RockTenn's Norcross Offices to Become Operational Headquarters in Merger

by Phil Bolton | January 26, 2015 The largest deal in the paper industry in a decade, Norcross-based Rock-Tenn Co. announced on Jan. 26 that it has agreed to merge with U.S. rival MeadWestvaco Corp. for a reported $9.2 billion to create the world’s second-largest packaging company. 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

French Royalty Reigns at 'Galette des Rois' Celebrations

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