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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
Middle East - North AfricaEconomic Development

Dubai Delegation: Invest With Us, Grow Jobs at Home

by Trevor Williams | March 26, 2015 Dubai trade and investment officials in Atlanta today must be used to complaints about offshoring, because they came prepared to preempt any talk of stolen jobs or compromised American competitiveness.  More
AmericasEconomic Development

Metro Chamber's Hartnett Joins Swedish-American Chamber Board

by Phil Bolton | March 25, 2015 David Hartnett, president of economic development, industry expansion at the Metro Atlanta Chamber, has joined the board of directors of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia. More
Middle East - North AfricaEconomic Development

Georgia Stakes Claim on Israel Cyber Security

by Tom Glaser Many U.S. cities, states, and regions are recognizing the expertise and entrepreneurial strength of Israel’s cyber security industry and are working to develop relevant linkages with business and government in Israel. More
AsiaEconomic Development

Former Sierra Club Chair to Receive Lillian Carter Award for Service to India

by Phil Bolton | March 24, 2015 The former chairman and executive director of the Sierra Club, Carl Pope, is to receive the Lillian Gordy Carter Award for his service to India at the gala celebration on Friday, March 27, of the opening of the American India Foundation's Atlanta office. More
AfricaEconomic Development

Georgia Tech and Liberia Share 'Go Fix It' Attitude

by Michael Best The Georgia Institute of Technology has granted Michael Best, who teaches in the university’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and College of Computing, a four-year leave of absence so he can assume the position of director of a newly formed United Nations institute in Macau, China.The United Nations Institute of Computing and Society focuses on the key challenges faced by developing societies in the field of computing and information technologies. The Institute seeks to enhance capacities in computing and the innovative application of information technology through policy-relevant research programs as well as doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships. Dr. Best's commentary follows: More