Two veteran, tried and true economists with decades of experience analyzing the Southeast’s economy will discuss a wide range of issues at the annual Southeast U.S. Korean Chamber of Commerce dinner the evening of Jan. 25 at the Kia Training Center in West Point, which will attract prominent members of Korean communities, economic developers and Read more
James Whitcomb, executive director, middle market banking and specialized multinational industries, JP Morgan Chase & Co. has accepted to serve as president of the Southeast U.S. Korean Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Whitcomb was approved by the chamber’s board of directors at its annual meeting held at Mando America in Hogansville on Jan. 10. Sujin Kim, Read more
If your Georgia-based company exported to a new country in 2017, you might as well get a certificate and a grip-and-grin photo with Gov. Nathan Deal. That’s been the prize over the past few years that the state has doled out GLOBE Awards, an acronym that stands for Georgians Launching Opportunities by Exporting.
Agnes Scott College, the women’s institution in Decatur, is once again proving its commitment to building globally oriented leaders by hiring a former Obama administration trade official as its new president.
With trade and farm policies as well as immigration on the Trump administration’s front burners, Georgia’s former governor and U.S. secretary of agriculture, Sonny Perdue, and his cousin U.S. Sen. David Perdue are apt to be on the front lines of Washington’s New Year policy issues. Sonny Perdue accompanied the president at the 2018 American Read more
Some news services keep track of stats in real time, flashing page views and other story performance metrics on newsroom screens, spurring reporters on as if they were day traders squeezing value from their investments. While we understand the need to broadening your reach — if a tree falls in the forest and all — Read more
Book: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History Authors: Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger Review by: William De Baets, consul general of Belgium in the Southeast U.S. I discovered a rather unknown part of U.S. history when I picked up this book. As a European I was indeed taught about Read more
As a turbulent year for trade comes to a close, it might seem hard to end on a positive note. NAFTA is under fire, the TPP is dead, Georgia’s exports declined this year and a strengthening dollar could mean headwinds for U.S. producers, even other trends point to a positive 2018 for the American economy. Read more
When Jennifer Tipping read the email, she knew she had to add it to her pitch. The message from Romania had come in just that morning, a distributor using English that was slightly off to illustrate her excitement at meeting face-to-face at an upcoming European trade show: “I consider the success in business is so Read more
When NanoLumens’ salespeople got wind of a potential deal in Singapore, they had to go. After all, it was just a short jaunt from Australia, where they were already meeting customers.