Author: Kenna Simmons

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.…

After School

Ask any business owner or manager what keeps them awake at night, and somewhere on the list – near or at the top – is finding enough qualified workers. Georgia’s riding the national boom with an unemployment rate of 3.2…

The Biggest Game in Town

For a city that routinely experiences sports heartbreak – looking at you, just about every team except Atlanta United – Atlanta often finds itself at the center of the sports universe. Basketball Final Fours, college football playoffs and championship, Major…

Going Places

You could call it the Amazon Effect, but it’s more accurate to dub it the Mercedes Movement. Or the State Farm Solution. Or the Pulte Homes Preference. There’s plenty to choose from among the companies deciding to locate their headquarters…

The Power to Choose

When Pure Flavor, a Canadian company that grows greenhouse vegetables, went looking for 103 acres to build a new high-tech, $105-million, 75-acre greenhouse complex, Peach County was not on its list. Some 300 other sites were. But the Electric Cities…