New Atlanta Microsoft campus can spread progress to ‘all communities,’ mayor says

Microsoft’s 90-acre East Coast hub could bring high-paying jobs and amenities to Grove Park, a poor Westside neighborhood that Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms described as missing out on the city’s economic prosperity. Bottoms, who said her family settled in the Westside years ago after leaving East Georgia’s cotton fields for a better opportunity, believes the Microsoft campus can provide hope for residents who are still struggling. “Quite often, our communities are looking through the windowpane,…

Microsoft’s 90-acre East Coast hub could bring high-paying jobs and amenities to Grove Park, a poor Westside neighborhood that Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms described as missing out on the city’s economic prosperity. Bottoms, who said her family settled in the Westside years ago after leaving East Georgia’s cotton fields for a better opportunity, believes the Microsoft campus can provide hope for residents who are still struggling. “Quite often, our communities are looking through the windowpane,…

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