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These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on banking and finance, investments and private equity, private companies, public companies, retail, and technology.
An Atlanta-based app uses blockchain to make it easier for patients to access their health information
Atlanta-based app Patientory is trying to improve the global, multibillion-dollar health records system. Here's how it works.
What if every detail of your workplace catered to your comfort and productivity? What if you regularly bumped into entrepreneurs and thought leaders while filling your glass of passion fruit-infused water? More Atlantans are about to experience office utopia thanks to WeWork, the New York coworking company that’s poised for local expansion.
According to Bert Thornton, Waffle House’s vice chairman emeritus, the list of people trying to get into the WaHo biz is “very long and very distinguished.”
Long known as a job mecca of the South, Atlanta will become even more attractive for young entrepreneurs this fall. A recent report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest public health philanthropy in the United States, estimates that the Affordable Care Act will enable 56,000 Georgians to start businesses in 2014 who would not have otherwise done so.
Mayor Hartsfield would be so proud. Atlanta-based "upstart" IntercontinentalExchange will purchase the New York Stock Exchange for $8.2 billion if everything passes muster. If it does, ICE will run the new company with one office still on Wall Street and another near the Hooch. NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer didn't pull any punches in a release to the staff of the (current) Manhattan headquarters, conceding that this "is an acquisition, not a merger of equals."
When you’re surrounded by overcrowded job fairs, foreclosures, failing banks, and layoffs, starting a business may sound like the last thing you should do. But many well-planned small businesses are more agile and better equipped to weather the economic storm than cumbersome bureaucratic corporations. Here, six start-ups share their stories.
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