Feb 25 2013
One of Georgia’s best kept secrets is its thriving music industry. The city of Atlanta is known as the “center of gravity” for hip-hop music and the state has produced a flood of recent country music chart-toppers. The area also boasts a variety of recording and production facilities, a wide...
Feb 12 2013
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Forty years ago, Gwinnett County, Georgia, was largely a sleepy rural area dominated by farmlands and pastures. Today it is a thriving, diverse suburban hub that helps power Atlanta’s business and cultural growth. And during those years of growth, Asian...
Jan 26 2013
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Athens, Georgia, the historic Southern city with a hip college town vibe, blends the traditional amenities of a world-class learning center with the cutting-edge energy of a major cultural center.
Nestled some 70 miles north of Atlanta in the foothills of...
Dec 11 2012
International students are flocking to Atlanta and Georgia schools in record numbers, coming to study at some of the world’s top colleges and universities while enjoying the unique cosmopolitan environment of a truly global city.
Georgia, like many U.S. states, has a wide variety of public...
Nov 30 2012
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The name “Atlanta” brings to mind a bustling cosmopolitan city that is home to Coca-Cola, CNN and “Gone with the Wind”. But don’t be fooled by the big city: there are hundreds of exciting outdoor adventures and quaint small town treasures within a few hours’...
Oct 21 2012
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Georgia’s film, television, music and entertainment industry has grown by more than 1,000 percent over the past five years, helping build the metropolitan Atlanta area into a vibrant center for creative professionals from around the world.
The Georgia Film, Music &...
Jul 11 2012
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The Port of Savannah – long one of Georgia’s best-kept secrets for facilitating international trade – is getting new attention as a long-overdue project to deepen its harbor access moves closer to reality.
Savannah boasts one of the busiest ports in...
May 28 2012
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Latin America’s economy continues to forge ahead while America and Europe slumber. The first of a three-part series.
At APG, we are obsessed with staying informed, and nothing satisfies our hunger more than trying to answer the age old...
Apr 28 2012
Opportunities for residential real estate investment in the Atlanta metro area have never been better. Home prices have fallen to levels not seen in almost 20 years. While this brings pain to many homeowners in the area, it presents a modern day gold rush for savvy investors seeking...
Feb 08 2012
Everyday, more and more companies from South Korea, Japan and China are moving to Atlanta. Here's why:
Jan 17 2012
Manufacturers, dealers and suppliers of consumer goods from around the globe are flocking to the AmericasMart in downtown Atlanta – the world’s largest permanent wholesale marketplace.
The facility provides both permanent showrooms and temporary exhibit space where exhibitors can display...
Jan 05 2012
The U.S. Congress is considering several bills to encourage foreign students to remain in the United States after completing their college education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The proposed legislation – with names like the “STEM Visa Act” and the “BRAIN...
Dec 14 2011
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Prices in the battered Atlanta residential real estate market have fallen to levels not seen in almost 20 years. While this is certainly bad news for local landowners, it also provides great opportunities for buyers seeking to enter the market at its low...
Nov 25 2011
South Korea’s General Assembly approved the Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) this week in a party-line vote, sidestepping political squabbles and a Congressional stalemate in a closed-door session on November 22.
The ratification came some 50 days after the U.S. Senate...
Nov 02 2011
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A federal program that allows international investors to gain permanent residence in the United States is expected to continue growing as more international businesspeople take advantage of the financial and personal opportunities it presents. In fact, the success...
Oct 16 2011
The battle to ratify the long-awaited Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) moved back to Seoul this week as the U.S. Congress approved the treaty on Wednesday. South Korean leaders will now push for approval of the agreement in October by the South Korean National Assembly in hopes...
Sep 22 2011
After years of political maneuvering and renegotiation, the long-awaited Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) could finally be moving towards ratification – providing ample new opportunities in Georgia for expanded trade between the two nations.
Lee Myung-bak, the president of...
Sep 05 2011
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Could growing crops and producing food actually become cool again – not to mention lucrative?
Experts say the growing middle class populations in developing countries around the world are driving up demand for meat, vegetables and prepared food products...
Aug 12 2011
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Many Georgia universities and colleges are stepping up their efforts to lure foreign students to their campuses. But they are not alone: while the number of foreigners studying in the U.S. continues to climb, more domestic educational...
Jul 13 2011
Mexico is plagued by a public perception problem due to media coverage of drug cartel violence. But the bad publicity belies the economic strength and growing cultural influence of our neighbors to the south.
For many of us in the United States it is difficult these days to find positive...
Jul 03 2011
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports today that Nathan Deal is expected to travel to China and South Korea in October to seek out investment for Georgia. With the state unemployment rate hovering around 10%, the local government is...
Jun 27 2011
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Let’s face it—our economy is sick. With official unemployment hovering close to 10% and GDP growth of around 2%, the United States is barely creating enough jobs for new entrants into the job market. And let’s not forget about the 8 million jobs that were lost...
Jun 22 2011
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc announces today the move to the Atlanta area with the opening of a new headquarters in Gwinnett County. Hyundai Construction Equipment, part of the Hyundai group of companies founded in South Korea, manufactures capital equipment including...
Jun 22 2011
So you want to expand your business outside of Asia and setup shop in the United States to further develop your export business. Have you considered Atlanta as your headquarters for the Americas? Here are the top 5 reasons why Atlanta should be on your shortlist: