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Assembly projects should start soon.

It's been a long time coming, but redevelopment of the massive General Motors site in Doraville is beginning to take shape.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Getting the Ball Rolling .

Atlanta Sports City, the second largest multi-sports complex in the Southeast, will now contain a sports medicine facility and a major retail component.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

​Transwestern Investment Group acquires State Farm building in Dunwoody.

Transwestern Investment Group reached an agreement to acquire Park Center I, the Central Perimeter tower that State Farm employees moved into in November, according to Repoerter Newspapers. The 21-story building, adjacent to a MARTA station, is located at Hammond Drive and Perimeter Center Parkway. State Farm is creating a ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

​Trump requests $50 million for Savannah Harbor deepening.

President Donald Trump requested $108 million to deepen harbors in Savannah, Ga., and Boston as part of his 2018 budget, according to WABE. Trump wants to allocate $50 million to Savannah, but it's only half of what is needed to keep the project on schedule. In April, the Army Corps of Engineers said the deepening ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Mesa Capital Partners buys almost 500 metro Atlanta apartment units.

Mesa Capital Partners has purchased a 490-unit apartment portfolio in suburban Atlanta. Mesa bought Carrington Ridge and The Retreat at Eagles Landing, which are multifamily properties at 900 Rock Quarry Road in Stockbridge, Ga. TIC Properties Management was the seller. A sales price was not released. CBRE Inc.'s Shea ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

​Second Self Beer Co. rolls out new brew for summer.

Atlanta-based Second Self Beer Co. will release a limited edition beer just in time for summer. Margarita in Gose, based on the brewery's Maverick & Gose, will be available June 1 in its taproom as well as in cans in restaurants, bars and shops around Georgia. The beer features Second Self's housemade margarita mix and has ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Student housing along Atlanta Streetcar route sells for $24 million.

The student housing and mixed-use development stands across from Sweet Auburn Curb Market. It's also close to Georgia State University and Grady/Children's Hospital Medical Complex.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

​Red Bull Radio partners with Atlanta rap collective, label Awful Records.

Red Bull Radio has Georgia on its mind. The Atlanta-based rap collective and label Awful Records partnered with Red Bull Radio to launch Bruh with Awful Records,' a new monthly radio show hosted by Atlanta native and comedian turned Twitter star Zack Fox. The show will feature Fox interviewing guests and highlight the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Noble sells Buckhead 'W' for $73 million.

Atlanta's Noble Investment Group has sold the W-Atlanta Buckhead hotel for $73 million, according to Fulton County court records.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Metro Atlanta's first virtual reality arcades opening.

Video game arcades may be saved from extinction by the advent of virtual reality, and one newly-formed Atlanta company is looking to get in on the gameplay.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

New law to foster self-driving revolution in Georgia.

With Gov. Nathan Deal's signature this month on autonomous vehicle-friendly legislation the General Assembly passed in March, Georgia now has the legal and regulatory framework in place to take advantage of those assets and make Atlanta a center for the fledgling industry.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Georgia's booming film industry drives growth of union

Hundreds of productions shoot in Georgia every year since the state introduced its lucrative film and television tax incentive, and as a result, Georgia's film union has grown to be the largest studio mechanic local in the country.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Three software firms raise combined $65 million

​Spring has sprung for Atlanta early stage tech firms. On the heels of a sputtering first quarter, the venture capital fundraising jets have kicked on.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Retail is dying? Not in Atlanta

Metro Atlanta's retail space vacancy stands at 8.5 percent, the lowest point in a decade, according to real estate services company Colliers International.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Atlanta air cargo Taking Flight

After stalling during the recession, cargo traffic at the world's busiest airport is growing again.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

THE MOVIE BIZ: Memorializing Memorial Day

With all the talk of fun-in-the-sun, it's sometimes hard to remember what Memorial Day is all about. Here are some cinematic reminders.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Ensuring the future of manufacturing in Georgia

American manufacturers are facing a crisis: the skilled-trade shortage. We must transform our thinking by focusing on future generations to bridge the gap.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Customer experience firm FullStory bags $15M investment

Atlanta-based FullStory has raised $15 million to fuel an aggressive' R&D expansion that will create up to 120 jobs.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

This NFL team's Twitter joke was so savage its own coach apologized

Dude. Lighten up a little. NFL coach Dirk Koetter apologized through the media to the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday ... all because of a harmless joke made on Twitter by his team's social media department. First things first: Remember how the Falcons blew a 28-3 Super Bowl lead against the New England Patriots a few months ...

