After last week's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage, some supporters have rushed to the altar to announce their wedding vows to their same-sex partners.
The possibility of an increase in marriage has some analysts seeing big boosts to the state economy. A 2014 study released by the Williams Institute of UCLA estimated that Georgia will see an increase in revenue and job opportunities from the legalization of same-sex marriage.
The city of Atlanta is applying for a $29.3 million federal TIGER 7 grant to extend the Atlanta Streetcar to the BeltLine. Although Atlanta will be facing tough competition for those federal dollars, city leaders believe they have a good case.
The city has been pretty successful in getting funding from the Obama administration. It received $47 million for the first phase of the Atlanta Streetcar, which started operating Dec. 31.
This product image provided by Shuddle shows screens from ShuddleMe, an app that lets eight- to 16-year-old kids who need to get to school, a sporting event or a social activity book a ride themselves within an hour of when the service is needed. Before this, parents had to arrange for the car, and do so at least a day in advance.
A ride-hailing service that caters to youngsters is allowing them to book their own rides when mom and dad are too busy to drive.
Shuddle is one of a number of new companies that provide rides to eight- to 16-year-old children who need to get to school, a sporting event or a social activity. On Tuesday it's introducing ShuddleMe, an app that lets the kids book the ride themselves within an hour of when the service is needed.
Before this, parents had to arrange for the car, and do so at least a day in advance. ShuddleMe still requires parental approval.
Wal-Mart says it is removing any items from its store shelves and website that feature the Confederate flag.
The announcement by the world's biggest retailer Monday comes as the shooting deaths of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have reignited the debate over the flag's symbolism. The white suspect in the shooting, Dylann Storm Roof, appeared in photos holding the banner.
General Electric Co. has set up a committee to explore moving its corporate headquarters out of Connecticut, following the legislature's decision to increase taxes on the state's major businesses. Georgia leaders quickly expressed interesting in having GE relocate to the Peach State – to join the growing number Fortune 500 companies calling Georgia their home each year.
Tim Keane of Charleston, South Carolina, will be Atlanta's new commissioner of planning and community development. This April 23, 2015, photo shows a horse-drawn carriage moving through the historic district in Charleston, South Carolina.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced May 28 that he has selected Tim Keane of Charleston, South Carolina, as his new commissioner of planning and community development. The city has been without a permanent commissioner since last September, when James Shelby abruptly resigned. Atlanta has an opportunity with the selection of Keane, who still must be approved by the City Council.
Few American cities are as endearing as Charleston, South Carolina.
The Atlanta-based fruit pop cart vendor King of Pops is turning into a profitable venture for the Carse family. The popsicle maker is seeing a sweet sales growth.
Co-founder and CEO Steven Carse first thought of the idea for the business while on a trip to Central America with his two brothers. They fell in love with paletas –a style of Latin-American ice pop – during their travels.
Few people have even heard of the company Veritiv. But by next year, it will become one of Atlanta’s best-known companies. That’s because it will have the first woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company based in Georgia.
When the company eventually is included on the Fortune 500 list in 2016, it likely will be ranked near No. 300 – thanks to its sales of about $9.3 billion a year.
Veritiv formed last July through a merger of Unisource and a division of International Paper – xpedx. The company held its first annual meeting this Wednesday.
The 20th annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit kicked off in Atlanta Wednesday.
The three-day event brings together the nation’s top African-American entrepreneurs, executives, and business owners for an opportunity at networking, learning, and inspiration.
Comedian, media personality and entrepreneur Steve Harvey, journalist Roland Martin, HGTV host and real estate agency CEO Egypt Sherrod, NFL Hall of Fame inductee and ESPN anchor Cris Carter are just a few of the successful business people expected at the summit.
President Barack Obama visited the headquarters of Nike in Oregon last week to raise support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, also known as the TPP.
The TPP is a trade agreement that is under negotiation by twelve countries, including the United States, Japan and Mexico, and it could affect up to 40 percent of U.S trade.
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a bill this week that would grant the president the right to speed up the negotiating process. But both parties are split on the TPP and a lot of politicking still needs to play out.
Georgia flag makers could benefit from a bill recently passed by the Florida legislature. The bill says government agencies in the Sunshine State can only buy Florida's state flag and American flags made in the USA.
Steve Erlich owns a company called U.S. Flag maker in Marietta and could benefit from Florida’s push for patriotism. Erlich says even though only a small part of his business is with government agencies, he’ll likely see his sales increase.
Atlanta has until May 9 to make peace for a peace summit set to take place this November.
The international body that selects cities to host the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates met in Rome over the weekend and issued a statement. All the parties in Atlanta must come together within one week, or the summit will be awarded to another city.
Atlanta was selected to host the 2015 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates ─ a prestigious gathering of all the individuals and organizations who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.