Midtown, A Top Neighborhood
Midtown Atlanta is celebrating after being named one of the top five neighborhoods in the country. And the area's tech industry plays a big part in that honor.
The American Planning Association created the list and praised Midtown for its urban planning initiatives, history, a vibrant arts scene, public safety efforts, and walkability investments.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says there are currently 20 active construction projects underway within a square mile of Midtown.
He also says that more than eight thousand jobs have been announced in the area in the past 18 months. READ MORE
New Pre-Paid Debit Card Rules
Federal regulators announced new rules governing prepaid debit cards... Bringing basic account protections to customers, who are often at a financial disadvantage. Prepaid debit card issuers will have to provide their users with basic account information such as balances and transaction history, free of charge. Fees will have to be displayed more clearly on packaging and protections for lost or stolen cards will be expanded to prepaid debit cards. The new rules will go into effect next October.
New NCR President and COO
FinTech giant NCR has named Mark D. Benjamin as its new President and Chief Operating Officer.
He previously worked at Automatic Data Processing and will oversee sales, industry solutions management, product development, services and supply chain operations. READ MORE
Voter Election Registration Errors
State officials say there should be no problems now after some Georgia residents got error messages while trying to register to vote online last weekend.
Secretary of state Brian Kemp's office is blaming the errors on a technology provider for the department of driver services. Which affected the agency's ability to verify online applications for several days.
The problem was reportedly fixed on Monday, just over a week out from the registration deadline. Which is Monday, October 10th, so if you haven't registered, there's still time to make sure you can cast your ballot next month. READ MORE
· MVP can be accessed at mvp.sos.ga.gov.
· OLVR can be accessed at registertovote.sos.ga.gov.
TAG FinTech Innovation Award Applications
TAG FinTech is now accepting applications for their Third Annual Innovation Award. The winner will receive a $50,000 cash grant and placement into the ATDC accelerate program.
A panel of judges, made up of award sponsors, will select finalists who will receive mentoring before presenting their innovation at the TAG FinTech GA 2017 Symposium next year.
The deadline to apply is December 9th. Apply Here.