Moderated by Rick Badie
Atlanta and the state look to strengthen social and economic relationships with Africa. Because of that, various leaders collaborated to organize Africa Atlanta 2014, a year-long, citywide observance of cross-cultural ties between the two regions. Today, a Georgia Tech dean who founded the initiative explains its purpose, while a trade executive sheds light on potential business opportunities with the continent. Elsewhere, an Emory University official touts the benefits of that campus’ efforts to “go green.”
Africa offers opportunities for Georgia firms
By Donald Nay
Over the past decade, U.S. trade with sub-Saharan Africa has nearly doubled. Last year, U.S. exports to the region topped $24 billion. According to the International Monetary Fund, the region is home to seven of the 10 fastest-growing economies.
As the second-fastest growing region in the world, the sub-Sahara is outpacing global average growth