Closer Look: Central Atlanta Progress CEO Talks Gulch Support; Georgia’s Video Gaming Industry; And More

Central Atlanta Progress CEO A.J. Robinson joins today's "Closer Look" to talk about about The Gulch.
Central Atlanta Progress CEO A.J. Robinson joins today's "Closer Look" to talk about about The Gulch.
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Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief about how a new poll from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV suggests the race for Georgia’s governor is still very close. It shows Republican and Secretary of State Brian Kemp at 47.7 percent and Democrat Stacey Abrams at 46.3 percent, and that difference falls under the poll’s 2.8 percent margin of error. Libertarian Ted Metz polled at 2.3 percent, and just 4 percent of voters in the poll were undecided. Early voting begins Monday.
  • 1:58: We continue discussions regarding the development deal for the downtown area called The Gulch. Why is the nonprofit Central Atlanta Progress backing the proposed deal? We speak with its CEO, A.J. Robinson.
  • 38:42: Earlier this month more than 1,000 game industry professionals gathered here in Georgia for the Southern Interactive Entertainment Game Expo, created by the Georgia Game Developers Association. A conversation with its president, Andrew Greenberg, about the growth of video gaming and e-sports here in Georgia.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Grace Walker.