The Aerotropolis area was honored with a 2018 Development of Excellence Award in the category of “Great Place” today by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), during the agency’s State of the Region Breakfast.
“The Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance has been working hard to make the entire Aerotropolis region a destination in and of itself, and our recognition by the Atlanta Regional Commission shows that the investment by our partners is paying off.
We are proud to accept this award as a “Great Place,” and truly appreciate all of our public and private partners who all work collectively to improve the quality of life in our area. All of our combined efforts continue to allow the Aerotropolis to be economically competitive.”
-Shannon W. James Sr., President & CEO of Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, Inc.
Great Place Award: The Aerotropolis Area – Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance
The sector’s maximum-traveled airport. Captivating, shop-coated downtown districts. Historic neighborhoods. Worldwide enterprise headquarters. Film and TV studios. All of these can be found in Atlanta’s Aerotropolis area, a colorful, dynamic part of our region. The vicinity, anchored through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta global Airport, has long been the Atlanta location’s biggest process center. In recent years, the Aerotropolis area has turn out to be home to new monetary development engines large and small—inclusive of Porsche motors North the America’s headquarters, display screen Gem Atlanta Studios, combined-use tasks like Gateway center, and up-and-coming condo groups like the Pad on Harvard.
Several efforts are helping drive change in the Aerotropolis area.
The Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, based in 2014, is a public-private partnership that consists of Atlanta’s airport and surrounding jurisdictions, companies, and private corporations, in addition to neighborhood chambers of commerce, academic partners. The Alliance, in partnership with the Aerotropolis Atlanta CIDs, has catalyzed a brand new technology of cooperation that has delivered high quality trade and revitalization to the vicinity — with the promise of much more to come back.
Additionally, the effort has delivered interest to many hidden gemstones within the place. The AeroATL Greenway Plan, an bold task that’s been as compared to the Atlanta BeltLine in its imaginative and prescient and transformative possibilities, seeks to reconnect groups throughout the Aerotropolis region through greenspace and trails. This undertaking can be a splendid supplement to the locating the Flint campaign, which specializes in the lengthy-overlooked Flint River that runs underneath Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta global Airport and is lead via Ryan Gravel and Hannah Palmer.