In the guest chair: 

A.J. Robinson & Dana Barrett

A.J. Robinson & Dana Barrett

A.J. Robinson, President of Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) joined Dana live in studio to give us this year’s recap of Atlanta progress and a peek to what’s in store for 2015.

CAP and ADID work together to provide leadership and services which improve the city of Atlanta and help businesses thrive.

In the headlines:

  • The Woodruff Arts Center has gotten the largest gift in it’s 46 year history. The center’s biggest benefactor, the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has gifted $38 million this year.
  • Atlanta may be set to get its largest convention hotel so far with up to 2,000 rooms. This would increase Atlanta’s downtown hotel rooms by 10% and have a huge impact on the convention business.
  • The Tyler Perry deal with Fort McPherson may be a no-go. Rumors are abounding.
  • Castleberry Hill may be starting to see the benefits of economic recovery as new buildings and developments are now in the works for the area.

Other stuff:

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