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

Railroad giant’s new Atlanta HQ a triumph of city-state alliance
 Norfolk Southern made official Wednesday what was long expected — that the company’s headquarters is moving from Virginia to Atlanta. The formal announcement that Georgia had coaxed the railroad giant out of Norfolk to a future glitzy office complex in Midtown is a swan song of sorts for Gov. Nathan Deal, who has made economic...

Posted: a minute ago

Norfolk Southern made official Wednesday what was long expected — that the company’s headquarters is moving from Virginia to Atlanta. The formal announcement that Georgia had coaxed the railroad giant out of Norfolk to a future glitzy office complex in Midtown is a swan song of sorts for Gov. Nathan Deal, who has made economic...
Norfolk Southern CEO: Atlanta will be ‘a great corporate home for us’
 Railroad giant Norfolk Southern formally announced Wednesday its plans to relocate its headquarters from Virginia to Midtown Atlanta. The negotiations to land Georgia’s 21st Fortune 500 company became public in September when it was learned that not only was Norfolk Southern negotiating to sell its land holdings in the Gulch for developer...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Railroad giant Norfolk Southern formally announced Wednesday its plans to relocate its headquarters from Virginia to Midtown Atlanta. The negotiations to land Georgia’s 21st Fortune 500 company became public in September when it was learned that not only was Norfolk Southern negotiating to sell its land holdings in the Gulch for developer...
How Atlanta landed Norfolk Southern’s new HQ 
 The alliance between the Gold Dome and Atlanta City Hall that helped forge a publicly-financed plan to build a mini-city atop downtown’s long-neglected Gulch also laid the tracks to snag a Fortune 500 company. Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms are set to formally announce on Wednesday the decision by railroad...

Posted: 12 hours ago

The alliance between the Gold Dome and Atlanta City Hall that helped forge a publicly-financed plan to build a mini-city atop downtown’s long-neglected Gulch also laid the tracks to snag a Fortune 500 company. Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms are set to formally announce on Wednesday the decision by railroad...
UPDATED: Norfolk Southern’s relocation to Atlanta is official
 UPDATED: Norfolk Southern confirmed Wednesday its plans to relocate from Virginia to Atlanta at a press conference at the State Capitol.  The company’s move will lead to 850 new and relocated jobs to the city over the next several years, and retain some 2,000 existing corporate jobs in Midtown.  Norfolk Southern Chairman and...

Posted: a day ago

UPDATED: Norfolk Southern confirmed Wednesday its plans to relocate from Virginia to Atlanta at a press conference at the State Capitol.  The company’s move will lead to 850 new and relocated jobs to the city over the next several years, and retain some 2,000 existing corporate jobs in Midtown.  Norfolk Southern Chairman and...
Congressional report slams Equifax for 2017 data breach
 The cyber breach of the credit reporting agency Equifax that exposed the sensitive personal data of 148 million Americans last year was “entirely preventable” and due in part to outdated security systems and an unaccountable corporate management structure, according to a blistering report from congressional investigators. The...

Posted: 2 days ago

The cyber breach of the credit reporting agency Equifax that exposed the sensitive personal data of 148 million Americans last year was “entirely preventable” and due in part to outdated security systems and an unaccountable corporate management structure, according to a blistering report from congressional investigators. The...
Judge delays court hearing on Gulch project as sides ready for battle
 A Fulton County judge has given the city of Atlanta and opponents of the massive Gulch project until next week to ready their arguments for why public bonds should or should not be issued to help fund the $5 billion development. Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Robert McBurney on Monday continued a hearing to “validate&rdquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Fulton County judge has given the city of Atlanta and opponents of the massive Gulch project until next week to ready their arguments for why public bonds should or should not be issued to help fund the $5 billion development. Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Robert McBurney on Monday continued a hearing to “validate&rdquo...
APS, Mayor Bottoms clash over school system’s Gulch resolution
 Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ office had a furious response Friday to the Atlanta school board’s vote to restrict further use of school property taxes to pay for future development on the city’s Westside. The board’s 7-2 vote came a month after Atlanta City Council approved a public financing package worth...

Posted: 5 days ago

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ office had a furious response Friday to the Atlanta school board’s vote to restrict further use of school property taxes to pay for future development on the city’s Westside. The board’s 7-2 vote came a month after Atlanta City Council approved a public financing package worth...
Atlanta stadium authority seeks tighter contracting policy
 The board of the city of Atlanta’s stadium authority, whose portfolio includes State Farm Arena and a handful of other public facilities, voted Friday to develop a tighter policy for when contracts must receive the board’s approval. The move comes about two months after a joint Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action...

