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District 12 Councilmember Joyce Sheperd hosts Economic Development 101 Seminar, Sept. 21 at 7pm

Atlanta, GA--  Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce M. Sheperd will host a seminar entitled “Economic Development 101,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at the Cleveland L. Dennard Conference Center at Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy.

County Jobs for Fulton Residents

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the county’s first Job Source Policy, at its September 15 meeting.  By enacting this policy, the county will create a pool of employable Fulton county residents who would be eligible to fill jobs created by certain projects funded by the County.

“The Board of Commissioner feels that it is our responsibility to try and help the citizens of Fulton County as much as we can during these hard economic times. This policy will help to provide stable economic opportunities for families throughout the County” stated Fulton County Chairman John H. Eaves.

This policy will apply to all contracts procured through the Department of Purchasing & Contract Compliance valued in excess of $200,000.

Mayor Kasim Reed Names new Atlanta Airport GM

Atlanta, GA--  Mayor Kasim Reed today announced that Louis Miller, former Executive Director and CEO of Tampa International Airport, will be the new Aviation General Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

“I am pleased that Louis Miller has agreed to partner with me and the City of Atlanta in our efforts to maintain Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport  as the world’s busiest passenger airport and enhance its role as the primary economic engine for the region,” said Mayor Reed. “Under the experienced leadership of Louis Miller, I am confident that the airport’s safety, security and amenities for passengers will improve dramatically.

Fannie Mae to Host Open House at New Atlanta Mortgage Help Center

Atlanta, GA--  Fannie Mae will host a special open house event at its Atlanta Mortgage Help Center.  The event will bring together counseling and mortgage industry partners to emphasize foreclosure prevention and highlight help that is available. 

Fannie Mae’s new facility provides greater metro homeowners, who have a Fannie Mae loan and may be at risk of foreclosure, the opportunity to meet directly with dedicated on-site staff and experienced housing advisors who speak English and Spanish to discuss their mortgage situation.  These face-to-face meetings help borrowers better understand the entire range of foreclosure prevention options and provide an opportunity to work closely with servicers to achieve a prompt resolution.

This new Fannie Mae initiative consist of a partnership with Civic and Community Leaders, Forest Park-based The D&E Group and Major Mortgage Servicers.

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