Q&A with Ángel Cabrera

When Ángel Cabrera arrived in Atlanta in 2019 as Georgia Tech’s 12th president, it was something of a homecoming for him. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Tech in the 1990s, earning an M.S. and a Ph.D. in psychology and…

Features

Electric Revolution

A remarkable and deliberate shift occurred in Georgia’s automotive industry over the past five years and accelerated in the last 24 months. Seemingly almost out of nowhere, an entire electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem began to flourish. Since 2020, the state…

Main Streets on a Mission

When you hear “downtown revitalization” you might picture restaurants, brew pubs, boutiques and offices in character-filled, brick-clad buildings. Plants and trees line the well-lit streets and benches offer spots to watch small-town life go by. But without people – specifically,…

Lowering Costs, Saving More Lives

Congenital defects like a cleft palate. After-cancer treatment related to tumor removal. Trauma as a result of a car accident. To repair these conditions and more, reconstructive surgery is vital and oftentimes lifesaving. And advances in reconstruction in recent years,…

Upfront

Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-betweens

HBCU Study Committee: Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan named State Sen. Sonya Halpern (D-Atlanta) to chair a new Interim Legislative Study Committee on Excellence, Innovation and Technology at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The group will look at ways the state…

Organizations: Common Good Atlanta

Georgia has one of the nation’s highest incarceration rates. In 2008, Sarah Higinbotham, a doctoral candidate at Georgia State University, wanted to teach a literature class inside a prison and was surprised to learn that no program of that kind…

Economic Development Around the State

Buford Shoes: Sustainable shoe manufacturer Okabashi Brands Inc. is growing its existing facility in Gwinnett County, investing $20 million over the next five years and creating 340 new jobs. Fulton Science: Massachusetts-based medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific will construct a…

Opinion

From the Publisher: Welcoming the World – Again

How exciting to learn that Atlanta will be a host city for the 2026 men’s FIFA World Cup! It reestablishes the state capital as a world-class venue, much like the 1996 Olympics and three Super Bowls did. It also enhances…

The Georgia File: An Extraordinary Win

It’s rare that a secretary of state is well known by voters in his or her own state. For one to have his or her name recognized across the country, well, that’s almost unheard of. You’d have to go back…

Red, Blue & You: Power to People’s Pocketbooks

It’s the economy, stupid. The saying has reverberated throughout politics for the last 30 years. It’s one coined by Bill Clinton advisor James Carville back in 1992. It was one of three core themes in Clinton’s first campaign for president,…

Our State

Albany | Dougherty County: Capturing Opportunities

Albany and Dougherty County have had more than their fair share of challenges in recent years (straight-line wind events, a tornado, a hurricane and being Ground Zero for the COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia). However, residents and businesses in this Southwest…

Downtime

Sports Desk: Reluctant Heroes

On Sept. 9, 1965, Macon native Bobby Hendley, playing for the Chicago Cubs, pitched a one-hit game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. With a performance like that, you would think he’d have won the game. But the sad tale about…

Catching Up With ... Christopher Nunn

Since 2017, Nunn has served as commissioner of the department that provides funding and technical assistance to communities around the state in support of workforce housing, infrastructure and downtown development. These are edited highlights from an interview. Q: Tell us…

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