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A Month of Tech Travels for Economic Development Team

Members of the Invest Atlanta team spent the month of June representing Atlanta, networking with company executives, and meeting with savvy entrepreneurs at several international technology conferences. These trips are part of IA’s larger strategy to attract and retain businesses from targeted industry sectors, including cybersecurity, health IT, and the biosciences. Kevin Johnson, IA’s Senior Vice… Read more

Equifax Opens New Office in Midtown

Equifax, a global FinTech leader, unveiled of its new office space at One Atlantic Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 10. Invest Atlanta supported this project through an $325,000 Economic Opportunity Fund grant, which the board approved in May of last year. In attendance at the opening were Mayor Kasim Reed Invest Atlanta… Read more

Executive Corner: Portman CEO Ambrish Baisiwala on Coda’s Impact

Portman CEO Ambrish Baisiwala recently visited Invest Atlanta’s Executive Corner to discuss how his company's Coda project will strengthen Atlanta’s position as a global technology hub, foster new collaboration between those in private industry and academic research, and attract new talent to the city. “[Coda] will establish Atlanta as the place for collaborative research,” he said. Baisiwala also… Read more

Invest Atlanta Helps New Realm Brewing Come Home to Atlanta

New Realm Brewing, co-founded by well-known Brewmaster Mitch Steele, will soon open in Poncey-Highlands along the Atlanta BeltLine, thanks in part to Invest Atlanta’s behind-the-scenes efforts. Kent Spencer, Invest Atlanta’s Manager of Business Expansion and Retention, provided New Realm Brewing’s three founding partners—Steele, CEO Carey Falcone, and CMO Bob Powers—assistance with site development and connectivity… Read more

UK Women Entrepreneurs Learn About IA Small Business Financing

Cynthia Freeman, Loan Service Coordinator at Invest Atlanta, spoke to a group of women entrepreneurs from the north of England looking to expand their business in Atlanta. On Tuesday, March 21, at the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) office in the Flatiron building in Downtown, Freeman participated in the session, “Creative Financing for Startups & Small… Read more

Kevin Johnson Touts Airport’s ‘Booming Submarket’

Kevin Johnson, Invest Atlanta's senior vice president of economic development and vice-chair of the Aerotropolis Alliance, spoke at the South Metro Development Outlook conference on February 23. He took part in a panel discussion about the positive changes coming to the area surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest passenger airport. Joining Johnson on… Read more

Construction Begins on Major New Development on Atlanta BeltLine

725 Ponce, the latest major development along the Atlanta BeltLine, broke ground on December 14, 2106 at a ceremony celebrating the start of construction on an “urban prototype” Kroger grocery store and a 360,000 square-foot office tower. In October 2016, the Invest Atlanta Board of Directors approved $188 million in lease purchase bonds for the… Read more

Coda Tower Breaks Ground in Tech Square

Construction has officially begun on the 25-story Coda tower between Spring and West Peachtree Streets in Midtown. Once operational, the high performance computing center within Coda will strengthen Atlanta’s position as a global technology hub, foster new collaboration between those in private industry and academic research, and attract new talent to the area. The center… Read more

Board Makes Initial Move to Complete High-Tech Healthcare Project

The Invest Atlanta board took a first step toward restarting construction on the $200 million Emory Proton Therapy Center at the corner of Peachtree St. and North Ave. in Midtown. With a unanimous vote, the board approved an inducement resolution to issue tax-exempt 501(c)(3) bonds, with the proceeds going toward final construction costs and a… Read more

Inaugural FinTech Festival Brings Invest Atlanta to Singapore

Invest Atlanta Senior Vice President of Economic Development Kevin Johnson traveled to the inaugural Singapore FinTech Festival to seek foreign investment opportunities for Atlanta’s financial technology (FinTech) businesses. He was also there to explore possibilities for those businesses to expand abroad and to encourage foreign companies to look at Atlanta as a potential site for… Read more