- Mashable! - US

'Cloak and dagger' vuln rolls critical hit against latest Android versions

Malicious combination of legitimate permissions Updated A distinct class of Android vulnerability has been unearthed by computer scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.…

- TheRegister - UK

A home at last: Atlanta 'Comfort Women' statue is welcome in Brookhaven

The Atlanta Comfort Women have found a home – Brookhaven. A statue of a young girl sitting in a chair originally was supposed to have been anchored at downtown's Center for Civil and Human Rights. The memorial was an artistic depiction to shine the light on human sex trafficking. But earlier this year, the Center reversed ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Boutique hotel project moving forward in historic Roswell

A mixed-use project in historic downtown Roswell that includes a boutique hotel is moving forward. Canton Place Development LLC, which is led by long-time Atlanta developer Claude Petty Jr., is planning a project with a 120-room boutique hotel, event space, chef-driven restaurants, luxury spa, a large garden and underground ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Isakson targeting 'micro-unions'

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., is taking another crack at overturning a federal labor board's decision making it easier for multiple unions to organize within a single workplace. The "Representation Fairness Restoration Act" would reinstate a nearly 80-year-old standard for determining which groups of employees should ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Civil War museum to close after Confederate flag removed

A Civil War museum in Hampton, Ga. plans to close following a request from a Henry County commissioner that they remove its Confederate flag, according to the Henry Herald. Henry County District 2 Commissioner Dee Clemmons had an employee remove the Confederate flag outside the county-owned Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum. ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Cobb Galleria to start charging for parking

The Cobb Galleria Centre will likely start charging for parking this summer, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. The rate will be $10, but could go up to $15. Lanier Parking Solutions will manage the parking. It comes as the nearby SunTrust Park and its mixed-used project The Battery Atlanta opened in April. ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Savannah eyes 55-acre mixed-use development

The city of Savannah will today consider a proposal to develop a 55-acre mixed-use development with multifamily residential, hotels, office, single-family residential, and retail space. The development will contain public parks and squares and be on the largest single tract of undeveloped land adjacent to the downtown area. ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Netherworld Haunted House officially confirms move to Stone Mountain

Netherworld Haunted House on Wednesday officially confirmed it will move to a new location in Stone Mountain. Atlanta Business Chronicle had reported last October that Netherworld was looking to relocate. It's the first major move for the haunted house in 20 years. It will spend one final season at its current home in ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

The North Face plans Lenox Square store

Activewear and outdoor sports gear retailer The North Face looks to open a new location at Buckhead's Lenox Square mall. A permit was filed in Atlanta on May 24 for the roughly 4,000-square-foot store. It would be The North Face's second Buckhead location. Today, it has a flagship store at Buckhead Marketplace, a shopping ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Great Sky residential community in Canton is acquired

Great Sky, a 475-acre masterplanned community in Canton, Ga., north of Atlanta has been acquired by Landeavor LLC. Great Sky is partially developed with 450 occupied homes, vacant developed lots, undeveloped parcels and open space. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The purchase is the 11 th acquisition for Landeavor and ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Georgia firefighter dies after weekend accident on job

MONTEZUMA, Ga. " A firefighter in Georgia has died after suffering a traumatic brain injury from an accident on the job.The Telegraph reports 29-year-old Macon County firefighter Darrell Plank died...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'Cloak and dagger' vuln rolls critical hit against latest Android versions

Malicious combination of legitimate permissions A distinct class of Android vulnerability has been unearthed by computer scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.…

- TheRegister - UK

Five Atlanta Firms in Am Law 200 Beat the Average in Revenue Gains

The Am Law 200 rankings are out—and five Atlanta-based firms are again among the country's Second Hundred highest-grossing law firms.

- Atlanta Daily Report - US

Vath Takes Over as Atlanta Bar Leader, Stresses Service at Annual Meeting

Atlanta Bar Association president Jim Blitch passed the gavel to Maggie Vath on Tuesday at the group's annual meeting and awards luncheon at the Piedmont Driving Club.

