Bloomberg Tax and Grant Thornton LLP to Explore Key Issues Facing Atlanta Economy at April 17 Executive Workshop

Keynote Interview to Feature Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President and CEO Raphael Bostic 

ARLINGTON, VA (March 28, 2018) — Bloomberg Tax and Grant Thornton LLP today announced that they are cohosting an executive-level workshop – Future Ready Business: Operating in a Changing Landscape – that will bring together business leaders to examine the most pressing tax issues impacting the Atlanta economy.  The event takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 at Atlanta’s Mandarin Oriental hotel. For additional event information and to request an invitation, please visit

Raphael Bostic, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will provide an outlook on the current of state of the economy and key indicators to gauge the region’s business climate. The workshop will also feature Atlanta business and finance leaders discussing the implications of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 for corporations and how the current economic climate will impact Atlanta’s real estate and jobs markets.

“Atlanta’s top business executives and policy experts will provide attendees insights and analysis surrounding the issues that will shape Atlanta’s economy in the year ahead,” said Darren McKewen, president, Bloomberg Tax. “Corporations that don’t want to get caught off guard as Capitol Hill and the administration usher in a slew of new laws and regulations affecting business will find this workshop to be of tremendous value.”

“The new tax legislation has transformed almost everything about business operations and tax planning. Companies are racing to calculate the tax impact of these changes for their financial statements,” said Jim Brady, chief operating officer of Grant Thornton. “This workshop will provide Atlanta-based executives insight into opportunities created by tax reform.”

Confirmed workshop speakers include:

  • Art Beattie, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Southern Company
  • Raphael Bostic, president and chief executive officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Jim Brady, chief operating officer, Grant Thornton
  • Thomas J. Cunningham, chief economist, Metro Atlanta Chamber
  • Christopher Marinac, director of Research, FIG Partners
  • David Sites, partner, International Tax Services, Grant Thornton
  • Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist, Wells Fargo

The workshop is part of Future Ready Business: Washington Impact, a programming series presented by Bloomberg Tax and Grant Thornton to help organizations understand and prepare for sweeping tax and regulatory policy changes. With hundreds of reporters and editors tracking the Washington policy process, Bloomberg Tax covers every detail that matters to your business and provides the in-depth analysis that helps you understand the implications. And with nearly 100 years of business advice, Grant Thornton LLP is your partner for converting insights into strategy and advantage.

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