WHAT’S HAPPENING

Southside Atlanta businesses are getting a big boost in services and resources designed to help them compete and thrive.
On Wednesday, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Invest Atlanta announced several new programs – as well as the creation of a new Southside Community and Economic Development Manager.
Erika Smith has been named to fill that role.
Having the tools to succeed is the first step to growing a business. And Smith will make sure local entrepreneurs are aware of the unique public-private partnerships and other assets that are available to assist them.
We recently talked to Ken Hilliard, the General Manager of Café-ULU, who says the Southside is primed for progress.