Forbes Magazine lists Downtown Atlanta as one the US "15 Cities' Emerging Downtowns"
In an online piece called "15 US Cities' Emerging Downtowns," Forbes Magazine says:
"Since 2007, downtown Atlanta has welcomed $2.9 billion in investment plus an additional $182 million in public funding for infrastructure. In January, the city council voted to create a task force to oversee the revitalization efforts in downtown Atlanta. Home to five major college campuses, the area is growing at faster rates in terms of population, housing and median income than the overal city of Atlanta or the state of Georgia as a whole, according to Central Atlanta Progress, with much of the demand coming from young adults and young professionals.The city is finishing up a $70 million streetcar project that will bring 2.6 miles of transit online in late 2013 and ground was broken in 2012 on the new Center for Civil and Human Rights project."