The deadline is fast approaching for Georgia companies to be recognized by the governor for their exports to new countries in 2016. The Georgia Department of Economic Development is seeking exporters to receive the GLOBE Award (Georgians Leveraging Opportunities by Exporting) at its upcoming “Go Global” reception on March 14. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Feb. 15. […]
The focus of a new Sister Airport Cooperation Agreement between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Airports Authority of Jamaica is to share best practices and technological developments. According to Reese McCranie, director of policy and communications at Hartsfield-Jackson, it’s premature to predict whether the agreement will attract new airlines. But that development is a […]
The Canadian Provinces Alliance with the Southeast U.S. (SEUS-CP) annual conference is to be hosted by the Province of Ontario this year in June with a focus on enhancing company partnerships in the automotive, information and communication technologies (ICT) and clean technology sectors. Organizers are promoting advanced registrations beginning in February for the conference that […]
The World Trade Center Atlanta is organizing a “World Trade Day” to be held on Tuesday, May 2, at the Georgia International Conference Center that is to focus on trade among NAFTA members, the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and include panel discussions on advanced manufacturing, digital technologies and new energy markets. Matthew T. McGuire, former […]
The annual dinner of the Southeast United States Korean Chamber of Commerce held the evening of Jan. 26 at West Georgia Technical College in LaGrange brought together more than 150 attendees who celebrated economic ties with South Korea and the region’s workforce development initiatives. Founded in 1991 as the Korea Southeast U.S. Chamber of Commerce, […]
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect the fact that Mr. Perdue’s nomination has become official, and also with statements from Mr. Perdue, his cousin and U.S. Sen. David Perdue, and from the Trump transition team. Globally conscious Sonny Perdue, Georgia’s governor from 2003-11, has been nominated to head the U.S. Department of […]
Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has emerged as a top contender in the crowded field vying for one of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s last few open cabinet positions: agriculture secretary. Mr. Perdue, a Middle Georgia native long involved in agribusiness, reportedly met with Mr. Trump at the Trump Tower in New York City just after Thanksgiving. […]
United Parcel Service Inc. is a prominent pro-trade voice in Washington, and now one of its former executives is being considered for the post of U.S. trade representative. Jovita Carranza, who worked more than 30 years culminating in prominent positions for the Atlanta-based package delivery and logistics giant, recently met with President-elect Donald J. Trump to discuss the […]
Despite President-elect Donald J. Trump’s vow to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Japan shouldn’t be looking for a way forward on the trade deal without the U.S. just yet.
With the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership all but dead, the U.S. may find itself pursuing more bilateral trade deals than sweeping arrangements among regional coalitions of nations, U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) said at an Atlanta forum promoting American leadership in global affairs.