Georgia Trend - June 2008

Organizations: Council For Quality Growth

For 23 years, the Council for Quality Growth has acted on behalf of Metro Atlanta’s development community, serving as policy analysts, legislative watchdogs and advocates for the industry. “Our member mix is developers, builders, contractors, land use attorneys, design professionals…

GreenRoom: June 2008

Gov. Sonny Perdue has launched a new “Conserve Georgia” campaign to promote better use of the state’s natural resources. A website, ConserveGeorgia.org, provides conservation tips and a list of state agencies intended to help the average Georgian reduce his or…

Political RoundUp: June 2008

The Ox is in: State Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine was the first politico to officially file the papers and start raising money for the 2010 governor’s race. That could be one of the most crowded races on the ballot, as…

Tool For Revitalization

Last winter’s Georgia Supreme Court ruling could have a billion-dollar negative impact on redevelopment efforts of Georgia cities and counties. In recent years, communities statewide have seen a revolution in revitalization of downtowns and blighted areas. But in mid-February, Georgia’s…

Atlanta To Beijing

Former Atlantans Nancy Tao and her husband Sean O’Keeffe had spent the previous few weeks settling into their new home in Beijing, where Sean has a manufacturing business and Nancy has a communications company. But they took the day off…

June 2008: Trend Radar

The game’s afoot: It isn’t often that high school-age business developers flock to Atlanta for a conference designed to open the doors to entrepreneurship, but that’s just what happened last spring when the Game Development eXchange (GDX) opened its doors…

Lessons Learned

The phrase “people power” routinely punctuates Tom Malone’s conversation. Malone, 69, is the retired president and chief operating officer of Milliken & Co., who in 1983 became the first non-family member to ever hold that job. He remains an enthusiastic…

A League Of Their Own

If New York Yankees Manager Miller Huggins had chosen to keep Johnny Suggs instead of Herb Pennock in 1923, Mae Louise Suggs might have become a New York Yankee baseball fan instead of one of the world’s greatest women golfers.…

Milledgeville's 119 Chops

On a recent trek back to Atlanta from the Georgia Coast, my friend and I pondered what to do about the same old, same old route we always take. This time, we found the perfect antidote: a short overnight hop…