ICF announces Smart Communities shortlist

Intelligent Community Forum has named the 21 locations shortlisted for its Intelligent Community of the Year, 2015 award.

China, the UK and Germany lead investor attractiveness ranking: DCI

China, the UK and Germany emerged as the most attractive locations for investors in a survey by US-based location marketing firm, Development Counsellors International.

Recovery is in progress in US cities: National League of Cities

US cities are starting to recover from the 'great recession', which started in 2008, but, according to the speakers at a recent National League of Cities press conference, an infrastructure deficit is holding them back from further growth.

A taxing game

Are tax inversion-related relocations facing an uncertain future?

The wave of US companies relocating to Europe or the Caribbean for tax purposes is raising concerns among authorities in the country. And with the OECD looking to establish a coordinated international approach when it comes to corporate tax rates, are the days of tax inversion-inspired manoeuvring numbered?

A CFIUS blow

A CFIUS blow? Sany win rocks US investment arena

Will a first-round court victory for Chinese manufacturer Sany over the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US have implications for other foreign investors?

A TVA guide

How does the Tennessee Valley Authority work?

The Tennessee Valley Authority's remit – a federally owned utility company with responsibilities towards community development in a vast area of the US's south-east – means that it stands out from other energy companies and development agencies. Indeed, this unusual structure is working to it advantage when it comes to attracting investment to the region.

The worth of risk

Where to go, when to stay: the perils of risk assessment in 2014

Global instability is nothing new, but the past few years have seen numerous flashpoints come to the fore around the world. This leaves many companies in a quandary over whether to stay in an unsettled location, how to insure themselves, and how to keep the locals on side should they choose to stay put. 

Solo cities

Solo cities: why large US metropolitan areas need their own FDI strategy

With their huge economies and unique industrial structures, large US cities need their own bespoke FDI strategies, according to new reports from the Brookings Institute and the National League of Cities. 

Allegheny Technologies Inc chief happy with US home

Allegheny Technologies Inc chief happy with US home

The head of Allegheny Technologies Inc has seen his company spread its wings to all corners of the globe, but he is happy that the US commitment to being a leading manufacturing region means his home base remains an advantageous place to do business.

Game on for Louisiana

Game on for Louisiana's tech scene

Like many locations, Louisiana decided to bet on the tech sector as an engine of future economic growth. And, while many other states with similar ambitions have failed, Louisiana has already succeeded in attracting some big tech names.

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