About two thirds of German-American Chamber of Commerce members in the South have averted laying off or furloughing employees throughout the pandemic, but many are facing a demand crunch as the economy stalls. During the last two weeks of May, the chamber surveyed 101 members and non-members. About half of them work for foreign-owned subsidiaries, […]
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Matthias Hoffmann got in before the lockdown. It was early March, and while people in Atlanta had stopped shaking hands, he could still feel the Southern hospitality as he was escorted around a “fantastic green city” by his predecessor. He even ate inside at some of the city’s restaurants — a pastime that now seems […]
As European firms operating in the United States face disruptions to their supply chains from home, they also seem to be less able to benefit from resources that could help their American competitors more quickly recover from a pandemic-induced recession. European subsidiaries are huge employers in the U.S., with a substantial multiplier effect for the […]
Editor’s note: Atlanta’s European consulates and chambers have joined together to host a “Europe Day” webinar featuring local diplomats and business leaders as well as the head of the trade delegation at the EU delegation to the U.S. The free event starts at 10 on Thursday The COVID-19 pandemic, which slammed the European Union before turning its […]
As the coronavirus was being recognized for the global scourge that already had resulted in the deaths in China and elsewhere including the United States, home-schooled, 12-year-old Samuel Wright approached Nathan Crawford, a lead public health adviser at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for an interview. Samuel had won in February a regional […]
Porsche Cars North America is speeding up the enrollment of dealerships to its online sales platform to help them better serve customers amid the coronavirus outbreak. At 26 participating dealers where it has been rolled out since October, buyers have been able to complete about 90 percent of the purchase process online — from credit […]
A record tourism year in which Georgia saw 111.7 million visitors spending $36.9 billion in the state was bolstered by the growing international segment, where stays tend to be longer and spending levels higher. The nearly 1.4 million international visitors, up 1.4 percent from the year before, may seem minuscule in comparison to the massive […]
Some of the early azubis (trainees) visited Kennesaw Mountain in 2014.
Gov. Brian Kemp described at the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta’s luncheon this week how much of his current agenda is focused on global issues, ranging from breaking up the narcotics activities of Georgia-based criminal gangs to foreign direct investment. He began his presentation Jan. 28 at the Loudermilk Conference Center downtown by announcing his administration’s […]
As the 75th Holocaust Remembrance Day arrived Jan. 24, the world’s eyes turned to Germany. The country may be the place where anti-Semitism reached its gruesome historical climax in the murder of 6 million Jews, but it now plays a key role in the global conversation about ensuring that such a genocide never happens again. […]