Presidential candidate Bill Clinton‘s adviser James Carville coined the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid,” which fueled the defeat of sitting President George H.W. Bush in 1992. But from the perspective of Margaret “Maggie” Hanson-Muse, that’s too old school. Today, the more appropriate call to arms is “It’s technology, stupid.” A foot soldier of the U.S. Read more
Singapore is all about big data, says Maggie Hanson-Muse, the U.S.‘s minister counselor for commercial affairs based in the city-state. And she should know. Having worked for the U.S. Commercial Service since 1990 in half a dozen countries, she currently is responsible for U.S. commercial initiatives for seven countries in the ASEAN region including Singapore, Read more
Visiting the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Steve Haro asked how many attendees thought the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial free trade deal, would be ratified by Congress this year. Only a few hands went up.
It’s hard to say whether Mercer University‘s international outreach program, known as “Mercer On Mission,” owes more to the arrival on campus of a new president or the friendship that developed between two members of its staff. Since William Underwood became president in 2006 the university has taken off in a variety of ways. Its Read more
An Australian software firm that helps companies manage their workforces is set to open its headquarters for the Western Hemisphere in Alpharetta, employing 20 people when fully staffed. The announcement comes just a week after a manufacturer and a fintech firm from the Pacific country announced new operations in Georgia. Sydney-based Deputy already has customers Read more
It wasn’t too long ago that the Australian Trade Commission shut down its office in Atlanta, but two company relocations announced this week proved that interest in the South from Down Under remains strong.
Despite its growth rate exceeding 6 percent over the past five years, the Philippines may be overlooked by overseas investors, Jose L. Cuisia Jr., the Filipino ambassador to the U.S., told Global Atlanta during an interview in Buckhead on March 11, adding that he would like to have a trade mission from Georgia explore the Read more
The Technology Association of Georgia’s newly released report on the financial technology industry in the state shows that influential companies are turning their eyes toward global markets. TAG’s FinTech Society will host its annual all-day symposium on Feb. 4, releasing the new report on the industry ecosystem in the state based on a survey of 100 Read more
While still in his early 20s, Scott Ellyson learned two lessons as a global strategy consultant for the accounting and professional services firm Price WaterhouseCoopers LLP. The first was that companies had to expand and globalize to be competitive, and secondly, certain regions around the world have competitive advantages over others. Currently a co-founder and Read more
A state-owned Vietnamese industrial park manager is coming to Atlanta to recruit firms eager to capitalize on the country’s manufacturing momentum.