Over the last decade, the so-called Capital of the South has emerged as a key player in the fast-growing industries of healthcare IT, marketing automation, e-security and mobile technology. Buzzed-about companies like email-marketing provider MailChimp, online deals service Scoutmob and mobile security provider AirWatch have elevated the city’s profile, and in 2012, three Atlanta-based startups in the marketing technology sector alone – Pardot (founded by Cummings), Vitrue and BLiNQ Media – sold for just under a half-billion dollars combined.
When considering the business landscape of Atlanta, Georgia, most people think of a handful of corporate behemoths such as Delta, Coca-Cola and CNN, just to name a few. While the city is best known for these Goliaths, the “Capital of the South” is fast becoming home to an active community of technology startups and digitally focused “Davids”.
Swift-Cantrell Park’s plan for the future is taking shape and new areas of the park with be improved later this year. The latest addition will be a 40,000 square foot cement skate park. The skatepark’s design and fundraising efforts are in full swing.