Archives for November 2017

Civic Center to Be Redeveloped Into Mixed-Use Development With Affordable Housing

Mayor Kasim Reed announced the City of Atlanta has sold the Civic Center to the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) for $31 million. Mayor Reed was joined by AHA President and CEO Catherine Buell and Invest Atlanta General Counsel and Senior Vice President Rosalind Rubens Newell for the announcement. AHA will partner with Weingarten Realty Investors… Read more

IA Moves Forward With Innovative Housing Affordability Strategies

The Invest Atlanta Board of Directors approved two resolutions to provide new opportunities for long-term affordability in the Westside neighborhoods of English Avenue and Vine City. These initiatives will offer new affordable living options for both renters and potential homeowners. “We recognize that we have to have a solution for all the residents living in… Read more

CEO Message for November 2017: Encouraging Regional Economic Mobility

Earlier this month, I spoke to more than 1,300 metro Atlanta business, government, and non-profit leaders at the Atlanta Regional Commission’s annual State of the Region Breakfast. I was honored to be part of a brand-new Ted Talk-inspired speaker series called “What’s Next ATL.” Joining me on the stage were Ellen Dunham-Jones, the director of… Read more

MLK Ignite Capital Grants Awarded to 14 Small Businesses

At an event held at Atlanta City Hall, Invest Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed announced the 14 winners of the MLK Ignite Capital Grant program, which awards $100,000 to small businesses located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Under Mayor Reed's leadership, Invest Atlanta created the grant program as part of the city’s overall efforts… Read more

Residents Learn About Atlanta BeltLine Affordability and Inclusionary Zoning

Councilmember Andre Dickents recently led a special citywide conversation to discuss efforts to expand affordable housing around the Atlanta BeltLine. At the Families First headquarters, Councilmember Dickens delivered a special presentation on proposed legislation that would introduce affordable workforce housing to the Atlanta Zoning Ordinance in the Atlanta BeltLine Overlay District. If the policy is implemented, any… Read more

IA Hosts Second Annual Small Business Excellence Awards

Invest Atlanta hosted the second annual Excellence in Small Business Awards at The Gathering Spot on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 to honor Atlanta's outstanding small businesses. Eight Atlanta businesses were recognized for all they've done to strengthen our city's small business sector. “Your determination has made Atlanta one of the most vibrant city’s for small… Read more