Partners in Progress
Since ACP was founded nearly 15 years ago by Mayor Shirley Franklin, this unique public-private partnership has been a driving force for positive change in Atlanta. Our work has supported the Mayor and community stakeholders to implement initiatives that have strengthened our city’s finances, expanded economic opportunity, invested in infrastructure and enriched our cultural heritage.
Through new government efficiencies, helping Atlanta achieve a AA+ credit rating.
A Top 25
Atlanta’s tech jobs have grown by nearly 50% since 2010. ACP member companies partnered with the Mayor and Ga. Tech to accelerate growth of tech start-ups through Engage Ventures.
Billion for MARTA
ACP members contributed more than $1 million to support passage of local option sales tax for transportation infrastructure, creating the largest cash infusion for MARTA in decades.
ACP worked closely with the Mayor and other community leaders to secure $32 million to keep Martin Luther King, Jr.’s papers in Atlanta.
A Jump-Start for
ACP raised $10 million in start-up philanthropy to help complete the BeltLine’s Westside Trail.
ACP played a leading role in supporting Mayor Reed’s successful plan to reform Atlanta’s pension system, saving the city more than $270 million over 10 years.
In 2016, ACP supported the successful passage of $1 billion in new funding for improvements in sewers and stormwater projects, enhancing water quality for all.