Editor’s note: Trevor Williams is reporting this week from China. When Georgia Tech traveled to Ireland last fall for a football game against Boston College, only 85 players could suit up for the game. The team took over a hundred student athletes anyway — and had to help about 80 percent of them get passports Read more
China’s largest television manufacturer is reviving its push to become a brand leader in the U.S., intensifying its outreach from its base in metro Atlanta.
To Jim Hall, it was a harmless product sample. The Egyptian airport authorities didn’t see it the same way. The resulting misunderstanding cost the CEO of Atlanta-based Triatek a few hours as he passed through Cairo en route to a meeting in Beirut, Lebanon. At issue was one of Triatek’s airflow valves, a stainless steel Read more
Spitfire Studios never set out to become an international film house. Even from its outset 11 years ago, the company’s founders always had in view a future filled of feature-length movies. But Bollywood? That was something they never saw coming. “Essentially the viewers in India are tired of their own country, and because of globalization, Read more
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
Georgia State University is doubling down on diversity, both throughout the state and globally as it hosts freshman from 114 nations and scholars from nearly every corner of the world. Adding 756 to the total this fall, Georgia State’s current 2,300 international students hail from 177 countries, just short of the 193 that are part Read more
Scott Malone looks out over the 450-acre site with the pride of a settler planting his flag. The president of the Development Authority of LaGrange names two other success stories in sight: a new Badcock Furniture warehouse and the Indian-owned Jindal Films plant, a $200 million-plus investment, just visible above the tree line. He points out the Sentury Tire North Read more
Former President Jimmy Carter urged the U.S. to find common ground toward peace with North Korea as the countries’ leaders ratcheted up their belligerent back-and-forth this week.
Bankrupt Atlanta-based solar cell manufacturer Suniva Inc. is fighting what appears to be an uphill battle in a trade complaint designed to get its factories and those of other U.S. manufacturers back on line. The law firm representing the company, Mayer Brown, released a report this month outlining the factory jobs its says would return if tariffs requested in its Section 201 trade Read more
The ship has already sailed away on full political autonomy in Hong Kong, but that doesn’t mean the region’s best days are behind it, a key executive for one of the Asian hub’s top conglomerates said in Atlanta Friday. John R. Slosar, executive chairman of Swire Pacific Ltd., believes the so-called “handover” of the territory Read more