Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post written by Justin Russo, an associate in the Atlanta office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP. With unemployment at a near all-time low, the pressure is on for employers of all stripes to find skilled workers, but the crunch is especially pronounced in technical fields.
When Canadian Consul General Nadia Theodore arrived last year, she hit the ground running. A trade expert who has spent a lot of time negotiating on Canada’s behalf in major trade agreements, she was appointed to the Southeast U.S. just as NAFTA was being put back on the table. (Her Mexican counterpart jokes they’ve spoken Read more
Equipment made by Rome, Ga.-based Hydro Dynamics is now helping a craft brewer in Canada get more from their hops. March saw the release of the first brew made north of the border with Hydro Dynamics’ ShockWave Extractor, which uses cavitation technology in the brewing process to wring the taste out of hops, coffee, fruit or other Read more
FleetCor Technologies Inc., a Norcross company that helps customers manage fuel costs through payment cards, has been honored for its 2017 acquisition of a Canadian firm. The company bought Cambridge Global Payments for $690 million last year as a way to beef up its cross-border payment processing capabilities, the latest in a series of acquisitions, investments Read more
Editor’s note: This article is a sponsored commentary that was not written by Global Atlanta’s editorial team. The author, Diane Alleva Cáceres, Ph.D., is the CEO of Market Access International Inc., which has been helping companies break into the U.S. market for 18 years. She wrote the piece to mark the launch of Global Atlanta’s monthly Read more
Editor’s note: Canadian Consul General Nadia Theodore will join Mexican Consul General Javier Diaz de Leon and former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Gordon Giffin on March 21 to discuss NAFTA 2.0 and the implications for local companies. Learn more here. In the six months she’s been on the job, Nadia Theodore has already traveled to Read more
Georgia would be among the states hit hardest in the event NAFTA negotiations end without reaching a new deal. No NAFTA could cost Georgia $3.5 billion to $6.7 billion in economic output per year, according to a new study on the impact of a so-called “hard” exit from the North American trade deal released ahead of Read more
Atlanta is among the top 20 cities left standing after the first cut for Amazon’s HQ2, the e-commerce giant announced Thursday. Amazon whittled down to the current list after receiving 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Atlanta has consistently been cited by experts as a favorite thanks to its growing tech scene, Read more
The decision by the Georgia Public Service Commission in the closing days of 2017 to allow the Georgia Power Co. and its partners to continue constructing two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle may have the greatest impact on the state’s future of any it made during the year. All five members of the commission, Read more
Atlanta’s diplomatic door continued to revolve last year with big changes to makeup and leadership of the Georgia Consular Corps, which provides a direct conduit to more than 70 foreign governments.