While still performing well overall, Atlanta experienced the most drastic drop of any city in consultancy AT Kearney’s annual rankings examining the future potential of global hubs.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been in the media spotlight in recent days for a trip taken in May to South Africa. At issue is the trip’s $90,000 price tag for eight people (including security team members) over three days, the bulk of which was reportedly spent on business-class airfare. In a news story, WSB called the mayor’s office out […]
French companies in Georgia employ nearly 18,000 people through their investments, according to data compiled in May and released recently by the French Embassy in Washington. The economic department at the embassy mixed U.S. government stats and corporate data into a state-by-state analysis of the French “economic footprint” in the U.S. The effort seems aimed […]
It has been nearly 10 years since Delta Air Lines kicked off its nonstop service to Shanghai with a trade mission led by then-Gov. Sonny Perdue and a swanky banquet in the Chinese commercial center. Now, it seems the aviation stars have aligned once again for a route that was met with initial excitement but […]
Atlanta leaders are looking to persuade Air India that the Southeast’s economic hub should be its next U.S. destination. Driven by the Consulate General of India in Atlanta, the Indian community is gathering support for a petition that will make a business case to the country’s flag carrier as it expands U.S. service. Air India has five U.S. gateways and […]
While Roger Federer was on his way to becoming the oldest player in history to take home a men’s Wimbledon championship (a ripe old 36), Georgia leaders were off the court trying to bring home wins of their own from the United Kingdom. Pat Wilson, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, hosted a hospitality tent at the […]
Editor’s note/update: Ms. Valenzuela recently moved on to her next position and is no longer El Salvador’s consul general in Atlanta. To reach the consulate, email email@example.com. When Claudia Valenzuela was serving her country at the United Nations, she gained lessons much more valuable than international protocol. While she enjoyed negotiating and meeting heads of state — she even shared […]
Editor’s note: This article is a guest commentary and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Global Atlanta editorial staff. It only took moments for Democratic soul-searching to commence after Jon Ossoff lost the Georgia sixth district special election to Republican Karen Handel. His campaign spent a staggering $24 million in an attempt to pry the suburban district from […]
During his visit to Atlanta in mid-June, Mohamed Siad Douale, the Republic of Djibouti’s ambassador to the U.S., traced for Global Atlanta his country’s progress over the past 40 years recalling its point of departure when it became independent from France in 1977. Djibouti’s prospects for the future, he said, were widely reported to be […]
A Czech plastics manufacturer today announced plans to invest $20 million in a Peachtree City factory, creating at least 20 jobs.