Apparently, Newnan was doing something right. A German company that had been renting a distribution center in the west Georgia community now plans to set up its U.S. headquarters there, a new 50,000-square-foot building where it will manufacture and distribute wheels and casters.
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The University of Georgia and England’s University of Liverpool are offering seed grants of $9,000 each to encourage a wide variety of research collaborations such as novel developments of personalized cancer treatments and the development of textiles used for soldier combat uniforms. The grants, which are to over initial project costs, must be submitted by […]
Late in September, the City of Atlanta revealed four young companies — two from Atlanta and two from France — selected for a startup exchange with its sister city of Toulouse next month. Atlanta-based Carbice Nanotechnologies Inc., and Partpic Inc. will spend two weeks in Toulouse meeting with counterparts in their sectors and attending the […]
With at least 488 German facilities operating in Georgia employing 22,500 Georgians, it’s not surprising that the German Cultural Center, also known as the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, is thriving in Midtown. Atlanta now can boast having the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche Cars North America as well as a host of German global brands; even the […]
Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones didn’t try to duck the clear sense of uncertainty swirling around the United Kingdom during a visit to Atlanta in early September.
France-Atlanta 2016 got off to an unexpectedly hip-hop start the evening of Oct. 4 as the Atlanta Falcons Drumline warmed up on a particularly balmy evening for a separate event at the College Football Hall of Fame across Marietta Street from the Metro Atlanta Chamber where the launch event was held. Mayor Kasim Reed, a Francophile […]
It’s generally accepted that the European Union is facing some of the toughest tests ever to its unity, as an influx of refugees, security concerns and deepening discontent with the political class have led to the rise of nationalist parties and contributed to the decision by the United Kingdom to leave the bloc. But for […]
A yearly public art festival downtown is once again bringing French flair as it aims to raise the city’s artistic fluency and make a statement about its varying identities. The Elevate recently launched seasonal events but hosts its biggest forum each fall. This year’s series will attract artists from France, including some from Atlanta’s sister city of Toulouse, […]
Local politicians and economic development leaders joined Mercedes-Benz USA Monday to help break ground on a new U.S. headquarters that the German auto maker’s leaders say will be its long-term base for community partnership. In a ceremony, MB-USA CEO Dietmar Exler praised the brand’s staff and underscored the welcome it has received in metro Atlanta. “Now that we are here, we all […]
With Powerpoints, acronyms and industry jargon aplenty, the pitches were esoteric — obviously not designed with the layman in mind. But that’s okay with the organizers of Cybercon 2016, an annual cybersecurity conference in Atlanta held Sept. 27 at Georgia Tech. These five-minute, in-person infomercials were targeted to about 15 chief information security officers of […]