- Atlanta Daily Report - US

The Weeknd, Rae Sremmurd concert grosses $1.4M in Atlanta

The Weeknd recently had a $1.4 million night in Atlanta and if record sales are any indication of ticket sales, then the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist certainly "Earned It." The Weeknd with support from Rae Sremmurd, Belly and 6lack performed at Philips Arena May 13 in front of a sold-out crowd ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

UPS opens new facility in Poland as part of $2 billion investment in Europe

United Parcel Service Inc. opened a new package facility in Mysłowice, Poland as part of its $2 billion investment program in Europe. The Atlanta-based company reported the new 118,400-square-foot package center in is equipped with a conveyor belt system that can sort up to 6,000 packages per hour. The building will ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Study: Georgia now No. 1 in feature film productions

Georgia hosted more feature film productions than in 2016 than any other market, including the United Kingdom and California, according to a new study from FilmL.A., the not-for-profit film office that serves the Greater L.A. region. FilmL.A. analyzed a sample of 100 feature films from 2016, and 17 of these filmed in ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

REIT buys Athens, Ga., medical office buildings

Two Athens, Ga., medical office buildings have a new owner. American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital Company, LLC, the co-sponsors of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc., said Wednesday the REIT has acquired the two buildings, which were built in 2007 and contain approximately 61,000 square feet. Much of the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

WestRock to acquire five facilities from U.S. Corrugated for $192M

WestRock Company said Wednesday it has agreed to buy five corrugated converting facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana from U.S. Corrugated. WestRock will pay a total of approximately $192 million in cash and WestRock common stock. The transaction is expected to close in June. This acquisition will enhance our ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

National DCP hires president and chief operating officer

An Atlanta-based supply chain company that serves Dunkin' Donuts franchisees has hired a new president and chief operating officer. Robert Sharpe will direct National DCP LLC in the execution of its strategic long-term goals. He has responsibility for all operations functions including distribution, supply chain and ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

The Home Depot – A stock to keep

About the company The Home Depot, Inc. is an American home improvement supplies retailing company that sells tools, construction products, and services. The company is headquartered at the Atlanta Store Support Center in Cobb County of Atlanta, Georgia. It operates many big-box format stores across the United States , all ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

WATCH: Tornado watches in several states from Florida to Kentucky

ABC News' Steve Osunsami reports on this severe weather threat from Atlanta.

- ABC News - US

Coast Guard searches for missing boaters in Georgia

The U.S. Coast Guard continued to search Wednesday for missing boaters about a mile northeast of Tybee Island, Ga.

- UPI - US

Why Atlanta doesn't rank higher for city parks

Metro Atlanta remains in the middle of the United States' 100 largest cities on the Trust for Public Lands' latest ParkScore. The size of its parks is one reason the Georgia capital doesn't rank higher than 50th, for which it tied with Dallas. According to The Trust for Public Land's 2017 ParkScore Index released Wednesday ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Exclusive: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl breaks economic impact as College Football Playoff Semifinal

The ninth-oldest bowl game in the country's first run as a College Football Playoff Semifinal generated a record economic impact to the Atlanta economy of more than $61.96 million, up from $41.8 million last year. Atlanta-based Peach Bowl Inc., operator of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Savannah, Ga., considering limiting vacation rentals

The city of Savannah is considering limiting short-term vacation rentals starting in July. Savannah City Council members and residents are concerned that neighborhoods are being overrun with visitors. The coastal Georgia city of about 150,000 residents gets 12 million visitors a year. City staff is considering limiting the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Sarasota, Fla., OK's deal committing Braves to spring training facility through 2048

The Atlanta Braves would be committed to spring training in Sarasota County, Fla., through at least 2048 under final agreements unanimously approved this week by the county. The facilities and non-relocation agreements receiving unanimous approval this week also commit the Braves for paying for any cost overruns for the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Glass company plans to open new Atlanta area facility by October

A glass products manufacturer plans to open a 43,000-square-foot location in Austell, Ga., by October. Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products purchased the former TGI glass fabrication facility and plans to fully renovate it. The plant will be used to make tempered glass, insulating glass, both residential and commercial, ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

​Who are Atlanta's most likable CEOs?

OutSystems Inc. has another big recruiting tool: the most likeable CEO in Atlanta. Paulo Rosado, CEO of Atlanta-based OutSystems , was named the most likeable CEO in Atlanta by San Mateo, Calif.-based Owler, which specializes in company and executive information. Owler analyzed thousands of CEO reviews from its site users ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Four Seasons condo in Midtown Atlanta sells for $1.3 million, breaks two records

A condo on the 43rd floor of the Four Seasons in Midtown Atlanta just fetched the highest price ever for a two-bedroom condo in the building and broke the highest ever Midtown price per square foot for a two-bedroom. The Parisian-inspired condo on the 43rd floor of the Above The Four Seasons Condos in Midtown Atlanta sold ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

IN VIDEOS: How Coca-Cola United labels its product

Alabama's Coca-Cola United recently acquired markets in the Atlanta territory and is becoming one of Birmingham, Ala.'s largest employers. But how does the Magic City company churn out tens of millions of cases of soft drinks each year, and how fast do they weave around the plant? The Birmingham Business Journal toured the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

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