Posted: 5 days ago

The board of the city of Atlanta’s stadium authority, whose portfolio includes State Farm Arena and a handful of other public facilities, voted Friday to develop a tighter policy for when contracts must receive the board’s approval. The move comes about two months after a joint Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action...
Atlanta school board to meet Friday on Gulch deal 
 The Atlanta school board is considering a resolution that will attempt to restrict further use of school taxes to fund redevelopment on the city's Westside, including the massive Gulch project. The board has called a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday to vote on a resolution that would require written approval before school property tax...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Atlanta school board is considering a resolution that will attempt to restrict further use of school taxes to fund redevelopment on the city's Westside, including the massive Gulch project. The board has called a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday to vote on a resolution that would require written approval before school property tax...
School vote would raise questions about Gulch deal
 The Atlanta school board is considering a resolution that will attempt to restrict further use of school taxes to fund redevelopment on the city’s Westside, including the massive Gulch project. The board has called a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday to vote on a resolution that would require written approval before school property tax...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Atlanta school board is considering a resolution that will attempt to restrict further use of school taxes to fund redevelopment on the city’s Westside, including the massive Gulch project. The board has called a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday to vote on a resolution that would require written approval before school property tax...
Downtown Atlanta businesses hoping for MLS Cup lift
 Last week’s SEC Championship football game is an annual contest downtown Atlanta’s hotels and restaurants count on each year, and they hope February’s Super Bowl LIII will bring an even bigger boost. But Saturday’s MLS Cup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium between Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers is the surprise soccer...

Posted: 6 days ago

Last week’s SEC Championship football game is an annual contest downtown Atlanta’s hotels and restaurants count on each year, and they hope February’s Super Bowl LIII will bring an even bigger boost. But Saturday’s MLS Cup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium between Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers is the surprise soccer...





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

Railroad giant’s new Atlanta HQ a triumph of city-state alliance
 Norfolk Southern made official Wednesday what was long expected — that the company’s headquarters is moving from Virginia to Atlanta. The formal announcement that Georgia had coaxed the railroad giant out of Norfolk to a future glitzy office complex in Midtown is a swan song of sorts for Gov. Nathan Deal, who has made economic...

Posted: a minute ago

Norfolk Southern made official Wednesday what was long expected — that the company’s headquarters is moving from Virginia to Atlanta. The formal announcement that Georgia had coaxed the railroad giant out of Norfolk to a future glitzy office complex in Midtown is a swan song of sorts for Gov. Nathan Deal, who has made economic...
Norfolk Southern CEO: Atlanta will be ‘a great corporate home for us’
 Railroad giant Norfolk Southern formally announced Wednesday its plans to relocate its headquarters from Virginia to Midtown Atlanta. The negotiations to land Georgia’s 21st Fortune 500 company became public in September when it was learned that not only was Norfolk Southern negotiating to sell its land holdings in the Gulch for developer...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Railroad giant Norfolk Southern formally announced Wednesday its plans to relocate its headquarters from Virginia to Midtown Atlanta. The negotiations to land Georgia’s 21st Fortune 500 company became public in September when it was learned that not only was Norfolk Southern negotiating to sell its land holdings in the Gulch for developer...
How Atlanta landed Norfolk Southern’s new HQ 
 The alliance between the Gold Dome and Atlanta City Hall that helped forge a publicly-financed plan to build a mini-city atop downtown’s long-neglected Gulch also laid the tracks to snag a Fortune 500 company. Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms are set to formally announce on Wednesday the decision by railroad...

Posted: 12 hours ago

The alliance between the Gold Dome and Atlanta City Hall that helped forge a publicly-financed plan to build a mini-city atop downtown’s long-neglected Gulch also laid the tracks to snag a Fortune 500 company. Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms are set to formally announce on Wednesday the decision by railroad...
UPDATED: Norfolk Southern’s relocation to Atlanta is official
 UPDATED: Norfolk Southern confirmed Wednesday its plans to relocate from Virginia to Atlanta at a press conference at the State Capitol.  The company’s move will lead to 850 new and relocated jobs to the city over the next several years, and retain some 2,000 existing corporate jobs in Midtown.  Norfolk Southern Chairman and...

Posted: a day ago

UPDATED: Norfolk Southern confirmed Wednesday its plans to relocate from Virginia to Atlanta at a press conference at the State Capitol.  The company’s move will lead to 850 new and relocated jobs to the city over the next several years, and retain some 2,000 existing corporate jobs in Midtown.  Norfolk Southern Chairman and...
Congressional report slams Equifax for 2017 data breach
 The cyber breach of the credit reporting agency Equifax that exposed the sensitive personal data of 148 million Americans last year was “entirely preventable” and due in part to outdated security systems and an unaccountable corporate management structure, according to a blistering report from congressional investigators. The...

