Atlanta Business News

Atlanta Business News

Atlanta Business News

  • Delta seeks new nonstop flights between JFK and Rio
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) is seeking permission to launch seven new weekly nonstop flights between John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Rio de Janeiro. Delta says in a Thursday filing with the U.S. Department of Transportation that it plans to commence daily service on December ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-03-23
  • SMALL BIZ STRATEGIES: Why smart entrepreneurs make bad decisions
    Dorcas Cheng-Tozun, writing for Inc. magazine, says she has heard stories like this: An entrepreneur's business is bleeding money. Despite clear indicators that the company won't make it, he continues to pour time and funding into it. He uses his retirement fund, his kids' college savings, and even re-mortgages the ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-03-23
  • Woodruff Arts Center tax exemption gains final passage in General Assembly
    Legislation giving the Woodruff Arts Center a tax break to help finance renovation of the Alliance Theatre has passed the General Assembly. The Georgia House of Representatives agreed Wednesday to the state Senate's version of a bill that originated in the House, sending the measure to Gov. Nathan Deal's desk. ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-03-23
  • Spaceport Camden bill gains final passage in General Assembly
    The General Assembly has given final passage to legislation aimed at providing the legal framework to foster the expansion of the commercial space industry in Georgia. The state House of Representatives gave final passage to the bill on Wednesday, sending it to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature. The legislation ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-03-23
  • Wild Heaven Beer to open second brewery, taproom on Beltline (SLIDESHOW)
    Wild Heaven Beer will join fellow local craft brewer Monday Night Brewing on the Atlanta Beltline’s Westside Trail. In 2018, Wild Heaven will open its second brewery and taproom location at the Lee + White development. The freestanding building, including more than 21,000 square feet of space with room for ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-03-23
  • Citi Trends CEO resigns
    Citi Trends Inc. CEO Jason Mazzola has resigned to “pursue another opportunity.” Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Bruce Smith will become acting CEO as the Savannah, Ga.-based urban fashion retailer searches for a permanent replacement. Smith has been the CFO of Citi Trends since April 2007 and COO ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-03-23
  • Atlanta among the fastest-growing metros in America
    Eleven major metropolitan areas, led by the Texas duo of Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, are growing at a pace of more than 1,000 persons per week, based on population estimates issued this morning by the U.S. Census Bureau. The federal agency released July 2016 estimates for 382 metros and 3,142 ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-03-23
  • Big changes coming to Coca-Cola’s C-Suite
    The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) will make several changes to its C-Suite on May 1, when President and Chief Operating Officer James Quincey becomes CEO. The Atlanta-based beverage giant’s Mexico unit President Francisco Crespo will become its first chief growth officer. A 28-year company veteran, Crespo will lead the company’s ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-03-23
  • ​Georgia post-production entertainment tax credit clears Senate
    The Georgia Entertainment Industry Post-production Investment Act passed the Senate late March 22. The bill, HB 199, passed 46-4. It cleared the Georgia House of Representatives Feb. 24 with a 158-3 vote. Georgia's current film tax credit already covers post-production for film and television projects that spend at least $500,000 ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-03-23
  • Buckhead master plan public meeting canceled due to budget concerns
    Plans to garner further public input for its master plan project were canceled due to concerns for its budget, according to Reporter Newspapers. This includes a public meeting and plans to post the documents on a website for the public to view. Instead, the plan, called "BUCKHEAD REdeFINED" will be ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-03-23
  • ​MARTA proposes up to $4 billion expansion
    MARTA proposed several projects on March 22 that would cost $4 billion, according to Reporter Newspapers. At a public input meeting at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead, MARTA introduced proposals that included a transit area at Moore's Mill and a frequent bus service during peak hours. A light ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-03-23
  • Actor J. Anthony Brown to join Steve Harvey radio show
    The Steve Harvey Morning Show has added a new voice to its lineup. Actor and comedian J. Anthony Brown joins the syndicated show, which is reportedly moving from Atlanta to Los Angeles. It airs on over 80 stations across the country. "Starting April 17, J. Anthony Brown will be officially ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-03-23
  • Why did “Baby Driver” shoot in Atlanta?
    Why did the hotly anticipated "Baby Driver"' shoot in Atlanta when it is set in Los Angeles? Filmmaker Edgar Wright had his reasons, and they involved cars going really fast. In addition to offering lucrative film tax credits, Georgia was willing to accommodate Wright's "wild ideas," which included shooting car ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-03-23
  • Universal’s “The Pact” to shoot in Atlanta
    Universal Studios is gearing up to film its latest comedy, "The Pact," in Atlanta. "The Pact" stars Leslie Mann of "Knocked Up," Ike Barinholtz of "The Mindy Project" and professional wrestler John Cena (who also appeared in "Trainwreck") as parents who set out to foil their daughters' plan to lose ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-03-23
  • Exclusive First Look: Comcast NBCUniversal to house Atlanta startup accelerator at Braves development (SLIDESHOW)
    Comcast NBCUniversal will house a new startup accelerator at the Atlanta Braves’ mixed-used development The Battery Atlanta. The accelerator — named The Farm Startup Accelerator — will offer a variety of programs to support and nurture select startups, including a 12-week accelerator directed by Boulder, Colo.-based Boomtown. The Farm will ... read more
    Source: Atlanta Georgia Business NewsPublished on 2017-03-23
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