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President and Chief Executive Officer of EG (formerly Ecolibrium Group), Natalia Olson-Urtecho, was recently appointed to the new, 15-member Innovation Advisory Board by the U.S. Department of Commerce. This Board  will guide a study of U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation to help inform national policies at the heart of U.S. job creation and global competitiveness.
July 13, 2011
Researcher Dr. Bill Siegel of Longwoods International has released a report identifying Philadelphia and Michigan as case studies of tourism marketing programs that drive greater visitation, generate new tax dollars and create jobs for states and local communities.
July 11, 2011
A new venture, The American Israel Business Lab (AIBL) will launch at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, to serve as an incubator of Israeli cleantech companies seeking to develop their business in the US. It will provide the link between Israeli innovations and American markets by situating foreign companies in a local context.
July 5, 2011
The Almac Group, based in Northern Ireland, officially opened its new, $120 million, 240,000-square foot, North American headquarters in Souderton, PA last month. The $120 million investment is one of the largest ever made by a Northern Ireland-owned firm in the United States and represents the continued expansion of the business on both sides of the Atlantic, Almac said.
July 5, 2011
Philadelphia hosted 633,000 international visitors in 2010, up 7% from the previous year, according to the US Department of Commerce's Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI).
July 5, 2011
Early in April, staff members from Women's Campaign International visited Albania to attend the "Balkans Conference on Women and Their Vital Role in Society." Read about their experiences here.
April 9, 2011
Those of us familiar with immigrant narratives and experiences have surely heard the story of the mother or father who was a doctor in her or his home country, to come to the United States to work in retail or as a cab driver. Now, the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians is helping people arriving into the United States negotiate the paperwork and licensing exams they need in order to preserve their professional status and continue working in their vocation. Read more here, courtesy of WHYY Newsworks.
April 9, 2011
On Thursday April 28, 2011, International Visitors Council will hosts its 57th Annual Meeting in the Mayor's Reception Room in City Hall. Join IVC for a general meeting, followed by a reception and conversations with distinguished international visitors. These conversations will be keynoted by a talk given by the night's guest speaker, Sana Abed-Kotob, US Department of State, Office of International Visitors. The event is open to members and non-members of IVC. RSVP by Friday April 22, 12 PM.
April 9, 2011
International House Philadelphia (IHP) will hold its Annual Global Gala on Friday, May 20th, 2011, at its iconic building 3701 Chestnut Street. This year's Gala is also celebrating the 100th Anniversary of IHP.
April 9, 2011