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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
AsiaEconomic Development

Japanese Vinegar Brewery to Launch Factory in ‘Eco’ Industrial Park

by Trevor Williams | January 26, 2015 Japanese rice vinegar producer Marukan is to set up its second U.S. plant in Georgia, hiring 15 people becoming the third Japanese company to locate in what’s being positioned as an ecologically industrial park in Griffin.  More
AmericasEconomic Development

Georgia Ports Hit Container Record, Top U.S. Exports to Cuba

by Trevor Williams | January 26, 2015 Traffic through the Port of Savannah’s Garden City terminal grew by 10.4 percent in 2014, breaking the 3 million mark for the first time and leading into what officials hope will be another solid, if not record-breaking, year.  More
EuropeEconomic Development

Deal Heads to U.K. on ‘Clandestine’ Trade Mission

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Gov. Nathan Deal recently returned from what the newspaper called a “clandestine” economic development trip to the United Kingdom.   More
AmericasEconomic Development

Clinton: Charities Need Business Mindsets

by Trevor Williams | January 25, 2015 A benevolent army is arising to help fill the gap between what policy makers and the private sector can do reduce poverty globally and keep capitalism on sustainable footing, former President Bill Clinton said in Atlanta Jan. 17.  More
AmericasEconomic Development

Brazil to Confront Its Short-term Headaches and Chronic Challenges

by Phil Bolton | January 24, 2015 Lucia Jennings, founding member of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Southeast and its current president and CEO, had the last word at an economic conference held in Atlanta on Jan. 22. More
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