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The $63-billion Connection

Jay Markwalter likes to point out how much of the growth that boosts Georgia’s economy – new businesses, new investment, new jobs – is tied to tourism. “All of that starts with a visit,” he says, someone coming to the…

Creative Collaboration

Over the past 12 months, North Fulton County’s community improvement districts (CIDs) have accomplished some amazing things. They’ve revamped MARTA stations, turning cold concrete into vibrant, colorful spaces. They’ve overhauled major thoroughfares, making them safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. And…

2019 Hall of Fame: Lasting Influence

Michael Cassidy Director of Emory Biomedical Catalyst The landscape of technology-based economic development – engaging business, higher education and government; attracting top-tier researchers; and capitalization of that research in Georgia – would have looked very different if the Georgia Research…

2019 Notable Georgians

David Allman Owner & Chair Regent Partners Atlanta Peter Berg Rabbi The Temple Atlanta Atlanta Kenny Blank Executive Director Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Atlanta Mike Boyce Commission Chair Cobb County Board of Commissioners Marietta Ben Chestnut CEO & Co-founder MailChimp…

Making Art Accessible and Relevant

Doug Shipman assumed leadership of Atlanta’s 50-year old Woodruff Arts Center in July 2017. The center, founded in 1968 as a tribute to arts patrons who died in a plane crash at Orly Airport in Paris, houses the Atlanta Symphony…