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 Read more
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. Read more
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 Read more
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.
President Carter recently returned from a July 28-30 trip to Colombia, where he praised the country’s efforts to enhance health and ensure peace. Mr. Carter presented Colombian President Juan Santos with a World Health Organization certificate for the eradication of river blindness in the country. The approach taken in Colombia will inform the Carter Center’s ongoing work against the disease in Africa, Read more
A trip to Bogota, Colombia, in 2006 sparked Rebecca Serna’s activism to transform Atlanta from its dependence on cars into a more bike friendly city. The South American city of 8 million inhabitants and countless cars and buses closes off a 70-mile stretch of streets on Sundays transforming its usually congested center into a haven for Read more
Colombia‘s export promotion agency is seeking Georgia companies to attend a Miami trade show where they will be able to meet more than 500 Colombian exporters. Proexport Colombia will foot the bill for one airline ticket per approved company and provide discounted hotel rates for attendees. It will also set up targeted meetings for Georgia firms at the event, Read more
With last May’s implementation of a free trade agreement between his country and the United States, Colombia’s new consul general in Atlanta sees more avenues for bilateral collaboration in 2013. Most people know the South American nation of 46 million people for its coffee and flower trades, but it’s also emerging as a key manufacturing hub and natural resource provider Read more