SME supply chain

Are IPAs the missing link in the SME supply chain?

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. 


Professional services in paradise: Jamaica's new focus

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.

View from America: the weight of regulation is (still) suffocating Washington

Four decades ago, Washington was drowning in a sea of regulation, a situation that has only worsened in the intervening years.  

Shared services

Global BPO market remains resilient

Global business process outsourcing is going from strength to strength, and while developed countries have dominated as sources of investment, developing countries are also starting to emerge.  

Scott Walker

Wisconsin governor predicts growth in 2015

Recent economic reforms have led to a wave of job creation in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker tells Courtney Fingar about the state’s stability, business friendliness and why he believes it is on course for growth in 2015.

Anthony Hylton

Jamaica fights for its corner of global trade map

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.

American Cities of the Future

American Cities of the Future 2015/16 Winners

For the third consecutive ranking, New York City has reigned supreme as fDi’s American City of the Future, with San Francisco rising through the ranks to take second place and Houston placing third.

Houston will avoid recession, says mayor

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.

Orlando 'global business hub', says president of development commission

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. 

US employs apprenticeship programmes

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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American Cities of the Future 2011/12

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