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 and vision to guide Atlanta out of the economic downturn through a renewed focus on attracting business investment and revitalizing our communities. By reimagining and reinvigorating Invest Atlanta, Mayor Reed has led the way to make unprecedented investments in economic development programs, enabling us to use innovative new tools to attract and retain businesses in Atlanta. He has also worked tirelessly to revitalize neighborhoods by expanding affordable housing and homeownership programs so more people can live in-town near good jobs, schools and amenities, making Atlanta a place for all.
Since 2010, Mayor Reed and Invest Atlanta has helped generate more than 40,000 new jobs, $5.6 billion in total capital investment, and $15.4 billion in economic output. And together, we’ve made our communities throughout Atlanta more vibrant, prosperous, greatly expanded opportunities for homeownership, and supported the creation of 4,100 new units of affordable housing.
Thanks to Mayor Reed’s passion, commitment, and dedication, the City of Atlanta is now more than ever a city where everyone can bring and build their dreams.
On behalf of the entire Invest Atlanta team, thank you Mayor Reed.