Atlanta developer James Jacoby to speak at Kennesaw State Oct. 30


Atlantic Station visionary discusses his plans for the future   KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct. 24, 2012…

Georgia (Oct 24, 2012)

KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct. 24, 2012) — James (Jim) Jacoby,  chairman, founder and chief executive of The Jacoby Group, will speak at the Tetley Distinguished Leader Lecture Series hosted by the Michael J. Coles College of Business Oct. 30.
Jacoby, the visionary behind Atlantic Station, has earned a reputation as "the business-savvy developer with a social conscience" and renown as an innovative leader in the industry for his understanding that the nation’s environment and economy are inextricably linked. His speech will focus on two of his current projects — Brownfield Redevelopment Aerotropolis, the development Jacoby envisions for the former Ford plant, and Marine Studios/OCEAN-X, a production studio for marine biologists.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
2 – 3:15 p.m.
Prillaman Hall – Room 1000
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Seating is limited. For registration please go to
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of 24,600 students from more than 130 countries.


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