Archives for January 2017

Invest Atlanta Helps Westside Small Businesses Grow

The small business development team at Invest Atlanta recently closed on two loans for businesses located in Atlanta’s Westside. Hagger International, Inc. received a $50,000 loan to update and renovate Hagger Station, their convenience store serving the Vine City and English Avenue communities. They plan to purchase new equipment for food and beverage service, as well as… Read more

CEO Message for January 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 is here and we are excited about Atlanta’s economic momentum. In fact, Invest Atlanta’s programs have helped to facilitate more than 33,000 quality jobs since 2010, a faster pace than any in recent history. This rapid employment growth is not only providing new opportunities for city residents, it is also building… Read more

Grant Supports Preliminary Study for Atlanta Urban Ecology Resource Center in Vine City

Invest Atlanta has given a $100,000 grant to Community Improvement Association, the lead partner for the Atlanta Urban Ecology Resource Center (AUERC) Collaborative. The grant will fund a feasibility study for the creation of the Center and will be sited near the soon-to-be-developed Boone Park West in the English Avenue neighborhood in NW Atlanta. The… Read more

Invest Atlanta Holds First “Family Day” Event

Last month before the December holidays, Invest Atlanta opened its doors to family members of Invest Atlanta employees. For this first-ever Family Day event, staff was invited to bring their kids, spouse, siblings, parents and other family members for a morning of fun and holiday refreshments at Invest Atlanta. Kids enjoyed several different activity centers,… Read more

Ashley Jones Joins Community Development Team

Ashley Jones has joined Invest Atlanta as the new Real Estate Manager in Community Development. In her new role, Ashley will be working on several strategic initiatives, including assisting the City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation Department with greenspace acquisition efforts.  She will also be helping the Invest Atlanta Community Development team to activate the… Read more

Invest Atlanta’s Sam Adams Shares Start-Up Knowledge at Armenian Tech Forum

Sam Adams, Invest Atlanta’s Economic Development Manager for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, traveled to Armenia in December 2016 to speak at the “Empowering Ideas Forum” sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Citizen Exchange. Councilmember Kwanzaa Hall also attended as a representative of the City of Atlanta. The forum focused on how a developing… Read more

Home Sweet Home Mixer Informs Real Estate Pros About Trio Program

During the recent holiday season, a large group of Atlanta real estate professionals attended the Home Sweet Home Holiday Mixer and learned about the latest innovative Invest Atlanta homebuyer tool, the Trio Lease-to-Own program. The event, hosted jointly by Invest Atlanta and Trio, was held at The Gathering Spot, an intown Atlanta membership club designed to bring creative,… Read more

Top-Quality Affordable Senior Housing Opens in Old Fourth Ward

The first phase of City Lights, a new affordable housing community reserved for seniors, celebrated its grand opening on December 15. The 80-unit complex is located on Boulevard in the City of Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. Senior residents were joined at the grand opening celebration Invest Atlanta President and CEO Dr. Eloisa Klementich, First… Read more

Construction Begins on Major New Development on Atlanta BeltLine

725 Ponce, the latest major development along the Atlanta BeltLine, broke ground on December 14, 2106 at a ceremony celebrating the start of construction on an “urban prototype” Kroger grocery store and a 360,000 square-foot office tower. In October 2016, the Invest Atlanta Board of Directors approved $188 million in lease purchase bonds for the… Read more