AmericasEconomic Development

Atlanta Group Crowdfunding Homes for Haiti

by Trevor Williams | December 22, 2014 A new Atlanta-based nonprofit is using crowdfunding to build homes for Haitian families, hoping to use its model to scale up to other countries and causes.  More

Cuba Still a Long Way From Open for U.S. Investment

by Trevor Williams | December 19, 2014 President Barack Obama’s surprise move to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba has spurred hopes of a new era of engagement between the long-estranged neighbors, but companies won’t go immediately pouring into an economy battered by 50 years of isolation, experts said.  More
AmericasEconomic Development

Obama on Cuba: Bold Statesman or Appeaser-in-Chief?

by Charles Shapiro You can’t make this up. Spies. Secret meetings in Ottawa and Rome. The Pope. Canada. Miami. Havana. When does the movie come out? More
AmericasEconomic Development

Private Sector Key to Atlanta's FDI Success

by Trevor Williams | December 18, 2014 Some local economic developers may be patting themselves on the back for Atlanta’s new ranking as the top U.S. city for foreign-investment strategy. But Jorge Fernandez, vice president of global commerce at the Metro Atlanta Chamber, insists it was a team effort that helped garner that recognition by fDi Intelligence.  More
EuropeEconomic Development

Mercedes-Benz USA Rumored to Be Eyeing Atlanta for Headquarters

by Trevor Williams | December 17, 2014 Mercedes-Benz USA is rumored to be considering moving its headquarters from New Jersey to the South, eyeing Atlanta and multiple cities in North Carolina, according to news reports.  More