Our 2023 State of the Region Was a Huge Success!!

About 1,400 Metro Atlanta Leaders Gathered to Take Stock of Metro Atlanta and Explore Regional Challenges.

The 2023 State of the Region event is an opportunity for metro Atlanta’s top leaders and decision-makers to unite in our mission to shape One Great Region.

This year’s program will include the State of the Region address from ARC Executive Director and CEO Anna Roach, as well as once again bring to the stage “What’s Next ATL” talks that focus attention on the biggest issues facing our region.

The event will also celebrate innovative successes realized within regional communities and leaders with the presentation of the Regional Excellence Awards. And, join us as we celebrate the 2023 recipient of the Harry West Visionary Leadership Award which recognizes outstanding community service and leadership.

Keynote Speaker

Mitch Landrieu

Mitch Landrieu

Senior Advisor to the President of the United States

The Atlanta Regional Commission is excited to announce this year’s State of the Region keynote speaker -- Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Infrastructure Coordinator, Mitch Landrieu.

In his current role, the former lieutenant governor of Louisiana and mayor of New Orleans oversees the implementation of the $3 trillion dollar Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. In his keynote address, Landrieu will evaluate the impact of these investments on metro Atlanta as we work together towards One Great Region

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What's Next ATL Talks

The highly anticipated What’s Next ATL Talks will return to the stage at this year’s State of the Region event. Hear from Misti Martin, President and CEO of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development and Amol Naik, ARC Board member and Senior Vice President at Ting Internet.

Misti Martin

Misti Martin

President & CEO,
Cherokee Office of Economic Development
Amol Naik

Amol Naik

Senior Vice President,
Ting Internet

Event Program

7:00 a.m.
Networking & Coffee

8:00 a.m.
Program Begins

  • A Celebration of the Arts:
    Full Radius Dance
  • Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results
  • State of the Region Address
  • Keynote Address:
    Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States & Infrastructure Coordinator
  • What's Next ATL Speakers:
    Misti Martin, President & CEO of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development, and Amol Naik, Senior Vice President of Ting Internet
  • Unsung Hero and Harry West Visionary Leadership Awards
9:45 a.m.

Our Sponsors

Venue Sponsor

Georgia World Congress Center logo

Presenting Sponsor

At&T logo United Way of Greater Atlanta logo Verizon logo

Premier Sponsors

City of Brookhaven The Coca Cola Company Council for Quality Growth

Champion Sponsors

ATL Airport CID Chamblee Doraville CID logo Cumberland CID WSP

Connecting Sponsors

AARP Atlanta AECOM AtkinsRealis Buckhead CID Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Cox Cubic Decatur Downtown Development Authority Goodwill of North Georgia Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport HNTB logo Invest Clayton logo Kaiser Permanente logo Metro Atlanta Chamber logo Pendleton Group

Supporting Sponsors

360ns Network Solutions logo Aerotropolis Atlanta logo beep logo CERM logo Commonwealth Reserach Associates Croy Engineering logo Deloitte HDR marta Rohadfox The Collaborative Firm VHB Wells Fargo Wellstar Health Systems

Small Business Sponsors

Atlanta Community Food Bank logo GovHR USA logo Paramount Consulting Group

Annual Program Partners

Georgia Power Georgia Power Georgia Power Georgia Power