Archives for May 2017

ATL Officials Break Ground on Vine City’s Rodney Cook, Sr. Park

Mayor Kasim Reed gathered with other Atlanta officials and dignitaries on May 19 for the groundbreaking ceremony for Rodney Cook, Sr. Park in Historic Vine City. The $45 million, 16-acre park represents the largest investment in a public park in the Westside neighborhoods in more than fifty years, and will serve as a grand and appropriate symbol… Read more

YMCA Regional HQ and Head Start Facility Coming to Vine City

The Invest Atlanta board of directors approved at their May meeting a $2.5 million Westside TAD grant to fund the new YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta Leadership and Learning Center in Vine City. The Center will house the YMCA of Metro Atlanta’s administrative offices and Head Start learning facility serving 70-90 children aged zero to four-years-old.… Read more

Equifax Opens New Office in Midtown

Equifax, a global FinTech leader, unveiled of its new office space at One Atlantic Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 10. Invest Atlanta supported this project through an $325,000 Economic Opportunity Fund grant, which the board approved in May of last year. In attendance at the opening were Mayor Kasim Reed Invest Atlanta… Read more

Keith Millner Joins Prestigious Group of Atlanta Leaders

Keith Millner, Invest Atlanta’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, was selected to be part of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2018. Together with 85 other community leaders, Millner will examine issues affecting the region. The nine-month program includes retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, discussion groups and community tours, and other activities. “We are… Read more

I-85 Business Resource Event Supports Area Businesses

Invest Atlanta and more than a dozen participating organizations hosted the I-85 Small Business Resource Event on Tuesday, May 9 at the Peachtree Hills Recreation Center. At the event, businesses affected by the closure could meet with local service providers offering technical assistance, small and medium-sized business lending, consulting services, and more. “On behalf of… Read more

Reynoldstown Senior Residencies Celebrates Long-Awaited Opening

After many years of hard work, the Reynoldstown Senior Residencies officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 4. The brand-new senior housing development along the Atlanta BeltLine offers 70 high-quality highly affordable housing units reserved for residents over the age of 62. “What I find amazing is the commitment, not only of Invest… Read more

CEO Message for May 2017: Thank You, Atlanta Small Businesses

As National Small Business Week comes to a close, it's a great opportunity to reflect on the importance of small businesses in our city. In fact, there are more than 18,000 small businesses in the Atlanta area, accounting for more than 360,000 jobs on average. These businesses, without a doubt, are a key part of the… Read more

Board Takes Steps Forward on Westside Affordable Housing

At their April meeting, the Invest Atlanta Board of Directors signed off on two efforts to create more affordable housing options on the Westside. The first, on Dalvigney Street in English Avenue, will involve the renovation of 12 units for residents earning no more than 50 percent area median income (AMI), with rents capped at… Read more