J. Scott Trubey

Business Reporter

J. Scott Trubey covers economic development and commercial real estate for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He’s previously covered banking, airlines, hospitality and tourism, crime and government at newspapers in Atlanta and Augusta, Ga. He joined the AJC in 2010.

Latest from J. Scott Trubey

Assurant to open tech center in Duluth, create 335 jobs
 Insurance provider Assurant said Wednesday it plans to expand its customer service division in in Gwinnett County where it will create 335 new jobs. The New York-based company said it will open a new “technical support center” in Duluth. A news release from Gov. Nathan Deal’s office did not disclose when the center will...

Posted: 3 days ago

Insurance provider Assurant said Wednesday it plans to expand its customer service division in in Gwinnett County where it will create 335 new jobs. The New York-based company said it will open a new “technical support center” in Duluth. A news release from Gov. Nathan Deal’s office did not disclose when the center will...
Atlanta Gulch project could include nine high-rises, new streets
 A Los Angeles developer wants to fill 27 acres of downtown Atlanta’s Gulch with new streets and high-rises that would fundamentally alter the landscape of the city’s core. CIM Group filed documents this month with regional planners detailing what would be the largest single development downtown since Portman’s Peachtree...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Los Angeles developer wants to fill 27 acres of downtown Atlanta’s Gulch with new streets and high-rises that would fundamentally alter the landscape of the city’s core. CIM Group filed documents this month with regional planners detailing what would be the largest single development downtown since Portman’s Peachtree...
East Atlanta precincts swung mayoral race for Bottoms
 A little west of the Beltline, a concrete truck blocked Sampson Street as workers poured the foundation for yet another new home. Nearby, 3,000-plus square-foot, tri-level residences tower over 1930s bungalows with clapboard siding. The changing landscape of Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward and demographic data tell an undeniable story: Over...

Posted: 8 days ago

A little west of the Beltline, a concrete truck blocked Sampson Street as workers poured the foundation for yet another new home. Nearby, 3,000-plus square-foot, tri-level residences tower over 1930s bungalows with clapboard siding. The changing landscape of Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward and demographic data tell an undeniable story: Over...
Recount unlikely to favor Norwood in Atlanta mayor’s race
 Despite calls for a recount and a small number of ballots yet to be counted, numbers released Wednesday by election authorities in Fulton and DeKalb counties indicate that the Atlanta mayoral race is over. Early Wednesday morning, the unofficial result showed Keisha Lance Bottoms had a 759-vote lead over fellow City Councilwoman Mary Norwood...

Posted: 10 days ago

Despite calls for a recount and a small number of ballots yet to be counted, numbers released Wednesday by election authorities in Fulton and DeKalb counties indicate that the Atlanta mayoral race is over. Early Wednesday morning, the unofficial result showed Keisha Lance Bottoms had a 759-vote lead over fellow City Councilwoman Mary Norwood...
Bottoms declares victory in Atlanta mayoral race; Norwood seeks recount
 With all precincts reporting, Keisha Lance Bottoms appeared to have won the Atlanta mayor’s race, beating Mary Norwood. Unofficial returns showed that Bottoms garnered 759 more votes than Norwood in the runoff election on Tuesday – a virtual repeat of the 2009 race when Mayor Kasim Reed defeated Norwood by 714 votes. Norwood was...

Posted: 11 days ago

With all precincts reporting, Keisha Lance Bottoms appeared to have won the Atlanta mayor’s race, beating Mary Norwood. Unofficial returns showed that Bottoms garnered 759 more votes than Norwood in the runoff election on Tuesday – a virtual repeat of the 2009 race when Mayor Kasim Reed defeated Norwood by 714 votes. Norwood was...
Mayor Kasim Reed denies plan to oust Atlanta recreation authority head
 The two-paragraph letter from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was buried deep in the City Council’s Monday agenda. It asked for the council to approve his appointment of a new executive director for the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority. But Reed doesn’t seem to have the authority to make the appointment. And his request...

Posted: 11 days ago

The two-paragraph letter from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was buried deep in the City Council’s Monday agenda. It asked for the council to approve his appointment of a new executive director for the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority. But Reed doesn’t seem to have the authority to make the appointment. And his request...
Voters head to the polls Tuesday; all eyes on Atlanta mayor’s race
 Voters will go to the polls beginning Tuesday morning to decide political contests throughout metro Atlanta. Races include several Georgia legislative seats, positions on local school boards, mayoral slots, and county commission and city council offices. However, all eyes are going to be focused on Atlanta as voters will determine the next...

Posted: 12 days ago

Voters will go to the polls beginning Tuesday morning to decide political contests throughout metro Atlanta. Races include several Georgia legislative seats, positions on local school boards, mayoral slots, and county commission and city council offices. However, all eyes are going to be focused on Atlanta as voters will determine the next...
Next phase starts in Savannah River deepening
 Crews have started a new phase in the deepening of the Savannah River, the nearly $1 billion project to allow bigger ships to pass with fewer restrictions to the state’s bustling main port. The Army Corps of Engineers said work started last week on the final segment of dredging in the river’s outer channel. The corps Monday news...

Posted: 12 days ago

Crews have started a new phase in the deepening of the Savannah River, the nearly $1 billion project to allow bigger ships to pass with fewer restrictions to the state’s bustling main port. The Army Corps of Engineers said work started last week on the final segment of dredging in the river’s outer channel. The corps Monday news...
Bottoms, Norwood spar in televised debate in Atlanta mayor’s race
 The themes were familiar — personal finances, City Hall corruption, party affiliations and the influence of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. But in the Atlanta’s mayoral candidates’ final appearance in front of a mass television audience before Tuesday’s runoff, the issue of race sparked some of the sharpest exchanges...

Posted: 13 days ago

The themes were familiar — personal finances, City Hall corruption, party affiliations and the influence of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. But in the Atlanta’s mayoral candidates’ final appearance in front of a mass television audience before Tuesday’s runoff, the issue of race sparked some of the sharpest exchanges...
Atlanta mayoral race takes vitriolic turn as Dec. 5 runoff approaches
 Last minute accusations. Incendiary ads. Threats of legal action. The mayoral campaigns of city council members Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood took a vitriolic turn as they entered their final weekend before Tuesday’s runoff election. A new poll released late Friday seems to indicate that Norwood had successfully leveraged...

Posted: 15 days ago

Last minute accusations. Incendiary ads. Threats of legal action. The mayoral campaigns of city council members Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood took a vitriolic turn as they entered their final weekend before Tuesday’s runoff election. A new poll released late Friday seems to indicate that Norwood had successfully leveraged...
Contractor in Atlanta City Hall bribery case reported to prison early
 The first contractor to plead guilty in the Atlanta City Hall bribery investigation reported early to prison last week to begin serving his five-year sentence. Elvin “E.R.” Mitchell Jr. turned himself in to federal authorities on Nov. 21, Odis Williams, one of Mitchell’s attorneys, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on...

Posted: 16 days ago

The first contractor to plead guilty in the Atlanta City Hall bribery investigation reported early to prison last week to begin serving his five-year sentence. Elvin “E.R.” Mitchell Jr. turned himself in to federal authorities on Nov. 21, Odis Williams, one of Mitchell’s attorneys, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on...