Archives for July 2017

Invest Atlanta Approves Creation and Retention of 493 Units of Affordable and Workforce Housing

At Invest Atlanta’s July monthly board meeting this morning, Mayor Kasim Reed and members of the Invest Atlanta board approved five projects that in total would create or retain 493 units of affordable and workforce housing. The new developments will increase the availability of affordable housing within Atlanta’s in-town communities and are located near MARTA… Read more

CEO Message for July 2017: Meeting the Affordable Housing Challenge

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Rose Scott and Jim Burress on WABE’s Closer Look to discuss the issue of affordable housing in Atlanta. (You can listen to the interview in its entirety here.) We began by talking about 161 Peachtree Center, which, thanks to a $9 million Eastside TAD grant, will… Read more

Cyclotron Arrival a Major Step Forward for Emory Proton Therapy Center

The Emory Proton Therapy Center's cyclotron, nicknamed "Jocelyn," was loaded into the facility in front of dozens of onlookers on Thursday, July 13. Once operational, the Center will provide targeted cancer treatment to around 1,700 patients annually. “The most profound thing about today’s event is the tremendous capacity that this cyclotron has for saving lives and… Read more

Dr. Klementich to CREW Atlanta: Let’s Strenghten Our Commercial Corridors

Invest Atlanta President and CEO Dr. Eloisa Klementich recently wrote about the importance of investing in our city's emerging corridors for the CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Atlanta blog. Atlanta's real estate industry will be deeply involved with this issue in the coming years, especially as the City of Atlanta's population continues to grow. CREW Atlanta is… Read more

NALHFA Board Travels to D.C. to Push For Affordable Housing Solutions

Dawn Luke, Invest Atlanta’s Senior VP of Community Development, joined fellow board members of the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA) on a trip to Washington, D.C. to speak with federal lawmakers about solutions to the nation’s affordable housing crisis. Luke was elected to the NALHFA board in May of last year. On June 29, NALHFA… Read more

Economic Development Team Travels to Europe With Focus on FinTech

Invest Atlanta traveled to Copenhagen and London recently to continue their work attracting global financial technology (FinTech) companies to Atlanta and the state of Georgia. Randi Mason, Director of Economic Development at Invest Atlanta, joined representatives from the Metro Atlanta Chamber along with other regional partners at the Money20/20 Europe conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Money20/20 is one of… Read more