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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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Atlanta Programmers Compete in Financial Wearable Hackathon

by Phil Bolton | October 31, 2014 Atlanta-based Global Payments Inc. joined Caixabank, one of Spain's leading financial institutions, to sponsor an app “hackathon” Oct. 24-25 where 42 teams of developers, designers and programers competed to create new interactive mobile payments apps. More
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Dublin Nets German Manufacturer

A German die-making company has announced plans to invest $6 million to establish a factory and its North American headquarters in Dublin, Ga., according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development. More
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Georgia's Tighter Ebola Screening Measures Call for Some Immediate Quarantines

by Trevor Williams | October 28, 2014 Under new measures put in place by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to combat Ebola, African travelers passing through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport could find themselves quickly whisked away to a local hospital if they show signs of illness upon arrival.  More
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Virgin Atlantic Arrival Underscores Hartsfield-Jackson's Global Reach

by Trevor Williams | October 28, 2014 It might be easy for Atlantans to take for granted that their local airport links them with the world, but from Miguel Southwell’s perspective, it never hurts to have that point hammered home.  More
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Vice Chair of Atlanta Rio Committee Joins South African Tourism Office

by Phil Bolton | October 27, 2014 Alfreda Turner, who formerly worked for Delta Air Lines Inc. in district sales and international commercial sales development and more recently as the founder of a global business management and consulting firm, has joined the office of South African Tourism North America. More