Moderated by Rick Badie
Mayor Kasim Reed writes about a “metropolitan export initiative” designed to strengthen the global business identity of the Atlanta region and expand business opportunities with overseas markets. Reed’s plan creates city-to-city partnerships to bolster the area’s global competitiveness. Two state Department of Transportation officials outline that agency’s plans to make Georgia a “Golden Gateway of Choice.”
By Kasim Reed
Over the past three years, Atlanta has become a safer, financially healthier and stronger metropolis for business, science and technology. However, to meet the post-recession jobs challenge and become a leading world-class city in a 21st century economy, we must work harder.
At Wednesday’s Global Cities Initiative forum, sponsored by the Brookings Institution and JP Morgan Chase, I will highlight the region’s assets: the nation’s third-highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies; the world’s busiest passenger