• Falcons Open Mercedes-Benz Stadium In Atlanta

    9 days ago - By Biz Journals

    Nine years in the making, the new $1.5 billion home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United is open for business. On Aug. 26, the Falcons faced off against the Arizona Cardinals for a preseason game in what marked the first public event to be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
    Arizona recorded the first score in the stadium with a second quarter John Brown touchdown-pass from Carson Palmer for 28 yards. The first score in the new stadium from the Falcons came with 17 seconds remaining in the first...
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  • Equifax Reveals Cybersecurity Hack Affecting Up To 143 Million People

    Equifax Reveals Cybersecurity Hack Affecting Up To 143 Million People

    9 days ago - By Biz Journals

    Equifax Inc. said Thursday it discovered a cybersecurity hack that potentially leaked the private information of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers.
    The Atlanta-based companysaid that criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files that included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver's license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers, and certain...
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  • Atlanta Wins Bid to Host Super Bowl LIII in February 2019

    Atlanta Wins Bid to Host Super Bowl LIII in February 2019

    9 days ago - By Biz Journals

    As expected, Atlanta has won its bid to host to host Super Bowl LIII in February 2019 in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
    Atlanta beat Tampa, Fla., and Miami for the right to host Super Bowl LIII. Miami will host the Super Bowl in 2020. It will be the third Super Bowl held in Atlanta and the first since Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000.
    The big game is expected to bring a $400 million economic impact with it. “It's a wonderful day for our city and franchise and I know the people of Atlanta and all...
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  • Porsche Opens U.S. Headquarters In Atlanta

    Porsche Opens U.S. Headquarters In Atlanta

    9 days ago - By Biz Journals

    Porsche Cars North America Inc. on May 7 opened its new $100 million Porsche Experience Center and headquarters at One Porsche Drive in Atlanta.
    The 27-acre complex located at the Northeast corner of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the largest investment outside Germany for the sports car manufacturer. The industry-first facility is complete with a driver development track, classic car gallery, restoration center, human performance center and driving simulator lab. A state-of-the-art...
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  • NCR Opens 750,000-Square-Foot Global Headquarters

    NCR Opens 750,000-Square-Foot Global Headquarters

    9 days ago - By Biz Journals

    Financial technology giant NCR Corp. opened its new global headquarters campus in Midtown Atlanta. The 750,000 square-foot, two-tower campus near Georgia Tech will house 5,000 employees.
    NCR's move to Midtown from Duluth, Ga. underscores a culture shift in the 130-year-old company. It is also a nod to the Fortune 500 fintech's pivot from hardware to software and services.
    NCR, which invented the cash register, is transforming into a technology and services company. The company...
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  • Mercedes-Benz Eyes Atlanta For U.S. Headquarters

    Mercedes-Benz Eyes Atlanta For U.S. Headquarters

    9 days ago - By Biz Journals

    German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz is considering relocating its U.S. headquarters to Atlanta from New Jersey - a move that could bring about 1,000 jobs, Atlanta Business Chronicle has learned.
    Mercedes, said to have considered Texas, Florida and Virginia for the relocation, took an early look at Savannah, Ga. and Jacksonville, Fla. Late Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal confirmed Atlanta was in the running, noting the Mercedes is also considering several cities in North Carolina.
    Mercedes...
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