The World Trade Center Atlanta (WTCA) is forming a China business alliance in response to the efforts of the GeorgiaChina;Future initiative to encourage business between China and Georgia through public-private partnerships.

According to a WTCA announcement issued last week, the WTCA’s China Business Alliance will leverage its worldwide network to develop trade and investment between China and Georgia.

More specifically, the alliance seeks to become the focal point for Georgia-China commerce, to identify and facilitate foreign direct investment from China into Georgia, to assist Georgia companies and to assist Georgia companies do business in China.

Sen. Sam Zamarripa, D-Atlanta, launched the initiative last year when he introduced a resolution in the state Senate calling for an examination of Georgia’s current and future relationships with China.

The WTCA’s China Business Alliance is in the process of identifying among its own members and others who would be interested in participating.

To learn more about the alliance, call Patrick Tonui at