Galaxy Partners Takes Lead In Georgia’s First China Trade Mission

News Date: 
Nov 1 2005

Nancy Quan-Sellars and David Chalmers of Galaxy Partners accompanied Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Craig Lesser, Deputy Commissioner Chris Clark and other dignitaries to meet with the mayor, government officials, business leaders, and tourism representatives of each city.

China ranks fifth among Georgia’s export destinations, with exports totaling more than $800 million in 2004. Georgia’s exports to China have risen 306 percent since 1997. According to the Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah ranks second among U.S. East Coast ports in imports from China, and Ports Authority officials anticipate strongly increasing demand in Asia for Georgia-made products.

“China and Georgia have many opportunities to offer each other, and establishing an office in China will help open the doors to increased trading and tourism between our two regions,” said Commissioner Craig Lesser. “Asia is an important part of our international outreach, and adding a China location to our existing offices in Japan and Korea will solidify our presence in the region and open more opportunities for Georgia businesses.”