Posted: 2 days ago

The cyber breach of the credit reporting agency Equifax that exposed the sensitive personal data of 148 million Americans last year was “entirely preventable” and due in part to outdated security systems and an unaccountable corporate management structure, according to a blistering report from congressional investigators. The...
Judge delays court hearing on Gulch project as sides ready for battle
 A Fulton County judge has given the city of Atlanta and opponents of the massive Gulch project until next week to ready their arguments for why public bonds should or should not be issued to help fund the $5 billion development. Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Robert McBurney on Monday continued a hearing to “validate&rdquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Fulton County judge has given the city of Atlanta and opponents of the massive Gulch project until next week to ready their arguments for why public bonds should or should not be issued to help fund the $5 billion development. Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Robert McBurney on Monday continued a hearing to “validate&rdquo...
APS, Mayor Bottoms clash over school system’s Gulch resolution
 Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ office had a furious response Friday to the Atlanta school board’s vote to restrict further use of school property taxes to pay for future development on the city’s Westside. The board’s 7-2 vote came a month after Atlanta City Council approved a public financing package worth...

Posted: 5 days ago

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ office had a furious response Friday to the Atlanta school board’s vote to restrict further use of school property taxes to pay for future development on the city’s Westside. The board’s 7-2 vote came a month after Atlanta City Council approved a public financing package worth...
Atlanta stadium authority seeks tighter contracting policy
 The board of the city of Atlanta’s stadium authority, whose portfolio includes State Farm Arena and a handful of other public facilities, voted Friday to develop a tighter policy for when contracts must receive the board’s approval. The move comes about two months after a joint Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action...

Posted: 5 days ago

The board of the city of Atlanta’s stadium authority, whose portfolio includes State Farm Arena and a handful of other public facilities, voted Friday to develop a tighter policy for when contracts must receive the board’s approval. The move comes about two months after a joint Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action...
Atlanta school board to meet Friday on Gulch deal 
 The Atlanta school board is considering a resolution that will attempt to restrict further use of school taxes to fund redevelopment on the city's Westside, including the massive Gulch project. The board has called a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday to vote on a resolution that would require written approval before school property tax...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Atlanta school board is considering a resolution that will attempt to restrict further use of school taxes to fund redevelopment on the city's Westside, including the massive Gulch project. The board has called a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday to vote on a resolution that would require written approval before school property tax...
School vote would raise questions about Gulch deal
 The Atlanta school board is considering a resolution that will attempt to restrict further use of school taxes to fund redevelopment on the city’s Westside, including the massive Gulch project. The board has called a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday to vote on a resolution that would require written approval before school property tax...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Atlanta school board is considering a resolution that will attempt to restrict further use of school taxes to fund redevelopment on the city’s Westside, including the massive Gulch project. The board has called a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday to vote on a resolution that would require written approval before school property tax...
Downtown Atlanta businesses hoping for MLS Cup lift
 Last week’s SEC Championship football game is an annual contest downtown Atlanta’s hotels and restaurants count on each year, and they hope February’s Super Bowl LIII will bring an even bigger boost. But Saturday’s MLS Cup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium between Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers is the surprise soccer...

Posted: 6 days ago

Last week’s SEC Championship football game is an annual contest downtown Atlanta’s hotels and restaurants count on each year, and they hope February’s Super Bowl LIII will bring an even bigger boost. But Saturday’s MLS Cup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium between Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers is the surprise soccer...





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

Railroad giant’s new Atlanta HQ a triumph of city-state alliance
 Norfolk Southern made official Wednesday what was long expected — that the company’s headquarters is moving from Virginia to Atlanta. The formal announcement that Georgia had coaxed the railroad giant out of Norfolk to a future glitzy office complex in Midtown is a swan song of sorts for Gov. Nathan Deal, who has made economic...

Posted: a minute ago

Norfolk Southern made official Wednesday what was long expected — that the company’s headquarters is moving from Virginia to Atlanta. The formal announcement that Georgia had coaxed the railroad giant out of Norfolk to a future glitzy office complex in Midtown is a swan song of sorts for Gov. Nathan Deal, who has made economic...
Norfolk Southern CEO: Atlanta will be ‘a great corporate home for us’
 Railroad giant Norfolk Southern formally announced Wednesday its plans to relocate its headquarters from Virginia to Midtown Atlanta. The negotiations to land Georgia’s 21st Fortune 500 company became public in September when it was learned that not only was Norfolk Southern negotiating to sell its land holdings in the Gulch for developer...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Railroad giant Norfolk Southern formally announced Wednesday its plans to relocate its headquarters from Virginia to Midtown Atlanta. The negotiations to land Georgia’s 21st Fortune 500 company became public in September when it was learned that not only was Norfolk Southern negotiating to sell its land holdings in the Gulch for developer...
How Atlanta landed Norfolk Southern’s new HQ 
 The alliance between the Gold Dome and Atlanta City Hall that helped forge a publicly-financed plan to build a mini-city atop downtown’s long-neglected Gulch also laid the tracks to snag a Fortune 500 company. Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms are set to formally announce on Wednesday the decision by railroad...

