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

Atlanta board approves tax incentives for Pullman Yard, Spoke projects
 The board of the city of Atlanta’s economic development agency on Thursday approved tax breaks for two projects east of downtown that proponents say will help transform surrounding neighborhoods. The Invest Atlanta board approved a nearly $6 million tax break for the redevelopment of the historic Pratt-Pullman Yard into a creative arts...

Posted: 3 days ago

The board of the city of Atlanta’s economic development agency on Thursday approved tax breaks for two projects east of downtown that proponents say will help transform surrounding neighborhoods. The Invest Atlanta board approved a nearly $6 million tax break for the redevelopment of the historic Pratt-Pullman Yard into a creative arts...
NCR’s Midtown Atlanta HQ features amenities, quirks of Silicon Valley firms
 NCR, the maker of cash registers and ATMs, spent the better part of a decade trying to remake itself into a modern tech and software giant. But no move it’s made — including relocating nearly a decade ago from Ohio to metro Atlanta — reflects the physical transformation of the financial technology giant quite like its gleaming...

Posted: 5 days ago

NCR, the maker of cash registers and ATMs, spent the better part of a decade trying to remake itself into a modern tech and software giant. But no move it’s made — including relocating nearly a decade ago from Ohio to metro Atlanta — reflects the physical transformation of the financial technology giant quite like its gleaming...
Amid Amazon competition, UPS still sees opportunity for growth
 Amazon’s plans for its own delivery service for businesses could transform the competitive landscape for Sandy Springs-based UPS. UPS said it still has plenty of opportunity for growth as e-commerce expands. The shipping giant said it “continues to support Amazon and many other customers,” and declined to comment on ...

Posted: 9 days ago

Amazon’s plans for its own delivery service for businesses could transform the competitive landscape for Sandy Springs-based UPS. UPS said it still has plenty of opportunity for growth as e-commerce expands. The shipping giant said it “continues to support Amazon and many other customers,” and declined to comment on ...
Huge adaptive reuse project Works at Chattahoochee has a new look
 The developer planning a massive project to convert old Atlanta warehouses near the Topgolf complex into a mix of offices, apartments and boutiques, has released new renderings for the project.  Atlanta-based Selig Development announced the Works at Chattahoochee project in August. The 80-acre development ultimately involves the...

Posted: 11 days ago

The developer planning a massive project to convert old Atlanta warehouses near the Topgolf complex into a mix of offices, apartments and boutiques, has released new renderings for the project.  Atlanta-based Selig Development announced the Works at Chattahoochee project in August. The 80-acre development ultimately involves the...
Georgia Ports want to more than double container capacity by 2028
 The state agency that runs the bustling ports in Savannah and Brunswick, seeing continued growth in ocean-bound cargo, is forming a master plan for a 10-year, $2.3 billion expansion of its capacity. At a conference Monday in Sea Island, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said investments the agency plans will allow the...

Posted: 13 days ago

The state agency that runs the bustling ports in Savannah and Brunswick, seeing continued growth in ocean-bound cargo, is forming a master plan for a 10-year, $2.3 billion expansion of its capacity. At a conference Monday in Sea Island, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said investments the agency plans will allow the...
Georgia companies see stocks dip after market closes on Friday 
 Friday’s selloff cut across industries and pounded a number of major Georgia companies. Few segments were spared.  Some of the state’s biggest players, including Aflac (-0.83 percent), Coca-Cola (-1.52 percent), Delta Air Lines (-3.19 percent), Home Depot (-2.97 percent), Mohawk Industries (-1.99 percent), SunTrust Banks...

Posted: 16 days ago

Friday’s selloff cut across industries and pounded a number of major Georgia companies. Few segments were spared.  Some of the state’s biggest players, including Aflac (-0.83 percent), Coca-Cola (-1.52 percent), Delta Air Lines (-3.19 percent), Home Depot (-2.97 percent), Mohawk Industries (-1.99 percent), SunTrust Banks...
Streaming music service Pandora to shift workers to Atlanta
 Music streaming service Pandora said this week it plans to move an unspecified number of workers to Atlanta as part of a broader restructuring of its business. The Oakland, Calif.-based company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing it will cut 5 percent of its workforce as part the restructuring plan, which it expects will result...

Posted: 17 days ago

Music streaming service Pandora said this week it plans to move an unspecified number of workers to Atlanta as part of a broader restructuring of its business. The Oakland, Calif.-based company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing it will cut 5 percent of its workforce as part the restructuring plan, which it expects will result...
Amazon HQ2 bidding war may set a bad precedent, critics say
 Amazon’s search for a second headquarters uncorked what could become the biggest ever bidding war for jobs among states and cities in North America. Many critics fear it also could set a dangerous precedent. Companies for years have pitted communities against one another to wring tax breaks and other perks, a dance that was typically...

Posted: 17 days ago

Amazon’s search for a second headquarters uncorked what could become the biggest ever bidding war for jobs among states and cities in North America. Many critics fear it also could set a dangerous precedent. Companies for years have pitted communities against one another to wring tax breaks and other perks, a dance that was typically...
How far Georgia will go to snare Amazon remains a mystery
 Chicago opened with $2 billion. Philadelphia countered with $3 billion. Maryland’s governor upped the ante to $5 billion. New Jersey officials pushed their chips to the middle of the table with an audacious $7 billion wager for Amazon to locate its second headquarters in Newark. Georgia, meanwhile, continues to play its hand close to...

Posted: 17 days ago

Chicago opened with $2 billion. Philadelphia countered with $3 billion. Maryland’s governor upped the ante to $5 billion. New Jersey officials pushed their chips to the middle of the table with an audacious $7 billion wager for Amazon to locate its second headquarters in Newark. Georgia, meanwhile, continues to play its hand close to...
Lanier Islands new partners could include Buffett’s Margaritaville
 Lake Lanier could soon get an infusion of Margaritaville. The family that operates the Lanier Islands resort said Tuesday it has reached a partnership with a Knoxville development group that plans to take over management of LanierWorld and bring with it singer Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand. Details about future upgrades at the...

Posted: 19 days ago

Lake Lanier could soon get an infusion of Margaritaville. The family that operates the Lanier Islands resort said Tuesday it has reached a partnership with a Knoxville development group that plans to take over management of LanierWorld and bring with it singer Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand. Details about future upgrades at the...