R. Steven Justice, the executive director of Georgia’s Centers of Innovation, has access to the official badges which enable him to enter the state’s universities on behalf of companies looking to improve their products or expand their markets. “If you walk in with the badge, you’re not them, you’re us,” he told Global Atlanta during an interview […]
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Editor’s note: The following is a sponsored commentary by Fragomen associate Janora L. Hawkins. With President Donald Trump focused on raising the skill level of immigrants entering the U.S., many lawmakers agree that some low-hanging fruit exists in the form of foreign graduates coming out of U.S. universities. American companies, especially in the high-tech and […]
Editor’s note: Breaches happen all the time in the world of digital commerce, but a hack of Atlanta-based Equifax earlier this year was not your normal, run-of-the-mill data heist. One distinguishing factor was the size of the breach, which was said to have exposed personal records of more than 146 million Americans — nearly half […]
The Metro Atlanta Chamber’s annual meeting Thursday revealed an acceleration of its ongoing push to position Atlanta as a future-facing city that can appeal to the workforce of tomorrow. While some of the chamber’s largest stakeholders are big, established corporate entities — 15 Fortune 500s were represented at the event — it clearly sees the […]
When Jim Hill committed to cleaning the water for a small town in northern Argentina, he had no clue how to get it done, but he was driven by the “why.” During an initial trip in 2004, he learned that some 6,000 people in the dusty outpost of San Antonio de los Cobres had been […]
Under a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Georgia State University’s Urban Studies Institute is to track how climate change is affecting the Mexican cities Hermosillo and Mexico City and Valdivia, Chile. The institute also is to be studying seven American cities for their resilience to climate-driven extreme events. The American cities included […]
China’s largest television manufacturer is reviving its push to become a brand leader in the U.S., intensifying its outreach from its base in metro Atlanta.
To Jim Hall, it was a harmless product sample. The Egyptian airport authorities didn’t see it the same way. The resulting misunderstanding cost the CEO of Atlanta-based Triatek a few hours as he passed through Cairo en route to a meeting in Beirut, Lebanon. At issue was one of Triatek’s airflow valves, a stainless steel […]
It wouldn’t have been a surprise if Ted Terry had gotten overlooked at the NYC Global Mayors Summit. After all, there were mayors from 30 cities around the world. Sao Paulo, Brazil; Ottawa, Canada; Athens, Greece; and Gothenburg, Sweden were all represented. But Clarkston, Ga.‘s reputation for being the “Ellis Island of the South” had […]
When Andal Balu was a young girl in southern India, chocolate was a luxury. If a friend or relative brought a Five Star bar home, the kids would split it into small pieces for a few blissful moments of sweetness. Approaching 30 years living in metro Atlanta, Ms. Balu still knows how to savor chocolate, […]