Georgia’s total exports grew by 4 percent to $37.2 billion in 2017, reversing the previous year’s steep decline but not yet returning global sales to their peak of $38.5 billion in 2015. Meanwhile, the combination of recovering exports and increased imports propelled the state to its highest overall trade volumes ever. Georgia companies imported Read more
Atlanta’s Volantio, which provides software that helps airlines maximize ticket revenue while minimizing the pain of rebooking passengers, has raised a $2.6 million funding round. The Series B round was led by Ingleside Investors with participation from three airline venture funds that have never partnered on a deal before: JetBlue Technology Ventures, Australia’s Qantas Ventures and Read more
When NanoLumens’ salespeople got wind of a potential deal in Singapore, they had to go. After all, it was just a short jaunt from Australia, where they were already meeting customers.
Deputy has had a North American base in Atlanta for awhile, but this week, the Australian employee management software firm moved its offices into the city proper as it continues to grow rapidly.
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
To those uninitiated in the lingo of global trade, ASEAN might look like a capitalized misspelling of “Asian.” But in reality, it represents an economically vibrant bloc in that very region that is home to nearly a tenth of the global population, some 625 million people. And according to a new report, U.S. trade with these 10 countries on Read more
Orkin, the main pest-control brand of Atlanta-based Rollins Inc., has announced a raft of new international franchise agreements, mostly in Latin America. The company announced July 17 that it had added six new franchises in three Brazilian cities, plus Nicaragua and the international capitals of Lima, Peruand Jakarta, Indonesia. The Brazilian cities include Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo. As it does with all new franchisees, Rollins has Read more
Beato, the Atlanta-based, 20-pound Norwegian Forest cat is traveling around the world these days in a new series of children’s picture books created by local author Sucheta Rawal. Ms. Rawal is an award-winning food and travel writer who has chosen Beato, her companion for the past seven years, as a lead character for her children’s Read more
Kennesaw State University has followed through with a plan to support Southeast Asian leaders with innovative, actionable plans to improve their societies. During a May 16-18 summit in Singapore, the university awarded $275 seed grants to the 22 young leaders to kickstart civic-engagement plans developed while participating in a U.S.-backed educational program. The fellows in the U.S. State Department’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative had all Read more
Editor’s note: President Donald Trump’s decision to immediately eject the U.S. from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership wasn’t entirely unpredictable: He campaigned against what he called a “disastrous” deal and scored points by calling out his opponent Hillary Clinton’s past support for it as secretary of state. But for many Asia watchers, the unconventional politician’s rare fidelity to a campaign promise has Read more