Eloisa Klementich makes $15B impact with Invest Atlanta

As president and CEO of Invest Atlanta, Eloisa Klementich, CEcD, is transforming economic development in the city of Atlanta through strategic initiatives to increase equity and prosperity for all its residents. She leads a nationally recognized economic development agency accredited by the International Economic Development Council and has shaped the Invest Atlanta organization around equity […]

Invest Atlanta SVP Alan Ferguson explains how healthy habits boost productivity

Alan Ferguson, who serves as senior vice president of Invest Atlanta, led multiple discussions at the recent Peace and Purpose Retreat which was held virtually Dec. 4-6, 2020. The panels ranged from tools and parameters needed for purchasing a home to economic development in urban communities. Both conversations were well-needed discussions to equip our community […]

Invest Atlanta CEO Eloisa Klementich rolls out grants to help small businesses

Small business owners in Atlanta who have been impacted by the global health pandemic now have a new opportunity to receive grants of up to $50,000. The new Resurgence Grant Fund, which provides reimbursable grants to approved businesses, is part of $88 million the Department of the Treasury has given to the city of Atlanta […]

Invest Atlanta SVP Alan Ferguson finds his biggest reward in being a father

Alan Ferguson is senior vice president of community development at Invest Atlanta. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and holds advanced degrees from Emory and Georgia State universities. While he has achieved success in his professional career, Ferguson says his most rewarding and satisfying role is as husband to wife Janelle and father to […]

Anita Allgood helping people attain homeownership and realize dreams

Anita Allgood is passionate about helping people realize their dream of homeownership. As the director of single family and homeownership services with Invest Atlanta, Allgood has assisted a myriad of prospective homebuyers reach their dreams. Allgood reveals her superpowers daily by providing leadership, vision, overall development and management for Invest Atlanta’s homeownership incentives. As a […]

Sheoyki Jones develops opportunities for Atlanta’s content creators

Sheoyki Jones has a love for making a change in her community, specifically with economic development. Since arriving at Invest Atlanta, she has partnered with the Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment to establish the Creative Industries Loan Fund to invest in the city’s content creators. As a Black woman, what do you consider your […]

Erika Smith uses economic development to impact the Black community

Erika Smith is always thinking of ways to educate her community. Currently, she is the southside community and economic development manager at Invest Atlanta. Smith uses her platform as a powerful Black woman to impact those around her, and she sat down with rolling out to tell us how. As a Black woman, what do […]

Filmmaker Ric Mathis trains his lens on the culture

Ric Mathis is an independent filmmaker, producer and author. He garnered attention as the executive director of the documentary Black Friday: What Legacy Will You Leave? The growing film series of the same name explores African Americans’ ability to acquire wealth by way of circulation in Black communities. Rolling out sat down with Mathis to […]

Atlanta Business League holds congress, discusses $15B opportunity

The Atlanta Business League recently held its 11th Annual Congress on the State of Black Business in Metro Atlanta. The theme of this year’s event was Growing Businesses, Growing Wealth: the $15 Billion Opportunity. ABL organizers shared that the objective of this year’s Congress is to understand the $15B opportunity that is available in 2018 […]

Atlantans takes over Art Basel Miami, ChooseATL invites transplants

The City of Atlanta was the talk of the Wynwood District at Art Basel Miami last night as stylist and curator Renaldo Nehemiah, ChooseATL, and Invest Atlanta combined forces to bring the best of the city to the millennial creative community to urge creators to relocate to the Capital of the South. Art of Atlanta […]

Top 25 Women of Atlanta: Dr. Eloisa Y. Klementich

Dr. Eloisa Y. Klementich President and Chief Executive Officer, Invest Atlanta As president and CEO of Invest Atlanta, Eloisa Klementich has spent the last two decades solving complex problems at the city, state and national levels. Klementich heads the city of Atlanta’s economic development authority where she has been lauded by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed […]

Wells Fargo, Invest Atlanta rehab homes in city’s Pittsburgh area, near Turner Field

Major investments by Wells Fargo, Invest Atlanta and the Annie E. Casey Foundation will allow more than 50 families, couples and individuals to occupy and own renovated former foreclosures in an area that received national attention for the impact of the housing crisis. In a public-private-nonprofit partnership, the three entities are providing close to $2.5 […]

Invest Atlanta welcomes new CEO, Craig Richard

The Invest Atlanta team hosted a great event welcoming Craig Richard as the company’s new CEO. The event held at The College Football Hall of Fame was attended by movers and shakers from Atlanta’s business community, including Leona Barr-Davenport, Atlanta Business League president and CEO and Andre Dickens, an Atlanta councilman. The future of economic […]

Dawn J. Luke, Invest Atlanta

Dawn Luke currently serves as managing director of housing finance at the Atlanta Development Authority, dba Invest Atlanta, where she is charged with providing leadership and strategic direction in the successful execution of the housing vision for the authority and the city of Atlanta. A native of Georgia, Luke has been employed with Invest Atlanta […]

$2 million grant to rebuild Alanta: Buy and renovate homes, find out how

Housing groups creating jobs in city of Atlanta Housing groups have called for the purchase and renovation of 7,500 homes in metro Atlanta over the next five years to help rebuild Atlanta neighborhoods in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. This achievement will create jobs, help fill neighborhoods with homeowners and increase property values – without […]

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