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Atlanta is on Path to Becoming One of the 'World Most Competitive Cities"

Atlanta Ranks 9th Nationally & 33rd Worldwide

- Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 11:51am

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...

A High Speed Rail Line Between Atlanta & Charlotte is Under Study

Atlanta to Charlotte: High Speed Rail?

- Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 7:05am

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...

GTRI Ireland is Leading the Way on Gun-Safe Technolgy

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

- Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 6:08am

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...

Porsche Cars North America is Headquartered in Atlanta

Porsche: Record Breaking Month

- Monday, June 3, 2013 - 4:29pm

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...

Atlanta's Newest Attraction is Hiring a Workforce

Skyview Ferris Wheel Job Fair Wednesday

- Monday, June 3, 2013 - 3:00pm

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...

Propex Global is a World Leader in Carpet Backing Manufacturing

Hazlehurst to See More Jobs with Propex Expansion

- Monday, June 3, 2013 - 10:54am

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,...

Gulfstream's $500 Million Expansion Has Meant More Jobs Than Previously Predicted

Savannah Airport Expansion: 1700 Jobs & Counting

- Monday, June 3, 2013 - 4:06am

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...

Film & TV Star Ashton Kutcher is One of the Most Influential Tech Investors

Top Tech Investors: Who to Follow

- Monday, June 3, 2013 - 3:38am

Following the right investors on Twitter can prove quite rewarding. The good people at have created the Pull Quotient metric to determine who are the most influential tech investors, "Influence, for...

Columbus, GA is Now Home to America's Largest Urban Whitewater Rafting Course

U.S. Largest Urban Whitewater Course Opens in Columbus

- Monday, June 3, 2013 - 3:27am

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...

Accounting Services are One Job Startup Businesses Should Outsource

Startup Business: Outsource These 3 Jobs

- Monday, June 3, 2013 - 2:25am

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...


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