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Georgia named top state to do business third year in a row

  (MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016) - According to a survey of site selection consultants by Area Development, a leading corporate site selection and relocation magazine, Georgia is the best state in the nation to do business. The Peach State has held the top spot for the past three years. “Once again, Georgia has been named the top state for business, reflecting our success in growing Georgia’s thriving economic environment,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal in a press release on Monday, Sept. 12. “In the last year, global manufacturers,... Read More
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5 Family-Friendly Day Trips Near Atlanta

Residents and newcomers alike can find lots of great things to do near Atlanta, but families looking to escape for the day yet stay within a two-hour drive of the city will be happy to know there are lots of options to get out of town without driving too far away. Tubing the 'Hooch in Helen Located in the Blude Ridge Mountains, the picturesque city of Helen offers lots of fun activities for families, including tubing down the Chattahoochee River. Visitors can purchase tubes from Cool River Tubing or Helen Tubing and enjoy a two... Read More

Georgia State Parks Launch New Dog-Walking Club

Take advantage of seven dog-friendly trails with your furry friends Wish there were more fun things to do with your pet pals? Georgia State Parks recently launched Tails on Trails Club, a new dog-friendly group that challenges dog owners and their furry companions to explore seven dog-friendly trails to earn a special reward. Upon checking off all seven trails located at various Georgia State Parks, dogs and their owners receive a bandana and a T-shirt. Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites offer several diverse and scenic hiking trails... Read More
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Northside Hospital medical center on track for December completion

(Wednesday, June 29 2016) - Construction of the new East Cobb Medical Center reached a new milestone on June 23 as Northside Hospital marked the occasion with a topping out ceremony. The four-story, 100,000 square-foot center is on target for a December completion date after the first breaking ground ceremony took place in February. The facility is being built on a 14-acre site on Olde Towne Parkway. The topping out event (when the last beam, or its equivalent, is put in place on a structure) featured remarks from project partners, such as... Read More

The 10 Best Georgia Suburbs To Live In

Do you live in one of the top 10 Georgia suburbs? If you are looking for a neighborhood with low crime, great schools and a high level of livability, you may want to consider Decatur. That's according to, which assessed 100 Georgia suburbs based on factors such as cost of living, job opportunities, public schools, crime and local amenities. What makes Decatur so great? The Georgia suburb scored a high A+ in both public schools and family environment, and an A in both diversity and nightlife. Decatur’s median home value of $350,400... Read More
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New Study Shows Economic Growth in Cumberland

According to a new economic impact study commissioned by Cobb’s Competitive EDGE, SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta have been key drivers in tremendous economic growth for the Cumberland Improvement District. Over the past five years, the economic boom amounted to more than $2 billion in cumulative new projects for the Cumberland area. SunTrust Park is the new home of the Atlanta Braves, and the team’s move to the Cumberland area is believed to be a major driver in the increased economic activity of the area. The Battery Atlanta, as an... Read More

6 Patriotic Things To Do in Atlanta

Looking for ways to celebrate your American pride in Atlanta? Below are the best places to show your love of red, white and blue around the metro area. Stone Mountain Park 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain, GA 30083 (800) 401-2407 Commemorate the fallen Civil War soldiers of south at Stone Mountain Park while admiring the carving in the world’s largest piece of exposed granite of three Confederate figures: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis. Visitors can hike the 1 mile trail up the mountain... Read More

Fourth of July 2016: Atlanta Fireworks, Parades and Festivals

Want to enjoy Atlanta fireworks with family and friends on Independence Day? Our friends over at Occupy My Family have the guide to the 4th of July fun you’ve been searching for. Below we've included a selection of events happening throughout the metro Atlanta area, but you can click here to see the full list. CHEROKEE WOODSTOCK // July 4th Spectacular (July 4, 2016) Location:  The Park at City Center Woodstock, GA Time:  Parade, 10:00 AM Festival, 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM Details:  Bring your family to visit The Park at City Center... Read More
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Sneaker Exhibit Kicks Off at High Museum

Explore the evolution of the sneaker as a cultural icon this month at the High Museum of Art at a new exhibit running through Aug. 14. "The Rise of Sneaker Culture" features more than 150 sneakers and highlights the beginning of the modern footwear from its origins in the mid-19th century. Follow the history of the sneaker through to its current incarnation as a status symbol of urban culture with footwear from the archives of industry-leading brands including Adidas, Converse, Nike, Puma and Reebok. Also on exhibition are numerous... Read More

Fairburn Townhomes Offer Immediate Move-in

Renaissance at South Park townhomes offer up to a $7,000 buyer bonus Are you in the market for a new townhome in the Fairburn area? With resort style amenities including a pool with beach swim out, tennis courts and a community clubhouse, Renaissance at South Park may be the place for you in south Fulton County. In addition to the resort lifestyle, Renaissance at South Park offers residents award-winning home plans, including  gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, master suites with sitting areas, game rooms and large secondary bedrooms... Read More
  • Your Guide to Atlanta Higher Ed Options

    Learn more about colleges and universities in the metro Atlanta area

    With nearly 60 colleges and universities in metro Atlanta, the options for institutions of higher learning couldn’t be better... Read More

  • Atlanta's Private Schools: Going Full STEAM Ahead

    Preparing Atlanta’s students for careers in science, technology, engineering, art and math

    Careers in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) continue to be the fastest-growing occupations in the... Read More

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