The Georgia Department of Economic Development is seeking companies from around the state to meet one-on-one with 15 international buyers visiting Atlanta and Savannah

The visiting companies are in the agriculture, aviation, chemical, information-technology and medical industries and hail from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Israel, Mexico and the United Kingdom, countries where the state has trade and investment offices. 

The effort is part of Georgia Reaching Out Worldwide, or G.R.O.W., an export-promotion program conducted through a grant to from the Small Business Administration

To register and view profiles of participating companies, from a hot sauce provider from Canada to a fiber-optic equipment provider from Brazil, click here. http://www.tfaforms.com/289792

The meetings will be held in Atlanta July 22-23 and in Savannah July 23-24. 

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