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Airport officials seek new jobs for Georgia
By DeAllous Smith

Hartsfield-Jackson made a big push for global companies to invest in Georgia and help spur economic development during the 2010 International Logistics and Material Handling Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, May 25-28.

Nearly 50,000 industry professionals attended and met with exhibitors to discuss trends in logistics and material handling.

Aviation officials and more than 20 government and business leaders met with 15 companies to discuss new partnership opportunities between Spain and the United States. The main agenda item: show companies the benefits of doing business in Georgia.

“This was an opportunity for us to open the door to new relationships. We wanted to show the world what makes Hartsfield-Jackson the state’s economic crown jewel,” said Warren Jones, Aviation development manager. “We’re a transportation provider, first and foremost. Yet, at the same time, we work with surrounding jurisdictions to create employment centers throughout the state that will attract businesses, residents and tourists.”

Jones said the trip was a success.

“Our goal was to deliver a message that Hartsfield-Jackson is a very strong market for air carriers and companies seeking opportunities to expand in the U.S.,” he said. “In addition to having a solid infrastructure, the city of Atlanta is accessible to 80 percent of the nation’s population within two hour’s flying time. Companies targeting American consumers considered this a very attractive asset.”


In 2009, Hartsfield-Jackson added Great Wall Airlines and Singapore Airlines Cargo to the Atlanta market.


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