Georgia Companies Look Overseas For Customers

first_img Share For Whom The Bell Rings 1:16 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Related Stories ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Local companies are setting their sights abroad – more specifically to countries like South Korea, Germany and Brazil.Forty-four Georgia companies will be honored Monday night by Gov. Nathan Deal for establishing themselves internationally. 1:16Last year was another record year for Georgia. The state’s exports grew by 5 percent. And imports were up more than 11 percent.The goal is always to make sure your exports are greater than your imports, says Mary Waters. She oversees Georgia’s international trade team with the Georgia Department of Economic Development.  “We know that companies that export tend to grow faster, pay higher wages, create twice as many jobs, and so the department as a whole has really focused efforts on helping Georgia be more successful in the international marketplace,” Waters says.  The department markets Georgia products in 11 countries in Europe, South America and Asia. It also works on getting companies to move to Georgia.Jon Tanklage is president of Marukan Vinegar USA. It’s a Japanese rice vinegar brewing company that makes sake, soy sauce and vinegar. They plan to spend $13 million on a new facility in Griffin this summer.   “We drew a triangle between three major hub cities in the East, with Atlanta being one of them,” Tanklage says. “And I think that the climate, the incentives that the state of Georgia was able to offer and then the property itself was very attractive for us.” He says it also helps that other Japanese companies like Yamaha and Mitsubishi Hitachi already have a presence in Georgia.  last_img read more

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Biden to extend foreclosure moratorium, mortgage forbearance

first_imgBiden’s announcement extends the foreclosure moratorium until June. (Getty) The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it would extend the nationwide foreclosure moratorium and mortgage forbearance through June.The move would prevent home foreclosures and allow for delayed mortgage payments. It would also offer six months of additional mortgage forbearance for those who enroll on or before June 30, Politico reported.Some 2.7 million homeowners with government-backed mortgages are enrolled in the mortgage forbearance program, which remains available to another 11 million owners.The actions would extend an order originally enacted by the Trump administration and expanded by the Biden administration on President Joe Biden’s first day in office.Read moreBiden’s $1.9T package would extend eviction ban, boost rent reliefBiden bans LGBT-based housing discriminationBiden to extend limits on evictions, foreclosures This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Full Name* Email Address*center_img Message* The eviction and foreclosure moratoriums had been in place until March. The eviction ban was not mentioned in Tuesday’s announcement.The announcement by the White House increases pressure on Congress to pass Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package. If passed in its entirety, the proposal would extend a national moratorium on evictions and foreclosures through Sept. 30.[Politico] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Joneslast_img read more

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Erlend Mamelund to retire in summer 2017

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail Click to comment Erlend Mamelund about Norge success: Our speed is decisive! ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsNorwegian national team player and EX-THW Kiel member Erlend Mamelund announced retirement for summer 2017! The 32-years old left back, but firstly, defensive specialist, had desire to finish his career even earlier but a call from the handball institution like THW Kiel, extended his handball life, when he left his Haslum HK for a while.Mamelund began his career in Haslum HK, afterwards he player at HSG Nordhorn, SG Flensburg-Handewitt, FC København and Montpellier HB.Is it 33 time to say goodbye to handball, it’s right question, but obviously guys in Norway have chance to make career even without proffesional sport. Erlend Mamelund is new “Zebra”: Only Kiel could take me out of Norway! Norwegian media: Erlend Mamelund to replace Jicha in THW Kiel? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Related Items:Erlend Mamelund, Haslum HK Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Projections have Bar fees remaining stable for years

first_img March 15, 2013 Regular News The good news is that going on 12 years now, The Florida Bar has had no increase in its annual membership fees. The better news is it looks like it will be several more years before any raise is needed. Budget Committee Chair Lanse Scriven reported to the Board of Governors on February 1 that the committee was working on the Bar’s 2013-14 budget, which will be presented to the board at its April 19 meeting.He gave no details, but said, from figures presented to the committee, it appears that no membership fee increase will be needed before 2019 or 2020.Scriven also reported that the current 2012-13 budget had been projected to run a slight deficit, but now looks as though it will run slightly in the black, an overall improvement of more than $300,000.He also presented and the board approved four amendments for the 2012-13 budget: $29,150 in starting expenses for the Leadership Academy, $10,982 for the Attorney Consumer Assistance Program, $1,859 for Fee Arbitration Program mailing expenses, and $2,500 for meetings expenses. Projections have Bar fees remaining stable for yearscenter_img Projections have Bar fees remaining stable for yearslast_img read more

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