Invest Atlanta is seeing growing momentum for its strategy to deepen the city’s innovation ties with Latin America, particularly with two key countries in the region. The economic development organization led an exploratory mission to Chile and Colombia last fall to better understand the best ways to link Atlanta’s growing tech scene with their emerging Read more
Georgia has added a trade office in Peru, expanding the number of countries where the state has a physical presence to 12. Announced March 20, along with International Day at the Capitol and the Go Global reception celebrating exporters, the new Peru office is operated by the same company that has been awarded a new contract Read more
When Jim Hill committed to cleaning the water for a small town in northern Argentina, he had no clue how to get it done, but he was driven by the “why.” During an initial trip in 2004, he learned that some 6,000 people in the dusty outpost of San Antonio de los Cobres had been Read more
Under a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Georgia State University’s Urban Studies Institute is to track how climate change is affecting the Mexican cities Hermosillo and Mexico City and Valdivia, Chile. The institute also is to be studying seven American cities for their resilience to climate-driven extreme events. The American cities included Read more
In the back of a Dustex sales and support office in Acworth, Ga., testaments to the company’s past are tucked away. Founded in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1947, the company has been customizing systems for controlling air pollution in industrial environments for nearly 70 years. The story is all there, written in hand-drawn plans indexed in gray metal map cabinets. In Read more
The former base of Invoiceware International in Atlanta is likely to benefit from its new owner’s continued expansion into South America.
Fresh off a $17.5 million funding round that it said would encourage global expansion, Atlanta’s First Performance Global has entered the Chilean market. The fintech startup, which provides software that enables card holders to manage security and other preferences via a mobile device, has partnered with Nexus S.A., which provides credit-card processing and other services to banks in Read more
Chilean firms in the food and forestry sectors are finding fertile ground in Georgia as they expand into the U.S., taking advantage of a free trade agreement they say has room to bear more fruit 11 years after better connecting the two economies. The U.S. is already Chile’s second largest trading partner behind China, with Read more
Jeffrey T. Bowman, president and CEO of the international insurance services firm Crawford & Co., provided a prime example of the importance of his industry during a luncheon address at the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta at this week’s monthly meeting March 24. Citing the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010, he said that the Read more
During his most recent visit to Central America, Vice President Joseph Biden met with the presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to discuss funding priorities aimed at slowing migration of their citizens to the U.S.