ATLANTA, GA- Atanta’s mayor Kasim Reed spoke to a capacity crowd at the Atlanta Marquis Ballroom in his Annual State of the City Business address Thursday morning.
The mayor’s address focused on the accomplishments from 2016, including the financial growth of the film industry, the city’s crime stats, economic development that included but not limited to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the BeltLine, Mechanicsville and Intown development.
Mentions of development projects with traction moving into this year were apart of the address like the expansion of
Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, including a new terminal building, a new runway, the construction of new four-star and three-star hotels, and major infrastructure improvements. Business navigated to topical politics when the mayor
addressed the issue of refugees, which has become a major talking point, due to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven countries with majority Muslim populations.