State of the Region Update

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Innovation Celebrated at ARC State of the Region Breakfast

Innovation took center stage Friday, November 7, as more than 1,100 elected, business and civic leaders came together to celebrate metro Atlanta as a hub for innovation and technology. The theme of this year’s event was “Innovation by Design.”

City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was the keynote speaker, sharing stories of innovation and inventiveness from around the region and offering his vision of how metro Atlanta can remain the dominant region in the Southeast for attracting young entrepreneurs and creative talent. He expressed confidence that the region is continuing on a path to becoming a hotbed for technology startups and other companies that will deliver the well-paying jobs of the future.

Also at the breakfast, ARC released the results of the Metro Atlanta Speaks public opinion poll, now in its second year. The agency also presented the 16th annual Developments of Excellence Awards to seven cutting-edge projects.

Ann Cramer received the inaugural Harry West Visionary Regional Leadership Award. The award commemorates former ARC Executive Director Harry West, the agency’s longest-serving executive director.

Videos from the State of the Region Breakfast

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed 2014 State of the Region Breakfast Keynote Address

Doug Hooker 2014 State of the Region Message

Opening Video - "Innovation by Design"

Feature Video - "Stories of Innovation"

2014 Harry West Visionary Leadership Award

2014 Developments of Excellence Top Award Winners

2014 Developments of Excellence Exceptional Merit Award Winners

Metro Atlanta Speaks

2014 State of the Region Breakfast Sponsors

2014 State of the Region Breakfast Sponsors

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