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Ionic Secures Almost $10 million in Funding & Plans for 50 New Jobs


Atlanta-based Internet Security firm, Ionic, has just closed a round of fundraising that resulted in almost $10 million of new investment. According to a company news release, The capital will be used to expand Ionic's engineering team, accelerate enterprise sales and increase awareness of its...

Atlanta Jobless Rate Drops Again


One year ago the unemployment rate in metro Atlanta stood at 8.9%, Thursday it was announced the rate has fallen to 7.9%. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, The number of jobs in metro Atlanta increased to 2,381,200, up by 13,100 from 2,368,100 in February. Most of the growth came in...

Georgia to China Exports Growing Rapidly


The state of Georgia has become an international leader for exports to China. A new ranking of the top U.S. states that export to China has Georgia ranked 6th. During the last decade the growth of Georgia exports to China is 443% to a record $3.3 billion. By comparison, Georgia exports to the rest...

Chick-Fil-A/Peach Bowl Earns Playoff Spot


The highly anticipated College Football Playoff system is becoming more clear and Atlanta will play a major part. The former Peach Bowl, which became the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, will be a host of a semi-final game for college football’s national championship following the 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025 seasons....

Major Movie Studios for Gwinnett


Jacoby Development, the group that built Atlantic Station in Atlanta, has announced it will construct a 400,000 square foot complex of state of the art media studios in Gwinnett County. The development is expected to include 12 sound stages, a higher education facility, housing, retail, hotel, and...

Paulding County Selected for New U.S. Headquarters


Italian Manufacturer, RONCHI Mario, has announced the selection of Hiram, GA to be the location of its new U.S. headquarters. RONCHI is a world leader in the production of filling machines for the chemical, cosmetics, and food industries. According to a report on patch.com, Michele Falsini,...

Brookhaven Hiring 50 Officers


Georgia’s newest city, Brookhaven, is hiring 50 law enforcement officers to create the Brookhaven Police Department. Newly hired officers will earn between $38,500 and $55,000 per year with a first year housing allowance of $400 per month. “Our goal is to have the best officers to serve and...

America’s #1 City to Start a Small Business – Atlanta


Nerdwallet.com, which recently ranked Georgia Tech as the #1 post-secondary educational investment, has now ranked Atlanta the top city for starting a small business. Atlanta beat out the likes of Charlotte, Austin, and Tulsa to take the top spot. According to the report, Atlanta earned an A- on...

Innovation District Coming to Midtown Atlanta


The Midtown Alliance and Georgia Tech have announced a strategic partnership aimed at creating a new “Innovation District” for creating and expanding the technology infrastructure and luring entrepreneurs into midtown Atlanta. According to Georgia Tech, The Midtown Alliance-Georgia Tech partnership...

Solar Farm Coming to Sparta


Ecoplexus, a San Francisco-based solar energy company has announced plans to build a 6-acre solar farm in Sparta, GA. According to a report in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, The 1MW (megawatt) project in Hancock County is expected to be completed in November, according to a Development of Regional...

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