Author: Patty Rasmussen

Basketball Business

College basketball players and coaches have one goal – playing in the NCAA tournament that culminates in the Final Four championship tournament. This year, that long and winding road leads to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, where the Men’s Final Four…

100 Most Influential Georgians: Visionary Forces

“There are no secrets to success,” said former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. “It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” His description could apply to the individuals included in Georgia Trend’s 22nd annual listing…

An Aura of Excellence

In 1980, Doug Hines, a Detroit native, was a freshman at Eastern Michigan University. An advanced student who had been programming professionally in several computer languages prior to starting college, he turned in his first computer programming class assignment expecting…

Reaching New Heights

When it comes to the aerospace industry, Georgia is in the big league. In 2017, aerospace companies located here provided direct employment for more than 108,000 citizens. It’s a diverse mix of businesses that run the gamut from family-owned Aerodox…

Arc of Atlanta’s Future

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). These self-taxing commercial property…

North Fulton County

Premier investments in technology, healthcare and financial services are continuing to fuel growth in the cities of North Fulton County – Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton and Roswell. And city leaders are carefully balancing growth and development with residents’ need for…

Down on Main Street

The national Main Street movement that started 39 years ago is responsible for helping transform and renew historic commercial districts of varying sizes and descriptions from sea to shining sea. Its goal, then and now, is to build communities through…