Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 13, 2019

Nov. 13, 2019 WABE 90.1

Commission Unveils Regionwide Strategy To Help With Affordable Housing

Emil Moffat reports that the Atlanta Regional Commission says it’s hoping to take a collaborative approach to solving the area’s affordable housing problems. That’s the idea behind the new Metro Atlanta Housing Strategy. A survey by the ARC found that nearly half of those living in metro Atlanta said they could not afford to stay in their community if they had to give up their current place.


Nov. 13, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

At Issue: An Inspiration

Kerwin Swint writes, when I was a young college student at the University of Georgia in the 1980s, my political science professor, Chuck Bullock, liked to bring in guest speakers who had accomplished something in politics. I remember one of these speakers, at the time one of the few Republicans in the Georgia legislature, was an up-and-coming state representative named Johnny Isakson.


Nov. 13, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Guide to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport expects a record number of travelers over the busy holiday period, and knowing what to expect can increase your chances of handling the hassles with ease to make it to your destination smoothly. This year there are a variety of new roadblocks, airline policy changes and expanded airport amenities.


Nov. 13, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

More than 20 Georgia-based startups make Fast 500 list

Madison Hogan reports, ask anyone in our local tech ecosystem, and they’ll tell you how fast this burgeoning community is growing. But a new ranking of the fastest-growing private technology companies in North America that highlights more than 20 Georgia-based startups has put our work in the national spotlight.


Nov. 13, 2019 Cherokee Tribune

Adidas announces plans to close Cherokee factory

Gary Tanner reports that Adidas is closing its factory in Cherokee County, the company said in a statement. Adidas announced on Monday it would close its Speedfactory locations in Cherokee County and another in Anspach, Germany no later than April of next year.


Nov. 13, 2019

Ambassador: Venture Capital Key for Attracting Colombian Innovators to Georgia

Trevor Williams reports that the innovative tech firms defining Colombia’s future are looking to invest in the U.S., and the best way to woo them is through capital and mentorship, the South American country’s ambassador said in Atlanta Tuesday. Francisco Santos Calderón, a former vice president now posted in Washington, invited Georgia to set up a structured approach to connecting fast-growing Colombian firms with resources to help them grow globally.


Nov. 13, 2019 Augusta Chronicle

Two Six Labs grows in Georgia Cyber Center

Tom Corwin reports, an innovative defense and national security contractor, Two Six Labs, has started out small but is expecting to grow within a year at the Georgia Cyber Center. Preventing hackers from attacking the U.S. military or stealing credit card information are some of the missions embraced by the company now rapidly growing inside the Georgia Cyber Center.


Nov. 13, 2019 Dalton Daily Citizen-News

Judge appoints mediator for Dalton, Whitfield County service delivery agreement dispute

Charles Oliver reports that Dalton and Whitfield County will be going back to mediation to try to settle their differences regarding their service delivery agreement. This time it will be mandatory. Lookout Mountain Superior Court Judge Ralph Van Pelt Jr. appointed Adele Grubbs, a senior judge with the Cobb County Superior Court, as mediator Tuesday.


Nov. 13, 2019 Saporta Report

Fulton County considering taxes, gentrification, state funding ahead of legislative session

Maggie Lee reports that Fulton County looks likely to ask the state to give it the right to dig into the records of companies appeal commercial property tax assessments. That’s one of the big asks so far on the Fulton County Commission’s draft “legislative agenda:” The list of things it’s going to ask the state Legislature to do — or not do — next year.


Nov. 13, 2019 Newnan Times-Herald

Cannabis commission members appointed – finally

Sarah Fay Campbell reports that the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission now has members. The commission, a vital part of this year’s legislation that will eventually set up a tightly-regulated system of medical cannabis cultivation in the state, was appointed Tuesday.


Nov. 13, 2019 Georgia Recorder

State’s highway express lane project eases stress on long-haul commuters

Stanley Dunlap reports that Sherry Genthner says her husband noticed her demeanor change once she started riding Xpress buses from McDonough to Atlanta in 2013. Genthner says she’s less stressed now that she is not driving from her home in Griffin into Atlanta after spending 25 years doing so to get to her jobs as a banker.


Nov. 13, 2019 The Center Square

Lawmakers seek more ethylene oxide oversight as residents call for cancer study

Nyamekye Daniel reports that lawmakers and residents in Georgia are continuing the fight against a cancer-causing gas that has been emitted from two medical sterilization companies in the state. State Rep. Erick Allen said he plans to introduce legislation to regulate the use of ethylene oxide in the state.


Nov. 13, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

GEORGIA 2020: Buttigieg to launch black outreach push in Atlanta

Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell report that White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg plans to give his campaign a boost in the South by using Atlanta as a staging ground for a new effort to win over black voters with a series of events around next week’s Democratic debate. The Democrat’s plans, first reported by CNN, involve an event at an historically black college in Atlanta and the roll-out of a slate of African-American supporters who will join him on the campaign trail.

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