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Georgia leaders tout business opportunities in Fulton County on Korea trip

Fulton County, Georgia – Recently, a group of business and government leaders embarked on a seven-day trip to Korea, aiming to attract international investments to Fulton County. The organization Develop Fulton, a key player in this venture, is working to make South Fulton a major hub for business growth in the U.S. Georgia State Senator and Chairman of Develop Fulton, Brandon Beach, highlighted Georgia’s top status as a destination for business and economic expansion.

“Fulton County is the nucleus of smart growth that represents an area uniquely positioned to attract major attention for future business development opportunities,” said Beach. “This mission-driven trip to Korea taps into growing and emerging industries poised to call Fulton County home.”

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From April 20 to 27, the Fulton group participated in numerous productive meetings and tours with political leaders and top executives from fields like logistics, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, advanced manufacturing, electric vehicles, and robotics. Their objective was to build solid partnerships and present the county as a prime location for business, emphasizing its strategic position, diverse industries, talented workforce, and high quality of life.

“As ambassadors and economic development evangelists for Fulton County, we remain laser-focused on leveraging every opportunity to highlight the countless ways Fulton remains the gateway for growth in our region,” said Kwanza Hall, Develop Fulton Vice Chairman. Echoing Senator Beach’s sentiments, “We’re putting a special focus on highlighting the untapped opportunities that abound in South Fulton. By establishing, building, and nurturing these global business relationships, our hope is for these efforts to yield transformative and historic investments across our county and unlock limitless business opportunities.”

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Led by Fulton County Chairman Robb Pitts, the group also featured College Park City Councilman Joseph Carn, East Point City Councilman Joshua Butler, and Sylvia Abernathy, the Director of Economic Development for the City of Fairburn. Pitts expressed that the visit to Korea was a chance to build worldwide partnerships and discover new opportunities, aiming to collaboratively foster a thriving future for Fulton County.

Group of business and government leaders embarked on a seven-day trip to Korea, aiming to attract international investments to Fulton County
Courtesy of Develop Fulton

“Fulton County is the catalyst for growth and economic prosperity across this region and the state of Georgia, and it is incumbent upon us to seek new business prospects, domestically and internationally,” said Pitts. “We must remain intentional in our efforts to build on the undeniable momentum that has attracted major corporations and industries to Fulton County. The signing of our joint MOU marks a milestone in this international business effort.”

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To learn more about Develop Fulton, visit developfultoncounty.com.

Calliope Hargrave

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