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Old 09-17-2009, 06:36 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:37 AM
 
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10 Best Places for Tech Jobs - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnews/20090916/ts_usnews/10bestplacesfortechjobs - broken link)


10 Best Places for Tech Jobs

Atlanta
Employers in the southern Atlantic states may outpace the national average in IT hiring over the next three months, according to a recent survey by Robert Half Technology. Thanks to corporate growth and expansion, nearly 10 percent of chief information officers in the region plan to beef up their payrolls in the fourth quarter, Robert Half reports. Atlanta is what Glassdoor cofounder Robert Hohman calls a "sleeper tech city." Its tech industry may not be as well known as those of Silicon Valley or New York, but industry salaries are surprisingly competitive. The city also ranked high in volume of tech job openings in early September and had an above-average ratio of tech openings to employees for many IT occupations, including computer programmer, software engineer, and systems analyst.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:40 AM
 
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Downtown Lot Eyed for Potential Sports Museum Site

By: Tony Wilbert

About 18 months ago, Atlanta sports and economic development circles buzzed with the possibility the city could lure away the College Hall of Fame from South Bend, Ind. Things quieted down shortly after, but the buzz is back.

Business executives and local officials are believed to be working to secure the InterPark lot at Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Harris Street as a potential site should College Football Hall of Fame executives decide to move it to Atlanta.

InterPark, a subsidiary of GE Capital Real Estate, owns the lot next to the American Cancer Society Center. The lot stretches from Centennial Olympic Park Drive to Williams Street. It is directly across the street from the park.

If the college hall relocates to the site, it would fortify the Centennial Olympic Park area as a center of tourist attractions. The InterPark lot is proximate to the Children's Museum, World of Coca-Cola and Georgia Aquarium. The National Health Museum also has said it would consider sites adjacent to the Olympic Park.

In January 2008, Atlanta Sports Council President Gary Stokan told a top executive of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame that - as "the nerve center of college football" - Atlanta deserved a shot at luring the hall, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Stokan also told hall officials a site near Centennial Olympic Park would be best, according to the AJC.

Now, the InterPark lot has emerged as a favorite site of local officials.

Atlanta's standing as a center of college football has increased since the city's initial interest in wooing the hall became public. The inaugural Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, played in late August 2008, was deemed a huge success. The second edition of the game, played Saturday, marked another sellout. Moreover, the Chick-fil-A Bowl has emerged as the top-tier bowl game outside the Bowl Championship Series.

Because of Chick-fil-A's vital role in the former Peach Bowl and new Kickoff Game, don't be surprised if the company is involved in the effort to bring the College Football Hall of Fame to its hometown.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:47 AM
 
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Loudermilks primed to develop Village sites

Loudermilks primed to develop Village sites

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The Loudermilk family and Buckhead-based Cannon Equities have formed a joint venture, Roxy Capital Partners LLC, to develop and market five prime properties in the Village area of Buckhead that father Charles and son Robin Loudermilk acquired over years.

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Old 09-17-2009, 06:50 AM
 
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PITTS SUPPORTS RELOCATION OF THE GEORGIA MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM


The Georgia Music Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Macon, Georgia, is in danger of closing its doors by the end of 2009 if it cannot sustain itself. After touring the Hall of Fame, Fulton County Commissioner Robb Pitts believes that this jewel’s best chance for survival would be to relocate it to Atlanta/Fulton County.

To become self-sustaining, the Hall must increase its number of visitors to 140,000 per year by 2012. Over the last five years, the average annual visitor level has been 27,000 and the average earned income $277,000. This intake falls far short of the annual operational expenditure of approximately $1.5 million. Currently, state account for 76% of the Hall’s total funding, meaning that Georgia taxpayers are bearing the greatest responsibility for the Hall’s operation.

“Because of Atlanta’s status as a tourist hub for the region, the number of annual visitors would be almost guaranteed to increase if the Hall were to relocate,” Pitts said. By comparison, 2008 attendance for the Georgia Aquarium was 2.6 million, the New World of Coca-Cola was1.2 million, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History was 450,125, and the Imagine It Children’s Museum was 200,000.

“There is no doubt that the Music Hall of Fame would have a better opportunity of continued existence in Atlanta/Fulton County,” stated Pitts.“ “While Macon is a wonderful city and is the home of my family’s Adams Lounge and the Skyline it simply does not have the tourist draw that Atlanta has.”

The Music Hall of Fame celebrates the music and lives of more than 100 Georgia legends, including, Ray Charles, James Brown, Otis Redding, Gladys Knight, Little Richard, Allman Brothers and Johnny Mercer, among others. Additionally, it houses thousands of documents and artifacts telling the story of Georgia’s music history, from the earliest Native American instruments to the latest pop beat genres.

Pitts feels that with all parties working together, the Hall can be saved for the benefit of all Georgians and visitors to this state. The Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority, the City of Macon, the State of Georgia and all other parties affiliated can keep the Hall alive.

“We can ill-afford to lose Georgia’s music history,” said Pitts.

### http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:51 AM
 
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New life for downtown Macy’s building

The glamorous, 14-foot-high teardrop chandeliers in the former Macy’s building downtown soon will have a new reason to sparkle.

Even in this gloomy economy.

Within the year, the memorable fixtures will help illuminate weddings, parties and special events.

Construction started this week that will transform the three main shopping floors of the 82-year-old building on Peachtree Street into an events venue.

The Grand Atrium and The Gallery events spaces are scheduled to open in early 2010, along with two restaurants, Meehan’s Public House and Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint. Later, a traveling exhibits venue will open on the ground floor.

A team of 25 investors, led by Robert Patterson, is rebranding the building as 200 Peachtree. Their hope is the once grand centerpiece of downtown will be revived as a key element of downtown economic life, six years after Macy’s left.

New life for downtown Macy’s building *| ajc.com
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:53 AM
 
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CDC plans $300M expansion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to up to $300 million in two new office buildings — as it looks to rein in costs and boost efficiency.

Plans call for the development of two multi-story research-support facilities and parking decks at the CDC’s Chamblee campus on Buford Highway.

The planned facilities include a 294,800-gross-square-foot building and a 729-car parking deck, coupled with a 285,500-gross-square-foot building and a 781-car parking deck.

The CDC plans to relocate about 2,000 researchers, scientists and doctors from leased locations to the campus, which is home to environmental health research labs, said George Chandler, the CDC’s director of buildings and facilities.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:23 AM
 
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Historic Old Fourth Ward Park is getting underway and Phase One is expected to be completed by Summer 2010. This will have a huge positive impact on that neighborhood.

Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy - Atlanta - Home Page
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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10 Best Places for Tech Jobs - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnews/20090916/ts_usnews/10bestplacesfortechjobs - broken link)


10 Best Places for Tech Jobs

Atlanta
Employers in the southern Atlantic states may outpace the national average in IT hiring over the next three months, according to a recent survey by Robert Half Technology. Thanks to corporate growth and expansion, nearly 10 percent of chief information officers in the region plan to beef up their payrolls in the fourth quarter, Robert Half reports. Atlanta is what Glassdoor cofounder Robert Hohman calls a "sleeper tech city." Its tech industry may not be as well known as those of Silicon Valley or New York, but industry salaries are surprisingly competitive. The city also ranked high in volume of tech job openings in early September and had an above-average ratio of tech openings to employees for many IT occupations, including computer programmer, software engineer, and systems analyst.

I like that..."Sleeper Tech City."




Great thread, by the way.
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