Editor’s note: Updated to include comments from Mary Waters and clarification on the data used for the state’s trade numbers. Georgia’s exports declined for the second straight year in 2016 amid international headwinds like a strong dollar and soft demand in key global markets, even as it maintained its spot as the No. 11 exporting state […]
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The Atlanta Sister Cities Commission has launched a new website and charitable foundation as it redirects its focus toward economic development. Long seen as solely an instrument for cultural and student exchange, the volunteer commission has been directed by Mayor Kasim Reed to pursue investment and trade ties with the 18 cities where it currently has tie-ups. Recent strides […]
Applications are once again open for a $1,000 scholarship at the University of Georgia enacted in the name of an Indian student who died in a tragic accident during her time there in 1979. The Saeeda Peermahomed Award each spring goes to a foreign student with a grade point average of 3.5 or above who contribute to academic excellence and the international […]
When it comes to financial technology, there’s an elephant in the room that companies in Atlanta’s “Transaction Alley” would do well to watch closely: India. While the country has its challenges with relatively low Internet penetration (despite nearly 500 million users overall) and a largely unbanked population, India through technology and a bit of timing is already beginning to leapfrog the West’s traditional trajectory on […]
On his way back to Washington from a visit to South Carolina, India’s newly appointed ambassador to the U.S., Navtej Sarna, paid his respects to the lives of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta on Feb. 13. In his formal remarks, Antony Thaliath, executive […]
Israel is a small country that naturally turns to partnerships to achieve its global objectives in business and security. That outward focus often manifests itself in the U.S.-Israel relationship, the nation’s principal alliance. But two events coming up in Atlanta show the country’s common ground with other national partners and diaspora communities from around the world. […]
Fulton County inked a new partnership Monday with the Taiwanese city that is home to the island’s largest and best-connected international airport. County commission Chairman John Eaves signed the pact with Taoyuan in the presence of the new director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Vincent Jing-Yen Liu. The agreement had already been signed by the Taoyuan government. “Before I came […]
For David Krezmer, a banking associate at HSBC, it was the way the Chinese handled their new relationships — examining each business card for the finest details. For Maddie Cook, a trade commissioner for the Canadian consulate general in Atlanta, it was the way her counterparts in Shanghai interacted with industry partners. For Kathryn Aquino, who coordinates vehicle […]
To celebrate the Atlanta Falcons‘ upcoming Super Bowl appearance — and marking Gov. Nathan Deal‘s designation of Feb. 3 as “Falcons Friday” — the Kia Motors plant in West Point lined up its production schedule in a sequence matching the football team’s color scheme. Fifty-one Optima sedans were produced in a pattern of red, black, silver and […]
While Georgia’s top economic developers log thousands of airline miles each year to land face time with Chinese clients, that doesn’t mean the state is standing on the sidelines in the ongoing war for digital attention in the world’s largest Internet market.