Decide DeKalb’s international engagement strategy engages Africa, Asia and Europe through annual trade sponsorships, outreach and recruitment trips.
Endeavoring to expand this initiative, we have hosted several discussions, including “Emerging Africa,” the inaugural international economics forum held in December 2013. Decide DeKalb, several leading businesses and prestigious faculty from Emory and Mercer universities presented an in-depth look into the global economy and its connections for DeKalb. Key topics included education, international trade, medical innovations, and venture capital for new businesses, sustainability and real estate.
Building upon previously successful outreach efforts with Asia, South America and the Caribbean, Decide DeKalb has launched the DeKalb Africa Initiative to further its bond between the county and Africa.