“Atlanta is a great city with many wonderful people and an inspiring history. But it must become that shining city on a hill once again. Atlanta has to believe that its reach is beyond its current grasp.”

As co-founder of a successful home furnishings retailer, Andre Dickens know what it takes to create better jobs for Atlantans and help local business thrive. Atlanta attracts significant capital and talent from across the nation and the world, and Dickens’ leadership on the city council will help Atlanta become an even bigger destination for growing businesses.

While on the Atlanta City Council, Dickens’ has done the following:

  • Authored the legislation requiring Finance and HR to study how city workers earn a minimum wage of $15/hr.
  • Co-sponsored legislation requiring the city move to $15/hr within 3 years.
  • As the Invest Atlanta Board Secretary, 21,000 new jobs and $3.3 billion of capital invested into Atlanta.


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