Individuals and organizations from the U.S. have given $746.1 million to support Japan’s recovery from its “triple disaster,” an exchange organization announced on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis that struck the coastline of the Tohoku region March 11, 2011.
While still in his early 20s, Scott Ellyson learned two lessons as a global strategy consultant for the accounting and professional services firm Price WaterhouseCoopers LLP. The first was that companies had to expand and globalize to be competitive, and secondly, certain regions around the world have competitive advantages over others. Currently a co-founder and […]
Jane Fryer, executive director of the Meriwether County Industrial Development Authority, assumed the presidency of the Korea Southeast U.S. Chamber of Commerce at its board meeting held at the Kia Training Center in West Point on Jan. 13. Ms. Fryer is a veteran economic developer who served as president of the LaGrange Chamber of Commerce […]
Atlanta-based law firm King & Spalding LLC has announced that it has opened an office in Tokyo, the firm’s 10th office outside of the United States. The firm has eight offices in the U.S. and 800 lawyers practicing in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.
Mayor Kasim Reed, who announced Atlanta’s selection for the U.S.-China Tourism Leadership Summit Sept. 10 during this year’s event in Los Angeles, said the honor highlights Atlanta as a globally recognized destination ready to welcome Chinese travelers.
Piolax USA, a Japanese-owned supplier of plastic and metal parts with operations in Canton for nearly 30 years, is set to hire 30 in an 82,000-square-foot warehouse expansion planned for next year.
Georgia Institute of Technology is revitalizing its ties with the National University of Singapore through the creation of a new institute to study the future of logistics in the Southeast Asian city-state and its surrounding region.
In keeping with his reputation as a knowledgeable economist and hard hitting partisan, Subrahamanian Swamy provided an optimistic view of India’s future, but called for reforms in U.S.-India business relations.
The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Aug 21, is to embark on a 12-day journey through China and Korea during which four international companies are expected to announce major operations in metro Atlanta. The trade mission, which lasts through Sept. 1, will reach the Chinese cities of Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Nanjing, Wuxi, Taizhou, […]
Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr later this month is set to lead a two-week trip to East Asia to drum up new business for the state and express appreciation for existing investors. He’ll first take a group to four cities in China before jetting over from Shanghai to Japan, where the state has […]