Great things are happening in Downtown Atlanta.
It’s an energy you can see and, more importantly, feel. Much of the center city’s authenticity and uniqueness would not be possible without Central Atlanta Progress. Simply put, CAP makes Atlanta better. Since its inception, CAP has been viewed among its peers as a convener of ideas and initiatives that spark innovation and positive change for the city and the region. The central business district’s distinct character cannot be replicated, and our work revolves around maintaining a strong sense of community in Atlanta.
As an organization, we prefer to stay humble and in the background of the many projects with which we’re involved, but when we’re leading the charge on large-scale, eye-catching projects that make local and national headlines—like the Stitch, the Gulch, and Arts & Entertainment Atlanta—it’s an opportunity for us to reinforce our purpose. Namely, that we’re here to shepherd big ideas that will better Atlanta.
A Brief History
Since 1941, CAP has stood at the ready to seize catalytic opportunities that have profoundly impacted the city and the region. Without CAP, these things may not have been possible (for a more detailed organizational history, click here):
- Creation and management of the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District
- Creation of Trees Atlanta
- Creation of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
- Feasibility study for the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame
- The Atlanta Streetcar Project
- Creation of Eastside and Westside Tax Allocation Districts
- Creation of Centennial Olympic Park Area Inc. (COPA)
- Launch of Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge
- Founding of the Ambassador Force
- Woodruff Park transformation
Become an Influential Part of Downtown
Being a member of Central Atlanta Progress also affords you and your team more opportunities to benefit as an active and informed citizen. Our members enjoy a long list of personalized benefits that include unique networking opportunities, preferred vendor status and economical sponsorship opportunities, as well as one-on-one assistance from CAP staff. You'll also be invited to participate in CAP Membership Councils that support our efforts and advise our staff on matters such as transportation and sustainability, economic development, and marketing.
Additionally, you’ll receive monthly e-newsletters and invitations to events, like our Town Hall Meetings and our signature Annual Meeting, that will keep you informed and engaged around the issues that matter most to Downtown’s stakeholders.
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To discuss membership opportunities, contact our Vice President of Marketing, Wilma Sothern, at (404) 658-5910.