James Blair, MBA
Founder & Managing Director
Mr. Blair has over 40 years of experience in site selection and project management. He was Director of the German-American Chamber of Commerce’s site selection program (Atlanta) for 2 years and Director of Georgia’s Europe Office (Brussels) for 18 years, returning to Atlanta as Director of Georgia’s Foreign Direct Investment program with its 6 international offices.
He has worked with over 185 European companies that located businesses in the U.S., including familiar names like Porsche, JCB, Georg Fischer, Pirelli and Saint Gobain. Most clients were SME’s like ALPLA, Hansgrohe, Sandler or ElringKlinger.
In 2012, the French Government awarded Blair the prestigious “Officer of the National Order of Merit” medal. He has been certified by Swiss Global Enterprise as a “U.S. Expert in Site Selection” since 2017 . He sits on the Boards of the Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce and the Transatlantic Business & Investment Council (TBIC).
Blair received an International MBA (1983) from the University of South Carolina. He speaks German and is proficient in French and Dutch.