Trade critics point out that the U.S. trade deficit with South Korea is widening in the wake of a free-trade pact launched in 2012, but increased investment from the country may take some of the sting out of an argument that the deal’s benefits flow in one direction.
Score one for the humans. While robots have been among the prime culprits in siphoning jobs from American workers in recent decades, a new factory from German sportswear giant Adidas in metro Atlanta will require 160 humans to oversee automations that will enable it to better compete in the U.S. market, the company said in a […]
A Decatur-based global health nonprofit today joined the exclusive ranks of Hilton Humanitarian Prize awardees, receiving $2 million along with a prestigious designation won by only 20 other organizations ever.
For decades, generating electricity has been all about boiling water. Typically, you can boil water by burning coal, oil or natural gas or even through a nuclear reaction using uranium. That steam turns a turbine which turns a generator creating our electricity. On a recent trip to the United Kingdom, I had the opportunity to see a […]
Sister city arrangements have long been praised for their cultural benefit, but a new study suggests that “citizen diplomacy” and the exchange it fosters can mean real money for cities and their partners.
Home to the city of Gainesville in North Georgia, Hall County already has attracted the Japanese company that employs the most workers in the state. But as tractor and heavy machinery manufacturer Kubota Manufacturing America Corp.’s recent expansion in the county attest, it pays not to rest on your laurels when dealing with foreign investors, and often […]
Amidst considerable negative press surrounding the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, an Atlanta nonprofit is shining a bright light on the positive development stories coming out of local community projects in the Brazilian city. Rise Up & Care, founded by Georgia Institute of Technology Professor Kirk Bowman, is sponsoring a film festival […]
Does Brexit have a silver lining for the world’s film industry? The question came up at a seminar held on July 19 at the Atlanta law offices of Fragomen Worldwide about Georgia‘s entertainment industry and the opportunities it provides for international companies and joint ventures. Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, the U.K. consul general for the Southeast U.S., […]
The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted a ban on flights in and out of Turkey imposed in the aftermath of a coup attempt that saw security checkpoints at the Istanbul airport overrun by protesters.
Perhaps because it includes planned visits to the Negev Desert, a winery and an old munitions factory, the American Israel Business Connector, or Conexx, is calling its upcoming mission to Israel in November a “business expedition.”