Once again this holiday season, two Atlanta landmarks have their halls decked with Christmas trees representing the city’s global diversity. At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Global Winter Wonderland has led to festive firs being placed throughout Concourse F for the enjoyment of travelers passing through the international terminal.
Delta Air Lines Inc. is looking north of the border for its next partnership, announcing today its intentions to form a joint venture with WestJet, Canada’s second largest airline.
To President Donald Trump, the implications of an “America First” trade strategy are clear: Commit to making things here, and jobs will return. For Georgia manufacturers dealing with the fallout of recent trade-policy uncertainty, the reality is much more nuanced, and the effects vary widely based on industry. The need for clarity was one of Read more
While Atlanta makes its case as a global hub for cybersecurity, seven companies from around the globe will be making theirs to the city’s top chief information-security officers. Seven of the 12 firms selected for an Oct. 4 pitch event are from four countries outside the United States: Israel, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Read more
While still Consul General of Canada for the Southeast on Sept. 5, Louis Blais hosted a farewell reception at the Georgian Club in which she introduced her successor Nadia Theodore, and thanked her supporters before assuming her new post as ambassador and deputy permanent representative to the United Nations. For the estimated 150 attendees whom Read more
Middle Georgia is known for peaches and pecans, but Peach County is soon to be home to a high-tech, hydroponic greenhouse growing tomatoes and cucumbers year-round.
Canada’s West Fraser Timber Co. has closed on a $430 million deal to purchase a company with its corporate headquarters and half its sawmills in Georgia. The transaction was announced in July, but the company said Aug. 18 that it had cleared anti-trust hurdles early, making its acquisition of Gilman Building Products complete. Gilman has six sawmills overall, three in Georgia and Read more
Louise Blais, Canada’s consul general in Atlanta, has been appointed ambassador and deputy permanent representative to the United Nations. She’ll be tasked with implementing Canada’s priorities for Agenda 2030, a UN initiative aiming at promoting sustainable development globally, including elements of poverty reduction and environmental responsibility. Her last day in Atlanta is Sept. 8. Ms. Blais tweeted that Nadia Read more
True to form, Louise Fortin, director of the Quebec Trade Office in Atlanta, was wrapping up her official career of almost 40 years promoting international trade in the Southeast with a dawn to midnight mission focused on the forestry industry. “I haven’t slowed down at all,” she told Global Atlanta during an interview in her Read more
Canada-based Irving Consumer Products announced Aug. 9 that it would put a $400 million tissue factory in the Macon, Ga. Company officials revealed plans for 200 new jobs and a high-tech plant at the Middle Georgia city’s Terminal Station, a historic building and event space. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal was among the attendees, accompanied by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Read more