Author: Kenna Simmons

Continuous Improvement

Putting in a sidewalk. Replacing lampposts. Planting new flowers. All small things that community improvement districts (CIDs) do as a matter of course. And they’re all important – they do a lot to affect the daily quality of life in…

Healthcare Hacks

“Because that’s where the money is.” That’s supposedly what outlaw Willie Sutton said when asked why he robbed banks. If he were alive today, he’d probably be a cyber criminal, and he might be breaching hospitals’ and healthcare systems’ technology.…

Boosting Business

Streetscapes, sidewalks and trails are the bread and butter of many community improvement districts (CIDs), and those in once-suburban Gwinnett are no exception. In fact, the tiny Braselton CID devoted its efforts to partnering with the city, county and state…

Perimeter Area: New Identity

When you think of the Central Perimeter area in Atlanta, you probably think of Perimeter Mall or maybe the “King and Queen” office towers in the Concourse office park. But do you think of walking or biking along Ashford-Dunwoody Road,…

Metro Atlanta: A Changing Narrative

There’s strength in numbers. Like 63,000 employees at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Seven cities in South Fulton all working together. Or 50,000 acres of undeveloped land. Take your pick – all provide an illustration of opportunity in South Metro Atlanta.…