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