Dr. Eloisa Klementich, CEcD

CEO Message

September 2017: Ensuring Atlanta is First to the Future

This week, Atlanta officially launched the North Avenue Smart Corridor, which will use the latest technology in data collection, integration, and analytics to make North Avenue safer and more efficient for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Invest Atlanta funded the purchase of the smart cameras that will be used to gather critically important data along the Smart Corridor, and we’re proud to be part of this public-private collaboration between the City of Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Tech, and several tech companies.

But this is just the beginning. In the years ahead, this project will serve as the foundation for an expansion of Smart City technology throughout Atlanta, allowing for more efficient traffic management, and ultimately, improved traffic flow, lower emissions, improved safety all while supporting the growth of our economy. It also demonstrates how government can help to drive innovation. Local companies like Applied Information, Surtrac, and Wheego are all able to demonstrate their technologies through this project, which will support their growth in our market.

To stay ahead competitively, we need to continually think about what’s coming and how Invest Atlanta and our partners can continue to play a role. So I’m pleased that our team will be engaging with entrepreneurs and executives at several major events next month, including the SuperNova South Conference, the Women in Business Summit, the A3C Conference, FutureX, TEDxPeachtree, TechStars Demo Day, and the Atlanta Corporate Innovation Summit. All of these events support businesses across Atlanta’s industry sectors.

As the city’s official economic development agency, we’re acting in the entrepreneurial spirit, refusing to wait, and actively working toward a brighter future for Atlanta.

I am IA!

Dr. Eloisa Klementich, CEcD