A $10 million federal grant will used to improve a seven-mile stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, according to a report at the AJC. Improvements to the street will include synchronized traffic lights, new sidewalks and a multi-use trail with new landscaping, historic signage, street furniture, upgraded crosswalks, distinctive paving with ADA ramps, public art displays at major intersections, improved medians, new street lighting and a pocket park in the median of the road.
On Aug. 9-11, Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell will host approximately 1,000 entrepreneurs and small business owners at the 5th annual Back to Business” (B2B) Conference. The free event, which will be held at multiple locations around the city, will include networking, speakers and panel discussions that expose attendees to the depth and breadth of the city’s business ecosystem. Since its inception in 2010, the annual conference has attracted nearly 4,000 participants. Registration for B2B is required and space is limited. To register, visit atlantabacktobusiness.com or call (404) 330-6052.