Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, on the right,, presents Gov. Nathan Deal with the model of an S-class Mercedes model at the conclusion of a news briefing held at the state Capitol on Feb. 3.

Georgia officials beamed Southern hospitality during a formal welcoming ceremony at the state Capitol Tuesday for Mercedes-Benz USA LLC including Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul whose city has been chosen as the site for the company’s U.S.headquarters. More
Belgium

Mohawk Continues 'Aggressive' Ways With $1.2 Billion Belgian Acquisition

by Phil Bolton | January 15, 2015 With manufacturing facilities near each other both in Georgia and Belgium, and new plants about to open, Calhoun-based Mohawk Industries Inc. has announced that it is continuing its “aggressive growth strategy” by acquiring the Belgian IVC Group. More
France

French Royalty Reigns at 'Galette des Rois' Celebrations

by Nicole Gustin | January 26, 2015 While the fanfare of Christmas is over, there’s another, quieter celebration taking place in the French community in Atlanta this month. More
Germany

German 5D Software Developer Sets Up Lab at Georgia Tech

by Phil Bolton | February 2, 2015 The Georgia Institute of Technology is the first university to install a “big data” 5D Lab for developing new standards for the construction industry’s use of smart analytics, according to a Jan. 23 news release from Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Software AG. More
Ireland

Dublin Celebrates Christmas With a Positive Outlook for 2015

by Phil Bolton | December 23, 2014 The crowds composed of natives and tourists shopping at the Christmas market next to Saint Stephen’s Green and then along Grafton Street and beyond past Trinity College onto O’Connell Street, and throughout Dublin’s commercial areas, are as good as any sign that the Irish economy is improving. More
Netherlands

Small Firms Follow Multinationals to the Netherlands

by Chris Freiberg | January 30, 2015 When United Parcel Service Inc. expanded its logistics facility in Venlo, southeast Netherlands earlier this year, the move wasn't much of a surprise.  More
Turkey

Istanbul Flight on the Minds of Atlanta's Turks

by Trevor Williams | November 20, 2014 When Turkish Consul General Özgür Kıvanç Altan visited Atlanta, one thread ran through all his conversations: Strong desire for a nonstop flight to Istanbul.  More
United Kingdom

Commentary: Looking for Capital? Growth Companies AIM for London

by Tom Harrold | February 6, 2015 It’s no surprise that today more U.S. companies are looking for capital through a public offering. What may be surprising is that many of those companies are finding that capital in London.   More
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