I took a look at the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management website (http://www.AtlantaWatershed.org) and found a neat interactive projects map. This map shows all the current projects going on in the greater Atlanta area. The orange cones are local projects and the blue cones are city wide projects. You will need Flash installed to use the map, but roll your mouse over the cones and click them and you can see the details on the individual projects. Here is the link to the map: Interactive Project Map.
One of the projecs that the city of Atlanta is considering is a new reservoir south and east of the city. Construction of the project should begin in 6 months and would provide a lot of jobs for the companies bidding on the project. Local workers can find out about the companies that win the bids through the Georgia Department of Works. The companies involved will be buying local equipment to first level and then grade the land. There are John Deere tractors for sale that many construction companies will be using to get the job done. To learn more about the project, check out the link to the interactive map posted above.