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Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance to Officially Launch at Hartsfield-Jackson
26 March ,2014

For Immediate Release
March 26, 2014







Media Advisory


Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance to Officially Launch at Hartsfield-Jackson

Business and civic leaders will leverage Airport assets to strengthen surrounding communities

WHO: Ceasar Mitchell , President, Atlanta City Council

Miguel Southwell , Interim General Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson

Jeff Turner , Chairman, Clayton County

Jorge Fernandez , Vice President of Global Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Jack Longino , Mayor, College Park

Kerry Armstrong , Chairman, Atlanta Regional Commission and Senior Vice President, Pope & Land Enterprise

Pedro Cherry , Vice Chairman, Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance and Vice President of Community and Economic Development for Georgia Power

Joe Folz , Chairman, Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance and General Counsel for Porsche Cars North America

Doug Hooker , Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission

WHAT: Business and civic leaders will officially launch the Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance. The Alliance will work to leverage metro Atlanta’s greatest economic engine – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - by increasing economic development, mobility and quality of life around the airport.

WHEN:

Friday, March 28 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Press Room (Atrium – 3rd Floor), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, 6000 North Terminal Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30320

Please RSVP to Monica Fuentes at monica.fuentes@atlanta-airport.com by Thursday, March 27 – 12:00 p.m.

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