For FDI projects to have a positive impact on a region, the investing company may need to connect with local supply chains, something that, as Michal Kaczmarski finds out, economic developers are well placed to help with.
Renowned as a holiday destination, Jamaica is keen to position itself as a hub for professional services and business process outsourcing in a bid to attract more FDI and create much-needed jobs.
Four decades ago, Washington was drowning in a sea of regulation, a situation that has only worsened in the intervening years.
Jamaica has set itself the target of becoming the number one global trade hub in the Americas, exploiting its position near the Panama Canal and playing to its strengths as a service-based economy. The country's minister of industry, investment and commerce, Anthony Hylton, tells Courtney Fingar how this ambitious plan is progressing.
Having diversified its economy away from oil, Houston's mayor has said that the city's economy will be able to withstand the impact of a declining oil price.
Speaking at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in March, president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Development Commission claimed that Orlando was fast becoming an international hub of commerce.
Companies investing in the US are building their own workforce with training and apprenticeship programmes that can provide skills and a salary.
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