Archives for December 2017

City of Atlanta Launches Creative Industries Loan Fund to Support and Retain Local Talent

The City of Atlanta recently announced the new Creative Industries Loan Fund, a joint project between the Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment and Invest Atlanta to assist our city's independent content creators and creative entrepreneurs. The program offers loans with low interest rates and flexible repayment terms for local creative entrepreneurs to use for… Read more

CEO Message for December 2017: Thank you, Mayor Reed

As his tenure comes to an end, I wanted to personally thank Mayor Reed for being a true champion of economic and community development in the City of Atlanta. When Mayor Reed took office in 2010, the city was in the midst one of the worst recessions in our nation’s history. He had the foresight… Read more

The iVillage @ MLK Shipping Container Village Officially Announced

Mayor Kasim Reed, Invest Atlanta and MARTA officially announced The iVillage @ MLK, a transit-oriented development made out of repurposed shipping containers, at H.E. Holmes MARTA Station. “This shipping-container iVillage is not only the first of its kind in the State of Georgia, it’s another example of how the City of Atlanta supports innovation and entrepreneurship,”… Read more

IA Joins Inaugural Atlanta Housing Equity and Affordability Forum

Invest Atlanta participated in the first Atlanta Housing Equity and Affordability Forum on Thursday, December 14 at The Gathering Spot. Hosted by the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA), the event consisted of three panel discussions with leaders in affordable housing development and policy. “We really hope that this will be the first of a series of… Read more

Piedmont Senior Tower Breaks Ground on Extensive Upgrades

A groundbreaking celebration took place at Piedmont Senior Tower on December 12 to celebrate the beginning of extensive renovations and upgrades to the complex. Once complete, the building will be fully rehabilitated, preserving more than 200 affordable units for the elderly and disabled. “I believe housing is about people,” said Councilmember Andre Dickens. “That’s what… Read more

Invest Atlanta Gives Back During the Holidays

Team IA once again came together to help others during the holiday season. Throughout the month of November, staff provided aid and support for the ongoing Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The group “Atlanta Levanta a Puerto Rico" organized the effort. Canned goods, diapers, and batteries were among the much-needed items gathered at… Read more

IA Leads Southwest BeltLine Existing Business Resource Event

Invest Atlanta recently led the Southwest Atlanta BeltLIne Existing Resource Event to present the many resources and programs available to Atlanta’s small businesses. The event, the first in a series planned for other locations along the Atlanta BeltLine, took place on November 30. D Café & Catering in Westview hosted and provided breakfast to presenters… Read more

Financing Approved for Preservation of 812 Affordable Housing Units

The URFA Board of Directors recently approved financing for the acquisition and rehabilitation of three multifamily rental complexes with 812 units of affordable rental housing. At a special called meeting, the board approved a total of $128.8 million in tax-exempt bond financing to support the preservation of three multifamily housing developments: Allen Hills, Rolling Bends I,… Read more

Invest Atlanta Small Business Stories: The Nest Nursery School

In November, Invest Atlanta launched our brand-new video series, "Small Business Stories," in which we feature successful Atlanta small business owners. First up is The Nest, a neighborhood nursery school that expanded in Grant Park thanks to a small business loan from Invest Atlanta. “[Invest Atlanta wants] to help you, they want to support small businesses and make our larger community… Read more