Community Update – October 2016

Community Update – October 2016

Exercising the right to vote is one of the most important activities any U.S. citizen can do and an informed voter is critical to the election process. There is no lack of information about the presidential candidates but the down-ballot races, particularly at the local level, may require more work to gather information on the candidates and issues.  Local...

Place Update – October 2016

Place Update – October 2016

The development process is an interesting, often messy, mesh of citizen input, comprehensive planning and market forces. The public provides input on what kind of development they’d like to see and it is not uncommon that some want no development whatsoever. The planners try to determine what growth is best to sustain community vitality within constraints...

Education Update – October 2016

Education Update – October 2016

Eighth-grade teams in Flat Rock Middle School’s Business Education & Computer Science Connections class participated in the school’s inaugural Shark Tank project.  This entrepreneurship project, inspired by the hit ABC show Shark Tank, required student groups to bring to life a product idea with a simple marketing plan, messaging and when...

Economy Update – October 2016

Economy Update – October 2016

Aviation took the first place prize of $20,000 in the inaugural Metro Export Challenge, which will go towards expanding their brand into new markets such as China and Ireland. The 2016 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge is a JPMorgan Chase-powered grant program created to help businesses begin or expand their exporting programs.  The grants were awarded through a...