Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) may provide a superior market for Atlanta manufacturing companies than China, according to W. Earl McClure, president of International Projects Group Inc., who is working out of Washington to secure partners for a major diversified business group in Dubai.

The group, headed by a U.S.-educated engineer, currently has manufacturing operations and a real-estate development arm and represents several multinational firms in UAE. Its manufacturing branch is seeking Georgia companies that manufacture products from plastics to power tools as partners for joint ventures in Dubai.

Mr. McClure told GlobalFax in a telephone interview that there are “compelling reasons” that Dubai is more “investor friendly, predictable and strategically stable” for a manufacturing facility than China, and that its location provides for low outbound freight rates to export worldwide. He noted that English is widely spoken in Dubai, and the city has a modern infrastructure, low cost labor, virtually no taxes and a stable currency.

          Dubai has a new Internet City corporate complex that houses 194 multinational technology corporations. More than 200 U.S. companies work in Dubai, using it as a regional sales and marketing base.

Contact Mr. McClure at (703) 237-8249, fax (703) 237-7837 or email for more information. See for the full text.