Closer Look: Transforming Atlanta’s Westside Neighborhood

At the Transform Westside Summit, WABE's Rose Scott moderated an in-depth conversation with Atlanta CEOs and philanthropists Arthur Blank anand Dan Cathy. The focus was on sustaining initiatives for the west side communities.
Credit WABE Staff


Friday on a special edition of “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: “Closer Look” looks at the Transform Westside Summit, held on the first and third Friday of each month. The forums were developed to bring together all stakeholders involved in revitalizing Atlanta’s Westside. At the May summit, Rose Scott moderated a conversation with Atlanta CEOs and philanthropists Arthur Blank, CEO of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and owner of Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC, and Chick-fil-A President and CEO Dan Cathy, discussing why their brands are involved with transforming the Westside;
  • 30:29: “Closer Look” continues with a one-on-one interview between Rose Scott and Arthur Blank, speaking in further detail about the opening of Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and what it means for the surrounding communities;
  • 40:58: “Closer Look” went on a behind-the-scenes tour of the new stadium and sat down with Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler, discussing how the luxury vehicle maker is going beyond its global brand and collaborating with community initiatives.

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