Taiwan‘s bustling capital is a city of 2.7 million human beings crammed into an area the size of Abilene, Texas. “Small area, many people,” as one top environmental official put it. A million of them toot around town on motor scooters of all colors, most of them made in Taiwan, and another million commute into Read more
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Amazon.com Inc. has been top of mind for Atlantans after the city made the e-commerce giant’s shortlist for a $5 billion second headquarters that would bring up to 50,000 jobs to the metro area. But all the focus on its inbound potential has left some Atlanta companies unaware of how the company’s platforms can help them reach out Read more
Perhaps a bit oddly for a county home to some 600 international companies, Gwinnett’s annual celebration of manufacturing and logistics was all about the U.S. this year. The Partnership Gwinnett Movers and Makers Awards March 29 were a relatively patriotic affair, a bit of a departure from events in previous years showcasing the county’s global Read more
Gov. Nathan Deal was adamant that the Georgia workforce is unrivaled; after all, he was riding in on a wave of optimism, having come in late from a new $22.5 million factory announcement in Bainbridge. But in a keynote speech the Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week awards luncheon Thursday, the governor didn’t shy away from a Read more
Three international Mexican airports — those in Mexico City, Cancun and Los Cabos — have installed 100 new kiosks that are to use biometric technology that will capture fingerprints to verify the identities of the 8 million arrivals anticipated in the first year of their operation. SITA, the multinational information technology company providing IT and Read more
Updated at 1 p.m. with comments from Gov. Nathan Deal. A Brazilian-owned manufacturer of pistols and revolvers is setting up a $22.5 million factory in Bainbridge that will eventually employ 300 people.
Georgia’s trade and investment ties with Sweden support 10,818 jobs, according to an updated report that puts the state among the top 10 beneficiaries of economic engagement with the Scandinavian country. About a tenth of the jobs come from Georgia exports to Sweden, from professional and other services (1,191 jobs) to the $96 million worth of goods Read more
Imagine receiving tokens as a reward for completing the sixth level of your favorite video game, and then exchanging this electronic cash for merchandise. This bridging of the virtual video-game world with the physical one — and helping companies capitalize in the process — is the premise behind the Atlanta-based gaming startup TheMonetizr. Recently named one of Read more
Atlanta is no stranger to hosting European diplomats, but the arrival this week of Latvia’s ambassador in the U.S. illustrates just how key the city has become in the Baltic nation’s larger outreach to the United States. On the surface, the economic center of the Southeast U.S. may not seem to have much in common with a nation Read more
For James Bell, director of corporate communications of Kia Motors America Inc., the 2018 Kia Stinger GT marks another leap forward by the company not only in performance but also in branding. The GT stands for Grand Turismo, which luxury mark Maserati defines as “the irresistible allure of the true Italian style, inspired by exhilarating performance Read more