Articles about Business Retention and Expansion

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

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

Two BRE Clients Open Office Expansions in the City of Atlanta

The Invest Atlanta Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) team saw two clients—GCI Graphics and Salesloft—open their brand-new office spaces in September. On Thursday, September 28, GCI Graphics cut the ribbon on their new 40,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art production facility in Atlanta Industrial Park. The additional room will provide the 25-year-old company with the ability to add… Read more

AEMI Awards Civic Impact Loans to Three Atlanta Social Entrepreneurs

Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc. (AEMI) officially closed on the first round of its new Civic Impact Loans program that will go to three Atlanta social entrepreneurs. The flexible, zero-percent interest rate loans will support honorCode, Marddy’s, and Gilliam’s Community Garden as they seek to expand their businesses and make a greater impact in the communities… Read more

IA Travels to Hong Kong to Exchange Transit-Oriented Development Insights

Erika Davis, Senior Project Manager of Business Retention and Expansion at Invest Atlanta, recently joined with several other City of Atlanta officials for a fact-finding trip focused on transit-oriented development, or TOD. Along with Davis, the Atlanta contingent included: William Johnson, Commissioner of Public Works; Jalal Slade, Senior Policy Advisor on Real Estate; and Catherine… Read more

Boston Consulting Group Bringing 200 Jobs to Atlanta

Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm, will create more than 200 jobs and invest $9.2 million in a new regional support center in Atlanta. The new jobs will include highly skilled positions in creative visual services, finance, client and business support, legal and… Read more

Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative Hosts InnovateHER Challenge

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) hosted the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2017 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge on Thursday, June 1. InnovateHER is a national business competition seeking entrepreneurs who are creating products or services that have a measurable impact on women and their families, fills a need in the marketplace and has… 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

I-85 Business Resource Event Supports Area Businesses

Invest Atlanta and more than a dozen participating organizations hosted the I-85 Small Business Resource Event on Tuesday, May 9 at the Peachtree Hills Recreation Center. At the event, businesses affected by the closure could meet with local service providers offering technical assistance, small and medium-sized business lending, consulting services, and more. “On behalf of… 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