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Carroll County’s Southwire Company, LLC Becomes Latest Georgia Firm to Join FTZ Program

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in FTZ News, Georgia News | 0 comments

ATLANTA, Oct. 17, 2019 – Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone (GFTZ) President and CEO Julie Brown today welcomed Southwire Company, LLC of Carrollton, Georgia, as the latest company to join the Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) program in Georgia. By joining the FTZ program, Southwire will realize a variety of unique FTZ program benefits including the delay and reduction in tariffs and other...

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Global Atlanta: Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone Program Benefits Japanese Companies (and Thousands of Their Local Employees)

Posted by on Aug 1, 2019 in FTZ News, Georgia News | 0 comments

Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone Program Benefits Japanese Companies (and Thousands of Their Local Employees) Global Atlanta By Julie Brown August 1, 2019 https://www.globalatlanta.com/georgia-foreign-trade-zone-program-benefits-japanese-companies-and-thousands-of-their-local-employees/ Few bilateral economic relationships are as important to Georgia’s economy as its ties to Japan. Since the 1970s, the Peach State has repeatedly shown its friends in Tokyo that Georgia is a hub for investment and business...

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Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone’s Julie Brown Named One of “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend Magazine

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in FTZ News, Georgia News | 0 comments

ATLANTA, January 10, 2019 – Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone (GFTZ) today recognized President & CEO Julie Brown for being recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend magazine. The list is intended to “represent the best qualities of leadership, power, character and influence the state has to offer.” Brown, who is also a founding member of...

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Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone Participates in New WFZO Sentiment Indicator on Economic Activity

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018 in FTZ News, Georgia News | 0 comments

ATLANTA, July 9, 2018 – Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone, as a member of the World Free Zones Organization (WFZO), recently submitted information on the composition, activity and employment of FTZ #26 in support of the Free Zones World Economic Barometer (F-WEB), a quarterly sentiment indicator designed to gauge current momentum and future trends of economic activity in free zones worldwide. The...

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Greg Wright Appointed to Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone Board of Directors

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Georgia News | 0 comments

ATLANTA, June 6, 2018 – Today the Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone Board of Directors welcomed Greg Wright, Senior Director of Community & Economic Development for Coweta-Fayette EMC, as its newest member. Wright was selected to serve as representative of the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA). The announcement was made by Board Chairman Brian McGowan, President and CEO of the Atlanta...

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Hartsfield-Jackson World’s Busiest Airport for 20th Straight Year

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in FTZ News, Georgia News | 0 comments

For the third straight year, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport served more than 100 million passengers. Trade group Airports International is expected to confirm Hartsfield-Jackson as the world’s busiest in 2017. “Hartsfield-Jackson successfully combines efficiency and passenger volume in a way that ensures ATL retains its position as the aviation industry’s leader,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said. “That worldwide...

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Groundbreaking Set for Georgia Port’s Mason Mega-Rail Project

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in FTZ News, Georgia News | 0 comments

The Georgia Port’s authority announced a $5.8 million budget increase to incorporate American-made parts for the port’s Mason Mega Rail project. The project will connect two rail yards to the Garden City Terminal. At its completion, the mega rail project will double on-dock rail capacity and open service to inland markets, including Chicago. Link:...

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Georgia Ports Authority Posts Record TEUs in 2017

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in FTZ News, Georgia News | 0 comments

The Port of Savannah – the single largest container terminal in North America – posted a record annual volume of over 4 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2017, an 11 percent increase from the year before. Total trade also increased by 12 percent to a record 35 million tons. “This is the first time we’ve handled more than...

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Site Selection Names Georgia FTZ a Top Foreign-Trade Zone with Annual Award

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in FTZ News, Georgia News, Logistics News, Trade News | 0 comments

ATLANTA, October 30, 2017 – Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone (GFTZ) announced today that it has been awarded the “Top Free Zones Award” for 2017 and named one of the top foreign-trade zones in the U.S. and Canada by Site Selection, an economic development trade magazine. “Business executives are recognizing the value of lower trade barriers, reduced operating costs, and shortened...

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Auto shipping capacity increased by half in Brunswick, on track to lead nation

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in FTZ News, Georgia News | 0 comments

The Georgia Ports Authority director Griff Lynch says the Colonels Island terminal at the Brunswick port increased its auto import capacity by 50 percent this past year. Companies can now move 800,000 cars per day. “Since last year, we’ve been implementing an aggressive growth plan, enabling GPA [Georgia Ports Authority] and our auto processing partners to win new customers...

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