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Atlanta Tech is Hungry, Growing and Looking for More

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  Atlanta tech2 min read April 2021 – Atlanta’s tech scene continues to attract attention. The latest evidence of that is the $210 million raised by data privacy and security startup OneTrust LLC, according to an April 6 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing comes shortly after OneTrust acquired two other… Read more »

MARTA Offers Key Parcel for “Finding the Flint”

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MARTA will Offer Key Parcel for “Finding the Flint” Staff Report Friday, April 30th, 2021 The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Board of Directors Planning and Capital Programs Committee authorized the sale of a 7.25-acre parcel of land at the headwaters of the Flint River to the City of College Park to create the… Read more »

Executive Order Lifts Most Georgia COVID-19 Restrictions

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Gov. Brian Kemp Lifts Most COVID-19 Restrictions for Georgia Businesses with Latest Executive Order Monday, May 3rd, 2021 Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp released a new executive order Friday, rolling back restrictions on bars, restaurants, live performances, conventions, sporting events in addition to other restrictions put into place about a year ago at the start of… Read more »

Hartsfield-Jackson Opens New Parking Deck

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Hartsfield-Jackson to Open New ATL West Parking Deck As part of a phased unveiling, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) will open portions of the new ATL West parking deck Saturday, May 1, 2021.  Final touches on the integrated technology systems – designed to increase efficiency at the lot – will be completed early this summer…. Read more »

GDOT Awards $33M in Construction Contracts

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  Georgia DOT Awards more than $33 Million in Construction Contracts in March Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) awarded 16 construction contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $33,058,613. The largest single investment, worth approximately $6.3 million, was awarded to Everett Dykes Grassing Company, Inc. This project includes 10.18 miles of milling, inlay and plant… Read more »

New Global Headquarters in Georgia

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  GreyOrange Announces Global Headquarters in Georgia Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that GreyOrange, a global leader in AI-enabled software and robotics for fulfillment automation, is investing more than $1 million in relocating its global headquarters to metro Atlanta. This move will create 200 additional jobs in the area. “I am… Read more »

Bill Supporting Mental Health Services

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Congressman Drew Ferguson Introduces Bill Supporting Mental Health Services   U.S. Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA.) has joined with a number of his peers on both sides of the aisle to introduce legislation designed to support students’ mental and behavioral health. The Behavioral Intervention Guidelines (BIG) Act would allow the U.S. Department of Health and Human… Read more »

Ryan Millsap Sells Blackhall Studios

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Ryan Millsap sells Blackhall Studios, plans new ventures Maria Saporta April 28, 2021 1:44 pm Ryan Millsap, founder of Blackhall Studios (Photo by Maria Saporta) By Maria Saporta In the end, Blackhall Studios was really just a real estate play. Ryan Millsap, founder of Atlanta-based Blackhall Studios, announced Wednesday morning he has sold controlling interest in… Read more »

Georgia Ports Authority Details Capacity, Operations Expansion

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At the Georgia Foreign Trade Conference (GFTC), the Georgia Ports Authority released fiscal year to date numbers (July -March) showing record volumes of 3.9 million twenty-foot equivalent container units, an increase of 15 percent, and detailed a plan that expedites completion of more than 1.4 million additional TEUs of annual capacity. “As one of our… Read more »

Driving Alert to Keep Work Crews Safe

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Georgia Power Reminds Drivers to Slow Down and “Move Over” for Work Crews Staff Report Georgia Power, in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), is encouraging awareness of driving alert through work zones to help keep workers safe as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which runs from April 26 – 30…. Read more »