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 […]
The annual dinner of the Southeast United States Korean Chamber of Commerce held the evening of Jan. 26 at West Georgia Technical College in LaGrange brought together more than 150 attendees who celebrated economic ties with South Korea and the region’s workforce development initiatives. Founded in 1991 as the Korea Southeast U.S. Chamber of Commerce, […]
Hyundai Motor Group this week announced plans to invest $3.1 billion the U.S. over the next five years, a move that could either mean a new factory or increased production at existing plants in the South, including in one run by sister company Kia Motors in Georgia.
This past year has provided the Georgia Institute of Technology with a number of new partnerships in keeping with the university’s objectives of increased global engagement and preparing its students for “global leadership.” The announcement in early December of the new Georgia Tech Tianjin University Shezhen Institute , which will be located on a 40-acre […]
Kim Jong Un, the “supreme leader” of North Korea leads “an incredibly weak” country, but plays its “weak hand very well,” according to Richard A. Lacquement Jr., dean, School of Strategic Landpower at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pa. The U.S. Army War College advises the President and prepares selected military, civilian, […]
Robin Ha makes her living as an cartoonist, illustrator and freelance textile designer, but a hobby that emerged when reconnecting with her Korean heritage has taken her on a tasty turn. Her new profession has brought her to Atlanta twice in the last two months, first to the Decatur Book Festival and most recently to […]
Foreign affiliates were behind nearly one-third of the $4.4 billion companies decided to invest in Georgia during the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, according to the state’s economic development department. More than 80 companies announced investments of $1.3 billion and the creation of 4,000-plus jobs, about one-sixth of the 25,341 new positions announced during the […]
Delta Air Lines Inc. has changed its mind about its daily, nonstop flight to Seoul Incheon International Airport. In 2009, this flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was suspended along with a host of others due to rising fuel prices and the recession. But on Wednesday, Delta announced that it is to relaunch the flight […]
The Korean press has reported that the U.S. Commerce Department’s anti-dumping duty on automotive steel imported by Hyundai Steel is expected to raise the prices of Hyundai and Kia cars if it is not rescinded. Hyundai Steel is part of the Hyundai Group to which both Hyundai Motors and Kia Motors belong. Hyundai Motors manufactures […]
Trade critics point out that the U.S. trade deficit with South Korea is widening in the wake of a free-trade pact launched in 2012, but increased investment from the country may take some of the sting out of an argument that the deal’s benefits flow in one direction.