While Atlanta makes its case as a global hub for cybersecurity, seven companies from around the globe will be making theirs to the city’s top chief information-security officers. Seven of the 12 firms selected for an Oct. 4 pitch event are from four countries outside the United States: Israel, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. […]
Global Atlanta's business coverage is sponsored by the Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
Trade policy was once the largely unseen domain of seasoned negotiators operating behind closed doors. But since the U.S. elections in 2016, the often-esoteric issue has been shoved firmly into the political limelight. As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton duked it out on the national stage, their stances on the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership — an […]
A Delta Air Lines executive once snidely remarked that Qatar Airways would have trouble filling planes from Atlanta to Doha, but a year into serving the city, the Middle Eastern carrier is proving him wrong. Using Qatar’s seat configuration and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport‘s arrival and departure statistics, Global Atlanta calculated that Qatar has been able to […]
The Port of Savannah, the fourth busiest container port in the country, weathered Hurricane Irma with no water damage, according to the Georgia Ports Authority. The river reached its maximum height at 2:45 p.m. Sept. 11, never rising above the level of the docks at the Garden City Terminal, where on normal days cranes lift […]
Southern lifestyle, easy access to talent and low overhead for both startups and Fortune 500 headquarters. Can a state boasting these charms not but have a global profile? At one of its many “Where Georgia Leads” networking events, the Technology Association of Georgia’s International Business Society introduced a map aimed at showcasing the state’s international […]
Local Japanese-Americans interested in learning more about their ancestral culture and burnishing their leadership skills can apply to join a delegation to the country next March. The Japanese American Leadership Delegation, a program managed by the U.S.-Japan Council in its 18th year, is seeking applicants through the Atlanta consulate for its 2018 program. Those applying […]
As Hurricane Irma barreled through the South, Delta Air Lines Inc. announced 800 flight cancellations from its main hub in Atlanta. That was no surprise, but the airline in an update Monday morning also gave a brief explanation of the weather factors that made the decision so clear. The culprits are the expected 40-mile-per-hour crosswinds, […]
Lain Shakespeare looks out a window over the Atlanta Beltline, sharing the vision for the light rail line organizers hope will eventually run parallel to a trail that already has arguably transformed the way the city sees itself. “Projects like this are really redefining the way people view this city and increasing the demand for […]
Atlanta-based financial data provider eVestment has announced that the Nasdaq stock market will purchase the company for $705 million.
Two Atlanta startups, both connected with technology and travel, have been named for an international exchange program with Toulouse, France. Volantio, which makes software to help airlines with marketing automation and booking optimization, and Vayando, which offers an online platform connecting travelers with experiences offered by social entrepreneurs internationally, are headed to Toulouse as part […]