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Joe Folz, newly named chair of the Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance, speaks at the launch event as Doug Hooker of the Atlanta Regional Commission looks on. The ARC has been the catalyst behind the alliance. 

A Porsche executive has been selected to lead the Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance, officials announced at the launch of the economic development organization Friday. Joe Folz, general counsel and secretary at Porsche Cars North America, will chair a 20-member board that serves as a wide cross-section of public and private-sector stakeholders from the airport area.  More
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Georgia: Foreign Firms Announce 6,000 New Jobs in 2013

by Trevor Williams | September 15, 2014 International companies accounted for 20 percent of the jobs created by new investments and expansions in Georgia during fiscal 2013, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.  More
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CDC Foundation Receives $9 Million to Fight Ebola Epidemic

by Phil Bolton | September 13, 2014 A $9 million grant to the CDC Foundation will support Ebola response needs directly by helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention establish emergency operations centers (EOCs) in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, foundation president and CEO Charles Stokes, said in a news release Sept. 12. More
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Transport Minister: Canada Eyes Transit Traffic

by Trevor Williams | September 10, 2014 Canada signed or expanded a record 26 air transport agreements in 2013, deepening access to new markets to vie for coveted transfer traffic as the balance of air traffic shifts toward developing countries, the country’s transport minister said in Atlanta.  More
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Rwandan President to Visit Atlanta for Diaspora Conference

by Trevor Williams | September 10, 2014 Rwandan’s president, Paul Kagame, is to visit Atlanta next week for a conference hosted by its diaspora in North America.  More
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Mayor Postpones Nigeria Trade Mission, Heads to China

by Trevor Williams | September 9, 2014 Mayor Kasim Reed has postponed a fall business mission to Nigeria, but his travel schedule will still stay packed through the later part of the year.  More