Atlanta Ranks 9th Nationally & 33rd Worldwide


A newly released report from The Economist ranks Atlanta as the 9th “Most Competitive City” in the U.S. and 33rd in the world by the year 2025. The study looked as a city’s ability to attract capital, businesses, talent, and visitors. New York and London top the list at #1 and #2 respectively....

Atlanta to Charlotte: High Speed Rail?


The Georgia Department of Transportation has laid out six possible plans to link the cities of Atlanta and Charlotte via high speed rail. A study is now underway, funded by both state and federal government, to determine the viability of such a route. Currently there are 20 direct daily flights...

Georgia Tech Developed Gun Technology May Bring Irish Company to U.S.


TriggerSmart, an Irish company selling smart-gun technology developed by the Georgia Tech Research Institute, is considering a move to the United States. The smart gun technology was developed at the GTRI location in Athlone, Ireland. TriggerSmart has patented the technology to create a user-unique...

Porsche: Record Breaking Month


Atlanta-based Porsche Cars North America reported record-breaking sales for May 2013. With sales of almost 4,000 vehicles nationwide the company had a 38% month over month increase. It was the highest month of May sales on record and the 2nd highest monthly sales ever. According to a company press...

Skyview Ferris Wheel Job Fair Wednesday


Atlanta’s newest attraction will begin hiring a workforce of 50 starting this Wednesday. The 20-story Skyview ferris wheel is expected to open later this summer just outside Centennial Olympic Park. The 12-15 minute ride promises to have the best views of any Atlanta attraction and will cost adults...

Hazlehurst to See More Jobs with Propex Expansion


Propex Global is a world leader in commercial carpet backing. The company has announced the expansion of the Hazlehurst, GA plant for the purpose of producing a new product, Isis. According to a company news release, Propex introduced Isis, the first recycled polyester woven backing for carpet tile...

Savannah Airport Expansion: 1700 Jobs & Counting


Expansion at the Savannah/Hilton Head Airport is complete. A previously projected 1000 new jobs has actually been 1700 according to Gulfstream, the airport’s largest tenant. And, more jobs are expected. According to CoastalSource.com, Three years ago, Gulfstream promised at least a thousand jobs...

Top Tech Investors: Who to Follow


Following the right investors on Twitter can prove quite rewarding. The good people at PeekAnalytics.com have created the Pull Quotient metric to determine who are the most influential tech investors, "Influence, for the purposes of this calculation, is gauged by how well connected someone’s...

U.S. Largest Urban Whitewater Course Opens in Columbus


A new whitewater rafting course through the City of Columbus is expeted to bring $42 million annually in tourism dollars and create 700 jobs in the west Georgia city. The 2.5 mile whitewater rafting project has finally opened after the removal of two dams and 13 years of construction. The course...

Startup Business: Outsource These 3 Jobs


According to the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report entrepreneurial activity increased to nearly 13%, an all-time high since GEM first began tracking entrepreneurship rates in 1999. So with hundreds of thousands of Americans involved with startup businesses what are the three...

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