Ten days before she left office in December 2009, then-Mayor Shirley Jackson signed a seven-year lease extension on behalf of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Delta Air Lines Inc. Although the relationship between Delta and Hartsfield already had lasted 80 years, it was on a bumpy course with the occasional air-pocket. For a year the […]
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A decorated ”Bajan” chef prepared dishes inspired by her country, and the Atlanta community brought its interest in the Caribbean nation of Barbados as its representatives previewed an upcoming cultural and investment summit during a Buckhead reception April 21.
When Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson began rattling off his university’s international credentials, it was hard to envision his opponents recovering.
Costa Rica’s “pura vida”, or relaxed culture, and tourism appeal are no longer the main reasons for its success in attracting multinational investment. A highly skilled and bilingual workforce has transformed the Central American country into the region’s top foreign direct investment location for advanced business process outsourcing (BPO) and life sciences manufacturing and R&D […]
The Technology Association of Georgia is helping introduce the city’s diplomatic corps to one of Atlanta’s longstanding traditions: the Atlanta Steeplechase horse races to be held in Rome, Ga., this weekend. TAG will operate an international tent as part of its presence at the event, which will host about 20 diplomats from four continents and their […]
On the campaign trail, kissing babies used to be the surefire way to win the hearts of the people. Now, it seems, it’s easier to please crowds by bashing trade, says David Abney, CEO of United Parcel Service Inc.
The Georgia Council for International Visitors is seeking a new executive director now that the nonprofit’s longtime leader, Shell Stuart, has announced her departure 11 years after taking the helm and 13 years at the organization. Ms. Stuart, who recently married, is moving with her husband to coastal Oregon, where she plans to enjoy outdoor […]
With the world becoming even more connected, it might be surprising to find that enrollment in language courses is actually down nationally. But at Georgia State University the head of the language department is leading initiatives to make language study more appealing to students in the hope that they’ll be better prepared to compete in the […]
Equifax Inc. is set to invest $17 million to open a new office in Midtown, just down the street from its global headquarters.
Most of Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce’s Movers and Makers award winners announced last month are internationally engaged, with some managing supply chains that span the globe and others exporting Georgia-made products all over the world.