Archives for February 2017

IA Staff Helps Restore Mattie Freeland House

President and CEO Dr. Eloisa Klementich, along with four other members of the Invest Atlanta team, volunteered their time to help renovate the former home of English Avenue matriarch Mattie Freeland. The team spent time on Saturday, February 25 painting the exterior of the building, which is being converted into a community center operated by… Read more

Kevin Johnson Touts Airport’s ‘Booming Submarket’

Kevin Johnson, Invest Atlanta's senior vice president of economic development and vice-chair of the Aerotropolis Alliance, spoke at the South Metro Development Outlook conference on February 23. He took part in a panel discussion about the positive changes coming to the area surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest passenger airport. Joining Johnson on… Read more

CEO Message for February 2017

For me, it is important to remember that success comes from knowing where you want to go and having a plan to get there. Invest Atlanta’s plan is rooted in our mission and vision and guided by four objectives to help make Atlanta the most economically dynamic and competitive city in the world: Strengthen Atlanta’s… Read more

The 2017 Business Client Experience Survey Is Live

Invest Atlanta has launched the Business Client Experience Survey to learn how our Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) team can better serve the city’s 17,000 small businesses. (Take the survey here, and please share with others.) Atlanta is a great place to start a business. NerdWallet recently named Atlanta it’s #1 place to start a… Read more

Critical Repair Work Begins on Five Westside Homes

Five homes in the Vine City and English Avenue neighborhoods will receive repairs as part of an Invest Atlanta owner-occupied home rehabilitation pilot program.  In December, Invest Atlanta issued a grant to partner Habitat for Humanity to complete the work, which will focus on repairs to roofs, plumbing, electrical systems, and other areas deemed critical… Read more

WEI Entrepreneurs Showcased at IA Demo Days

Invest Atlanta’s Business and Retention (BRE) team recently hosted two Demo Days for the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative’s inaugural participants. Over the course of two days, Invest Atlanta learned more about their businesses, and the WEI entrepreneurs learned more about the services Invest Atlanta can provide. The Invest Atlanta BRE team shared information about Invest Atlanta’s… Read more

Westside Residents Learn Latest on Community Projects

On January 25, Invest Atlanta provided more than 100 Westside residents the latest updates on all the Community Improvement Fund (CIF) projects happening in their communities. Invest Atlanta staff, including Vice President of Planning & Strategic Initiatives Jennifer Fine, presented at the Westside Community Benefits Plan Committee meeting. The committee meets periodically to update communities… Read more

Keith Ivory Millner Named Invest Atlanta’s EVP and COO

Invest Atlanta President and CEO Dr. Eloisa Klementich announced that Keith Ivory Millner has joined Invest Atlanta as the agency’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Millner’s corporate and entrepreneurial career spans more than three decades and includes executive-level experience across a diverse set of industries. “Keith is uniquely suited to excel in his… Read more

Ernestine Garey Honored at Invest Atlanta Retirement Party

Friends, family, and colleagues came together at The Gathering Spot on Tuesday, January 31 to celebrate Ernestine Garey’s career at Invest Atlanta. Ernestine Garey held the executive vice president and chief operating officer position before deciding to retire from the organization this year. Mayor Kasim Reed shared some kind words of admiration about Ms. Garey before… Read more