Focus: Atlanta, a comprehensive annual report covering the Atlanta business climate, is gearing up production for the report’s fourth edition, Focus: Atlanta 2021.
2. opens in a new windowBroward County eases COVID restrictions, prioritizes residents, infrastructure
The widening availability of vaccines nationally and the stabilization of unemployment figures are fueling optimism for a return to a pre-COVID semblance of life. In South Florida, Broward County has its eyes set on safety, community support and infrastructure improvements as part of its recovery efforts.
While Miami Tech Week has normally referred to the eMerge Americas technology conference, that is no longer the case after the “tweet heard around the world” — Miami Mayor Francis Suarez’s now famous, “How can I help?”
4. opens in a new windowApple announces new campus in Raleigh as part of $1 billion investment in NC
Apple has announced a new campus in Raleigh as part of a plan to invest $1 billion in North Carolina over 10 years. The campus in Research Triangle Park will create over 3,000 jobs, with wages averaging $187,000 a year, according to the state’s Department of Commerce. This news comes after three years of courtship and a previous snub from Apple.
Tennessee and the Nashville region are carving out a new role in the automotive industry that is leading to new jobs and high expectations: electric vehicle manufacturing.
From restoring power to residents after a natural disaster to helping drive sustainability and resilience efforts forward, Florida’s utilities play a major role in maintaining a vibrant business climate and high quality of life. In interviews with Invest:, sector leaders Melissa Seixas, Florida president for Duke Energy, and Archie Collins, President and CEO of Tampa Electric, reflect on the current state of the energy industry, where it is headed and the importance of collaboration among utilities.