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

Hotel and park to transform Georgia Dome site
 The implosion of the Georgia Dome sets the stage for an overhaul of the Georgia World Congress Center campus that, coupled with planned future development in downtown Atlanta, could dramatically change the face of south and west downtown. In about a year, crews are expected to convert the old dome site into the Home Depot Backyard, a...

Posted: 8 hours ago

The implosion of the Georgia Dome sets the stage for an overhaul of the Georgia World Congress Center campus that, coupled with planned future development in downtown Atlanta, could dramatically change the face of south and west downtown. In about a year, crews are expected to convert the old dome site into the Home Depot Backyard, a...
Business stories of the week: Amazon, 2018 priorities, Phipps Plaza
 The week had no shortage of business headlines among Atlanta area companies – or perhaps companies that want to become Atlanta area companies. From the Amazon second headquarters search to major development projects, here are some of the big business headlines you might have missed from the past week. Georgia and Atlanta area economic...

Posted: 2 days ago

The week had no shortage of business headlines among Atlanta area companies – or perhaps companies that want to become Atlanta area companies. From the Amazon second headquarters search to major development projects, here are some of the big business headlines you might have missed from the past week. Georgia and Atlanta area economic...
More job cuts coming to Atlanta as part of Coca-Cola restructuring
 Atlanta-based Coca-Cola plans to cut an additional 179 jobs in its hometown as part of a broader restructuring the beverage giant announced earlier this year. In filings with the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce Division, Coke identified layoffs at three corporate offices in the city effective by the end of...

Posted: 2 days ago

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola plans to cut an additional 179 jobs in its hometown as part of a broader restructuring the beverage giant announced earlier this year. In filings with the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce Division, Coke identified layoffs at three corporate offices in the city effective by the end of...
Atlanta’s Phipps Plaza makeover plan shifts into overdrive
 The reinvention of Phipps Plaza into a mixed-use entertainment and shopping complex has been in the works for more than a decade. But the announcement Tuesday of a $200 million-plus expansion, including a flagship Nobu hotel and restaurant, will take that the makeover to a new level, officials with mall owner Simon hope. In Nobu, Phipps...

Posted: 2 days ago

The reinvention of Phipps Plaza into a mixed-use entertainment and shopping complex has been in the works for more than a decade. But the announcement Tuesday of a $200 million-plus expansion, including a flagship Nobu hotel and restaurant, will take that the makeover to a new level, officials with mall owner Simon hope. In Nobu, Phipps...
Metro Atlanta Chamber announces 2018 priorities
 The Metro Atlanta Chamber on Thursday unveiled its priorities for 2018, a slate of initiatives that include new job recruitment strategies, workforce development, an emphasis on economic mobility and a new digital platform to recruit young professionals to move and start their careers in the region. During a lunchtime gala on the field of...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Metro Atlanta Chamber on Thursday unveiled its priorities for 2018, a slate of initiatives that include new job recruitment strategies, workforce development, an emphasis on economic mobility and a new digital platform to recruit young professionals to move and start their careers in the region. During a lunchtime gala on the field of...
Nobu hotel and office tower to headline major Phipps Plaza expansion
 Phipps Plaza, Atlanta’s shopping playground for the upper crust, is about to undergo yet another transformation as the owners of the Buckhead mall attempt to re-energize the space with a new luxury hotel, restaurants, an office tower and fitness complex. Owner and developer Simon told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution it will begin construction...

Posted: 6 days ago

Phipps Plaza, Atlanta’s shopping playground for the upper crust, is about to undergo yet another transformation as the owners of the Buckhead mall attempt to re-energize the space with a new luxury hotel, restaurants, an office tower and fitness complex. Owner and developer Simon told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution it will begin construction...
Mercedes USA HQ in Sandy Springs speeds toward March grand opening
 It’s been a whirlwind 22 months for Mercedes-Benz USA since it announced its move from New Jersey to metro Atlanta. The company relocated and hired hundreds of employees. The German luxury carmaker opened a temporary office in Dunwoody. And then in September of last year, the company broke ground on its new home near Abernathy...

Posted: 6 days ago

It’s been a whirlwind 22 months for Mercedes-Benz USA since it announced its move from New Jersey to metro Atlanta. The company relocated and hired hundreds of employees. The German luxury carmaker opened a temporary office in Dunwoody. And then in September of last year, the company broke ground on its new home near Abernathy...
Cox Media Group names new leaders for Atlanta market
 Cox Media Group on Friday announced four new members of its leadership team in Atlanta who will direct a plan to knit together its local print, web, radio and television operations. In Atlanta, CMG owns The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and radio and television properties, including WSB-TV and News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB radio. By combining operations...

Posted: 10 days ago

Cox Media Group on Friday announced four new members of its leadership team in Atlanta who will direct a plan to knit together its local print, web, radio and television operations. In Atlanta, CMG owns The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and radio and television properties, including WSB-TV and News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB radio. By combining operations...
Atlanta mayoral candidates battle for city’s progressive vote
 The two Atlanta mayoral candidates still standing after Tuesday’s election share a similar route to victory in December’s runoff. The women can likely capture the city’s top office with a message that captures progressives – an energized, liberal, anti-establishment, racially diverse coalition of voters focused on...

Posted: 10 days ago

The two Atlanta mayoral candidates still standing after Tuesday’s election share a similar route to victory in December’s runoff. The women can likely capture the city’s top office with a message that captures progressives – an energized, liberal, anti-establishment, racially diverse coalition of voters focused on...
Atlanta mayoral candidates likely need diverse coalition to win
 A few days before Tuesday’s election, a robocall went out to voters, urging them to “keep Atlanta black” by choosing Keisha Lance Bottoms for mayor. Bottoms quickly condemned the message, which she said had no connection to her campaign. At a September voter forum, mayoral candidate Mary Norwood stumbled in her...

Posted: 10 days ago

A few days before Tuesday’s election, a robocall went out to voters, urging them to “keep Atlanta black” by choosing Keisha Lance Bottoms for mayor. Bottoms quickly condemned the message, which she said had no connection to her campaign. At a September voter forum, mayoral candidate Mary Norwood stumbled in her...
Bottoms, Norwood in runoff to become Atlanta’s next mayor
 For the second time in its history, a woman will lead the City of Atlanta. On Tuesday, the crowded field of mayoral candidates narrowed down to two City Councilwomen: Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood, who will face each other in a Dec. 5 runoff. Although the two candidates share the same gender, their success on Tuesday reveals a disturbing...

Posted: 12 days ago

For the second time in its history, a woman will lead the City of Atlanta. On Tuesday, the crowded field of mayoral candidates narrowed down to two City Councilwomen: Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood, who will face each other in a Dec. 5 runoff. Although the two candidates share the same gender, their success on Tuesday reveals a disturbing...