On Monday, the Atlanta City Council approved legislation that calls on the Development Authority of Fulton County to cease acting as the issuer of lease purchase taxable revenue bonds for property within Atlanta’s city limits.read more
A committee charged with looking at the University System of Georgia’s (USG) 24-year-old post-tenure policy plans has begun its work and hopes to have a report ready for the Board of Regents in January.read more
H.J. Russell and Company, a family-run pillar of Atlanta real estate development and construction, has been awarded the goBeyondProfit Champion Award, which recognizes companies that consistently support local communities and businesses.read more
Dedicated readers are no doubt aware there is an election coming up in November. A big one. It could potentially be the largest election ever and have the highest turnout percentage in decades. Among the many items on the ballot for Georgia voters this year is the Georgia Dedicating Tax and Fee Revenue Amendment.read more
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC) on Thursday hosted Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry, who gave an update on the state’s transit patterns in the face of the pandemic as well as a look at the upcoming budget process, which obviously will be a bit more complex than in a normal year.read more
Don’t blink — you might miss the latest developments in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District. Going into last week almost everyone knew that Congressman Tom Graves was going to retire, and that Republican nominee Marjorie Taylor Greene was favored to win the seat in the Republican-heavy Congressional district.read more
It’s been nearly 25 years since the University System of Georgia (USG) adopted its post-tenure review policy. And during that quarter-century, the policy has remained largely unaltered.read more
The deadline for the 2020 Census is quickly approaching, and state leaders are joining efforts to encourage participation. As of last week, Georgia continued to lag behind much of the nation when it comes to households counted. And with a deadline of September 30, Georgia stands to lose funding.read more
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When Nike launched its “Just Do It” campaign in 1988, no one had any idea what would become of such a simple phrase. In just 10 years, the company’s worldwide sales skyrocketed from $800-million to over $9-billion, annually. Three words was all it took to make the difference of a lifetime.
Growing up in Fitzgerald, I witnessed the evolution of entrepreneurial spirit as small businesses would open, some close, and new small businesses would take their place. There is an economic cycle of 20-years that supply and demand generally drive.
It was 1990. I was working in Washington, D.C., for a Georgia congressman and had to fly back to the district for meetings. When I plopped down on my Delta flight, sitting next to me also heading to Atlanta was then 50-year-old Congressman John Lewis.