior Vice President of Community Development for Invest Atlanta, has been named one of “Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence” by the Atlanta Business League (ABL). Luke, who has worked at Invest Atlanta for over 22 years, was named to the prestigious list at ABL’s recent 32nd Annual Super Tuesday Conference held… Read more

New Foreign Investment Program to Fund Economic Development Projects

On October 6, Invest Atlanta announced the Invest Atlanta Regional Center, a foreign investment program that will fund economic development projects and new jobs as well as promote the City of Atlanta’s economic development initiatives internationally. “To increase investment and jobs in Atlanta, we need to leverage all available tools that create meaningful economic and… Read more