French companies in Georgia employ nearly 18,000 people through their investments, according to data compiled in May and released recently by the French Embassy in Washington. The economic department at the embassy mixed U.S. government stats and corporate data into a state-by-state analysis of the French “economic footprint” in the U.S. The effort seems aimed […]
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Political alliances may be forged by historical circumstances as much as by common economic objectives. That seemed to be the message underlying French President Emmanuel Macron‘s invitation to U.S. President Donald Trump to attend Bastille Day celebrations this year in Paris. Louis de Corail echoed this sentiment when he addressed 150 representatives of French communities […]
While Roger Federer was on his way to becoming the oldest player in history to take home a men’s Wimbledon championship (a ripe old 36), Georgia leaders were off the court trying to bring home wins of their own from the United Kingdom. Pat Wilson, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, hosted a hospitality tent at the […]
U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have so far been unable to find personal chemistry in line with the close ties between their countries. At their first meeting in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump’s attempts to make light of U.S. wiretapping of European leaders fell flat, and he all-too-visibly failed to shake Ms. Merkel’s hand during a photo op. […]
The GSU Singers’ modesty proved to be misplaced, as they bested 11 other choirs from around the world to win a biennial global competition in Marktoberdorf, a small Bavarian city in southern Germany.
Editor’s note: Dutch companies have a profound impact on the Atlanta economy, with the Netherlands government estimating that the small nation’s investment and trade with the U.S. accounts for 685,000 American jobs, more than 24,000 of them in Georgia. But sometimes, either the firms themselves or their Dutch origins are under the radar. The Atlanta-based Netherlands-American […]
A Czech plastics manufacturer today announced plans to invest $20 million in a Peachtree City factory, creating at least 20 jobs.
No stores have been announced yet for Georgia, but the state perhaps has won a bigger prize in German grocery chain Lidl’s expansion into the United States: one of four regional headquarters and distribution centers.
Belgium’s ambassador to the U.S., Dirk Wouters, told Global Atlanta that he appreciated the “attractive state of mind” he experienced during his two day visit to Atlanta June 14-15, and especially praised the bioengineering and biosciences research he saw at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also was highly complimentary of the luncheon reception hosted […]
With the equanimity of a seasoned diplomat, Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, the British consul general in Atlanta, is sticking with his country’s mandate to leave the European Union as determined by the Brexit referendum now almost a year old. He emphasized the inevitability of this course during a “consular conversation” hosted by Global Atlanta at the Midtown […]