EuropeEconomic Development

AGCO CEO to Head German Chambers in the U.S.

by Phil Bolton | January 29, 2015 Martin Richenhagen, chairman, president and CEO of Duluth-based AGCO Corp., has been named chairman of the German American Chambers of Commerce of the U.S., for a two-year term that is to coincide with his chairmanship of the Atlanta-based GACC South. More

Robinson College Appoints Boers Asst. Dean of International Engagement

by Phil Bolton | January 28, 2015 The Robinson College of Georgia State University has announced that Jacobus Boers is to assume the position of assistant dean for international engagement effective Feb. 1, a new position to help provide the college strategic direction in its international activities. 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

Thai Franchisee to Expand Hooters Thru Southeast Asia

by Phil Bolton | January 23, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand-based Destination Resorts Co. has announced that it is to open 30 Hooters restaurants throughout Southeast Asia during the next six years. More
AmericasEconomic Development

Siplon to Remain MC at Georgia Logistics Summit

by Phil Bolton | January 15, 2015 Page Siplon, the former executive director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics, who launched the Georgia Logistics Summit, has joined as CEO Team One Logistics, an Alpharetta-based firm that designs and manages short and long-term logistics workforce solutions. More

Spelman Senior Picked for Marshall Scholarship

by Phil Bolton | January 8, 2015 Tayler Ulmer, a Spelman College senior has been selected to receive a prestigious Marshall Scholarship from the United Kingdom’s government enabling her to pursue in the U.K. a one-year master’s degree in social anthropology of development. More

Atlanta's Arbitration and Mediation Center Selects Managing Director

by Phil Bolton | January 8, 2015 The Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation has announced that Magaly Cobian, an attorney originally from Lima, Peru, has joined its staff as managing director. More
EuropeEconomic Development

Mercedes-Benz to Move U.S. Headquarters to Atlanta

by Trevor Williams | January 6, 2015 Mercedes-Benz USA will move its headquarters from Montvale, N.J., to Atlanta, bringing 1,000 jobs and $100 million investment and bolstering the case for the Southeast as an auto industry corridor.  More