After creating a new Department of International Trade in part to assuage concerns of trading partners following last June’s Brexit vote, the British government has appointed a new representative in Raleigh, N.C. The new “prosperity officer” is tasked with deepening U.K. partnerships with North Carolina, a key player in biotechnology, banking, aerospace, furniture, higher education and other sectors. The position is overseen by […]
As Atlanta-based Conexx aims to live up to its preferred moniker as the top organization connecting the U.S. Southeast and Israel, it’s finding that more travel and personal touch is paying dividends. The American-Israel Business Connector, as it’s formally known, had led than 10 business missions to Israel with a combined 150 participants in the last two years, building on new […]
Delta Air Lines Inc. is resuming on Saturday, March 25, its Atlanta–Brussels flights, an announcement which drew a hardy round of applause from the dozens of attendees at a Belgium National Day celebration held in Midtown the evening of Jan. 13. Anton Mertens, president of the Belgian-American Chamber of the South which hosted the celebration […]
It’s one thing to report on the world from your backyard; it’s another to hop the fence and see whether what you’ve been saying from a distance is true up close. Thanks to our partners at Delta Air Lines Inc., we were able to once again marry the ear with the eyes, reconciling what we’ve […]
Book: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Author: J.D. Vance Review by: Mark P. Becker, president, Georgia State University Following the recent presidential election, Hillbilly Elegy gained media attention for allegedly providing insights into why Donald Trump swept the vote in rural America, and particularly in Rust Belt states. But […]
It hasn’t quite reached the top tier, but Atlanta is scoring among the upper echelons of “global cities” in recently released international indices, giving some credence to the swagger the city’s boosters claim as they span the world to bring business home. Many of those rankings are based on Atlanta’s lofty future potential. One example is the fact that […]
By early 2017, Invest Atlanta hopes to have hired a new representative to heighten its presence in foreign markets and attract new international companies to the Georgia capital. The city’s economic development arm is looking for a global consultancy, law firm or another party to raise its economic profile around the world, according to a request for proposals issued in […]
Israel doesn’t have a lock on innovation, but for its size, there’s no country with more of outsized influence on the global ecosystem. And the world has realized it: In the first half of 2016 alone, startup companies in the country of 8 million people sold for $3.32 billion.
Atlanta’s airport has put on display holiday trees decorated by consulates from 12 different countries at the international terminal.
They’re separated by an ocean and a continent, but the Central European nation of Hungary and the state of Georgia see a natural partnership that spans from politics to economics, the country’s deputy foreign minister told Global Atlanta. Close your eyes for a moment and subtract the accent, and Laszlo Szabo could be a spokesman for Georgia’s […]