Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 22, 2019

Nov. 22, 2019

Collibra to Create 200+ Jobs in Fulton Co.

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced yesterday that Collibra, the data intelligence company, will create more than 200 jobs at a new office in Atlanta. “We are excited to welcome Collibra to Atlanta,” said Governor Kemp.


Nov. 22, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Arc of Atlanta’s future

Patty Rasmussen reports, enhancing a gateway to Atlanta. Developing a smart corridor in a commercial district. Reclaiming urban land over the highway. Forward-thinking projects are flourishing with support from South Fulton County’s and Downtown Atlanta’s community improvement districts (CIDs).


Nov. 22, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Developer seeks ‘pause’ for controversial tax break on Beltline

Scott Trubey reports that a developer requesting $22.5 million in tax breaks from the city of Atlanta for a posh project along the Beltline asked for a delay amid complaints from critics and as the project appeared to lack votes to win approval from a city board. Atlanta-based New City Properties requested that the proposal be removed from the agenda before Thursday’s board meeting, said Eloisa Klementich, CEO of Invest Atlanta, the city’s development agency.


Nov. 22, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

How Delta fared in new ranking on business travel

Evan Hoopfer reports that when it comes to the best airlines for business travel, Delta Air Lines reigns supreme. Atlanta-based Delta (NYSE: DAL) ranked No. 1 for the ninth consecutive year in the ranking, which was compiled by Business Travel News.


Nov. 22, 2019 Gainesville Times

This lingering water wars issue may soon be resolved

Jeff Gill reports that it appears everything is coming full circle in a now-closed chapter of the decades-long water wars between Georgia, Florida and Alabama. Lake Lanier water storage contracts that ignited litigation in the early 1990s might finally be formalized as part of an agreement between Georgia and the Army Corps of Engineers.


Nov. 22, 2019 Georgia State University

Georgia State University Leads Atlanta in National Initiative to Help Cities Develop Resilience

Jennifer French Giarratano reports that Atlanta joins New York City, Phoenix and San Juan, Puerto Rico as the focus of the $3.6 million “Growing Convergence Research” project introduced by the National Science Foundation last month to enhance urban resilience to extreme climatic events. Led locally by David Iwaniec, an assistant professor of urban studies at Georgia State University, the  initiative falls under NSF’s “10 Big Ideas,” designed to identify areas for future investment in science and engineering.


Nov. 22, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Blue Ridge, St. Mary’s, Conyers, The Rock, St Mountain, Lake Lanier Islands, Calloway Gardens, Rock City, Atlanta

Julia Roberts reports, before Blue Ridge lights up their tree for all, merchants in town will hold Blue Friday (November 29) as all merchants offer discounts and downtown will be filled with live music as well as “townwide caroling.” Saturday, November 30th, Santa arrives at 11:00  a.m. and will be in the park from 12:30 to 4:40 p.m. for visits.


Nov. 22, 2019 Brunswick News

Gambling idea growing legs among legislators

Wes Wolfe reports that the way state legislators — including the speaker of the House — are talking, there’s a good possibility the General Assembly sees movement in gambling legalization legislation in the coming session. Tuesday, members of the House Special Committee on Economic Growth held a hearing in Valdosta to discuss these possibilities with the public.


Nov. 22, 2019 GPB

Elizabeth Warren Pays Homage To Black Women In Atlanta Speech

Stephen Fowler reports that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered a speech dedicated to the history of black women in politics as she seeks to increase support after Wednesday’s primary debate. In a gym on the campus of Clark Atlanta University, the presidential candidate was welcomed by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, a fellow Massachusetts Democrat.


Nov. 22, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Collins’ allies pressure Kemp to tap him to Senate seat – risking backfire

Greg Bluestein reports that a flurry of tweets praising U.S. Rep. Doug Collins’ virtues. A leaked poll with glowing numbers for him. And a direct intervention on his behalf from President Donald Trump.


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