Moderated by Rick Badie
Atlanta may not be a super city, but it has been ranked as a desirable “second-tier” city by a real estate services firm that monitors international global real estate investment. Today, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed touts the importance of global economic engagement, while a financial executive says the region is being “rediscovered” by international investors.
Global engagement boost city’s standing
By Kasim Reed
Former Mayor Andrew Young, who arguably did more than any mayor to place Atlanta on a global stage, recently wrote the city had moved beyond being the “next great international city” to a “global powerhouse.”
I couldn’t agree more. Atlanta has a unique opportunity to solidify its position as the business and cultural center of the South via global engagement.
We have the tools to achieve this objective. We are home to the nation’s third-highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, the world’s busiest airport, and