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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 Leaders Headed to China, Japan on Trade Mission

by Trevor Williams | August 16, 2015 Georgia Department of Economic Development  Commissioner Chris Carr later this month is set to lead a two-week trip to East Asia to drum up new business for the state and express appreciation for existing investors.  More
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Dobbins Reinforces Atlanta's Capability to Treat Communicable Diseases

by Phil Bolton | August 13, 2015 Atlanta’s role as a center for the treatment of infectious diseases such as Ebola was enhanced this week with the unveiling of two biocontainment units to be housed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. More
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Interview: Georgia's New China Rep Shares Lessons

by Trevor Williams | August 12, 2015 Editor’s Note: Over the last decade, Georgia leaders have prepared for a wave of Chinese inbound investment, but what has arrived has been more of a trickle. More
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Georgia Hires Away South Carolina's Chinese Investment Guru

by Trevor Williams | August 12, 2015 After years of slow going in the state’s efforts to woo Chinese investors, the Georgia Department of Economic Development has made a new hire that shows its commitment to the country for the long haul. More
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Indian Economist to Speak on FDI's Role in India's Growth

by Phil Bolton | August 7, 2015 A Harvard educated economist, who taught at the university and is a supporter of the policies of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is to visit Atlanta on Aug. 24 where he will speak at a dinner on the importance of foreign direct investment in the growth of India’s economy. More