AfricaEconomic Development

In Atlanta, Obama to Announce Army-Led Effort to Contain Ebola

by Trevor Williams | September 16, 2014 President Barack Obama will visit Atlanta today to be briefed on the Ebola virus in Africa from officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he is also expected to announce intensified U.S. efforts to stem the outbreak.  More

Civil and Human Rights Center's CEO Foresees Emphasis on Religious Issues

by Phil Bolton | September 15, 2014 Despite the city's critical role in the U.S. civil rights movement, the future of Atlanta’s civil rights legacy will be more focused on religious conflict and its “history of working across religious lines,” according to Doug Shipman, the CEO of the recently opened National Center for Civil and Human Rights. More
AmericasEconomic Development

Georgia: Foreign Firms Announce 6,000 New Jobs in 2013

by Trevor Williams | September 15, 2014 International companies accounted for 20 percent of the jobs created by new investments and expansions in Georgia during fiscal 2013, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.  More

BitPay Expands European Headquarters

by Chris Freiberg | September 15, 2014 Just a month after confirming a referral deal with payment processing counterpart Global Payments Inc., Atlanta-based BitPay will continue its move into Europe by expanding its Amsterdam headquarters. More

U.K. Firm to Honor in Atlanta Outstanding Teachers Jan. 10

by Chris Freiberg | September 13, 2014 For many professionals, a successful career can be traced back to a nurturing mentor or former school teacher. Thanks to a new award program and charity fund from the British education-tech giant Promethean World Plc., some of those influential teachers can be properly recognized while giving even more back to the community. More