It was an unrivaled assemblage of Colombian business minds, but it didn’t happen in Bogota or Medellin. Emory University in August hosted in Atlanta one of the largest-ever groupings of executives from the country.
If Colombia needed any further evidence it has brushed off the tarnished reputation of its past, Delta Air Lines Inc. provided it this week with the announcement that it will start two new flights from Atlanta to the cities of Cartagena and Medellin.
The 2015 Global Georgia Initiative at the University of Georgia is to present a lecture titled “An Amazon Contribution to Global Survival” on Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. in the UGA Chapel.
Colombia has much to brag about — cutting poverty by half, doubling international air connections and quadrupling the size of its economy since 2000 — but these are just byproducts of its crowning achievement over the last two decades: defeating organized crime with the help of the United States, the country’s ambassador said in Atlanta.
Early in 2014, Georgia announced that Colombia would be the location of its 11th overseas economic development office. Given the country’s reputation, some may wonder why. Colombia has a $20 billion-plus infrastructure project coming up, and its legacy of drug violence has given way to a sense of optimism about the future. Manufacturing and mining is on […]
Colombia is stepping out of the shadows and into the limelight for Georgia companies realizing opportunities in a land was once considered unsafe and simply not worth the trouble. When Georgia officials opened what they call the first state trade office in the country earlier this year, they were responding to an increase in export inquiries. […]
Bogota, Colombia-based PrimeStone S.A., a data collection and analytics software company, has opened an office in Alpharetta from which to launch its marketing and sales efforts in the U.S. and Canada. PrimeStone develops and supplies smart grid applications and solutions for data collection, validation, management, control and data exchange between meters and other devices for […]
The Georgia Department of Economic Development has opened a trade office in Colombia as exporters from around the state seek to tap new opportunities provided by the country’s free trade agreement with the United States. The state has also hired a new Mexico rep. Meet all Georgia’s reps at a Feb. 17 reception.
Before our visit, I naively assumed that we would be the ones offering our expertise for the benefit of Colombians. Now I rather think it will be the other way around.
Renewing trade promotion authority is key to passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, two major pacts being negotiated by the Obama administration.