Posted: 12 hours ago

The alliance between the Gold Dome and Atlanta City Hall that helped forge a publicly-financed plan to build a mini-city atop downtown’s long-neglected Gulch also laid the tracks to snag a Fortune 500 company. Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms are set to formally announce on Wednesday the decision by railroad...
UPDATED: Norfolk Southern’s relocation to Atlanta is official
 UPDATED: Norfolk Southern confirmed Wednesday its plans to relocate from Virginia to Atlanta at a press conference at the State Capitol.  The company’s move will lead to 850 new and relocated jobs to the city over the next several years, and retain some 2,000 existing corporate jobs in Midtown.  Norfolk Southern Chairman and...

Posted: a day ago

UPDATED: Norfolk Southern confirmed Wednesday its plans to relocate from Virginia to Atlanta at a press conference at the State Capitol.  The company’s move will lead to 850 new and relocated jobs to the city over the next several years, and retain some 2,000 existing corporate jobs in Midtown.  Norfolk Southern Chairman and...
Congressional report slams Equifax for 2017 data breach
 The cyber breach of the credit reporting agency Equifax that exposed the sensitive personal data of 148 million Americans last year was “entirely preventable” and due in part to outdated security systems and an unaccountable corporate management structure, according to a blistering report from congressional investigators. The...

Posted: 2 days ago

The cyber breach of the credit reporting agency Equifax that exposed the sensitive personal data of 148 million Americans last year was “entirely preventable” and due in part to outdated security systems and an unaccountable corporate management structure, according to a blistering report from congressional investigators. The...
Judge delays court hearing on Gulch project as sides ready for battle
 A Fulton County judge has given the city of Atlanta and opponents of the massive Gulch project until next week to ready their arguments for why public bonds should or should not be issued to help fund the $5 billion development. Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Robert McBurney on Monday continued a hearing to “validate&rdquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Fulton County judge has given the city of Atlanta and opponents of the massive Gulch project until next week to ready their arguments for why public bonds should or should not be issued to help fund the $5 billion development. Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Robert McBurney on Monday continued a hearing to “validate&rdquo...
APS, Mayor Bottoms clash over school system’s Gulch resolution
 Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ office had a furious response Friday to the Atlanta school board’s vote to restrict further use of school property taxes to pay for future development on the city’s Westside. The board’s 7-2 vote came a month after Atlanta City Council approved a public financing package worth...

Posted: 5 days ago

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ office had a furious response Friday to the Atlanta school board’s vote to restrict further use of school property taxes to pay for future development on the city’s Westside. The board’s 7-2 vote came a month after Atlanta City Council approved a public financing package worth...
Atlanta stadium authority seeks tighter contracting policy
 The board of the city of Atlanta’s stadium authority, whose portfolio includes State Farm Arena and a handful of other public facilities, voted Friday to develop a tighter policy for when contracts must receive the board’s approval. The move comes about two months after a joint Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action...

Posted: 5 days ago

The board of the city of Atlanta’s stadium authority, whose portfolio includes State Farm Arena and a handful of other public facilities, voted Friday to develop a tighter policy for when contracts must receive the board’s approval. The move comes about two months after a joint Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action...
Atlanta school board to meet Friday on Gulch deal 
 The Atlanta school board is considering a resolution that will attempt to restrict further use of school taxes to fund redevelopment on the city's Westside, including the massive Gulch project. The board has called a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday to vote on a resolution that would require written approval before school property tax...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Atlanta school board is considering a resolution that will attempt to restrict further use of school taxes to fund redevelopment on the city's Westside, including the massive Gulch project. The board has called a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday to vote on a resolution that would require written approval before school property tax...
School vote would raise questions about Gulch deal
 The Atlanta school board is considering a resolution that will attempt to restrict further use of school taxes to fund redevelopment on the city’s Westside, including the massive Gulch project. The board has called a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday to vote on a resolution that would require written approval before school property tax...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Atlanta school board is considering a resolution that will attempt to restrict further use of school taxes to fund redevelopment on the city’s Westside, including the massive Gulch project. The board has called a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday to vote on a resolution that would require written approval before school property tax...
Downtown Atlanta businesses hoping for MLS Cup lift
 Last week’s SEC Championship football game is an annual contest downtown Atlanta’s hotels and restaurants count on each year, and they hope February’s Super Bowl LIII will bring an even bigger boost. But Saturday’s MLS Cup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium between Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers is the surprise soccer...

Posted: 6 days ago

Last week’s SEC Championship football game is an annual contest downtown Atlanta’s hotels and restaurants count on each year, and they hope February’s Super Bowl LIII will bring an even bigger boost. But Saturday’s MLS Cup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium between Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers is the surprise soccer...