State Farm's arrival, Buckhead Atlanta Highlight Past Year in Business

January 05, 2015

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“Live, work, play.” Politicians, business leaders and residents repeated those three words throughout 2014 as a mantra devised to explain the lure of north metro Atlanta to businesses.

Both Buckhead and the Perimeter – that loosely defined area of Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Brookhaven where the new high rises cluster – offer MARTA stations, regional shopping malls, apartments, condominiums, hotels and relatively easy access to just about everywhere in Atlanta.

Finding live, work and play in one place was enough to attract some pretty big names, including State Farm, which said it was moving to Dunwoody to appeal to the younger workers known as “millennials.” Other businesses shot for even higher targets: Buckhead Atlanta, a shopping and living center in itself, talked about luring the rich from around the world to fill its new high-end stores.

When it came to business news, there was plenty to talk about in 2014. Here are some highlights.

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