Newly arrived in July at the Georgia Department of Agriculture in charge of business development overseas for Georgia produce, Paul Thompson was off immediately to Indonesia. After seven and a half years at the Atlanta State Farmers Market, Mr. Thompson’s calendar now is full of possible trips to all corners of the world, most often […]
With Asia’s political and economic underpinnings in flux, Japan has “stepped out to take the lead” Adm. Dennis Blair told Global Atlanta during a telephone interview related to his upcoming Sept. 5 visit to Atlanta. Mr. Blair is to participate in a midday “fireside chat” with Amb. Charles Shapiro, president of the World Affairs Council […]
A Macon family foundation has provided funds for four clinics in Vietnam where local doctors and technicians can provide amputees, who have lost limbs primarily from unexploded ordnance left over from the Vietnam War, with specially fitted prosthetics. Mercer University announced on June 26 that its “Mercer On Mission” program, which is served by the […]
Much has been made of Atlanta’s rise as a hub for technology, logistics and cybersecurity, but there’s an equally important sector for which the city already boasts all the ingredients to become a global leader. All it needs is the same kind of promotional momentum and industry swagger that have helped spur names such as “Transaction […]
It was the innovation to replace wooden and paper pallets with recyclable sustainable plastic shipping platforms that prompted Jeff Lamb, the Newnan-based entrepreneur originally from Calgary, Canada, to sever his ties with IKEA and launch OptiLedge in 2009. In the start-up phase he also launched a materials handling and transportation consulting company. With the continued […]
A fortunate few find their life’s work during their junior year in college. Such was the case for Gary White when he was on a mission trip to Guatemala. “It was my first trip out of the country,” he told Global Atlanta while visiting Kennesaw State University for the March 15 opening of its School […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.