Archives for April 2017

On the Rise Financial Center Opens on Westside

The On the Rise Financial Center officially opened Thursday, April 20, with Mayor Kasim Reed, Dr. Eloisa Klementich, and Councilmember Ivory Young, Jr. on hand to celebrate with Westside residents. Joining them were representatives from supporting organizations, including Equifax, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (NFCDCU) and… Read more

IA to Redevelop Westside Properties Into Affordable Workforce Housing

Invest Atlanta recently announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking to develop 24 single-family properties in Atlanta’s English Avenue and Vine City neighborhoods to turn currently abandoned land parcels into affordable workforce housing units. This redevelopment of 24 Invest Atlanta-owned properties will add new housing for Westside residents and help to reduce blight,… Read more

CEO Message for April 2017: A Place for All Atlantans

Becoming the most competitive city in the world requires a deliberate focus on making Atlanta a place anyone can call “home.” As the City of Atlanta’s economic development agency, it’s our role to support people in this important decision, whether it’s buying a home, renting or leasing. And we do. We provide down payment assistance,… Read more

WICERS Honors IA President & CEO Dr. Klementich

Invest Atlanta President and CEO Dr. Eloisa Klementich was honored on Friday, April 14 with the Level Award from WICERS (Women in Construction, Engineering, and Related Services). She received the honor at the last day of the WICERS conference held at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Hotel. Mayor Reed delivered the closing remarks, taking time to… Read more

Executive Corner: Portman CEO Ambrish Baisiwala on Coda’s Impact

Portman CEO Ambrish Baisiwala recently visited Invest Atlanta’s Executive Corner to discuss how his company's Coda project will strengthen Atlanta’s position as a global technology hub, foster new collaboration between those in private industry and academic research, and attract new talent to the city. “[Coda] will establish Atlanta as the place for collaborative research,” he said. Baisiwala also… Read more

Trio and Invest Atlanta Showcase a New Path to Home Ownership

  Trio and Invest Atlanta co-hosted a Homeowner’s Workshop on Wednesday, April 12 to share key information about Trio's affordable and flexible lease-to-own model. The event took place at the Georgia-Pacific Center’s Auditorium. Trio provides an alternative financing solution for those who want to own a home, but are looking outside of the traditional mortgage… Read more

New Community Space Honors English Avenue’s Mattie Freeland

The Mattie Freeland Community House officially opened on Friday, March 31 in Atlanta’s English Avenue neighborhood. This new space will host workshops, classes, and meetings, all offering nearby residents a place to learn new skills, make connections within their community, and grow as individuals. Classes will focus on areas such as financial literacy, computer basics,… Read more

Invest Atlanta Helps New Realm Brewing Come Home to Atlanta

New Realm Brewing, co-founded by well-known Brewmaster Mitch Steele, will soon open in Poncey-Highlands along the Atlanta BeltLine, thanks in part to Invest Atlanta’s behind-the-scenes efforts. Kent Spencer, Invest Atlanta’s Manager of Business Expansion and Retention, provided New Realm Brewing’s three founding partners—Steele, CEO Carey Falcone, and CMO Bob Powers—assistance with site development and connectivity… Read more