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Discover What's Driving Downtown's Growth at Annual Development Day - November 7

October 24,2012

Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) salutes another year of achievements in economic development at Downtown Development Day on Wednesday, November 7. Now in its 10th year, Development Day is the premiere event convening key stakeholders from the region’s real estate and economic development sectors.

Development Day kicks off at 7:15 a.m. at AmericasMart with a networking and breakfast reception that leads into the opening session featuring remarks from CAP President A.J. Robinson and the Department of Energy’s Maria Vargas, among others. Activities and sessions go until Noon, followed by an optional lunch from Noon to 1:30 pm.

This event marks the one year anniversary of the launch of the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) and also pays tribute to some of Downtown’s champions with awards including the Atlanta Downtown Design Excellence Award (ADDEA), Atlanta BBC Award and Economic Impact Award, which this year will be given to Legacy Property Group.

Presented in partnership with Atlanta magazine, ADDEA showcases the year’s best design in three categories: Office, Community/Residential and Bar/Restaurant/Retail. The Economic Impact Award recipient has made lasting and positive changes for the Downtown community; and the Atlanta BBC Award honors a property owner whose exemplary results deserve recognition.

Atlanta magazine is vested in Downtown, and Central Atlanta Progress has been a valued partner of the magazine for many years. Downtown Development Day is just one of the many important CAP initiatives that shine a spotlight on the continued growth and prosperity of the Downtown business district,” said Sean McGinnis, publisher of Atlanta magazine. “From design and architecture to sustainability, Downtown Development Day and the accompanying ADDEA showcase smart growth for downtown businesses, residents and visitors alike. Atlanta magazine is proud to play a part."

Attendees are invited to peruse the more than 40 exhibitors at the Development Day Expo, and can also participate in breakout sessions featuring interactive panel discussions on topics including Downtown’s sustainability assets, its strong Millennial demographic growth and more.

“No other event speaks to the strength of Downtown’s economy more than Development Day, and we look forward to bringing together more than 600 of the city’s top professionals in urban development, community leadership, finance, real estate and more,” said A.J. Robinson, President of Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District.

Reznick Group and Atlanta magazine are Gold sponsors for Downtown Development Day. Silver level sponsors include: AMC, breensmith, Cousins Properties Inc., CREW, Georgia Power and Silverman Construction. Bronze level sponsors are: Balfour Beatty Construction, Boxer Property Management Corporation, Broadcast Atlanta, Georgia Pacific Center, Integral Group, Invest Atlanta, Legacy Properties, Parkway Realty, Piedmont Healthcare, Resource, Richard Bowers, Stites & Harbison, Turner Broadcasting, TUFF and WorkingBuildings.

Downtown Development Day is approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission for real estate continuing education credit, and may also be available for continuing education hours for LEED Accredited Professionals. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.atlantadowntown.com.