Author: Anna Bentley

Under the Microscope

There’s a multibillion-dollar industry growing in Georgia, but it’s been just under the radar so far. Bioscience – a massive sector encompassing pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipment, diagnostics, biologics and the burgeoning area of digital health IT – generates more…

Actively Aging

 Active adult communities – developments geared toward those 55 and older who want to retain an active, social lifestyle – are attracting more and more homeowners around the state with their appealing combination of low-maintenance homes, resort-style amenities and a…

Technically Speaking

It’s been a busy year for the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Over the past 12 months, the TCSG and its 22 technical colleges kept their focus on increasing the state’s workforce by implementing initiatives to boost growth in…

In The Zone

Transform is a word we use a lot,” says Shawn Gillen, Doraville city manager. And for good reason: When General Motors built an automobile manufacturing facility inside Doraville city limits 70 years ago, the town that sprang up around it…

Public-Private Progress

“What happens when you invest with vision?” ask banners slung across chain-link fences beside Cobb Parkway in northwest Atlanta. While the banners mask the construction along the busy roadway, the question serves to highlight an estimated half-billion dollars’ worth of…

A New Day

“In Georgia, it’s a time of opportunity, potential and challenges,” says Rob Braswell, president and CEO of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. Braswell’s referring to the state’s banking industry, which has rebounded from the recession with gains in nearly…